Sven Bender | Playerprofile
Sven Bender was born on 27 April 1989 in Rosenheim and plays for Bayer 04 Leverkusen. He played for TSV Brannenburg from 1993-1999, for SpVgg Unterhaching from 1999-2002, for TSV 1860 München from 2002-2009, for TSV München 1860 II from 2002-2009, for Borussia Dortmund from 2009-2017 and has played for Bayer 04 Leverkusen since 2017.
Current season 2020/21
In the ongoing season, Sven Bender has scored two goals and takes eighth place within his squad. He shares this rank with Lars Bender and Julian Baumgartlinger. Until this point, the 1.86m-tall defender has had one assist resulting in a goal. He was in the starting line-up in all previous 33 games of the season. Of these, he won 19 games with his club.
His pass success rate amounts to 94.83 per cent. This result enables the 31-year-old to occupy third place in the league ranking for this category. His tackle success rate amounts to 62.33 per cent. In the league ranking for this category, he is sixth-best with this result. He has had 2,911 individual ball possessions this season. With this, he occupies second place in the Bundesliga statistics for this category. He was able to assert himself on the pitch well. With 374 tackling duels in which he was victorious, he now has had, along with Alphonso Davies (FC Bayern München), the eighth-most tackling duels won league-wide.
The player with the shirt number 5 played his last game on the 34th matchday of the 2019/20 season (27 June 2020). He was victorious over 1. FSV Mainz 05 while playing for Bayer 04 Leverkusen with a score of 1-0. He played as a defender throughout this entire game. In terms of total touches, Sven Bender had 111 individual ball possessions, which is the highest amount of any player in the game. Furthermore, he had 25 tackle challenges in the last match. Of these, he was able to win 13. Sven Bender was additionally able to make 96 successful passes – the best performance in the game. He covered a distance of 11 km during his total playing time in this game. In doing so, he had a total of 12 sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Sven Bender has played 247 matches in the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 148. He has netted eight goals throughout his appointments in the Bundesliga. So far, he has completed 89 matches with his present squad. Here, Sven Bender has scored a total of four goals. He took the German championship title in 2010/11 and 2011/12 while playing for Borussia Dortmund. With a total of 247 matches played throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga, he presently has played the 26th-most career matches.
Up to now, Sven Bender has played seven international matches for Germany. He won the DFB-Pokal in 2011/12 and 2016/17 with Borussia Dortmund. He won the Supercup in 2013 and 2014 with Borussia Dortmund.