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
The 1.86m-tall defender was in the starting line-up in all previous four games of the season. Of these, he won one game with his club. The 31-year-old is in first place in his team's internal ranking for both pass success rate (91.27 per cent) and tackle success rate (62.07 per cent). He has had 322 individual ball possessions this season. With this, he occupies eighth place in the Bundesliga statistics for this category.
Sven Bender played his last game on the fourth matchday of the 2020/21 season (17 October 2020). Playing for Bayer 04 Leverkusen, he won against 1. FSV Mainz 05 1-0. He played as a defender throughout this entire game. In terms of total touches, the player with the shirt number 5 had 88 individual ball possessions. Furthermore, he had 15 tackle challenges in the last match. Of these, he was able to win 10. Sven Bender was additionally able to make 66 successful passes. He covered a distance of 11.4 km during his total playing time in this game. In doing so, he had a total of 17 sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Sven Bender has played 251 matches in the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 149. He has netted eight goals during his appointments in the Bundesliga. So far, Sven Bender has completed 93 matches with his current squad. Here, he 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 251 matches played throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga, Sven Bender presently has played the 23rd-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.