Munich - In terms of Bundesliga best-marks, FC Bayern Munich hurtled from one extreme to the next over the course of the season just ended. But taking a slightly different angle on the subject, who was the top flight's oldest player in 2012/13 - and the youngest?

The tallest and the smallest? Who played the most, which team used the most players? bundesliga.com has rounded up a few of the statistical extremes to emerge from the Bundesliga's 50th season.

Eintracht Frankfurt's Marc Stendera (pictured), Max Meyer of FC Schalke 04 and 1899 Hoffenheim's Niklas Süle are a trio of names likely to become altogether more familiar to followers of the Bundesliga over the years ahead. They were the three youngest players deployed in the German top flight in 2012/13, with - 17 years, three months and 27 days old on his debut - the baby of the bunch. And it was a Frankfurt team mate of his at the other end of the age spectrum - goalkeeper Oka Nikolov stepping into the breach for the injured Kevin Trapp at the ripe old age of 38-going-on-39.

6' 4'' worth of explosive central defensive power, strong in the air and a set-piece specialist: VfL Wolfsburg's Ronaldo Aparecido Rodrigues, for short, was the league's top-scoring defender in the season just ended, with six goals. Alongside 1899 Hoffenheim's Denmark U21 international Jannik Vestergaard und Schalke 04 custodian Lars Unnerstall, the 30-year-old four-time Brazil international (pictured) was also the tallest player on Bundesliga duty. Once again, a clubmate provided the opposite extreme - attacking midfielder Yohandry Orozco, an entire foot smaller at just under 5' 4''. Orozco left Wolfsburg for Venezuela's Deportivo Tachira at the end of the season.

While no single outfield player managed to rack up the entire season regulation 3,600 minutes on the pitch, no fewer than five goalkeepers were ever-present: Sven Ulreich (VfB Stuttgart), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover 96), Diego Benaglio (VfL Wolfsburg), Oliver Baumann (SC Freiburg) and Sebastian Mielitz (SV Werder Bremen). Custodians apart, the player who saw the most action, quantitatively speaking, in the Bundesliga's 50th season was Hamburger SV and Germany all-round defensive talent (pictured), with 3,034 minutes.

1899 Hoffenheim made use of 33 players over the course of a turbulent season, one more than relegated SpVgg Greuther Fürth. Both sides were thus well over the division's average deployment of 26 players. Still out in first place on the all-time list in this category, however, are Felix Magath's VfL Wolfsburg of 2011/12, who tried out no less than 36 players over the campaign. FC Augsburg, incidentally, were the only team to use up all 102 substitutions available to them over the 34 games - with Werder Bremen at the other end of the scale with "only" 86.


Compiled by Sebastian Dirschl