Before it all kicks off with Friday evening's opener between VfB Stuttgart and 1. FC Nürnberg, bundesliga.com has put together a handful of intriguing facts to prep you for the weekend programme...
FC Bayern München played an incredible 799 passes in their 4-1 win over 1. FSV Mainz 05. That is the highest figure recorded by a team in a single game since data started being collected in the 1999/2000 campaign.
SV Werder Bremen’s 0-0 draw at home to SC Freiburg was the first of the current Bundesliga campaign and the 999th in the history of Germany’s top flight.
For only the second time in their Bundesliga history, 1. FC Nürnberg have gone the first nine matchdays without picking up three points. The last time this happened was in the 1986/87, a season in which der Club finished ninth.
Antonio Rüdiger is only 20 years old and has already been sent off four times in his professional career in both the Bundesliga and 3. Liga.
Hannover 96 have collected all 13 of their points in the current campaign on home soil. They also remain the only professional team in Germany not to have found the back of the net away from home.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen have never boasted a better domestic record after nine Matchdays. Die Werkself have collected 22 of a possible 27 points, including the potentially questionable three points they picked up against 1899 Hoffenheim.
FC Augsburg have failed to win any of their last four Bundesliga matches despite the fact that they have scored the opening goal in each encounter.
Sidney Sam currently tops the Bundesliga goalscoring charts, having already scored seven goals for Bayer 04 Leverkusen, equaling his personal best for a full season after just nine matches.
Bernd Leno boasts the best spot-kick record of any current Bundesliga goalkeeper, having saved 36 per cent of the penalties he’s faced (five of 14).
Since the introduction of the three-point rule, Borussia Dortmund have 22 points to their name after nine matches for the fourth time in the Bundesliga’s history. However, BVB have never had as strong a goal difference (+15) at this stage of a campaign.
Hiroki Sakai is the only Bundesliga player to concede a spot kick more than once, after giving away a penalty for the second time this season in Hannover 96’s narrow loss to Borussia Dortmund.
Japan national team captain Makoto Hasebe set a personal best this season after covering 12.1 kilometres during 1. FC Nürnberg’s 1-1 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt.