The Bundesliga is the first major tournament to return after the COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s look back at individual and collective records throughout this 57-year history.
28 – Bayern Munich occupies the number one position when it comes to the teams that win the most Bundesliga titles with a total of 28 titles.
They also lead the way in succession (7 championships, from 2012/13 season to the present). Notably, both the number of titles and the consecutive championships can be expanded this year.
365 – Legend of Gerd Muller topped the list of players with the most goals. In 13 seasons with Bayern Munich, he has 365 goals. The German striker also holds the record for the number of goals scored in a season (40, 1971/72) that no one has yet been able to overcome.
140 – 140 players with the most assists so far have also come from Bayern Munich, Thomas Muller with 140 passes to the table. However, he was not the most assists in a season when that honor belongs to Emil Forsberg with 22 times (2016/17).
602 – Karl-Heinz Korbel is by far the most played player. From 1972 to 1990, the center back played 602 times for Eintracht Frankfurt.
114 – Famous Bayern midfielder Stefan Effenberg is holding an unexpected record with receiving the most Bundesliga yellow cards, 114 times.
8 – Meanwhile, the most red carded player was Jens Nowotny (Leverkusen) with 8 times, ranked above Luiz Gustavo (7), a former Bayern star.
204 – Oliver Kahn is the goalkeeper with the most clean sheets. In his 557 matches, the former Bayern Munich star successfully defended 204 times.
Manuel Neuer may soon break this record with Bayern. Meanwhile, Valentin Herr (22) leads the number of clean sheets in a season.
142 – No Bundesliga player has been substituted as often as Gladbach’s Patrick Herrmann with 142 matches. In contrast, the player with the most number of substitutions belonged to Claudio Pizarro. The striker left the game 166 matches before the final whistle.
43 & 16 – The oldest player to ever play in the Bundesliga was Klaus Fichtel when he played with Schalke in 1988 at 43 and 148 days. The youngest player belongs to Dortmund’s Nuri Sahin, now 31 years old. He played his first match in 2005 at the age of 16 and 335 days.
9 – The 9 fastest scoring records were shared for 2 players, both from Bayer Leverkusen, Karim Bellarabi and Kevin Volland, with 9 seconds. In the 2014/15 season, Bellarabi reached the net in just 9 seconds. A year later, Volland also scored when it was less than 10 seconds.