More goals and true underdog stories

  • In the 2022-23 season so far, the Bundesliga is averaging 3.19 goals per game – the highest of Europe’s top leagues. In fact, over the entire year of 2022, 912 goals were scored in the Bundesliga.
  • The first 15 matchdays of the 2022-23 season alone saw 431 goals – making the Bundesliga the top league with the highest number of goals in Europe.
  • The Bundesliga has also recorded the highest average number of shots on goal per game in Europe’s top five leagues so far this season (25.9).
  • 16.4% of all chances were converted in the Bundesliga so far in 2022-23 – the highest share among the top five European leagues, showing how effective Bundesliga players are in front of goal.
  • The Bundesliga continues to be one of the most exciting leagues in Europe: only 3.7% of games this season ended 0-0, the lowest figure of all European top leagues.
  • 2022 was a year for titles for three Bundesliga teams: Eintracht Frankfurt won the UEFA Europa League for the first time in 42 years in spectacular fashion. RB Leipzig won their first ever major title with the DFB Pokal and FC Bayern München were crowned Bundesliga champions.
  • Two of this year’s most surprising teams were 1. FC Union Berlin and SC Freiburg. After both sides qualified for the UEFA Europa League (and subsequently progressed through the group stage). They continued to deliver on the pitch each week in the Bundesliga.
  • On Matchday 6 of the 2022-23 season, the team from Köpenick made it to the top of the table for the first time in the club’s history.
  • 1. FC Union Berlin stayed at the top for a total of seven matchdays. Before them, this feat has only ever been managed by FC Bayern München and Borussia Mönchengladbach.
  • SC Freiburg finished the year second in the table, reaching the top in Matchday 5 for only the second time in the club’s history.

The top performers

  • Christopher Nkunku scored 25 Bundesliga goals in the year 2022 – setting a new RB Leipzig record for goals scored in a calendar year.
  • The top assist provider in the calendar year was Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Alassane Plea with 12 assists. Followed by Leipzig’s Dominik Szoboszlai with 11. The third place was shared by Bayern’s Joshua Kimmich, Dortmund’s Marco Reus and Stuttgart’s Borna Sosa, with 10 assists each.
  • Three players did not miss a single Bundesliga minute in 2022. Goalkeepers Oliver Baumann from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Florian Müller from VfB Stuttgart as well as RB Leipzig’s Willi Orban as the only outfield player.
  • Joshua Kimmich had the most possession phases of all players in the 2022 calendar year. He controlled the ball a total of 3,365 times – over 600 more possessions than second-placed Willi Orban.
  • Jude Bellingham had the most tackles in 2022 (885).
  • The player with the most distance covered, with 380.5 kilometres in the 2022 calendar year, was Joshua Kimmich. Bellingham is also in the top five, having run a total of 346.8 kilometres.
  • Borussia Mönchengladbach’s goalkeeper Yann Sommer once again showed outstanding performances in 2022. He saved a total of 122 shots on goal – the

most of any goalkeeper in the league. On Matchday 4, he even set a new Bundesliga record when he saved 19 shots on goal in just one game against Bayern, securing an important point for his team.

World-class talent continues to shine

  • FC Bayern’s Jamal Musiala has scored nine Bundesliga goals this season. No other teenager scored as often in the top five leagues. The German international scored more than twice as many as all Premier League teenagers combined (4 goals). Borussia Dortmund’s Youssoufa Moukoko, just 17 years old, completed this feat as well scoring six times – including the winner in the Revierderby.
  • Therefore, it is no surprise that more goals were scored by U-20 players in the Bundesliga this season than in any other of the top five leagues in Europe.
  • At BVB, teenagers Jude Bellingham, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, Youssoufa Moukoko and Gio Reyna have scored almost half of the current season’s goals (12 out of 25). Jude Bellingham, just 19 years old, led BVB onto the field as captain for the first time on Matchday 8. He became the youngest captain in the Bundesliga since the beginning of stats recordings in 1995.
  • FC Bayern’s Mathys Tel scored his first Bundesliga goal on Matchday 6 in a 2-2 draw against VfB Stuttgart. At 17 years and 136 days, he is the youngest Bundesliga scorer so far this season.
  • U-21 players made up 11.1% of total playing time over the first 15 matchdays of 2022-23, ranking the Bundesliga second among Europe’s top leagues.

Bundesliga clubs dominating international competitions

  • Bundesliga clubs have also been particularly successful in Europe so far this season, with seven of the eight clubs that began the season in European competitions still in the mix. This is the first time that a total of seven Bundesliga teams have made it through the group stage.
  • In addition, the Bundesliga along with the Premier League has four teams in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League – the most of the top five leagues in Europe.

Unique atmosphere – the fans make the difference

  • With an average stadium attendance of 42,525 per game. The Bundesliga has had the highest number of fans in the stadiums of all football leagues in Europe so far this season.
  • In total, over 5.7 million spectators watched Bundesliga matches in stadiums over the first 15 matchdays.
  • The fans have made themselves the 12th man: last season. Only 33% of games were won by the home team over the first 15 matchdays. This season so far, the proportion of home wins went up to 47%.

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