Bundesliga 2022-23: All award winners
This German top-flight season was one of the most exciting in recent seasons
The Bundesliga 2022-23 season came to a dramatic end, with the league title being decided right at the death in a topsy-turvy matchday 34.
Let’s take a look at the winners who outperformed the other players and even bettered their tally of goals scored this season. From the forwards to the playmakers and the shot-stoppers, we have the list of all winners for you.
Bundesliga Winners: Bayern Munich
Points: 71 in 34 games, Goals Scored: 92, Goals Conceded: 38
Starting the day two points behind Dortmund, Bayern Munich needed their title rivals to slip at home and claim all three points in Cologne. They were given the perfect start as Kingsley Coman superbly curled them in front after eight minutes, and as word spread of Dortmund trailing early on, Bayern fans were jubilant as their team looked good to retain their title.
But Dejan Ljubicic’s 81st-minute penalty put the cat among the pigeons and swung the title back in Dortmund’s favour. Bayern wasn’t to be denied, though, with Musiala popping up with just a minute to play, sending Bayern’s fans delirious in the process.
Bayern, who sealed their 11th straight Bundesliga honour, were crowned Bundesliga champions for the 33rd time. As per Opta, Thomas Tuchel is only the second coach in Bundesliga history to take over a team in the second half of a season and become the German champion. The only previous case came in 1993–94, also with Bayern when Franz Beckenbauer took over from Erich Ribbeck.
Top scorers of the season: Christopher Nkunku and Niclas Fullkurg – 16 goals
Team: RB Leipzig, Position: Centre Forward, Matches: 25, Goal contribution: 16 goals, 4 assists
The French star had one of the seasons of his life before his departure to Chelsea at the end of the season. Christopher Nkunku has scored 16 goals in 25 matches so far in the Bundesliga 2022/2023 season (joint top scorer along with Niclas Fullkurg). 10 of the 16 goals were scored at home, while he scored six in away games.
Overall, Christopher Nkunku’s goals per 90 minutes are 0.76. Moreover, Christopher Nkunku’s total G/A (goals plus assists) is 20 for this season. His goal involvement equates to 0.95 per 90 minutes; he passes the ball roughly 28.74 times during a game, with a pass completion rate of 81.82%. RB Leipzig‘s playmaker also plays 1.86 key passes each game, leading to significant scoring chances. He could’ve reached the 20-goal mark this season if it weren’t for the injury woes in the middle of the season.
Team: Werder Bremen, Position: Centre Forward, Matches: 28, Goal contribution: 16 goals, 5 assists
Finishing along with Nkunku is a 30-year-old German national who was the main man in saving Bremen from relegation and the reason for their 13th-place finish in the league. He has scored 16 goals in 28 matches so far in the 2022–2023 Bundesliga season. 10 of the 16 goals were scored at home, while he scored six in away games.
Overall, his goals scored per 90 minutes are 0.58, and his total G/A (goals plus assists) is 21 for this season. Looking into the passing aspect of the game, Fullkrug passes the ball roughly 30.83 times during a game, with a pass completion rate of 64.34%. He also plays 1.21 key passes each game, leading to significant scoring chances.
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Rookie of the season: Karim Adeyemi
Team: Borussia Dortmund, Position: Right Winger, Matches: 24, Goal Contribution: 6 goals, 5 assists
The German is one of the signings of the season, as his arrival from Salzburg in 2022 has given Borussia Dortmund more strength on the wings. Since arriving from Austria, he has scored six goals in 24 matches so far in the 2022–2023 Bundesliga season. Four of the six goals were scored at home, while he scored two in away games. Overall, Karim Adeyemi’s goals per 90 minutes are 0.39.
Moreover, Karim Adeyemi’s total G/A (goals plus assists) is 11 for this season. His goal involvement equates to 0.71 per 90 minutes. Looking into the passing aspect of the game, Adeyemi passes the ball roughly 27.08 times during a game, with a pass completion rate of 77.86%. He also plays 1.83 key passes each game, which leads to significant scoring chances.
Playmaker of the season: Raphael Guerreiro
Team: Borussia Dortmund, Position: Left Back, Matches: 27, Goal Contribution: 4 goals, 12 assists.
The Portuguese have been in phenomenal form and have been playing some sizzling football. He has assisted on 12 goals in 27 matches so far in the 2022–2023 Bundesliga season. Looking into the passing aspect of the game, Guerreiro passes the ball roughly 59.15 times during a game, with a pass completion rate of 85.27%. He also plays 2.35 key passes each game, which leads to significant scoring chances.
As a defender, Raphael Adelino Jose Guerreiro has conceded 37 goals and kept eight clean sheets in 27 matches in the 2022–2023 Bundesliga season. That means when Guerreiro is on the pitch, his team concedes a goal every 62 minutes. Moreover, he’s made 1.53 tackles and 1.32 interceptions for every 90 minutes.
Goalkeeper of the season: Mark Flekken
Team: SC Freiburg, Matches: 34, Clean Sheets: 13
The Dutch keeper has been the best shot-stopper in the recent season of the Bundesliga. He conceded 41 goals and kept 13 clean sheets in 34 matches in the 2022–2023 Bundesliga season. That means when Flekken is in goal, his team concedes a goal every 75 minutes. Flekken’s per 90 minutes conceded goal stat is 1.21. In terms of raw goalkeeping, he’s saved 99 of the 141 shots faced, meaning his save percentage is 70.21%. He is set to leave the club as he is on the verge of joining Premier League outfit Brentford.