Factfile: Philipp Lahm
Philipp Lahm will contest his final match on Saturday. The Bayern skipper is retiring after 22 years of passion and more than 500 appearances in Bayern colours. fcbayern.com is looking back on the native Bavarian's outstanding career on a daily basis until his last match. Today's feature is an extensive factfile.
Lahm is the German record holder boasting 112 Champions League appearances, wearing the VfB Stuttgart kit in seven of them. He has made 105 appearances in Bayern colours, a club record.
Having won eight German championship titles, Lahm is the record champion, equal with Bastian Schweinsteiger, Oliver Kahn and Mehmet Scholl.
Lahm will be presented with his fifth championship shield as Bayern captain, a club record only matched by Klaus Augenthaler.
Having made 113 appearances for Germany, Lahm lies fifth in the all-time rankings.
The full-back boasts 249 Bundesliga victories, lying third in the all-time rankings before his final match, equal with Lothar Matthäus and Sepp Maier. Only Manfred Kaltz on 291 and Oliver Kahn on 310 victories have won more league matches.
Lahm is the first defender to achieve a two-digit number of assists in one Bundeslia season. He set up 11 goals in the 2012/13 season. The data have been collected since the 2004/05 season.
Lahm will not be too pleased with another record: the 33-year-old is the outfield player with the most Champions League appearances without having scored a goal in Europe's elite club competition.
Lahm has won 21 titles wearing Bayern colours, only Oliver Kahn has collected two more trophies. His collection at a glance:
- Eight German championship titles (2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
- Six DFB Cup triumps (2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016)
- Three DFL Supercup trophies (2010, 2012, 2016)
- FIFA Club World Cup trophy (2014)
- Champions League triumph (2013)
- UEFA Super Cup triumph (2013)
- DFL League Cup trophy (2007)
He also won the German U-19 championship with FC Bayern in 2001 and 2002.
Apart from the 2013 Champions League triumph, Lahm appeared in the final of Europe's premier club competition in 2010 and 2012.
He crowned his international career with the 2014 World Cup triumph with Germany. Lahm and Germany finished third in the 2006 and the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2008 runners-up.
Besides, Lahm also won many individual accolades, including the Silver Laurel Leaf, Germany's highest award for achievement in the world of sport in 2006, 2010 and 2014. He also won the Bambi in 2014.
„I've never played to win records. I've always played to be successful. Fortunately, that worked out most of the time.”
Lahm will contest his 517th match for FC Bayern next weekend, when the Bavarians cross swords with Freiburg. He lies seventh in the club's rankings since the promotion to the Bundesliga in 1965, only eleven short of Franz Beckenbauer after Saturday's match.
The Munich-born full-back has made the starting line-up in 492 matches (95 percent of all appearances). He has won 67 percent of the games, leaving the pitch as winner in 344 matches. Lahm boasts a total of 44,399 minutes played for the German record champions.
Lahm's appearances for FCB at a glance:
331 Bundesliga matches
118 European matches
54 DFB Cup matches
6 Supercup matches
5 League Cup matches
2 FIFA Club World Cup matches
Lahm has also made 46 appearances for the FC Bayern reserves and 71 for VfB Stuttgart.
Bastian Schweinsteiger boasts the most appearances alongside Lahm. The two native Bavarians have made 100 appearances alongside each other. Both made their pro debut in the same match, a 3-3 draw against RC Lens in a Champions League group match on 13 November 2002.
Philipp Lahm has scored 16 competitive goals for FC Bayern. The Bavarians have won almost all of their matches when Lahm scored (13), drawing only one game with Lahm on the scoresheet, a 3-3 draw against Mönchengladbach in November 2010.
Lahm even scored a brace on 18 October 2014, scoring twice in the 6-0 victory over Werder Bremen.
Lahm has scored 11 of his 12 Bundesliga goals for Bayern in the second half and with his right foot. He only scored one goal with his left foot, none of his headers went in.
Mr fair play
Philipp Lahm has also been one of the fairest players in the Bundesliga's history, not missing a single match due to a ban after 331 Bundesliga matches in 12 years. He has picked up only 20 yellow cards, never more than three per season.
Lahm has never been sent off in 516 competitive appearances for FC Bayern. He only once served a one-match ban for three bookings, missing the CL last sixteen return leg against Arsenal this term. On average Lahm resorted to a foul every 168 minutes.