Kimmich’s career in figures
Kimmich joined FC Bayern from the second tier of German football in the summer of 2015 and now, just over two-and-a-half years later it's impossible to imagine a first team line-up without him. The 23-year-old is firmly established in the German record champions' first team, has earned 25 international caps and impressively plugged the gap left by former captain Philipp Lahm, who retired last season. To mark Kimmich's contract extension, fcbayern.com takes a look at his statistics:
- 109 competitive appearances (13 goals, 17 assists)
- 71 Bundesliga appearances (7 goals, 11 assists)
- 24 Champions League appearances (5 goals, 3 assists)
- 12 DFB Cup appearances (1 goal, 1 assist)
- 2 Supercup appearances (2 assists)
Kimmich has played in 33 out of 37 competitive matches this season, scoring 4 goals and providing 13 assists.
He's currently the second-best provider in the Bundesliga, setting up 8 goals. FC Augsburg's Philipp Max is just ahead of him with 10 assists.
He's played the ball more often than any other FC Bayern man (1,842 touches) and delivered the most crosses or corners (84). He's also run further than any other player (11.8 kilometres per game).
In May 2016, at the end of his first season with FC Bayern, Kimmich won his first senior cap for Germany in a 3-1 defeat to Slovakia. Since then, he's played in almost every international (25 out of 29), scoring 3 times and providing 12 assists.
In less than three seasons, Kimmich has already won five honours with FC Bayern:
- 2 German championships
- 1 DFB Cup win
- 2 Supercup wins
In addition, he won the Confederations Cup in 2017 with Germany.
Kimmich is a godsend for his coach, as he can play in a multitude of positions. Since joining FC Bayern, the 23-year-old has filled the following positions:
- Holding midfielder
- Attacking midfielder
- Right winger