Debuts and ever-presents
Tue, 31/12/19, 10:00
2019 at Bayern in figures
2019 is drawing to a close, and hopefully 2020 will yield as many records, best-marks and milestones. fcbayern.com has compiled the most interesting stats.
The numbers tell the story
1170 competitive minutes – David Alaba's initials DA stand for FC Bayern's left-back position over the last few years. But now the reverse is on the cards too: AD for Alphonso Davies. The Canadian youngster made his breakthrough in this position, missing none of the 1170 possible competitive minutes since the home match against Union Berlin in October.
32 goals – The 2-0 victory over Olympiacos on 6 November was Hansi Flick's first match as FC Bayern head coach, and Bayern have set off on a run: the German record champions scored a total of 32 goals in all competitions until the winter break under the 54-year-old. No other team in Europe's top five leagues has achieved this feat.
250 Bundesliga appearances – Bayern's youth product David Alaba played his 250th Bundesliga match against Wolfsburg. No other non-German player has achieved this mark at such a young age.
11 matchdays – The first half of the 2019/20 season was packed with best-marks by Robert Lewandowski. The Poland captain scored on all of the first 11 Bundesliga matchdays, setting a new record.
Dream debut for Zirkzee, ever-present Davies
3 minutes – The run-in to Christmas was dreamlike for Joshua Zirkzee. He came on as a sub against Freiburg and Wolfsburg, firing Bayern to victory in both matches and setting a new record. The young Dutchman had played three minutes in the Bundesliga when he scored his second goal against the Wolves. No player needed less time for two goals in the Bundesliga's 57-year history.
254 victories – Manuel Neuer celebrated his 250th Bundesliga victory in November, when Bayern downed Borussia Dortmund 4-0. The Bayern captain took his tally to 254 until Christmas. Only Oliver Kahn (310) and Manni Kaltz (291) boast more victories.
252 days – Corentin Tolisso made his comeback in May. 252 days after his knee injury, the Frenchman returned to action in the DFB Cup final against RB Leipzig and crowned it with silverware.
Bayern clinched their 12th domestic double in May.
11 assists – Thomas Müller has set a number of records as a scorer in his career. The 30-year-old added another best-mark in the first half of the season, but this time as a provider. The native Bavarian made his 11th assist so far this season in the 2-0 victory over Wolfsburg. No other player has achieved this feat so early since detailed data collection began in 2004/05.
Kimmich not to be stopped
411 kilometres - Joshua Kimmich is an ever-present in German football. He turned in 411 kilometres in 34 league matches in 2019, the most of all Bundesliga pros.
43 nations – Sarpreet Singh made his pro debut in the 6-1 victory over Werder Bremen on Matchday 15. Singh is the second New Zealander after Wynton Rufer to play in the Bundesliga. Players from a total of 43 nations (including Germany) have played for the German record champions since the promotion to the Bundesliga in 1965: mia san international!