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Lars Bender Biography

Lars Bender is a German footballer who plays as a midfielder for Bayer Leverkusen in the Fußball-Bundesliga. He is the twin brother of Sven Bender, who plays for Borussia Dortmund. In 2006, while still playing for 1860 Munich, Bender has won the Fritz-Walter trophy. On 18 August 2009, Bender signed a three year contract with Bayer Leverkusen. Bender scored his first goal in the Bundesliga against Eintracht Frankfurt. He scored his first goal in 2011 against VfL Wolfsburg in a 3–0 win with a well-struck curled low shot from twenty meters.   He was part of the German under-19 side that won the 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. He was first called up to the senior squad in September 2011. Bender was chosen as part of Germany's 23-man squad for Euro 2012. In Germany's last group game, he scored the winning goal, making the scoreline 2–1 in Germany's favour.  
Basic Player Info
Full Name Lars Bender
Nationality Germany
Position Midfielder
Current Club Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Shirt Number 8
Career
Clubs
Bayer 04 Leverkusen Aug 2009 - Present
TSV 1860 München Jul 2006 - Aug 2009
Bayer 04 Leverkusen II Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
National
Germany Under 21 Aug 2010 - Aug 2010
Germany Under 23 Aug 2016 - Aug 2016
Germany Sep 2011 - Nov 2014
Germany Under 20 Sep 2009 - Oct 2009
Stats
Clubs
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Bayer 04 Leverkusen
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2017/2018 Bundesliga 12 2 2 2 0 881
DFB Pokal 1 0 0 0 0 21
2016/2017 Bundesliga 9 0 1 4 0 610
UEFA Champions League 3 0 0 1 0 215
2015/2016 Bundesliga 11 1 1 3 0 887
UEFA Champions League 4 0 0 1 0 314
DFB Pokal 2 1 0 0 0 116
2014/2015 Bundesliga 26 1 3 5 0 2028
UEFA Champions League 7 0 0 1 0 586
DFB Pokal 2 0 0 1 0 195
2013/2014 Bundesliga 29 3 1 3 2 2351
UEFA Champions League 6 0 0 2 0 467
DFB Pokal 4 1 0 0 0 336
2012/2013 Bundesliga 33 3 6 1 0 2790
UEFA Europa League 5 0 1 2 0 380
DFB Pokal 3 0 0 0 0 300
2011/2012 Bundesliga 28 4 4 2 0 2384
UEFA Champions League 8 1 0 1 0 664
DFB Pokal 1 0 0 0 0 120
2010/2011 Bundesliga 27 3 1 3 0 1205
UEFA Europa League 12 0 0 1 0 773
DFB Pokal 2 0 0 0 0 144
2009/2010 Bundesliga 20 1 0 0 0 721
DFB Pokal 1 0 0 0 0 72
Total 256 21 20 33 2 18560
TSV 1860 München
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Bayer 04 Leverkusen II
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National
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Germany
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2016 France EC Qualification 1 0 0 0 0 11
2012 Poland/Ukraine European Championship 3 1 0 0 0 90
Total 4 1 0 0 0 101
Germany Under 21
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Germany Under 20
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Germany Under 23
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Lars Bender Latest News & Articles

Transfer news and rumours of the day: 28 November 2015
Transfer news and rumours of the day: 28 November 2015
Transfer gossip from the EPL, La Liga, Serie A and more
11 midfield generals who don't get the credit they deserve
11 midfield generals who don't get the credit they deserve
There is a famous scene from the popular Bollywood hit Munna Bhai where the protagonist, a goon studying MBBS, expresses his gratitude to the sweeper ...
Transfer rumours for 27 August, 2015
Transfer rumours for 27 August, 2015
With the transfer window shutting down on September 1, all the teams across Europe are busy completing their squads for the start of the 2015-2016 se ...
Jilted by Morgan Schneiderlin, who can shield Arsenal from further heartbreak?
Jilted by Morgan Schneiderlin, who can shield Arsenal from further heartbreak?
A look at who Arsenal should and should not target instead of Morgan Schneiderlin
Lars Bender: Is the Leverkusen star the answer to Arsenal’s holding midfield dilemma?
Lars Bender: Is the Leverkusen star the answer to Arsenal’s holding midfield dilemma?
Arsenal have long been searching for a defensive midfielder and recent rumors suggest that they are in pole position to sign Bayer Leverkusen’s Lars Bender.
10 players who could leave in search of Champions League football
10 players who could leave in search of Champions League football
The draw of Champions League football is unlike anything football has to offer. Players spend their entire careers either craving to win it, or at lea ...
Should Arsenal sign £20million rated Lars Bender?
Should Arsenal sign £20million rated Lars Bender?
One name, that hasn't quite been on everyone's tongues for a while, is that of Lars Bender. At a risk of invoking Wenger's Law, he might be worth a quick kick of the tires.
AS Monaco stun Leverkusen 1-0 in Champions League
AS Monaco stun Leverkusen 1-0 in Champions League
AS Monaco needed just one shot on target to beat Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 in a UEFA Champions League Group C match.
Top 6 active twins in football
Top 6 active twins in football
We have seen many brothers play for different clubs in Europe be it the Neville brothers or the Cruyff brothers. Similarly, there are many twin brothe ...
5 Best FIFA 14 Bundesliga teams
5 Best FIFA 14 Bundesliga teams
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Reports: Arsenal to make £21 million move for Lars Bender
Reports: Arsenal to make £21 million move for Lars Bender
Reports suggest that Arsenal are to resurrect their interest in Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender, with The Metro reporting that the Gunners are willing to pay £21 million for the elegant yet brutal midfielder. Arsenal were linked with a move for Bender last summer and have also been linked with his brother, Borussia Dortmund midfielder [...]The post Reports: Arsenal to make £21 million move for Lars Bender appeared first on Squawka News.
Germany: Team Preview - 2014 FIFA World Cup
Germany: Team Preview - 2014 FIFA World Cup
Germany will fancy their chances at the World Cup Germany will be heading into the World Cup as one of the favorites, eager to break the 3rd place ...
German midfielder Lars Bender out of 2014 FIFA World Cup
German midfielder Lars Bender out of 2014 FIFA World Cup
Which player should Arsenal sign this transfer window?
Which player should Arsenal sign this transfer window?
Rumour: Wenger will move for Leverkusen’s Lars Bender if he cannot tempt Bayern’s Javi Martinez to Arsenal
Rumour: Wenger will move for Leverkusen’s Lars Bender if he cannot tempt Bayern’s Javi Martinez to Arsenal
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants assurances over Bayern Munich midfielder Javi Martinez’s position at the club before he sanctions a move for Lars Bender, of Bayer Leverkusen, report the Daily Mail. The German international remains the north Londoners’ primary target as the club’s hierarchy believe he represents their best option in central midfield from the current [...]The post Wenger will move for Leverkusen’s Lars Bender if he cannot tempt Bayern’s Javi Martinez to Arsenal appeared first on Squawka News.
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