Lars Bender – Bio, Net Worth, Family, Current Team, Salary, Nationality, Facts, Bender Twins, Personal Life, Career, Age, Height, Honors

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Lars Bender is a German football player who plays for Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen as a right-back or defensive midfielder. He started playing football for the youth team of TSV Brennenburg in 1993 and played there until 1999. In 1999, he joined the youth team of SpVgg Unterhaching and played until 2002. In summer 2002, he moved to the youth team of 1860 Munchen. On 27 November 2016, at the age of 17, he made his professional football debut. He has spent his entire professional career at Bayer Leverkusen, making over 250 appearances and scoring over 20 goals for the club. 

On the international level, he has represented Germany at various age levels. He has represented Germany at U17, U19, U20, U21, and the senior level. He was part of the German U19 side that won the 2008 UEFA European U19 Football Championship. He made his Germany national team debut on 6 September 2011. He missed the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which Germany won, but played in UEFA Euro 2012. With the German national team, he has only 19 caps.

Famous For

  • Being a professional football player.

Family Background – Lars and Sven Bender twins

Lars Bender was born on 27 April 1989. His birthplace is Rosenheim, West Germany. He was born to his father, Hartmut Bender, and his mother, Sabine Bender where he grew up with his twin brother, Sven Bender, who also plays for Bayer Leverkusen. He holds German nationality. He belongs to the white ethnicity. He is non-religious. His horoscope sign is Taurus.

Football Career

Club Career

  • He started playing football for the youth team of TSV Brennenburg in 1993 and played there until 1999. 
  • In 1999, he joined the youth team of SpVgg Unterhaching and played until 2002. 
  • In summer 2002, he moved to the youth team of 1860 Munchen. 
  • On 27 November 2016, at the age of 17, he made his professional football debut in a 2-1 win against TuS Koblenz in the 2. Bundesliga. In his first professional season, he played 13 matches, nine of them in the starting lineup, and won the Fritz-Walter trophy with the club.
  • In his second season, he was a regular player in the defensive midfield. On 4 August 2007, he made his DFB-Pokal debut in a 3-0 win against SC Verl. On 12 August 2007, he scored his first professional goal in a 6-2 win over FC Augsburg. During the 2007-08 season, he made 31 appearances and scored once in all the competitions.
  • He started the 2008-09 season again as a regular player where he finished the season with a total of 3 goals in 31 appearances in all the competitions.
  • In his three professional seasons for 1860 Munchen in the 2. Bundesliga, he played 58 games and scored 4 goals.
  • On 18 August 2009, he signed a three-year contract with Bayer Leverkusen and made his debut for the club on 20 September 2009 in a 0-0 draw to Werder Bremen. On 6 November 2009, he scored his first goal for Bayer Leverkusen in a 4-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt. In his first season for the club, he played 27 matches and scored 3 goals in all the competitions.
  • In the 2011-12 season, he was a regular player and played most of the games over the full season. He finished the season with a total of 5 goals and 5 assists in 37 appearances in all the competitions.
  • On 21 March 2012, he signed a new contract with Leverkusen to 2018. In the 2012-13 season, he played 41 games, scored 3 goals, and made 8 assists in all the competitions.
  • On 31 October 2013, he extended his contract with Leverkusen until 2019. In the 2013-14 season, he played 39 games, scored 4 goals, and made 2 assists in all the competitions, despite being injured for most of September and October and again in the spring of 2014.
  • In the 2014-2015 season, he returned to the field and finished the season with a total of 1 goal and 3 assists in 35 appearances in all the competitions.
  • For the 2015-16 season, he was appointed as the new team captain in place of Simon Rolfes, who had ended his career after the end of the preseason. During the 2015-16 season, he played 17 games and scored 2 goals in all the competitions.
  • In the 2016-17 season, he made 12 appearances without scoring any goals in all the competitions.
  • In the 2017-18 season, he finished the season with a total of 3 goals and 7 assists in 24 appearances in all the competitions.
  • In the 2018-19 season, he played 27 games, scored once, and made 5 assists in all the competitions.
  • In the 2019-20 season, he made 28 appearances and scored 2 goals in all the competitions.
  • In the 2020-21 season, he abdicated the captaincy due to his ongoing injury issues, passing the role over to Charles Aranguiz. 
  • He has spent his entire professional career at Bayer Leverkusen, making over 250 appearances and scoring over 20 goals for the club where he announced his retirement from football after the end of the 20/21 season along with his brother.
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International Career

  • He has represented Germany at various age levels. 
  • He has represented Germany at U17, U19, U20, U21, and the senior level. 
  • He was part of the German U19 side that won the 2008 UEFA European U19 Football Championship. 
  • He made his Germany national team debut on 6 September 2011 in a 2-2 friendly draw to Poland.
  • He missed the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which Germany won, but played in UEFA Euro 2012. 
  • He was part of the German Olympic football team that won the silver medal with the team.
  • With the Germany national team, he has only 19 caps, due to his recurring injuries.

Honors

Germany Youth

  • Won the 2008 UEFA European U19 Football Championship with German U19.
  • Summer Olympic Games: Silver Medal, 2016

Individual

  • Won the 2008 UEFA European U19 Football Championship Golden Player.
  • Fritz Walter Medal U17 Gold Medal 2006

Personal Life – Dating & Girlfriend

Looking at his personal Life, Lars Bender is an unmarried guy. The footballer is focusing on his professional career. He might be dating a beautiful girl at present or might be single. Any updates on his love life will be updated here.

Height, Weight & Measurements

Lars Bender stands at a height of 1.85m i.e. 6 feet and 1 inch tall. He has a bodyweight of 78kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is hazel and his hair color is blonde. His sexual orientation is straight.

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Net Worth & Salary – Contract 

Lars Bender earns from his professional career as a football player. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. In August 2009, he signed a three-year contract with Bayer Leverkusen. As of 2021, his estimated net worth is €6 million and his salary is £3.6 million His market value is around €5.50 million. 

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