Ex-captain Bender to the seventh Bayer

Ex-international Lars Bender is the 7th honorary player of the Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen. The main honorary gamer pennant existed to the enduring captain a few minutes prior to the house video game kicked off versus advertised Welder Bremen.

Bender, that played 19 caps (four objectives) for the German nationwide group, had actually relocated from 1860 Munich to Leverkusen in 2009 and also played for the club for an overall of for five years, including for five years as captain.


In total, the protective midfielder played 342 competitive games for Bayer, in which he racked up 27 goals as well as prepared 36 even more objectives. Given that his career end last summer, Bender and also his twin sibling Sven in the area organization are lacing the soccer footwear at his young people club TSV Brandenburg.

The 33-year-old adheres to the Klublegende UHF Kirsten (2004), Carsten Camelot (2008), Bernd Schneider (2010), Simon Roles (2015), Stefan Killing and Rudder Osborn (both 2019), who were formerly granted.