How many consecutive Bundesliga titles have Bayern won?
Bayern Munich are German champions for the 10th consecutive time after beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in Saturday’s Klassiker to seal another Bundesliga triumph.
Although the 2021-22 season did not go entirely to plan, with Bayern well below the DFB-Pokal and the Champions Leaguethey once again dominated the championship.
Bayern’s back-to-back feat of 10, with those successes under six different coaches, is something that has never reached before in any of Europe’s top five leagues.
Here, Stats Perform takes a look at the numbers behind the Bavarian giants’ latest title.
Bayern go 10 games in a row without equal
Bayern equaled Juventus’ record, set between 2012 and 2020with nine consecutive titles last season and which have now surpassed the Italian giants’ record for successive crowns.
Before this race continues, Bayern’s longest consecutive title streak has been the three consecutive titles they have won three times (1972-1974, 1985-1987 and 1999-2001).
The only other team to have had such a long period of dominance in the competition was Borussia Mönchengladbach from 1975 to 1977 with three titles.
The joy of Julian’s title
Julian Nagelsmann orchestrated Bayern’s latest triumph in his first season in chargebut he failed to set the record for the youngest manager to win the Bundesliga title.
Aged 34 years and 275 days on Dortmund’s victory day, Nagelsmann is 35 days older than Matthias Sammer was when Dortmund won the title in 2002.
Incredibly, Nagelsmann is a seasoned activist in relation to Lippo Hertzka, who had just turned 28 when he won La Liga with Real Madrid in 1931-32.
Lewy leads from the front
Robert Lewandowski has scored 33 Bundesliga goals this season, that’s 12 more than second-best Patrik Schick, meaning he’s now almost certain to win another Golden Boot award.
The Poland international has been ruthless at his best once again this campaign, net every 81 minutes in the top flight.
It seems almost certain that Lewandowski will finish top of the Bundesliga goalscoring charts for the seventh time, and the fifth time in a row since Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang did so in 2016-17.
The only other player to finish as the division’s top scorer that many times was the Bayern great Gerd Müller, who did so between the 1966-76 and 1977-78 campaigns.
Muller the magician
Prolific striker Lewandowski really is the poster child for this Bayern sidebut that doesn’t mean he’s done it all on his own this season.
Thomas Müller, for example, made 17 assists in 30 games. He is the best of all players in Europe’s top five leagues.
However, he is still short of the 21 Bundesliga assists he managed in the 2019-20 campaign., with that the most of any player since Opta began recording such data in 2004-05. He still has three games left to match that total.
Neuer another always present
Müller has been a key member of Bayern’s squad throughout their decade of dominance, as is goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer.
The pair will set a record for the most German top-flight titles won in a rowovertaking ex-teammates David Alaba, Jerôme Boateng and Javi Martínez, all gone.
Germany international Müller also won the title in 2010, with his tally of 11 seeing it surpass Alaba as the competition’s most decorated player of all time.