Sven Bender with Borussia Dortmund in 2013
|Full name||Sven Bender|
|Date of birth||27 April 1989|
|Place of birth||Rosenheim, West Germany|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|2006–2007||1860 München II||16||(1)|
|2009||Borussia Dortmund II||4||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Sven Bender (German pronunciation: [ˈzvɛn ˈbɛndɐ] ( listen); born 27 April 1989) is a German footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for the German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund. Sven is the twin brother of Lars Bender, who currently plays for Bayer Leverkusen. The player is sponsored by Adidas just like his brother.
On 6 January 2013, Bender extended his contract with Dortmund, keeping him at the club until 2017.
At under-19 level, he was a part of the team that won the 2008 European Under-19 Championship. Bender made his debut for the senior team in a friendly match against Australia on March 2011.
|Club performance||League||Cup[nb 1]||Continental[nb 2]||Total|
|2006–07||TSV 1860 München||2. Bundesliga||13||0||0||0||—||—||13||0|
- Borussia Dortmund
- Fritz Walter Medal U17 Bronze Medal 2006
- "S. Bender". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
- "Borussia Dortmund extend contracts of Neven Subotic, Sven Bender". Borussia Dortmund Official Website. 6 January 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
- "Dortmund prevail over Bayern in Supercup thriller".
- Official Website of Sven Bender
- German national team profile (German)
- Sven Bender at fussballdaten.de (German)
- Sven Bender – FIFA competition record
- Sven Bender – UEFA competition record
- Sven Bender at ESPN FC
- Kicker profile (German)
- Bundesliga profile