Sven Bender in action for Borussia Dortmund in 2013
|Full name||Sven Bender|
|Date of birth||27 April 1989|
|Place of birth||Rosenheim, West Germany|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|Current club||Borussia Dortmund|
|2002–2006||TSV 1860 München|
|2006–2007||TSV 1860 München II||16||(1)|
|2006–2009||TSV 1860 München||65||(1)|
|2009||Borussia Dortmund II||3||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 November 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Sven Bender (German pronunciation: [ˈsvɛn ˈbɛndɐ] ( ); born 27 April 1989) is a German professional 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.
Bender joined TSV 1860 München in 2002. In 2009, he joined Borussia Dortmund, where he signed a contract that tied him to the club until 2013. Although he was initially seen as a deputy to the club's captain Sebastian Kehl, Bender, alongside Nuri Şahin formed a formidable partnership that resulted in Dortmund winning their first championship in seven years.
On 6 January 2013, Bender extended his contract with Dortmund, keeping him at the club until 2017.
Bender is a former German youth international having played at all levels. 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.
Bender's first call-up for the senior German national football team came in February 2011, ahead of a friendly against Italy in Dortmund, where he remained an unused substitute. Bender made his debut for Germany in a 2–1 loss to Australia.
|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
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- "Dortmund prevail over Bayern in Supercup thriller".
- "Sven Bender". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
- Official Website of Sven Bender
- German national team profile (German)
- Sven Bender at transfermarkt.de (German)
- Sven Bender at fussballdaten.de (German)
- Sven Bender – FIFA competition record
- Sven Bender – UEFA competition record
- Sven Bender at National-Football-Teams.com
- Sven Bender at ESPN FC