Bundesliga Team of the 2019-20 Season

Posted By Alex Blowers on June 29, 2020
What looked like the most exciting title race in years fizzled out to Bayern Munich winning with ease….again. Fortunately the race for survival, Champions League & Europa League qualification provided excitement till the final day. Here’s my Bundesliga Team of the Season.

Goalkeeper – Yann Sommer (Borussia Mochengladbach)

Sommer is one of the main reasons Gladbach are playing Champions League football next season. The Swiss international has played every minute this season, has the highest save percentage & made 128 saves, the most in the league. His lightning quick reflexes allow him to make some truly incredible saves, like this one finger stop against Bayern back in December.

Left Back – Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)

Nicknamed the “FC Bayern Roadrunner” by Thomas Müller he is the fastest player in the leagues history after hitting 22.7mph against Werder Bremen in Matchday 32. Rightly awarded the Bundesliga’s Rookie of the Year, Alphonso is possibly the best LB in the world right now. Still only 19 I can’t wait to see what kind of player he develops into.

Centre Back – Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig)

This has been a real breakthrough season for the Frenchman. He’s developed into one of the best ball playing defenders in the world with a 91% pass completion. Combine that with his pace, strength & positioning he has every tool a modern-day Centre Back needs. With one year left on his contract & a reported release clause of £54.7 million a move to one Europe’s elite looks certain this summer.

Centre Back – Martin Hinteregger (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Hinteregger has demonstrated his attacking instincts as well as his defensive ones this season. He’s scored 8 goals making him the highest scoring defender in Europe. An interesting character off the pitch, the Austrian is a qualified Helicoptor pilot with aspirations of becoming a Rescue Pilot or working for the Police once he hangs up his boots.

Right Back – Achraf Hakimi 21 (Borussia Dortmund)

Hakimi has been one of the best Right Backs in the world this season contributing 5 goals & 10 assists. Briefly, he held the record for fastest player in Bundesliga history & surprisingly Real Madrid have made him available on the transfer list. He’s missed just one game all season & Dortmund would love to make his loan move permanent but the financial impact of COVID-19 is preventing them. A €40 million move to Inter Milan looks Hakimi’s likely destination.

Centre Midfield – Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)

One of the first names on Bayern’s team sheet, Kimmich will wear the Captain’s armband in the near future. No one has touched the ball more or covered more ground this season with 3216 touches & 247.3 miles in 33 appearances. His chip on Roman Burki against Dortmund is one of the iconic moments of the season. No one expected him to do that & it was the moment Bayern won their 8th straight title.

Attacking Midfield – Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen)

Havertz’s season has definitely been a tale of two halves with just 2 goals & 1 assist going into the winter break. He’s come alive in 2020 contributing 10 goals & 5 assists. When the world’s attention fell on the Bundesliga restart one of the biggest topics of conversation was about Kai Havertz & if he’s as good as they say? He took this opportunity with both hands & showed the world all the hype is justified. Leverkusen failed to qualify for the Champions League & a transfer this summer looks inevitable.

Attacking Midfield – Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich)

A year ago, Müller’s Bayern career was in question as his relationship with Niko Kovač deteriorated & he found himself riding the bench. Under Hansi Flick the self-proclaimed Raumdeuter (Interpretor of space) has reinvented himself as an assist specialist, providing a league record 21 this season.

Left Wing – Timo Werner (RB Leipzig)

Werner has flourished under Julian Nagelsmann who gave him more of a free role. This season he has scored a personal best of 28 goals & provided 8 assists, which will be impossible for Leipzig to replace as he moves to Chelsea next season. Fittingly, he leaves RB Leipzig as their all-time top goal scorer with 95 & a club legend. The first world class talent to develop under the Red Bull Sports Team Brand it’s a shame he signed off with the stands empty.

Right Wing – Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)

This season Sancho has confirmed himself as a world class talent. He’s improved on last season’s tally of 12 goals & 14 assists with 17 & 16 respectively in 31 appearances. If Jadon moves back to the Premier League as expected, he’ll return a pioneer. His choice to leave Manchester City’s youth academy for first team opportunities at Dortmund has opened a new path for English football’s most gifted youngsters.

Striker – Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)

This year was Lewandowski’s best ever season, scoring 34 goals in 31 games, winning his fifth “Kicker Torjagerkanone” (Top Goal Scorer Award) & the Bundesliga’s Player of the Season for the first time. He’s aged into the complete striker & DFB-Pokal & Champions League success could earn him the Ballon D’or. Next seasons target will be the same as it is every year; the elusive 40 goal record held by Gerd Müller.
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