Sven Bender

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BirthdateApril 27th, 1989
BirthplaceRosenheim, Germany
Length1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
TeamBayer Leverkusen
Positioncentral defender
NicknameIron Manni
TraitsInjury Prone

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The younger one of the Bender brothers, Sven has established himself as one of the Bundesliga’s prominent defenders in this decade. A versatile player, he is also comfortable playing as a deep lying midfielder. Along with his brother Lars, the youngster joined 1860 Munich’s youth team in 2002. He was fast-tracked into the senior team after a shade over four years in 2006. After three fruitful seasons with the club, he made a move to Borussia Dortmund, where he made major strides as a professional player and won a collection of accolades including successive Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012. The defender has represented Germany across every major youth level. As a U-19 player, he was part of the highly talented Germany team with won the 2008 UEFA U-19 European Championships. The brothers were named as joint players of the tournament. Bender was in line for a spot in the team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but an osteitis pubis injury ruled him out for half a year. He made the team for the 2016 Olympics and helped Germany to a runners-up spot. Sven joined his brother Lars at Bayer Leverkusen in 2017 after eight magnificent seasons at Dortmund.

Bender Salary & Net Worth Revealed

How much does he earn?

In February 2016 the central defender signed a contract with Bayer Leverkusen that nets him a whopping salary of 2.6 Million Euro (2.3 Million Pound) per year. We have crunched the numbers, this means he earns €12,889 (£11,605) per day and €537 (£484) per hour!

Per year€2,600,000£2,340,958
Per month€216,667£195,080
Per week€52,846£47,580
Per day€12,889£11,605
Per hour€537£484
Per minute€8.95£8.06
Per second€0.15£0.13

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