Granit Xhaka Breaks Records at Bayer Leverkusen: Most Touches, Passes Attempted & Completed in a Single Bundesliga Season P.3

“Granit Xhaka is unbeaten in his first 47 games for Bayer Leverkusen,” notes Scott Campbell.

“Have any players attained a longer unbeaten streak upon joining a new club?”

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Bundesliga: Granit Xhaka stemmt die Meisterschale in die Höhe - 20 Minuten

At first Bayer Leverkusen’s success was one of the stories of the season. It’s fast becoming one of the stories of the century

Leverkusen haven’t lost a game in any competition all season, a 51-game unbeaten run.

Granit Xhaka, their summer signing from Arsenal, has played in 47 of those 51 matches. The last time he lost at club level was last May, when Nottingham Forest officially ended Arsenal’s title challenge.

Xhaka admitted to having goosebumps after the victory at a raucous Bay Arena as the crowd went berserk at the final whistle.

“I feel goosebumps! You dream of being able to experience such atmospheres and you live like this. As a boy you would like to be part of such matches, truly incredible to have equalised just before the end. Now we will fully enjoy this evening.”

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Bundesliga: Hier feiert Granit Xhaka Leverkusens Meisterschaft

The Swiss midfielder’s departure from the English club was met with mixed emotions, but his recent performances have silenced his critics and left fans in awe.

Xhaka’s arrival at Leverkusen injected a new sense of energy and determination into the team. His exceptional vision and precise passing have been instrumental in creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. Moreover, his defensive prowess has provided stability to the midfield, thwarting the opposition’s attacks.

The impact of Xhaka’s presence cannot be understated. Leverkusen’s unbeaten run is a testament to his leadership qualities and ability to elevate those around him.

He’s broken the record in a single Bundesliga season for the most touches, passes attempted & passes completed. Truly crucial component to their success this season, having played 47 games. 

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He has seamlessly integrated into the team, forming a formidable partnership with his fellow midfielders.

For Xhaka, this achievement serves as a personal triumph and vindication. It is a sign of the century, showcasing his resilience and determination to succeed.

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