Who are the Bundesliga's 2020/21 pass masters?

As always, there is a huge emphasis in possession in the German top flight these days, but which players are the best at finding their team-mates...

4:33pm on Thursday 7th January 2021
Martin Macdonald

Leverkusen defender Edmond Tapsoba completes the most passes per game in the Bundesliga in 2020/21.

Peter Bosz side are enjoying an excellent campaign, and actually led table up until they lost against Bayern 2-1 in the middle of December. They have since dropped to third, but remain in the hunt for the top spot.

Key to their successes this season has been Tapsoba, who has emerged as one of the most promising young centre-backs in Europe, with particular praise given with regards to his distribution from the back.

On average, he makes 101.5 passes to team-mates per game, with a completion rate of 90%.

As he is a centre-back, the majority of his passes are going into midfield, meaning his passes into the final third are down at 8.6 per game.

Second on the list is Tapsoba's Leverkusen team-mate Sven Bender, who completes 92.6 passes per match.

The current leaderboard, found below, shows players who have featured in at least 500 minutes in the league this season.

If this filter was to be taken away, Tapsoba would still lead, though Stuttgart's Marcin Kamiński would come into the top five.

With the filter in place, Manuel Akanji, Dayot Upamecano, and Aleksandar Dragovic make up the top five.

Bundesliga pass masters

PlayerTeamPasses P90Final Third Passes P90Pass Completion
Edmond TapsobaLeverkusen101.58.690%
Sven BenderLeverkusen92.65.690%
Manuel AkanjiDortmund89.711.392%
Dayot UpamecanoRB Leipzig89.29.989%
Aleksandar DragovicLeverkusen86.913.491%

There are no Bayern players within the top five, with Niklas Sule the first player of the champions to make the list, ranked eighth with an average of 82.4 passes per game.

Bundesliga: Standings, Matches, Team Stats, Player Stats

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