It was ramping up their tenth consecutive Bundesliga titles. Who is the main player of Bayern Munich ? Which player had the most out of Julian Nagglesman’s first outing at the club?
Bayern Munich was, of course, on course for their tenth consecutive Bundesliga win right from the start of the season, even though RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund did have a formidable team that would challenge for the title.
The Bavarians did fall at some point in the season. However,individual brilliance of some of the first team players like Robert Lewandowski, Serge Gnabry, and Leroy Sane helped the club to complete the historic achievement.
In 2021/2022, Robert Lewandowski again led the club’s frontline, scoring the most crucial goals throughout the season.
Ranking the Bayern Munich’s best players 2021/2022
1. Robert Lewandowski
Continually at his best form, Robert Lewandowski was the main player at Bayern Munich in the 2021/22 football season. The Pole emerged Bundesliga’s top scorer for the fifth consecutive year running.
Lewandowski’s goal contributions earned Bayern its 10th consecutive German Bundesliga league title and the club’s 32nd overall top flight.
For the 2021/22 season, Lewandowski scored 35 goals in the league and 13 in the UEFA Champions League.
According to Statistics, he averaged 1.0 goals per game with 4.7 shots per game.
At the moment, Lewandowski is repeatedly mentioned across the European media, suggesting a move away from Bayern Munich as he inches closer to the final year of his contract.
2. Joshua Kimmich
One of the most outstanding players from the VfB Stuttgart academy, Joshua Kimmich, played a crucial role in Bayern Munich’s record-breaking season.
Joshua Kimmich, 27, played an advanced role, most notably in central midfield, where his fluidity proved vital for Bayern Munich in 2021/2022. The playmaker successfully earned seven Bundesliga Team Of The Week appearances.
Kimmich was influential in the Midfield, where he had an impressive 3.0 key passes per game. He also falls deep to play with the forwards.
3. Serge Gnabry
Continually finishing every season on a high since his move to Germany in 2017, Serge Gnabry is one of the most outstanding Bayern Munich midfielders.
Focusing on the high pressing, Serge Gnabry successfully distributed key passes moving forward and recorded five assists in the league. The German recorded more than average duels won in the Midfield.
Gnabry earned eight appearances in the Bundesliga Team Of The Week.
4. Thomas Müller
One of the long-standing servants and an academy graduate, Thomas Müller continues with his consistency in the German top flight.
Müller, who made his first professional debut for Bayern Munich in 2008, is one of the few players in the current squad that oversaw the club’s ten consecutive league wins.
In the 2021/22 season, Müller often plays in central midfield under Julian Nagglesman’s preferred 3-2-41 formation. He scored eight goals and provided eighteen assists.
5. Dayot Upamecano
Often seen as one of the shocks but expected Bundesliga transfers, Dayot Upamecano instantly became a game-changer for Bayern Munich in the defence. The Frenchman forms part of the Three-man wall of Lucas Hernández, Josip Stanišić and Benjamin Pavard.
Upamecano being one of the defensive strongholds of Bayern Munich, played twenty-eight league games, grounding out some impressive stats, which include 61% duels won and successful rates at ball clearance and tackles.
6. Leon Goretzka
Perseverance and consistency from Leon Goretzka have paid off in the leading role of Bayern Munich. The German had a near-perfect season and was exceptional throughout the 2021/22 season.
In Julian Nagglesman’s preferred 3-2-41 formation, Leon Goretzka has effectively paired with Joshua Kimmich in the central midfield. He scored three goals and provided three assists in the league.
7. Benjamin Pavard
One of the best players during the club’s treble-winning season in 2020, Benjamin Pavard, have kept on with his level of consistency from Hansi Flick’s reign unto Julian Nagglesman’s new course.
The Frenchman forms part of Bayern Munich Three-man defensive wall which has Dayot Upamecano and Lucas Hernandez.
This season, Benjamin Pavard had twenty-eight appearances in the league, acting as one of the shields at the back. He had an average rating of 7.11.
8. Leroy Sane
Leroy Sane had a long season with Bayern Munich, which is a continuation for the German who has been delivering world-class performance since switching to the Bundesliga in 2020.
Leroy Sane scored seven goals and provided seven assists across thirty-two Bundesliga appearances. In the Champions League, the left-footed German scored six and provided six additional assists.
Sane is most often known for showing an attacking threat whenever and wherever he has the ball under his control.
9. Kingsley Coman
One of the long-standing players at Bayern Munich, Kingsley Coman, has not failed to live up to expectations since his contract was made permanent by the club in 2017.
Since 2016, Coman has won major European football trophies (7 Bundesliga titles, 3 DFB-Pokal, 1 UEFA Champions League, and 1 FIFA Club World Cup).
This season, Coman was at his best once again, earning twenty-one league appearances for Bayern Munich and also played in the team’s Champions League quarter-final exit to Spanish side Villarreal CF.
Known for his impressive ball control and high pressing technique, The 25-year old is ranked as one of the best Left Wingers in the world.
10. Alphonso Davies
From the heart of Defense to the left-wing of attack, Alphonso Davies would never go off the minds of Bayern Munich fans for his world-class performance in the Champions League in 2020.
Since then, the Canadian has cemented his position in the first team and successfully preserved it under Julian Nagglesman.
In 2021/22, Alphonso Davies was often played in the left-wing behind the lone forward Robert Lewandowski in most games. The Canadian had twenty-two appearances for the club in the league with two assists.