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Bundesliga: surprise! This defender is the best header in the Bundesliga

by archysport

Marvin Friedrich (25) is playing the season of his life.

Union defense chief stood on the lawn for 90 minutes every 13 championship games.

AND: With four goals – all headed – ahead of Dortmund’s Mats Hummels (32, 3), he is the most dangerous defender in the league.

Oliver Ruhnert (49), Union sports director, currently considers Friedrich to be one of the best central defenders in the Bundesliga: “I am pleased that he has played so consistently so far. That is surprising, also his goal danger. “

Photo: ANNEGRET HILSE / POOL / EPA-EFE / Shutterstock

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Marvin Friedrich heads the gate to the 2-1 win against Dortmund. BVB defender Mats Hummels (center) can do nothing Photo: ANNEGRET HILSE / POOL / EPA-EFE / Shutterstock

The numbers of Union’s new air sovereignty:

► On the offensive, in addition to Friedrich, only Robert Lewandowski (32, Bayern Munich) scored 4 headers. This means that Friedrich is on a par with the 2020 world footballer! Friedrich even needed three attempts less than the striker (13) for his goals.

► Friedrich’s quota in defensive two-way headers is also strong. Defensively, Union vice-captain won 72 percent of his aerial duels.

► He wins a total of 61 percent of his duels, making it the best duel in the Union. Its increase over the previous year was strong: it was still 53 percent.

Friedrich had to work a long time for the breakthrough. At Schalke (7 Bundesliga games) and FC Augsburg (0) Friedrich was denied this.

But Friedrich has been a constant at Union since his engagement in January 2018. In 2019 he rose with Union. Last year Friedrich played 31 games (2 goals).

Ruhnert is a Friedrich insider. He brought him from Paderborn to Schalke in 2011 and from Augsburg to Union in 2018. He can feel Friedrich’s development – also in dribbling and playing style.

Friedrich bejubelt eines seiner vier KopfballtorePhoto: dpa

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Friedrich celebrates one of his four header goalsPhoto: dpa

Will Friedrich soon even be a candidate for the national team? Ruhnert: “That is not my decision. If so, that must be a goal of the player. For me it is important that you see certain things. “

And with Friedrich you can see success at the moment.


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