Who is the best player in Bundesliga in 2022? Every year it's a hard question to answer. Is a goal-scoring striker better than a goal-saving defender? Do midfield distributors have a greater impact than shot-stopping goalkeepers? Luckily for us, Bundesliga is probably the best place on earth for the world's top talents to showcase their skills. So, who are the top players in Bundesliga in 2022? Who's dominating the 2022 German top flight right now?
Most Bundesliga football stars are among the best soccer players in the world, starting with Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski, who has been on an absolute tear this season. There's the 2022 best Bundesliga players like Leroy Sane, Erling Haaland, Joshua Kimmich, Dani Olmo, and Thomas Müller, who continually make Bundesliga 2022 headlines. Whether it's in Munich, Berlin, Dortmund or anywhere in between, these talented German football players are making quite a stir in Bundesliga.
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Müller has long been the gold standard when it comes to creating goals for teammates. Müller topped the Bundesliga assists charts again this term, with 18, as his all-time league record of 162 (59 more than 2nd place Franck Ribéry) callously sails further into the distance. On top of it all, Müller earned his 10th straight Mesiterschale this past season.
- Position: Forward, Midfielder
- Birthplace: Weilheim in Oberbayern, Germany
- Team: FC Bayern Munich
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Nkunku took his game to meteoric heights in 21/22. So much so, the €13 million RB Leipzig paid PSG for the midfielder in 2019 looks more like highway robbery each passing day. Nkunku scored 20 goals and added 13 assists in 34 Bundesliga appearances - an astonishing return and one of two players (M. Diaby) to go double digits in both categories. Added to the fact, the Frenchman netted seven times in six Champions League outings to keep RB Leipzig competitive in a group that featured Man City and PSG.
- Position: Forward
- Birthplace: Lagny-sur-Marne, France
- Team: RB Leipzig
No Bundesliga midfielder has a higher pass completion rate than Kimmich’s 88.6%. As Bayern’s metronome, Kimmich is the beating heart of his side, setting the tempo from deep and winning the ball back tenaciously when the Bundesliga juggernauts lose it. Kimmich is a natural leader with superb vision, as evidenced by his high league rankings in total passing, through balls, chances created, and expected threat (xT) from passes.
- Position: Right back
- Birthplace: Rottweil, Germany
- Team: Bayern Munich
The Bayern and Germany captain has admittedly had his wobbles in recent years. Injuries, an awful 2018 World Cup, followed by a worse Euro 2020 where he games up 7 goals in 4 games, had many fans calling for his status as the Die Mannschaft's No.1 to be revoked. However, 21/22 proved to be a friend to Neuer in getting the sweeper-keeper back to his peremptory best. With Neuer in goal, Bayern gave up the fewest goals of any team in Bundesliga. Neuer's shot to save ratio of 72% was among the best in the top flight.
- Position: Goalkeeper
- Birthplace: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
- Team: Bayern Munich