Bundesliga: My 2019-20 Offensive Players of The Year

Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)
Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images) /
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Erling Haaland, Bundesliga (Photo by MARTIN MEISSNER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

The German top-flight season is coming to a close this weekend. Six outstanding players were the league’s top offensive players.

The extraordinary Bundesliga campaign of 2019-20 will be coming to a finish that is similar to most romantic comedies – they all end the same.

Bayern Munich has been crowned champion for the eighth straight year.

The large number “8” on the Bayern players T-shirts after the title-clinching match could also be perceived as an inverted infinity symbol as it seems they will just keep winning – forever.

Despite the seemingly pre-ordained nature of the titleholders beer dumping victory celebrations, there were several star players in the league that are deserving of offensive player of the year honors.

My criteria for this honor are relatively simple. The player must have played in half of club’s minutes or more in league play, scored seven or more goals, knocked in six or more non-penalty goals, and added three assists.

Only 15 players made the first cut.

I also took a closer look at each of the player’s advanced offensive statistics to determine which players contributed the most to their clubs. These numbers emphasized all-around play rather than just scoring goals or assists.

After this thorough analysis of those stars who made the first cut and drinking 12 espressos, I broke the field down to my top five Bundesliga players of the year.

An honorable mention goes to Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland.

Haaland captured the imagination and changed the dynamics of BVB’s squad immediately upon his arrival in Germany. He finished as one of the league’s top ten goal scorers with 13 in only 973 minutes. The Norwegian wunderkind averaged a goal every 74.8 minutes, tops in Germany.