Happy New Year! With some of the leagues starting to come back from winter break, let’s take quick trip through Europe and check out what all the Bayern Munich loanees have accomplished in the first half of the season and see where their teams sit currently.
FC Bayern Munich
There are four players on loan from the first team.
Germany – Bundesliga
There are two players on loan in the German Bundesliga: Alexander Nübel and Josip Stanišić.
Alexander Nübel – VfB Stuttgart
Nübel has made a quite the impression in Stuttgart this season. He has overachieved the expectations for what we would have thought. He is also a big reason that Stuttgart has been so good this season. After just missing relegation last season, they are in third place at the Winter break. Nübel has played every game (16) in all competitions, and has six clean sheets.
Stuttgart will return to Bundesliga play when they travel to face Borussia Monchengladbach this Sunday.
Josip Stanišić – Bayer O4 Leverkusen
Speaking of surprise performances, Leverkusen could be the biggest surprise in Europe. They lead the Bundesliga and rolled through their Europa League group. In a surprising last minute move, Stanišić was moved to Leverkusen right before the season started. He has only played in six Bundesliga matches (two starts), but has been a staple in the midweek fixtures — Europa League and the DFB Pokal. He has yet to score, but has three assists in all competitions. He also represented Croatia in the Euro Qualifiers this fall.
Leverkusen will start the calendar year off with a trip to Augsburg on Saturday.
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Malik Tillman is the only player on loan in the Eredivisie.
Malik Tillman – PSV Eindhoven
PSV Eindhoven is the only team in Europe that has a 100% league record — meaning they have not lost nor drawn in league play this season! Tillman has played a part in that with five league goals in 12 matches (five starts). He has also played in seven Champions League matches. PSV are leading the Eredivisie and are through to the knockout rounds in the Champions League.
PSV will return to competitive fixtures on Friday when they host Excelsior.
Croatia – HNL
Gabriel Vidovic is the only player on loan to the Croatian HNL.
Gabriel Vidovic – Dinamo Zagreb
Zagreb have found themselves into third place in the Croatian league going into the Winter break. Vidovic started eight matches in league play and made twelve total appearances. He also featured in all six Europa Conference Leagues (with five starts). He has four goals — three in the league and one in Conference League. They also made it into the knockouts of their European competition.
Zagreb will not return to play until January 23rd with a trip to NK Lokomotiva.
Italy – Serie A
Arijon Ibrahimovic is the only player on loan to Serie A
Arijon Ibrahimovic – Frosinone Calcio
Ibrahimovic played 11 matches — ten in league play and one in the cup — and has a goal in each competition. Both goals came in the same week, and he recorded his only assist in the match in which he scored his league goal. Serie A does not take a break and plays through the Winter. Frosinone has lost all their league games since our Winter break started. They find themselves in 15th place (out of 20). However, they are still in the Coppa Italia after beating Napoli 4-0 last month.
Their next game will be in Coppa Italia on the road against Juventus on Thursday.
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Paul Wanner is the only player from the first team on loan to the 2. Bundesliga
Paul Wanner – SV 07 Elversberg
Wanner started six times and made twelve total appearances for newly-promoted Elversberg. He has two goals and one assist in those matches. Elversberg finds themselves mid-table in ninth place, but lost the last three matches before the Winter break.
Elversberg has a friendly against RB Salzburg on Saturday and then will host Hannover 96 on January 20th in their return to competitive matches.L
Germany – 3. Liga
Johannes Schenk is the only player on loan from the first team in the 3. Liga.
Johannes Schenk – Preußen Münster
Schenk was not used at all until he had to play against his parent club in the first round of the DFB Pokal. He stood out in that match with five saves — even if he allowed four goals. A few weeks later, he got into the actions more frequently. He has eight league appearances.
Münster currently sit in 13th place. They restart the season January 21st when they host Arminia Bielefeld.
FC Bayern Munich II
There are 12 players on loan from the second team.
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Four players are on loan in Germany’s 2. Bundesliga: Jamie Lawrence, Hyun-ju Lee, Yusuf Kabadayi, and David Herold.
Jamie Lawrence – 1. FC Magdeburg
Lawrence started four times and made nine appearances for Magdeburg in the fall, but he hasn’t played significant minutes since October (and just one minute in his last appearance in November). Often he would not be on the gameday squad or would remain the whole game on the bench, but never showed up on the injury report.
Magdeburg is currently in 13th place in the 2. Bundesliga. They will host Lee’s Wehen Wiesbaden on January 21st.
Hyun-ju Lee – SV Wehen Wiesbaden
Lee started 14 of the 15 matches that he played in. He has scored three goals, but also received a red card — which is why he didn’t play in every match for his team. Wiesbaden is in eleventh place in the 2. Bundesliga.
Their first match of the calendar year will be at Magdeburg on January 21st.
Yusuf Kabadayi – Schalke 04
Kabadayi played in nine matches (two starts) and scored two goals in the first half of the season. He sustained a hamstring injury and has not played since November. The current outlook says that he could be back mid-January, so hopefully he will get back on the field soon.
Schalke — who played in the Bundesliga last season — find themselves in 14th place, just three points above the relegation line. They return to play on January 20th when they host HSV.
David Herold – Karlsruher SC
Herold has only played in eleven matches for KSC, starting just four of them. He usually fills the stat sheet with defensive stats, but is often left on the bench or out of the squad completely. KSC currently sits in 12th place.
Germany – 3. Liga
Lenn Jastremski is the only player on loan from the second team to the 3. Liga.
Lenn Jastremski – SSV Ulm 1846
After a successful stint at Erzgebirge Aue last season, Jastremski has featured just one time for Ulm this season. Very intriguing. Ulm are in third place in the 3. Liga and will host Unterhaching on January 21st to restart their season.
Germany – Regionalliga
Jakob Mayer is the only player on loan to a Regionalliga team.
Jakob Mayer – FC 08 Homburg
Homburg are in third place in the Regionalliga Southwest and made it to the Round of 16 of the DFB Pokal, but lost to St. Pauli. Mayer has just one appearance so far this season, but has been on the bench as the backup keeper in nearly every fixture.
Homburg will not return to play until March.
Austria – Bundesliga
There are two players on loan to the Austrian Bundesliga: Torben Rhein and Angelo Brückner
Torben Rhein – SC Austria Lustenau
Lustenau may be on pace for the worst top-flight season in any league. Through the winter break, they have not won a single match and have only drawn three times. They have an astounding -32 goal differential, which is more than twice as negative than the next worst. Rhein is tied for the most assists on the team... with one! He also has one goal in the Austrian Cup.
The Austrian Bundesliga is on break until mid-February.
Angelo Brückner – TSV Hartberg
Brückner has played just 111 minutes over eight matches for Hartberg this season — the majority coming in his lone start where he played 83 minutes. He also came off the bench twice in the cup. He has not recorded a goal or an assist.
Hartberg are currently in fourth place in the Austrian top division.
Austria – 2. Liga
There are three players on loan in Austria’s 2. Liga: Luka Parkadze, Shaoziyang Liu, and Benjamin Dibrani.
Luka Parkadze – FC Admira Wacker
Parkadze made just the one appearance for Admira, playing a total of 22 minutes.
Admira sits in eleventh place in the Austrian 2. Liga. The 2. Liga is also off until mid-February.
Shaoziyang Liu – SV Ried
If you have followed Bavarian Loan Works for a while, you will recognize this name as the young goalie that never plays. He was on the bench for Ried a handful of times, but has made eight appearances for Ried’s second time in the third division Regionalliga.
Ried currently sit in second place in the 2. Liga, eight points behind league leaders Grazer AK.
Benjamin Dibrani – SW Bregenz
Dibrani has recorded just 86 minutes played this season so far. He as a single assist, but no goals scored. Bregrenz — who just came up from the third division this season — are surprisingly in third place.
Switzerland – Super League
Justin Janitzek is the only player on loan in the Swiss Super League.
Justin Janitzek – FC St. Gallen 1879
Janitzek started the season with an injury that kept him out of the squad for most of the fall. Since recovering, he has often been on the bench for matches, but has made just one appearance for a total of seven minutes played. Hopefully he will be back healthy in the Spring and can get some quality playing time.
St. Gallen are in second place in the Swiss Super League, just five points behind league leaders Young Boys. They return to action on January 20th with a trip to face Lausanne.
England – League One
Liam Morrison is the only player on loan in the English League One.
Liam Morrison – Wigan Athletic
Morrison has been a regular started for Wigan this season. He has started 17 times in League One play and has 20 total appearances. He has one goal in league play and one goal in the EFL Trophy. He also played in two FA Cup matches and a League Cup match where they lost in penalties to Wrexham, but he was named man of the match.
Wigan were deducted eight points to start the season, but are still in 18th place — four points above the first relegation spot. Like all of England, there was no winter break for Wigan. They continue their FA Cup campaign on Monday when they host Manchester United. This week, they will also play Northampton in league play.
Scotland – Championship
Barry Hepburn is the only player on loan in the Scottish Championship.
Barry Hepburn – Queen’s Park
Hepburn and Queen’s Park started off super hot, but then fell off. They were the only team in their league to start with three wins out of three. In that time, Hepburn had a goal and an assist. Since then he has just one more league goal and no more assists. Meanwhile Queen’s Park has also fallen off. They sit in 9th place (out of ten) and face potential relegation.
The good news for Queen’s Park is that they won a league match on Friday for the first time since their perfect start. This week they will travel to face Raith Rovers on Saturday.
FC Bayern Frauen
There are four players on loan from FC Bayern’s Frauen team.
Germany – Frauen Bundesliga
All four players on loan are playing in the Frauen-Bundesliga.
Emilie Bragstad – Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Bragstad started in all 10 of Leverkusen’s matches and played all 90 minutes off every match but two. She has been a pivotal piece of the Leverkusen defense and often finishes with multiple blocked shots and clearances. She has helped Leverkusen remain competitive in the league.
Leverkusen sits in sixth place, four points out of Champions League spots. They will return to play on January 26th.
Karolina Lea Vilhjálmsdóttir– Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Vilhjálmsdóttir has also started every game for Leverkusen this season, but has been subbed off more often than her fellow loanee and teammate. She has five goals and three assists in league play so far. She also has represented her country — Iceland — in the Nations League, starting and playing the full 90 minutes in all six matches.
Natalia Padilla Bidas – 1. FC Köln
Padilla played in eight of Köln’s ten matches, starting just five of them. She has yet to score or record an assist for her club, but she scored twice for Poland in the Nations League this fall.
Köln currently sit in ninth place, five points above the first relegation spot.
Julia Landenberger – RB Leipzig
Landenberger started all eight matches that she appeared in. She was unavailable for a match after receiving a red card in the first match of the season and then was left on the bench for one match. She has yet to score or assist a goal this season in league play, but has one goal in the DFB-Pokal.
Leipzig is sitting in tenth place and just one point above the first relegation spot.