Skip to main content

Florian Wirtz wins Bundesliga Player of the Season

Florian Wirtz has been chosen as the Bundesliga player of the season after leading his Bayer Leverkusen to an unprecedented title. The club went undefeated in all 34 matches to win its first ever German title, with Wirtz playing a key role. The 21 year old attacking midfielder was directly involved in 22 goals, scoring 11, and assisting for another 12.

The talanted playmaker recorded 32 league games, clocking up 2,383 minutes of football in the German top-flight. This is the highest number troughout the relatively short Wirtz’ career. During the 21/22 campaign, he suffered a cruciate ligament tear in mid-March and recovered for 265 days, missing 43 games. He made his return in December of 2022, slowly gaining match sharpness. In the summer of 2023 Wirtz had a normal pre-season which resulted in his best season on personal and club level, demonstrating his skills on full display during the 23/24 season.

The season for Wirtz and Bayer Leverkusen is not over yet. The Bundesliga champions meet Atalanta in the Europa League final on 22nd of May, and just three days later clash with Stuttgart in DFB Pokal final.