13.05.2022Bayer 04

News in brief: Wirtz in Team of the Season

19-year-old Werkself player Florian Wirtz has been voted into the EA Sports Team of the Season by German football fans. This and more in Friday’s news in brief.

Florian Wirtz has already secured one or two entries in the Black and Red history books. For example, in June 2020 he became the youngest player to score in the club’s history at the age of 17 years, one month and three days. The Werkself number 27 is still second in the ranking of the youngest goalscorers in the Bundesliga behind BVB Youssoufa Moukoko.

The rapid rise of the Pulheim-born player has continued this season: The youngster not only developed into a regular first choice but also became a key player in the side. Wirtz was always in the starting eleven from matchday four and was directly involved in 24 goals (10 goals, 14 assists) in 31 games.

Although the season came to an early end for the 19-year-old after matchday 25, the incredible performance before his torn cruciate have rightly earned Wirtz a place in the EA Sports Team of the Season. Congratulations, Flo.

The 2021/22 Bundesliga Team of the Season: Neuer - Raum, Davies, Ndicka, Schlotterbeck, Kimmich, Bellingham, Wirtz, Nkunku, Haaland, Lewandowski.

Achilles farewell

Over the years, his hat was his trademark on the Leverkusen training ground: The Werkself players plus coaches and sporting managing director Rudi Völler said farewell to the long-standing Bayer 04 groundsman Georg Nestmann before the Friday training session. Achilles, his nickname at Bismarckstraße, is starting a well-deserved retirement, all the best and thank you for everything!



Seoane meets UK Fan Club

25 members of the UK fan club have arrived in Leverkusen for tomorrow’s final game of the season against SC Freiburg on Saturday 14 May (kick-off: 15.30 CEST). The fans from Britain had booked a tour of the BayArena this afternoon – and they received a surprise during their visit: Werkself head coach Gerardo Seoane dropped by to meet the UK fan club members and he was happy to answer one or two questions and meet all requests for photos.


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