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.
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!
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.
Why is healthy eating important? What positive effects can it have on everyday life? And what does a competitive athlete actually eat? These questions and many more were the focus of the latest Bayer 04 event as part of the neighbourhood games days. With a visit to GGS Kerschensteinerschule, Bayer 04 professionals Gustavo Puerta and Verena Wieder kicked off the third campaign match day of this Bundesliga season against VfL Bochum, which will be centred around the Küppersteg district. The duo were supported by nutritionist Lena Kadlec, who organised a workshop with the pupils.Show more
Bayer 04 are through to the quarter-finals of the DFB-Pokal after a 3-1 win over Paderborn in the round of 16. Victor Boniface opened the scoring before Exequiel Palacios doubled up inside the first half hour. Sebastian Klaas got one back for the visitors on 82 minutes, but Patrik Schick restored the two-goal lead a few moments later as Leverkusen extended their unbeaten start to 2023/24 to 21 matches.Show more
The Werkself host Paderborn in the DFB-Pokal round of 16 today, Wednesday 6 December (18:00 CET) at the BayArena. Here’s all the latest information ahead of the cup clash with the Bundesliga 2 club.Show more
The Bundesliga has announced its nominees for November’s Player of the Month, with two Werkself players up for the award in Alejandro Grimaldo and Jeremie Frimpong. Fans can now vote for who they want to win.Show more