Leon Patrick Bailey Butler | Playerprofile
Leon Bailey was born on 9 August 1997 in Kingston and plays for Bayer 04 Leverkusen. He played for USK Anif from 2011-2012, for FC Liefering from 2012-2013, for FK AS Trencin from 2013-2015, for KRC Genk from 2015-2017 and has played for Bayer 04 Leverkusen since 2017.
Current season 2020/21
In this season, Leon Bailey has scored nine goals and takes second place within his squad. He shares this rank with Patrik Schick. The 1.78m-tall forward has been responsible for eight assists so far and with this has fought his way to 12th place in the statistics of his club. With 58 shots taken in total, he has guaranteed himself, along with Saša Kalajdžic (VfB Stuttgart), the ninth place ranking in the league. Up to now, the player with the shirt number 9 has hit the post two times. With this, he has had the fifth-most in the league along with Jonas Hector (1. FC Köln), Milot Rashica (SV Werder Bremen), John Anthony Brooks (VfL Wolfsburg), Wout Weghorst (VfL Wolfsburg), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Youssoufa Moukoko (Borussia Dortmund), Lucas Höler (Sport-Club Freiburg), Nils Petersen (Sport-Club Freiburg), Ihlas Bebou (TSG Hoffenheim), Robert Skov (TSG Hoffenheim), Jean-Philippe Mateta (1. FSV Mainz 05), Robin Quaison (1. FSV Mainz 05), Karim Onisiwo (1. FSV Mainz 05), Lucas Alario, Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig), Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig), Alexander Sørloth (RB Leipzig), Roberto Massimo (VfB Stuttgart) and Mateo Klimowicz (VfB Stuttgart). The 23-year-old has been responsible for 51 assists shot at the goal so far and therefore leads the statistics within his squad for this category. In 24 of the previous 29 games of the season, he was in the starting line-up. Of these 29 games, he won 13 with his club. Additionally, he was substituted in for five games.
Leon Bailey presently ranks as one of the best crossers in the Bundesliga: he has played 129 crosses into the penalty area of his opponent this season and hence he is currently the eighth-best crosser. He is one of the strongest runners in the Bundesliga. His total number of sprints this season is 838 (rank 2). His maximum speed is currently 35.62 km/h, securing him seventh place in the league statistics.
Leon Bailey played his last game on the 31st matchday of the 2020/21 season (24 April 2021). He was victorious over Eintracht Frankfurt while playing for Bayer 04 Leverkusen with a score of 3-1. He was in the starting line-up in this game and played as a midfielder for 85 minutes. There, he scored one goal and provided one assist. He shot at the opponent's goal a total of five times, which is the highest amount of any player in the game. In terms of total touches, Leon Bailey had 46 individual ball possessions. Furthermore, he had 25 tackle challenges in the last match. Of these, he was able to win 12. He covered a distance of 10.2 km during his total playing time in this game. In doing so, Leon Bailey ran, like no other player in the game, a total of 43 sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Leon Bailey has played 118 matches throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 53. He has played all the matches of his career in the Bundesliga as a member of Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Here, he has put a total of 28 balls in the net.