Wendell Nascimento Borges | Playerprofile
Wendell was born on 20 July 1993 in Fortaleza and plays for Bayer 04 Leverkusen. He played for Iraty Sport Club from 2011-2011, for Londrina EC from 2012-2012, for Parana Clube Curitiba from 2012-2012, for Londrina EC from 2013-2013, for Gremio FB Porto Alegrense from 2013-2014 and has played for Bayer 04 Leverkusen since 2014.
Current season 2019/20
With two assists, the 1.78m-tall defender currently has the seventh-most in the league together with Jonjoe Kenny (FC Schalke 04), Bastian Oczipka (FC Schalke 04), Daniel Brosinski (1. FSV Mainz 05), Kevin Volland, Ellyes Skhiri (1. FC Köln), Lucas Höler (Sport-Club Freiburg), Florian Niederlechner (FC Augsburg), Javairo Dilrosun (Hertha BSC), Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig), Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig), László Benes (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Erik Thommy (Fortuna Düsseldorf), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Dortmund), Josip Brekalo (VfL Wolfsburg), Wout Weghorst (VfL Wolfsburg) and Dennis Geiger (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim). In eight of the previous 10 games of the season, Wendell was in the starting line-up. Of these 10 games, he won 5 with his club. Additionally, he was substituted in for two games.
The player with the shirt number 18 is in third place in his team's internal ranking for both pass success rate (90.24 per cent) and tackle success rate (52.48 per cent). He has had 889 individual ball possessions this season. With this, he occupies fourth place in the Bundesliga statistics for this category.
Wendell played his last game on the 11th matchday of the 2019/20 season (10 November 2019). Playing for Bayer 04 Leverkusen, he won against VfL Wolfsburg 2-0. He played as a defender throughout this entire game. In terms of total touches, he had 99 individual ball possessions, which is the highest amount of any player in the game. Furthermore, the 26-year-old had 16 tackle challenges in the last match. Of these, he was able to win 12. He was additionally able to make 57 successful passes – the best performance in the game. Wendell covered a distance of 11.7 km during his total playing time in this game. In doing so, he had a total of 18 sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Wendell has played 150 matches in the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 68. 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 seven balls in the net.