Wout Weghorst | Playerprofile
Wout Weghorst was born on 7 August 1992 in Borne and plays for VfL Wolfsburg. He played for Willem II Tilburg from 2011-2012, for FC Emmen from 2012-2014, for Heracles Almelo from 2014-2016, for AZ Alkmaar from 2016-2018 and has played for VfL Wolfsburg since 2018.
Current season 2019/20
In the current season, Wout Weghorst has already scored five goals and, along with Sebastian Andersson (1. FC Union Berlin), Amine Harit (FC Schalke 04), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Paco Alcacer (Borussia Dortmund), Marcus Thuram (Borussia Mönchengladbach) and Kevin Volland (Bayer 04 Leverkusen), has the sixth-most attempts on goal within the league. The 27-year-old has been responsible for two assists so far and with this has fought his way to 30th place in the statistics of his club. In total, he has taken 32 shots at goal and therefore fought his way to sixth place in the league-wide statistics. So far, he has been able to make 19 passes to a shot. With this result, the 1.97m-tall forward leads the team statistcs together with Maximilian Arnold. Wout Weghorst was in the starting line-up in all previous 11 games of the season. Of these, he won four games with his club.
The player with the shirt number 9 is credited as being especially assertive on the pitch. Hence, he has already won 125 tackling duels and in doing so has fought his way to the ninth rank in the league. He is one of the strongest runners in the Bundesliga. Wout Weghorst completes 330 sprints per game on average (rank 2). Few players have covered a greater distance in the ongoing season than him. He is currently the fifth-best runner with 127 km run on the pitch.
Wout Weghorst played his last game on the 11th matchday of the 2019/20 season (10 November 2019). Playing for VfL Wolfsburg, he lost against Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0-2. He played as a forward throughout this entire game. Wout Weghorst shot at the opponent's goal a total of three times, which is the highest amount of any player in the game. In terms of total touches, he had 46 individual ball possessions. Furthermore, he had 35 tackle challenges in the last match – the highest number in this game. Of these, Wout Weghorst was able to win 15. He covered a distance of 12 km during his total playing time in this game. In doing so, he ran, like no other player in the game, a total of 42 sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Wout Weghorst has played 45 matches throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 20. He has played all the matches of his career in the Bundesliga as a member of VfL Wolfsburg. Here, Wout Weghorst has put a total of 22 balls in the net.