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 2020/21
In the ongoing season, Wout Weghorst has already scored 20 goals and, along with Andrej Kramaric (TSG Hoffenheim), has the fourth-most attempts on goal within the league. Wout Weghorst has been responsible for eight assists up to now and is currently the most successful goal assistor in his squad. In total, he has taken 92 shots at goal and therefore fought his way to fifth place in the league-wide statistics. Up to now, he has hit the post three times. With this, the 28-year-old has had the second-most in the league along with Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund), Krzysztof Piatek (Hertha BSC) and Nicolás González (VfB Stuttgart). Until now, Wout Weghorst has been responsible for 42 passes to a shot and has therefore earned himself third place within the statistics of his club. In 33 of the previous 34 games of the season, he was in the starting line-up. Of these 34 games, he won 17 with his club. Additionally, the player with the shirt number 9 was substituted in for one game.
There were few players in the Bundesliga who were able to outperform Wout Weghorst in terms of headers. Because of this, he has won 120 aerial duels and so is the ninth-most successful player in this category in the league. He is one of the strongest runners in the Bundesliga. His total number of sprints this season is 883 (rank 4). Few players have covered a greater distance in the current season than him. He is presently the seventh-best runner with 364 km run on the pitch.
The 1.97m-tall forward played his last game on the 34th matchday of the 2020/21 season (22 May 2021). Playing for VfL Wolfsburg, he lost against 1. FSV Mainz 05 2-3. He played as a forward throughout this entire game. Here, Wout Weghorst provided one assist. He shot at the opponent's goal a total of two times. In terms of total touches, he had 15 individual ball possessions. Furthermore, Wout Weghorst had 13 tackle challenges in the last match. Of these, he was able to win four. He covered a distance of 10.4 km during his total playing time in this game. In doing so, he had a total of 14 sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Wout Weghorst has played 100 matches in the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 44. 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 53 balls in the net. With a total of 53 goals in his Bundesliga career so far, he presently takes 11th place on the active scoring chart.