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 ongoing season, the 1.97m-tall forward has already scored 11 goals and, along with Sebastian Andersson (1. FC Union Berlin), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Serge Gnabry (FC Bayern München), Florian Niederlechner (FC Augsburg) and Rouwen Hennings (Fortuna Düsseldorf), has the fifth-most attempts on goal within the league. The player with the shirt number 9 has been responsible for three assists so far and with this has fought his way to 41st place in the statistics of his club. In total, he has taken 67 shots at goal and therefore fought his way to fifth place in the league-wide statistics. Until now, he has been responsible for 34 passes to a shot and has therefore earned himself second place within the statistics of his club. In 22 of the previous 24 games of the season, Wout Weghorst was in the starting line-up. Of these 24 games, he won 8 with his club. Additionally, he was substituted in for two games.
Wout Weghorst has shot three penalty kicks this season, occupying, together with Davy Klaassen (SV Werder Bremen), Timo Werner (RB Leipzig), Luca Waldschmidt (Sport-Club Freiburg), Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) and Rouwen Hennings (Fortuna Düsseldorf), first place in the league ranking. There were few players in the Bundesliga who were able to outperform the 27-year-old in terms of headers. Because of this, he has won 105 aerial duels and so is the fourth-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 694 (rank 3).
Wout Weghorst played his last game on the 25th matchday of the 2019/20 season (7 March 2020). Playing for VfL Wolfsburg, he played against RB Leipzig and tied with 0-0. He played as a forward throughout this entire game. Wout Weghorst shot at the opponent's goal a total of two times. In terms of total touches, he had 56 individual ball possessions. Furthermore, he had 40 tackle challenges in the last match – the highest number in this game. Of these, Wout Weghorst was able to win 24 – and therefore was more successful than any other player in this game. He covered a distance of 11.9 km during his total playing time in this game. In doing so, he had a total of 29 sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Wout Weghorst has played 58 matches throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 24. 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 28 balls in the net.