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 this season, the 28-year-old has already scored 18 goals, which puts him in the fourth position on the league's scorer list. He has been responsible for seven assists up to now and is presently the most successful goal assistor in his squad. In total, he has taken 81 shots at goal and therefore fought his way to third place in the league-wide statistics. Up to now, the 1.97m-tall forward has hit the post two times. With this, he has had the fifth-most in the league along with Sergio Córdova (DSC Arminia Bielefeld), Lucas Höler (Sport-Club Freiburg), Nils Petersen (Sport-Club Freiburg), Milot Rashica (SV Werder Bremen), Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig), Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig), Alexander Sørloth (RB Leipzig), Patrick Herrmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach), John Anthony Brooks, Mateo Klimowicz (VfB Stuttgart), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Youssoufa Moukoko (Borussia Dortmund), Jean-Philippe Mateta (1. FSV Mainz 05), Robin Quaison (1. FSV Mainz 05), Karim Onisiwo (1. FSV Mainz 05), Lucas Alario (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) and Leon Bailey (Bayer 04 Leverkusen). Until now, Wout Weghorst has been responsible for 34 passes to a shot and has therefore earned himself third place within the statistics of his club. In 27 of the previous 28 games of the season, he was in the starting line-up. Of these 28 games, he won 15 with his club. Additionally, he was substituted in for one game.
There were few players in the Bundesliga who were able to outperform the player with the shirt number 9 in terms of headers. Because of this, he has won 103 aerial duels and so is the eighth-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 757 (rank 2). Few players have covered a greater distance in the current season than Wout Weghorst. He is currently the eighth-best runner with 299 km run on the pitch.
Wout Weghorst played his last game on the 28th matchday of the 2020/21 season (10 April 2021). Playing for VfL Wolfsburg, he lost to Eintracht Frankfurt 3-4. He played as a forward throughout this entire game. There, Wout Weghorst scored one goal and provided one assist. He shot at the opponent's goal a total of four times, which is the highest amount of any player in the game. In terms of total touches, he had 37 individual ball possessions. Furthermore, he had 17 tackle challenges in the last match. Of these, Wout Weghorst was able to win nine. He covered a distance of 10.3 km during his total playing time in this game. In doing so, he had a total of 26 sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Wout Weghorst has played 94 matches in the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 42. 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 51 balls in the net. With a total of 51 goals in his Bundesliga career so far, he presently takes 11th place on the active scoring chart.