GGFN Advent Calendar | Day 23 – Happy Birthday Victor Boniface

Welcome back to the Get German Football News advent calendar. As the countdown to Christmas continues, so does our festive fun on day twenty-three, as we celebrate the 23rd birthday of Bayer Leverkusen striker Victor Boniface.

Since signing for Die Werkself from Royale Union Saint-Gilloise in the summer, the Nigerian international has proven to be an excellent acquisition for Xabi Alonso’s side. For a fee of €20.5 million, there was initial scepticism about whether Boniface would be able to make the step up straight away to the Bundesliga.

However, with 16 goals and eight assists in all competitions so far this season, the 23-year-old has been in electric form, averaging a goal contribution every 71 minutes. In comparison to other Bundesliga strikers, this leaves Boniface just behind Serhou Guirassy and Harry Kane for effectiveness this season.

As Bayer Leverkusen currently sits at the top of the Bundesliga, they can also boast about progressing through their Europa League group in top spot too, as well as being in the quarterfinals of the DFB-Pokal. As a historic treble remains on the cards, Die Werkself have an opportunity to rewrite the wrongs of their past.

If they are to do so, then they will have the goalscoring antics of Victor Boniface to thank. While Alonso has gone a long way in transforming this side, without their marksman up top, it would be hard to imagine Leverkusen in the position they are in.

GGFN | Will Shopland

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