Boniface emerges as Europe’s fourth best goal contributor

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Victor Boniface of the Super Eagles, who put on an outstanding performance for Bayer Leverkusen, was one of several standout players in the Top 5 leagues in Europe this season.

After spending €20 million to leave Royale Union Saint-Gilloise during the last transfer window, the 22-year-old has been having a great season in Germany.

With three games remaining before the international break this season, on Sunday. Only Harry Kane of Bayern Munich, Erling Haaland of Manchester City, and Serhou Guirassy of VfB Stuttgart are ahead of Boniface in the European Top 5 leagues in terms of goal contributions.

The Nigerian forward has already contributed 17 goals in just three months at Bayer Leverkusen (11 goals and six assists).

The only players with more goal contributions than him are Kane (28, 21 goals and 7 assists), Haaland (21, 17 goals and 4 assists), and Guirassy (16 goals and 2 assists), who also has excellent goal contributions.

After 11 games, the Akure-born striker has seven goals, which puts him sixth on the Bundesliga’s 2023–24 top scorers list behind Kane (17), Serhou Guirassy (15) of VfB Stuttgart, Loïs Openda (9), Jonas Wind of VfL Wolfsburg, and Leroy Sane, who both have eight goals.

Among all the players, only Kane has more assists than Boniface nonetheless.

As of match day 11, Die Werkself is atop the Bundesliga standings, having won 10 of their games and drawn only one. The 22-year-old has been a key player in their remarkable start to the season.

Along with Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, and Nice, Xabi Alonso’s team is one of just three unbeaten teams in the Europe Top 5 leagues.

Jude Bellingham of Real Madrid, who has 13 goals and three assists in all competitions, and Kylian Mbappe, who has 15 goals and one assist overall, are tied for fifth place on the goals contributions chart.

Boniface has shown himself to be more than just a member of his club.

September’s 2023 AFCON qualifier against São Tomé and Principe marked the striker’s Super Eagles debut. He demonstrated his talents in that match by setting up Samuel Chukwueze for a goal, which helped Nigeria win 6-0.

Against Saudi Arabia in a 2-2 international friendly in Portugal, he made his maiden start for the Eagles in a fantastic follow-up.

As of right now, Boniface is a member of the Eagles in Uyo. On Thursday, at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, he will play in his fourth Eagles game when Nigeria plays Lesotho in the opening World Cup qualifier for 2026.

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