German Bundesliga Names Super Eagles’ Victor Boniface Rookie of the Season

German Bundesliga Names Super Eagles’ Victor Boniface Rookie of the Season

  • Super Eagles' Victor Boniface has been named the best rookie in Germany’s Bundesliga for the 2023/2024 football season
  • Legit.ng reports that the former Union SG of Belgium man was announced the winner of the top award on Wednesday, May 15
  • Boniface defeated Ian Maatsen of Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig's Xavi Simons, and Maximilian Beier of TSG Hoffenheim to scoop the gong

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North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany - Bayer Leverkusen and Super Eagles of Nigeria striker, Victor Boniface, has scooped the Bundesliga Rookie of the Season award.

Legit.ng reports that the announcement was made on Wednesday, May 15, via the German league’s official X (formerly Twitter) handle.

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Victor Boniface is Bundesliga's Rookie of the Season 2024
Victor Boniface had a great season with Bayer Leverkusen. Photo credit: Jan Fromme - firo sportphoto
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The account said Boniface, 23, was honoured with the award after making an instant impact on the Bundesliga — in which he won four Rookie of the Month trophies in a row.

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The post reads in full:

"@Bayer04_en striker @Boniface_jrn takes home the #BLRookie of the Season award from #Sorare after making an instant impact to the #Bundesliga — in which he won 4 Rookie of the Month trophies in a row.
"Congrats Victor!"

Boniface instrumental to Bayer Leverkusen's success

A memorable season for Boniface hit new heights when he scored the opening goal in a 5-0 victory that sealed a first Bundesliga title for Bayer Leverkusen.

The result against Werder Bremen in April was as emphatic as the club's unbeaten juggernaut of a league campaign.

A groin injury ruled him out of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) just days before the tournament in Ivory Coast, where the Super Eagles eventually finished as runners-up.

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Now fully recovered from his groin injury, Boniface has the chance to add two more pieces of silverware to his collection.

First up is the second leg of Leverkusen's Europa League final against Atalanta on May 22. Then the German Cup final against Kaiserslautern on May 25 will provide a glorious chance to end his maiden season with the club on another high.

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Boniface reacts as he makes history

Legit.ng earlier reported that Boniface gave praises to God for becoming a league champion in Germany.

Bayer Leverkusen secured their first Bundesliga title on Sunday, April 14, with an emphatic 5-0 victory over Werder Bremen, breaking an 11-year stronghold on the league by Bayern Munich.

Source: Legit.ng

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