igerian international and Mainz 05 defender Leon Balogun has been honored with a spot in the prestigious German Bundesliga Team of the Week, as announced by the football statistics website whoscored.com.
Balogun’s commendable performance during Mainz’s challenging 1-1 away draw against Cologne in the league on Saturday earned him this recognition. Placed on the left side of the central defense in a formidable four-man backline within a 4-4-2 formation, Balogun received an impressive score of 7.8 out of 10.
Among the noteworthy figures joining Balogun in this esteemed team are the influential trio from Bayern Munich – Arjen Robben, Joshua Kimmich, and James Rodriguez.
The clash against Cologne marked Balogun’s 13th league appearance for Mainz this season, showcasing his consistency and contribution to the team’s campaign in the Bundesliga.
Mainz 05 currently occupies the 16th position in the league table, which places them in the relegation play-off spot, with 27 points in the standings amid a competitive 18-team field.
The Bundesliga Team of the Week also includes standout performers such as Wolfsburg’s goalkeeper Koen Casteels, Borussia Dortmund’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Hannover 96’s Miiko Albornoz, among others, highlighting the exceptional talent and skill across various clubs in the league.
Balogun’s inclusion among such stellar footballers underscores his impactful display and noteworthy contribution to Mainz’s competitive performances, solidifying his status as a key figure in the Bundesliga.