Sheraldo Becker, the Surinamese International Impressing for Union Berlin in the Bundesliga

Sheraldo Becker, the Surinamese International Impressing for Union Berlin in the Bundesliga

  • Sheraldo Becker represented Netherlands and Germany at youth levels but now represents Suriname
  • Union Berlin are on top of the Bundesliga table thanks in part to their attacker, Sheraldo Becker
  • Suriname's Sheraldo Becker has fired his way to the top of the Bundesliga scoring charts with seven goals

Sheraldo Becker is sitting pretty at the top of the Bundesliga scoring charts.

The Union Berlin striker scored one goal and provided an assist against Wolfsburg as Union Berlin leapfrogged Borussia Dortmund to reclaim the top spot on the Bundesliga table.

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Sheraldo Becker has been impressing in the Bundesliga and tops the scoring charts. Image: Boris Streubel
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While many are surprised by Union Berlin's performances, others are equally surprised by Becker's start to the season. So who is Sheraldo Becker? Sports Brief brings you all you need to know about the Surinamese international.

Who is Sheraldo Becker?

Sheraldo Becker is a 27-year-old winger who plays for Union Berlin in the Bundesliga. Born in the Netherlands, he represented both the Netherlands and Germany originally. He now represents the Suriname national team. Both Becker's parents are Surinamese, Wikipedia noted.

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Who did Sheraldo Becker first play for?

Becker is a product of the famed Ajax Youth Academy. In 2004, at the age of 9, Becker was discovered at a talent day and recruited to the Youth Academy. In 2011 he signed his first professional contract with the club, and during the 2013/14 season, he started representing the under-19 squad. Becker was quickly promoted to the reserve side and, in May 2014, was called up to the first team for two friendly games.

The end of his Ajax career:

In 2015, Becker was sent on loan to PEC Zwolle until the end of the season. At the end of the season, he joined fellow Dutch side ADO Den Haag. Becker signed a three-year deal with the club and remained there until the 2018/19 season.

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Becker in the Bundesliga:

In June 2019, Becker signed for FC Union Berlin on a free transfer following the club's promotion to the Bundesliga. He helped the club to an 11th-place finish in the first season and a seventh-place finish in his second season. It's in his third season with the club that he's really shining.

Becker has scored six goals in seven appearances and leads the Bundesliga scoring charts. He's also notched up four assists. Becker's impressive performances also earned him the Bundesliga Player of the Month award for August 2022. He became the first and only Union Berlin player to win a player of the month award in the Bundesliga.

Sheraldo Becker promises there's more to come as Union Berlin attacker aims to continue stellar performances

Sheraldo Becker is out to prove that there are more impressive performances to come from him.

The Union Berlin attacker leads the Bundesliga’s goal-scoring charts, while his team sit atop the table after seven games.

Despite his impressive start to the season, Becker insists that he is yet to reach his full potential.

Source: Sports Brief News