5 Nigerian Records in German Bundesliga As Boniface and Tella Make History With Bayer Leverkusen

5 Nigerian Records in German Bundesliga As Boniface and Tella Make History With Bayer Leverkusen

Raphael Abiola
updated at April 15, 2024 at 7:34 AM
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  • Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella made history with Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga
  • The Super Eagles stars joined the list of Nigerian players to have won the German league
  • Sports Brief has outlined the top five Nigerian records in the German Bundesliga's history

Super Eagles duo, Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella, made history on Sunday evening as Bayer Leverkusen secured their first-ever Bundesliga title.

The German top flight is rated as one of the best club football competitions in the world, and many Nigerians have made their mark in the league.

Sports Brief takes a look at the five top Nigerian records in German Bundesliga history after Boniface and Tella's success with Bayer Leverkusen.

Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella make history with Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga. Photo: Christof Koepsel.
Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella have made history with Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga, joining other Nigerian history-makers. Photo: Christof Koepsel.
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5 Nigerian records in Bundesliga

1. Most titles won

With Boniface and Tella's recent victory, Nigeria now have four players who have won the Bundesliga title in history.

Sunday Oliseh, former Super Eagles captain and coach, won the title with Borussia Dortmund in the 2001-02 season.

Pascal Ojigwe was the first Nigerian to win the German League. He achieved the feat while playing for Kaiserslautern in the 1997/98 season.

2. Most goals

Jonathan Akpoborie holds the record for the Nigerian with the most goals in the history of the German league.

The former Nigerian international scored 61 goals in 144 appearances while representing clubs such as Hansa Rostock, VfB Stuttgart, and VfL Wolfsburg.

3. Most assists

Former Super Eagles striker, Victor Agali, is the Nigerian with the most assists in Bundesliga history.

The former Schalke O4 star garnered 24 assists from 143 appearances in his time in the German league.

4. Most seasons

Anthony Ujah played for nine seasons in the Bundesliga, the most for a Nigerian in the competition's history.

The former Nigerian striker played for Mainz 05, FC Cologne, Werder Bremen, and Union Berlin in Germany.

5. Most appearances

Akpoborie also boasts being the Nigerian with the most appearances in the German top flight.

The former Super Eagles striker had 144 appearances while playing for Hansa Rostock, Stuttgart, and Wolfsburg.

Boniface scores as Leverkusen win league

Sports Brief earlier reported on Boniface making history with Bayer Leverkusen after winning their first-ever Bundesliga title in his first season.

The 23-year-old was on target for the second game running as the German side defeated Werder Bremen to clinch the title with five games remaining.

Boniface opened the scoring from the spot to give Leverkusen the lead early on, followed by a strike from Granit Xhaka and a hat-trick by Florian Wirtz.

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Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.