Victor Boniface leads Europe with 12 take-ons, outshining Rashford

Victor Boniface leads Europe with 12 take-ons, outshining Rashford
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The art of ‘taking on' defenders is a thrilling aspect of the game, and this season, Victor Boniface has emerged as a true maestro in this department.

In the world of football, there are few things more exhilarating than witnessing a player who possesses the ability to mesmerize the opposition with their dribbling skills.

Hailing from Bayer 04 Leverkusen, the Super Eagles forward has taken the football world by storm with his extraordinary dribbling abilities.

Europe's dribbling elite

In a season marked by formidable competition and skillful displays, only two players from Europe's prestigious big-five divisions have achieved the remarkable feat of completing 10 or more take-ons inside the opposition box.

At the summit of this elite list stands Victor Boniface with an astonishing 12 take-ons, a testament to his extraordinary dribbling abilities.

Close on his heels is Marcus Rashford, who has completed 10 take-ons, showcasing the dazzling talent and flair that define these two football maestros.

Their prowess in manoeuvring past defenders within the opponent's box sets them apart in leagues where skill and creativity reign supreme.

Victor Boniface's statistics in the Bundesliga

The statistics of Victor Boniface in the 2023/2024 season paint a vivid picture of his exceptional skills and contributions to Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

Here is a breakdown of his impressive season:

  1. Goals: 7
  2. Assists: 3
  3. Shots: 49
  4. Shots against post and bar: 0
  5. Penalties: 1
  6. Penalties scored: 1
  7. Tackles won: 90
  8. Aerial duels won: 14
  9. Fouls: 5
  10. Yellow cards: 2
  11. Appearances: 8
  12. Sprints: 141
  13. Intensive runs: 396
  14. Distance (km): 72.1
  15. Speed (km/h): 32.93
  16. Passes completed: 72.6
  17. Own-goals: 0
  18. Crosses: 2

Last game heroics

Leverkusen's goal scorer Victor Boniface celebrating
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Victor Boniface's most recent performance on the eighth matchday of the 2023/24 season was nothing short of remarkable.

Playing as a forward for Bayer 04 Leverkusen against VfL Wolfsburg, he played a crucial role in securing a 2-1 victory. Here are some highlights from that game:

  • Provided one assist, showcasing his ability to create scoring opportunities for his teammates.
  • Registered the highest number of shots on the opponent's goal, with a total of four attempts.
  • Held 45 individual ball possessions, indicating his influence in the game.
  • Engaged in an astonishing 28 tackle challenges, the highest in the match, and won 12 of them, emphasizing his commitment to both offensive and defensive aspects of the game.
  • Covered a distance of 9.6 km during the game, showcasing his incredible work rate.
  • Executed a total of 24 sprints, demonstrating his speed and agility.

Upcoming match

Victor Boniface's next game is eagerly anticipated by fans as he looks to continue his impressive form.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen will be facing Freiburg in the Bundesliga on October 29th.

His ability to perform consistently at such a high level is sure to keep football enthusiasts on the edge of their seats.

Victor Boniface has undoubtedly established himself as one of Europe's top dribblers in the 2023/2024 season.

His remarkable stats, dazzling performances, and extraordinary skills make him a force to be reckoned with.

As he continues to light up the football world with his flair and creativity, fans and pundits alike eagerly await each of his appearances on the pitch.

It's players like Victor Boniface who remind us why we love the beautiful game of football.

This article was most recently revised and updated 6 months ago

Rababe Koussaimi, a 22-year-old journalist, is deeply passionate about the world of sports. She grew up in a footballing environment, supporting both Bayern Munich and Wydad Athletic Club. She began her English journalism career by hosting a podcast for the first English radio station in Morocco. Currently, the Moroccan journalist channels her enthusiasm into writing and conducting extensive research, creating insightful and engaging content for GoalBall Live readers.