Super Eagles striker Victor Boniface has been nominated for the Bundesliga Rookie of the Month award for October.
Boniface grabbed his 10th goal of the season in Bayer Leverkusen's 3-0 win over Cologne to kick off the month before assisting Jeremie Frimpong's opener in the subsequent 2-1 victory over Wolfsburg.
The 22-year-old's contribution helped his side to a perfect Bundesliga record last month as Xabi Alonso's men continue to lead the way at the top of league standings after the first 10 rounds of matches.
Victor Boniface since joining Bayer Leverkusen:
📊directly involved in a goal every 68 minutes
22 years of age. Magnificent start to his adventure in Germany. Fantastic striker with such an amazing profile. 🇳🇬🔥 pic.twitter.com/xCxjw3BpSs
— Football Talent Scout – Jacek Kulig (@FTalentScout) November 4, 2023
Having won the Rookie of the Month award for August and September, Victor Boniface is looking to pick up the award for the third time in as many months since his move to German football.
In keeping with his heroics from October, Boniface has also established himself as an early frontrunner for the November award thanks to his display in Leverkusen's most recent involvement against Hoffenheim where he supplied two assists.
Guess they didn't get the memo, he doesn't just score goals, he creates goals also.
— 🇳🇬 Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) November 4, 2023
Who else was nominated for the Bundesliga Rookie of the Month for October?
Now, we look at the other players who made the cut, and how they performed in October.
Like Boniface, RB Leipzig's Xavi Simons has also been nominated for the third month in a row thanks to his impressive performances since his loan move from Paris Saint-Germain.
The 22-year-old failed to register any direct goal contribution in his first two league matches of the month but racked up two assists in his final outing en route to his side's 6-0 win over Cologne.
Nineteen-year-old Bajan Gruda is the final nominee for the Rookie of the Month award for October as he grabbed his first-ever Bundesliga goal in a 2-2 draw against Borussia Monchengladbach, before registering his first assist in a 3-1 defeat to reigning champions Bayern Munich.
How can you vote for Victor Boniface?
To cast your vote for Victor Boniface, all you have to do is visit rookie-award.com and make your choice. Voting ends on Thursday, 09 November, at 23:00 BST.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 weeks ago