Who is Bayer Leverkusen player Florian Wirtz, bio, age, height, family, girlfriend, position, contract and salary

Who is Bayer Leverkusen player Florian Wirtz, bio, age, height, family, girlfriend, position, contract and salary

Here is all you need to know about Florian Wirtz including his age, contract, position, bio and more about the German footballer 

Bayern Munich wasted a two-goal lead, putting Bayer Leverkusen within striking distance of the Bundesliga title, but Florian Wirtz’s penalty put the leaders ahead by 16 points.

Deep into first-half injury time, Wirtz scored the game’s lone goal after Robin Gosens was given a red card. Eight minutes into added time at the end of the first half, he scored from the spot to give Union Berlin a 1-0 victory after Christopher Trimmel had handled.

Who is Bayer Leverkusen player Florian Wirtz, bio, age, height, family, girlfriend, position, stats, contract and salary

 

Earlier, Wednesday’s 4-0 home victory over Fortuna Duesseldorf saw goals from Wirtz in every half as Bayer Leverkusen advanced to the German Cup final for the fifth time.

Who is Florian Wirtz?

Florian Richard Wirtz is a German football player who was born on May 3, 2003 in Pulheim, Germany. The left winger stands 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) tall.

A look at Florian Wirtz’s career so far

The 20-year-old plays attacking midfield or left wing for both the Germany national team and Bundesliga team Bayer Leverkusen.

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Thought to be a major future football star in Germany, Wirtz joined 1. FC Koln’s development squad in 2010 and stayed there until January 2020, when he signed a contract with Bayer Leverkusen.

Following his impressive performance with the under-17 squad, Wirtz earned his Bundesliga debut as a senior professional on May 18, 2020, starting on the road against Werder Bremen. At the age of seventeen years and fifteen days, he thereby surpassed Kai Havertz to become Leverkusen’s youngest player in the league.

Six days later, on June 6, in the 89th minute of Leverkusen’s 4-0 home defeat to Bayern Munich, Wirtz scored his first goal for the team, making him the 17-year-old goalscorer in Bundesliga history.

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On December 23, 2020, Wirtz reached an agreement with the club to extend his contract through 2023. Then on the day of his eighteenth birthday, May 3, 2021, he renewed his contract until 2026.

Talking about his international career, in March 2021, Wirtz was called up to the senior squad for the FIFA World Cup qualifications in 2022 for the first time. On September 2, he earned his debut in a 2-0 away win against Liechtenstein in a World Cup qualifying match.

Florian Wirtz’s style of play

Despite having the ability to play wide on the left as an inverted winger, Wirtz is an attacking midfield player.

Florian Wirtz’s parents

Florian Wirtz was born to Hans-Joachim who is a chairman Grun-WeiB Brauweiler, Florian’s childhood club. Just like his father, his mother Karin is also his agent.

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Florian also has a sister Juliane Wirtz who is a profesional footballer as well and already has made her Bundesliga debute.

Florian Wirtz’s girlfriend

Florian Wirtz is reported to be dating Aaliyah.

Florian Wirtz’s salary, contract details

Florian Wirtz’s contract with Bayer Leverkusen expires on June 30, 2027, with 4 years and €18,000,000 in gross salary remaining, as per Capology. Excluding bonuses, his gross base income for the 2023–2024 season will be €4,500,000, or €86,538 per week.

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