To celebrate the 25th birthday of Chelsea forward Timo Werner, let’s check out his five best career highlights so far.
Timo Werner is already one of the biggest names and most respected goalscorers in European football as he hits the quarter of a century mark today.
So to mark his 25th birthday, Ace Football checks out the German’s best career moments so far.
Youngest debutant & goalscorer in Stuttgart’s history
Werner made became the youngest ever footballer for Stuttgart at only 17 years, four months, and 25 days in a Europa League qualifier in August 2013. He was still in high school at the time but became a first-team regular all the same.
The forward later became the club’s youngest goalscorer against Eintracht Frankfurt a month later and the youngest player in Bundesliga history to score a brace in 3–1 win over SC Freiburg in November 2013.
First Golden Boot award
‘Turbo Timo’ later joined RB Leipzig in 2016 and made his international debut for the German national team a year later. His superb performance led to a call-up for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, which ended in glory for both country and player.
Germany defeated Chile 1-0 in the final for a first title, and Werner won the tournament’s Golden Boot award on three goals and two assists. He also set-up Lars Stindl’s match-winning goal in the final itself.
The most merciless performance of his career
A hat-trick of goals and assists in one game just isn’t normal.
But Werner did it in an 8-0 demolition of Mainz in November 2019 to help Leipzig bag an impressive win. He bagged many goals and assists in Germany, of course, but this one does deserve a special mention.
A sensational last season in Bundesliga
The 25-year-old became the first German player since his idol Mario Gomez to score 28 goals in the Bundesliga in 2019/20. His stats were mind-blowing, with only Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski besting him.
Werner also chipped in eight assists in the league before completing a €53m transfer to Chelsea.
Becomes RB Leipzig’s all-time top scorer in final game
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 29, 2020
Surpassing Daniel Frahn as Leipzig’s all-time leading scorer was a fitting end to Werner’s final match for the club against Augsburg in June 2020.
The Germany international scored twice in that game to end his four-year stay at the Red Bull Arena with a club-record 95 goals and 40 assists in 159 appearances.