Bayern and Bayer Leverkusen represented in Bundesliga Team of the Season


The 2023/24 Bundesliga campaign drew to a close on Saturday afternoon. As such, it's time to run through the WhoScored Team of the Season with Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, VfB Stuttgart, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, Mainz 05, FC Heidenheim and Hoffenheim all represented in the XI 


Oliver Baumann (Hoffenheim) - 6.92 


Hoffenheim finished the season seventh and while they conceded the fourth most goals (66) in the division, it would have been a lot worse for Pellegrino Matarazzo's side were it not for Oliver Baumann's exploits between the sticks. The 33-year-old made more saves (146) than any other goalkeeper in the Bundesliga this season to help land a WhoScored rating of 6.92 


Patrick Mainka (FC Heidenheim) - 7.00 


FC Heidenheim exceeded expectations in their debut Bundesliga campaign with centre-back Patrick Mainka superb at the back. The 29-year-old ranked third for both tackles (85) and clearances (156) in Germany's top tier as Frank Schmidt navigated his side to a top half finish. 


Sepp van den Berg (Mainz 05) - 7.04 


The best rated centre-back in the Bundesliga this season, Sepp van den Berg ended the campaign with a WhoScored rating of 7.04. The 22-year-old blocked the second most shots (36) and won the second most aerial duels (173) in the division to lock down his spot in the team of the season. 


Nico Schlotterbeck (Borussia Dortmund) - 6.99 


Rounding off the backline is Borussia Dortmund's Nico Schlotterbeck, who returned a WhoScored rating of 6.99 this season. Dortmund boasted the fourth best defensive record in the division having conceded 43 goals, while Schlotterbeck impressed with his distribution. Indeed, only Granit Xhaka (3003) made more accurate passes than the German (2370), which is a boost for the national team ahead of the Euros. 


Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich) - 7.68 


The first of three Bayern Munich players, Leroy Sane was again a dribble machine for Thomas Tuchel's men having completed more dribbles (93) than any other player in the division. Sane also ranked ninth for key passes (72), while only one player made more assists than Sane (11) in Germany's top tier. 


Bayern and Bayer Leverkusen represented in Bundesliga Team of the Season


Xavi Simons (RB Leipzig) - 7.58 


Another to finish the campaign on 11 assists, Xavi Simons was superb on his loan spell for RB Leipzig this season as evidenced by a WhoScored rating of 7.58. The Dutchman's 79 key passes was the fourth most in the Bundesliga and he also completed 84 dribbles, that ranking third. 


Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen) - 7.50 


One of the star performers in Bayer Leverkusen's title-winning unbeaten season, Florian Wirtz won possession in the attacking third more times (36) than any other player and also ended the campaign with 11 assists to his name. Coupled with 11 goals, the German attacker was one of only two players to finish the season with double figures for both metrics to help earn a WhoScored rating of 7.50. 


Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich) - 7.65 


Only teammate Sane completed more dribbles than Jamal Musiala (87) in the Bundesliga this season in what was another fine campaign for the 21-year-old. Musiala netted 10 times and laid on an additional six assists for FC Hollywood as he rounds off the central midfield trio with a WhoScored rating of 7.65. 


Alex Grimaldo (Bayer Leverkusen) - 7.58 


One of the best free signings in Bundesliga history, Alex Grimaldo was hugely influential in Bayer Leverkusen's history-making season as he scored 10 and laid on 13 assists, the latter more than any other player. The 28-year-old finished the campaign with a total of 78 key passes to help return a WhoScored rating of 7.58. 


Harry Kane (Bayern Munich) - 7.82 


With a WhoScored rating of 7.82, Harry Kane is the Bundesliga Player of the Season. While Kane was unable to fire Bayern to domestic or continental glory, the England captain was exceptional in front of goal having netted more times (36) than any other player. The former Tottenham man also registered eight assists for Thomas Tuchel's men to round off the Bayern trio. 


Serhou Guirassy (VfB Stuttgart) - 7.73 


Partnering Kane on the frontline is VfB Stuttgart star Serhou Guirassy, who ended 2023/24 with a WhoScored rating of 7.73. Guirassy was vital as Stuttgart claimed Champions League football, ending the campaign with 28 goals and a better conversion rate (30.4%) than any other player.

Bayern and Bayer Leverkusen represented in Bundesliga Team of the Season