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The biggest talents in the 2. Bundesliga


The 2. Bundesliga is always exciting, as we discussed in our blog about the players with the most assists so far. The competition is known for the big number of clubs who fight for the promotion, till the very end. The league where Benjamin Pavard and Lukas Podolski also played for in the early stages of their careers, has many great talents to follow. In this week’s blog: the biggest talents of the 2. Bundesliga based on Player Level.


Romano Schmid – Werder Bremen

The 21-year-old Austrian plays for Werder Bremen as an attacking midfielder. Schmid also has some Bundesliga experience already, he played 22 games for Werder Bremen in the biggest competition in Germany. This season, Schmid has shown his value with two goals and three assists so far. The creative midfielder is also in the top-10 second assistors of the 2. Bundesliga. He proved that next to his creating style of play, he also has a great long shot as well. He scored this way in games for Werder Bremen, but also for the Austrian U21 team. A player to watch out for.


Patric Pfeiffer - SV Darmstadt 98

Pfeiffer plays as a central defender for SV Darmstadt 98 in the 2. Bundesliga. The 22-year-old has an impressive physique, while his height is 1.96 meters. He uses that the right way, as his stats show that the big defender wins 74.3% of his duels this season. With this stat, and the fact he played in 16 of the 18 games for SV Darmstadt 98 this competition, it is clear he plays a big part in the great campaign of the German side so far. Darmstadt is now placed second, with only one point behind St. Pauli.


Malick Thiaw – Schalke 04

The youngest player in our top three. Thiaw plays as a central defender for Schalke 04 since 2015 when he joined their youth academy. The tall defender has played in all 18 games this season for the current number four of the 2. Bundesliga. With an average passing accuracy of 88.9%, in combination with an average success rate of almost 70% of his long passes, Thiaw shows he is not only good at defending. The talented defender already played 23 Bundesliga games for Schalke 04.

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