Bundesliga Best: 2023/24 Midseason XI


The Bundesliga season of 2023/24 has reached its winter break after 16 rounds of thrilling fixtures, and fans have cast their votes to determine the best XI players so far. The chosen players represent a mix of experienced campaigners and emerging talents who have left a significant impact on the league.

Goalkeeper: Gregor Kobel (Borussia Dortmund)

Borussia Dortmund’s goalkeeper, Gregor Kobel, has stood out despite his team not having the sturdiest defense in the league. With a save rate of 72 percent and a goalkeeper efficiency of +6.7, Kobel has been crucial in preventing more goals for his team.

Defender: Jeremie Frimpong (Bayer Leverkusen)

Jeremie Frimpong, nominally a defender, has played a vital role in Bayer Leverkusen’s defense, contributing to the team’s status as the Bundesliga’s best defense. His attacking prowess is evident with five goals and six assists, making him a key figure in Leverkusen’s impressive season.

Defender: Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund)

Despite turning 35, Mats Hummels has shown remarkable consistency in defense for Borussia Dortmund. Winning almost two-thirds of his duels, leading in passing accuracy (91.3 percent), and scoring a brace in a crucial victory, Hummels has proven to be an invaluable asset.

Defender: Minjae Kim (Bayern Munich)

Minjae Kim, named Defender of the Season in Serie A last year, has seamlessly transitioned to Bayern Munich. Leading in touches per 90 minutes, passes played, and challenges won, Kim has earned the nickname ‘Monster’ and has been a rock in Bayern’s defense.

Defender: Alejandro Grimaldo (Bayer Leverkusen)

Alejandro Grimaldo has made an immediate impact on Bayer Leverkusen’s left side, scoring seven goals and providing five assists. The Spanish international’s attacking contributions have been vital for Leverkusen’s success.

Midfielder: Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen)

Florian Wirtz, somewhat overshadowed by high-profile signings, has quietly become Bayer Leverkusen’s main creative force. With five goals and seven assists, Wirtz has been crucial in providing the attacking spark for the league leaders.

Midfielder: Granit Xhaka (Bayer Leverkusen)

Granit Xhaka, a summer signing from Arsenal, has seamlessly integrated into Bayer Leverkusen’s midfield. Leading in distance covered, touches of the ball, and an impressive passing accuracy of 93 percent, Xhaka has become a key on-field director for his team.

Midfielder: Xavi Simons (RB Leipzig)

On loan from Paris Saint-Germain, Xavi Simons has played a pivotal role in RB Leipzig’s successes. With seven assists and four goals, Simons has been instrumental in creating and scoring goals for his team.

Forward: Leroy Sané (Bayern Munich)

Leroy Sané, leading the Bundesliga in both goals and assists, has been in scintillating form for Bayern Munich. With 45 chances created, Sané’s partnership with Harry Kane has brought out the best in the 27-year-old.

Forward: Harry Kane (Bayern Munich)

Harry Kane has made Bundesliga history, being the first player to score 21 goals in his first 15 appearances. With a remarkable xG of 14.9 and a shot efficiency of +6.1, Kane is leading the race for the European Golden Boot.

Forward: Serhou Guirassy (VfB Stuttgart)

Serhou Guirassy started the season as the leading goal-scorer, setting a new league record with 14 goals after the first eight matchdays. With 17 goals and numerous assists, Guirassy has been a revelation for VfB Stuttgart.


  • Goalkeeper: Alexander Nübel (VfB Stuttgart)
  • Defender: Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen)
  • Midfielder: Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich)
  • Forward: Deniz Undav (VfB Stuttgart)

These substitutes have also played crucial roles for their respective teams, providing depth and contributing to their success in the first half of the season. As the Bundesliga resumes after the winter break, fans eagerly await more outstanding performances from these exceptional players.

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By- Sahiba Suri

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