African footballers. Germany-born Nigerian goalkeeper, Noah Atubolu, nominated for German Bundesliga rookie of the month of August alongside fellow Nigerian, Victor Boniface.
Born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, Atubolu has been with SC Freiburg since he was 13 and has played for the club’s reserve team in the Regionalliga and 3. Liga.
Noah Atubolu (born 25 May 2002) is a professional footballer and plays as a goalkeeper for Bundesliga club SC Freiburg. He, however, made his Bundesliga debut in August and has been in goal for Freiburg’s first three games, keeping one clean sheet.
READ ABOUT HIS FELLOW NOMINEE HERE: Nigerian striker Victor Boniface nominated for German Bundesliga rookie of the month
The German Bundesliga rookie award is set aside for players who must be younger than 23 on Matchday 1 of the new season and cannot have started a Bundesliga match in any previous campaign.
Also, players can have accumulated no more than 450 minutes of action before the start of the Bundesliga season in question. That means that youngsters who have only made brief appearances in their careers so far and who have not yet had the chance to fully showcase their talents, still have the opportunity to be named Rookie of the Month, presented by Sorare.
The monthly winners receive one of the coveted Bundesliga Rookie trophies, before vying for the Rookie of the Season prize. As well as the fans (40%), Bundesliga clubs (30%) and a panel of Bundesliga experts (30%) are part of the voting process.
Fans can vote for any of the three nominees by clicking here.
The winner of the award will be announced on September 7.