Bernd Leno is a goalkeeper from Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany. The star plays for Arsenal and the German national football team.
Leno began his playing career by joining the youth side at SV Germania Bietigheim back in 2009 and was one of the most excellent stoppers around.
He raced up the ranks rapidly and made it to the Germany U17, U18, U19 and U21 sides. Leno started his professional career with VfB Stuttgart by penning a contract in May 2011.
The star got his call up to his country’s national team in the autumn of 2015 for the qualifiers of UEFA Euro 2016. Leno made his international debut for his nation in May 2016 during a friendly match versus Slovakia.
Bernd was plucked from Stuttgart’s youth sector by Bayern Leverkusen on a five-month loan in the summer of 2011 due to an injury to Rene Adler.
In his first three games for Leverkusen in Bundesliga, he collected a clean sheet, becoming only the third stopper to do so in the history of the league.
Leno then became the youngest goalkeeper to feature in the UEFA Champions League when he played versus Chelsea.
His showings forced Adler out as he switched to Hamburg. The player was given a permanent deal by Die Werkself in November 2011 which was extended till June 2020.
In the summer of 2018, the Gunners announced that Leno had penned a five-year contract for a sum of £22.5 million.
Bernd made his Premier League debut in the 2–0 home win over Watford, replacing legendary keeper Petr Cech.
In 2021, he played his 100th match for his side across all competitions in a 3–2 win against Benfica in the UEFA Europa League round of 32.
He has been constantly proving his class standing tall even versus the hardest hitters of European football. Bernd was selected to represent Germany in Confederations Cup four years ago.
Bernd has had a meteoric rise because of the showings he has given at a young age. In the 57 games for VfB Stuttgart, the player conceded a total of 68 goals while playing 15 games without conceding a goal.
At Leverkusen, the star has conceded 357 goals in 289 outings while playing 96 appearances without conceding a goal.
For the German national team, in the six matches, he has made he has conceded a total of six goals while going without conceding a goal in two matches.