Serhou Guirassy is in the form of his life, with 13 goals from 7 Bundesliga games. Let us take a closer look at the Bundesliga’s hottest property.

Serhou Guirassy
Age: 27 (born 12 March 1996)
Club: VfB Stuttgart
Position: Striker
Country: Guinea (7 caps, 2 goals)

Serhou Guirassy

Born in the southern French city of Arles to Guinean parents, Guirassy enjoyed an eye-catching start to his young career by posting some prolific goalscoring numbers with USM Montargis and, in particular, at J3 Amilly.

Despite an unsuccessful trial at Auxerre, Laval took the rapidly developing forward under their wing and they would eventually make Guirassy the club’s youngest-ever pro at 17. Showing a sharp eye for goal and boasting an unselfish side that saw him laying on several assists, the 6’2″ striker began receiving youth caps for France soon after joining his new side.

European journey

His progress to the Laval’s seniors led to him netting seven goals in 38 games across two seasons and earned a move to the French top flight with Lille.

However, it was while scoring eight goals in 16 second-division games on loan at Auxerre in the second half of the 2015/16 campaign that would first bring Guirassy to the Bundesliga with Cologne.

Despite a tricky start to life on the banks of the Rhine, Guirassy netted his first German top-flight goal for Cologne against Bayer Leverkusen under the team’s then-coach Peter Stöger on October 28, 2017.

Despite Guirassy being the Billy-Goats’ top scorer in all competitions that season, however, his efforts couldn’t prevent Cologne from suffering relegation.

A return to France with Amiens and then Rennes saw Guirassy raise his level further and a highlight during his time back in France was scoring Rennes’ first-ever goal in the Champions League. Stuttgart subsequently swooped and snapped up the Guinea international on loan for the 2022/23 season.

Serhou Guirassy 2023/24 season

Stuttgart's Guinean forward #09 Serhou Guirassy (L) celebrates with Stuttgart's French midfielder #08 Enzo Millot (R) after he scored the 3-1 goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match between VfB Stuttgart and VfL Wolfsburg in Stuttgart,

Guirassy began the 2023/24 campaign by scoring eight goals with eight shots on target in his first four top-flight games for Die Roten, a feat never before achieved by any player at the club.

He added another two in the 3-1 win over Darmstadt on Matchday 5 and bagged a second hat-trick of the season in a win over Wolfsburg on Matchday 7.

The hat-trick saw him soar further in front in the top goalscorers’ race as he surpassed Robert Lewandowski to record the highest-ever Bundesliga goals haul at this stage of a season.