Leon Bailey is known for having a wicked left foot – in the German Bundesliga, he proved it time and time again, either by curling a shot when coming into the middle from the winger position, or from a free-kick. In the 2020-21 season, he scored 9 goals with 8 assists for Bayer Leverkusen. Those stats were more than enough for Premier League club Aston Villa to make their move and pick up the pacey winger in a transfer reportedly worth £30 million. 1

Leon Bailey – The Numbers:


See more of Leon Bailey’s achievements and accolades in the table below.

Club Career

Bailey has played in some of the biggest leagues in Europe. In 2015 he joined Genk in the Jupiler Pro League in Belgium before moving to Bayer Leverkusen in 2017. After more than 4 successful seasons for ‘Die Werkself’, he signed for Aston Villa in the Premier League ahead of the 2021-22 season.

International Career

Leon Bailey made his debut for Jamaica on June 17th in the Concacaf Gold Cup versus Honduras in a match the ‘Reagge Boys’ won by 3-2. 2 Fast forward 3 months and Bailey scored his first goal for the senior side in a 6-0 demolition of Antigua and Barbuda.3


  1. https://theathletic.com/news/aston-villa-confirm-signing-of-leon-bailey-from-bayer-leverkusen/uRGnVtAJUZ4o/
  2. https://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/sports/20190617/reggae-boyz-cap-historic-night-3-2-win-over-honduras
  3. https://jamaica.loopnews.com/content/reggae-boyz-whip-guyana-concacaf-nations-league