19.09.2022 - 06:51 | source: Transfermarkt | Reading Time: 3 mins
"Have great chemistry" 

Hottest duo in the Bundesliga: Jordan Pefok & Sheraldo Becker impress for Union Berlin

Union Berlin have been the story of the Bundesliga season. The club from the capital beat Wolfsburg 2-0 on Sunday to retain their top spot in the Bundesliga for the second matchday in a row—the longest run at the top of a first division table since the 1966/67 season when Union were first after matchday 1 in the DDR-Oberliga. Two of the biggest reasons for the club’s success has been the Concacaf duo of Sheraldo Becker (27) and Jordan Pefok (26).



Becker and Jordan were fantastic against Wolfsburg. Both scored a goal each, further increasing their lead as the Bundesliga’s most dangerous attacking duo with a combined nine goals (overview). 



“They were phenomenal,” Union Berlin head coach Urs Fischer said after the game on Sunday. “They work very hard, work hard running against the lines.” 


Jordan & Becker - Signed for a combined €6m


Jordan was signed for just €6m to replace star striker Taiwo Awoniyi. Awoniyi was sold for €20.5m to Nottingham Forest last summer. “Jordan is new and has replaced Taiwo very well,” Fischer said. 


Market Value
Jordan Centre-Forward
$11.00m

“I work very well with Becker,” Jordan said after the game. “We are friends not just on the pitch but off the pitch also. We have had great chemistry from the start. We are both easygoing guys, and that just works for us very well both on and off the pitch. That chemistry has been great, and it will continue to grow in the future.” 


Jordan 2nd.: Union Berlin's most valuable signings

Santi Kolk (2010/11) – Market value: €2m
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Damir Kreilach (2013/14) – Market value: €2m
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Suleiman Abdullahi (2019/20) – Market value: €2m
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Sebastian Polter (2016/17) – Market value: €2m
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Marius Bülter (2020/21) – Market value: €2.4m
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Niko Gießelmann (2020/21) – Market value: €2.8m
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Marvin Friedrich (2019/20) – Market value: €3m
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Neven Subotic (2019/20) – Market value: €4m
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Danilho Doekhi (2022/23) - Market value: €4m
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Jamie Leweling (2022/23) - Market value: €4.5m
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Robin Knoche (2020/21) – Market value: €6.5m
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Morten Thorsby (2022/23) Market value: €7m
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Jordan (2022/23) - Market value: €7m
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Max Kruse (2020/21) – Market value: €8.5m
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Becker was signed on a free transfer from ADO Den Hag in 2019. The Surinamese forward has since grown with Union Berlin, and this season had an incredible start to the season, scoring six goals and four assists in seven Bundesliga games. When signed, Becker’s market value was just €1.25 million; that price has catapulted to €7 million, with a chance of a further increase in this week’s Bundesliga update. 


Market Value
S. Becker Second Striker
$16.50m

Fischer: "Still have a lot of work ahead of us" 


Despite the progress, Fischer believes that Becker could be even better. “We know Sheraldo’s qualities,” Fischer said. “He needs to look for one-v-one situations and use his speed, be more gutty, and like Jordan, attack the first post more often."


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U. Fischer Age: 56
1.FC Union Berlin
All seasons -
All competitions
Games
170
Won
73
Draw
49
Lost
48

Jordan, too, believes that Union Berlin, despite being first in the league, have to keep their heads on its shoulder. “Every match is the first match,” Jordan said. The striker also has that attitude when it comes to playing for the US men’s national team at the World Cup. “Of course, when your country qualifies, you want to be there. The Musicians will be paid at the end of the dance.” 


That final quote could have also come from Fischer. The Union head coach believes that his side is far from having fulfilled its potential. “We have to keep working on chemistry,” Fischer said. “We still have a lot of work ahead of us.”


Pulisic, Reyna, Pefok & Co.: The 25 Most Valuable USMNT Players

25 Kevin Paredes | €5 million | VfL Wolfsburg
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24 Cade Cowell | €5 million | San Jose Earthquakes
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23 Cristian Roldán | €6 million | Seattle Sounders
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22 Djordje Mihailovic | €6 million | CF Montréal (on loan from AZ Alkmaar)
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21 Konrad de la Fuente | €6 million | Olimpiacos (on loan from OM)
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20 John Anthony Brooks | €7 million | Benfica
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19 Cameron Carter-Vickers | €7 million | Celtic
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18 Gabriel Slonina | €7.5 million | Chelsea (on loan at Chicago Fire)
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17 Antonee Robinson | €8 million | Fulham
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16 Jesus Ferreira | €8 million | FC Dallas
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15 Joe Scally | €8 million | Gladbach
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14 Gianluca Busio | €8.5 million | Venezia FC
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13 Josh Sargent | €9 million | Norwich City
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12 Ricardo Pepi | €9 million | Groningen
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11 Jordan "Pefok" Siebatcheu | €10 million | Union Berlin
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10 Daryl Dike | €10 million | West Bromwich Albion
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9 Timothy Weah | €12 million | LOSC Lille
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8 Chris Richards | €12 milion | Crystal Palace
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7 Yunus Musah | €15 million | Valencia
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6 Tyler Adams | €17 million | Leeds United
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5 Sergiño Dest | €18 million | Milan (on loan from Barça)
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4 Weston McKennie | €25 million | Juventus
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3 Brenden Aaronson | €30 million | Leeds United
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2 Giovanni Reyna | €35 million | Borussia Dortmund
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1 Christian Pulisic | €42 million | Chelsea
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Date of Birth/Age: 26.04.1996 (26)
Nat.:   
Current club: 1.FC Union Berlin
Contract until: -
Position: Centre-Forward
Market Value: $11.00m
Date of Birth/Age: 09.02.1995 (27)
Nat.:   
Current club: 1.FC Union Berlin
Contract until: Jun 30, 2025
Position: Second Striker
Market Value: $16.50m
Date of Birth/Age: 20.02.1966 (56)
Nat.: 
Current club: 1.FC Union Berlin

Contract until: Jun 30, 2023
In charge since: Jun 30, 2018
1.FC Union Berlin
Total Market Value:
$114.73m
Competition:
Bundesliga
Manager:
Urs Fischer
Squad size:
29
Latest Transfer:
Morten Thorsby