Ajax had the most players in the Eredivisie Team of the Month this season, with five months in a row. Although the Amsterdammers took over the lead from PSV, only right-back Noussair Mazraoui managed to keep his place in the team. AZ has the most players in the Team of the Month in January: Yukinari Sugawara, Sam Beukema and Owen Wijndal. Followed by Feyenoord with two players.
It is remarkable that Vitesse forward Loïs Openda has managed to get a place in the team, despite his red card against FC Groningen after 35 minutes (1-3 loss). The 21-year-old Belgian owes his nomination mainly to his statistically high score in the match against Feyenoord.
The full Eredivisie Team of the Month: Sonny Stevens (SC Cambuur), Owen Wijndal (AZ), Sam Beukema (AZ), Mees Hilgers (FC Twente), Noussair Mazraoui (Ajax), Orkun Kökcü (Feyenoord), Fredrik Aursnes (Feyenoord), Loïs Openda (Vitesse), Luca de la Torre (Heracles Almelo), Yukinari Sugawara (AZ) and Michiel Kramer (RKC Waalwijk).
About the voting
The Eredivisie Player of the Month and Johan Cruijff Talent of the Month Awards are based on statistics (StatsPerform) and votes from football fans, cast via the KPN Man of the Match vote (ESPN). These elements also count towards the Eredivisie Player of the Year and Johan Cruijfff Talent of the Year Awards, which are presented in a live broadcast on ESPN at the end of the season 2021/22.
The Eredivisie Player of the Month vote is an initiative of the Eredivisie CV in collaboration with ESPN. The Johan Cruijff Talent of the Month is an initiative of the Eredivisie CV, ESPN, Johan Cruyff Foundation and VriendenLoterij.