Jonas Svensson is Eredivisie's Player of the Month

AZ defender Jonas Svensson has been named the Eredivisie Player of the month (January). From the match data statistics of Opta Sports the 24-year-old full back appeared tohave performed the best, followed by Mason Mount (Vitesse) and Santiago Arias (PSV). Svensson is one of the key players behind the success of AZ, which is in third place after 20 game rounds.  

Jonas Svensson was the first player to score a goal in the Galgenwaard in 2018. After 55 minutes, the former player of Rosenborg BK was in the right place at the right time to latch on to a corner by the Alkmaar team. The ball fell at his feet and he rifled it into the net leaving everyone else standing.

FC Utrecht found the equaliser - Cyril Dessers, who came on for Urby Emanuelson in the 56th minute, calmly beat Bizot following Gyrano Genk's pass from the left.

The Eredivisie Player of the Month is determined on the basis of match data of Opta Sports. This years first Player of the Month was Hirving Lozano (PSV Eindhoven), followed by Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord Rotterdam), Gastón Pereiro (PSV Eindhoven), Zakaria Labyad (FC Utrecht) and again Steven Beghuis (Feyenoord Rotterdam). 

View all Jonas Svensson's statistics here (in Dutch).


Since this season the Eredivisie CV and FOX Sports have chosen the 'Eredivisie Team of the season'. Players are individually assessed on the basis of 60 different statistics from Opta Sports. From this result the best Player, Rookie and the Team of the Month arise. To be eligible players must have played at least two matches (150 minutes). The Rookie of the month may not be older than 21 years (at the start of the competition).

Previous winners:

  • December:
    - Eredivisie Player of the Month: Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord)
    - Eredivisie Rookie of the Month: Angelino (NAC Breda)

  • November:
    - Eredivisie Player of the Month: Zakaria Labyad (FC Utrecht)
    - Eredivisie Rookie of the Month: Donny van de Beek (Ajax)

  • October:
    - Eredivisie Player of the Month: Gastón Pereiro (PSV)
    - Eredivisie Rookie of the Month: David Neres (Ajax)

  • September:
    - Eredivisie Player of the Month: Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord)
    - Eredivisie Rookie of the Month: Angeliño (NAC Breda)

  • August:
    - Eredivisie Player of the Month: Hirving Lozano (PSV)
    - Eredivisie Rookie of the Month: Denzel Dumfries (SC Heerenveen)

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