Luuk Brouwers named as Eredivisie player of the month. In October, the 23-year-old Go Ahead Eagles midfielder was the best-performing player according to statistics and football fans’ votes.
Brouwers has top month with Go Ahead Eagles
Luuk Brouwers is having an excellent run with Go Ahead Eagles and was unbeaten in October. The relegated side started the month with a draw in Waalwijk (1-1), but was then too strong for Heracles Almelo (4-2) with nine men, won against Vitesse (1-2) in the absolute final stages and was able to turn a 1-3 deficit against Fortuna Sittard into a 4-3 victory. The Deventer side picked up the most points in the Eredivisie in October and climbed from 14th to the top half of the table (8th).
The defensive midfielder played an important part in the success. With four goals and one assist, Brouwers was directly involved in most of the goals (five goals). He is also the first Go Ahead Eagles player since 2014 to score in three consecutive matches. Every shot between the posts was a success (four shots on target). He is also the player with the most passes (558), highest pass accuracy (86%) and most ball recovers (77) at Go Ahead Eagles this season.
First ever award for Go Ahead Eagles
This earned him - in addition to his statistically high scores - the title of KPN Man of the Match on two occasions. It is the first ever Eredivisie Player of the Month award for both Brouwers and the Eagles. As well as a trophy, the midfielder will also receive his own Eredivisie Player of the Month card in the EA Sports FIFA 21 Ultimate Team game.
About the voting
The Eredivisie Player of the Month and Johan Cruyff Talent of the Month awards are based on statistics and votes from fans, cast via the KPN Man of the Match vote on ESPN. These elements, in addition to the votes of the 18 captains and 18 coaches, also count towards the Eredivisie Player of the Year and Johan Cruijff Talent of the Year awards, which are presented in a live broadcast on ESPN at the end of the season.
The Eredivisie Player of the Month vote is an initiative of the Eredivisie CV in collaboration with ESPN. The Johan Cruyff Talent of the Month is an initiative of the Eredivisie CV, ESPN, Johan Cruyff Foundation and VriendenLoterij.