Santiago Arias named Player of the Month

PSV defender Santiago Arias has been named the Eredivisie Player of the month (March). Based on the statistics of Opta Sports the 26-year-old defender appeared to have performed the best.

The Colombian defender has had an excellent month for PSV, culminating with 3 assists in 3 victories. In 329 minutes, the defender has created 13 chances and had a pass accuracy of 82 percent. 

He beat off competition from Willem II players Fran Sol & Kostas Tsimikas and Bram Castro (Heracles Almelo) to the player of the month award, which is calculated using OPTA stats.

Arias becomes the fourth PSV player to win the award this season after Hirving Lozano, Gaston Pereiro and Steven Bergwijn.


Kostas Tsimikas has been named the Eredivisie's Rookie of the Month for March. The Greek footballer beat Justin Kluivert (Ajax) and Ritsu Doan (FC Groningen) to the award. 

The 21-year-old defender scored twice, hitting braces against FC Twente and FC Utrecht. You can see all player statics of Kostas Tsimikas here.


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 270 minutes (60 percent of the total matches this month). The Rookie of the month may not be older than 21 years (at the start of the competition).

Previous winners:

  • Februari:
    - Eredivisie Player of the Month: Steven Bergwijn (PSV)
    - Eredivisie Rookie of the Month: Angeliño (NAC Breda)

  • January: 
    - Eredivisie Player of the Month: Jonas Svensson (AZ)
    - Eredivisie Rookie of the Month: Mason Mount (Vitesse)

  • 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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