With two players, Ajax has provided the most players for team of the month. Dusan Tadic and Antony (named as December’s Player of the Month) are found on the wings of the team. It is remarkable that all the other positions are filled by nine different clubs; a one-off in the four years the selection has been going. Three clubs from the bottom half of the league table provided a player to the team (VVV-Venlo, Fortuna Sittard and ADO Den Haag).
The full Eredivisie Team of the Month for January: Joel Drommel (FC Twente), Lutsharel Geertruida (Feyenoord Rotterdam), Riechedly Bazoer (Vitesse Arnhem), Boy Kemper (ADO Den Haag), Philipp Max (PSV Eindhoven), Sander van de Streek (FC Utrecht), Teun Koopmeiners (AZ Alkmaar), Zian Flemming (Fortuna Sittard), Antony (AFC Ajax), Giorgios Giakoumakis (VVV-Venlo) and Dusan Tadic (AFC Ajax).
New structure: 40,000 fan votes included
Just like previous months, the scores for Player of the Month are drawn up for players objectively, based on over 60 statistics. Only players who have played at least two-thirds of the total number of game minutes are eligible for the title. What is new this time, however, is that fan votes which are submitted via the Man of the Match selection, will now also be included in the count. In January, a total of 40,360 votes were submitted for Man of the Match.
The Eredivisie Player of the Month award is an initiative of Eredivisie CV in collaboration with ESPN and KPN, main sponsor of the Eredivisie.