Neymar gets Player of the Month nod for January

Publish on 21/02/2020 at 10h30


After his team-mate and compatriot Thiago Silva in October, Neymar took the UNFP's Player of the Month award in January, ahead of Yunis Abdelhamid (Stade de Reims) and Moussa Dembélé (Olympique Lyonnais).

Neymar, who scored four goals - five if you count the postponed match in Monaco (4-1) on 15 January - and provided one assist in January, was voted player of the month with 62 per cent of the votes. He beat out competition from Stade de Reims defender Yunis Abdelhamid (20 per cent) and Olympique Lyonnais striker Moussa Dembélé (18 per cent).

It is also the second time that Neymar has received the trophy since playing in Ligue 1 - his first such honour came in December 2017, all the way back in his first season in the French capital.

The Brazilian thus claims the sixth such award of the season after Eduardo Camavinga (Stade Rennais) in August, Victor Osimhen (LOSC) in September, Thiago Silva (PSG) in October, Jeff-Reine Adélaïde (OL) in November and Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco) in December.