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Brazilian striker leads candidates for K League's top player for May

All News 11:44 June 04, 2020

By Yoo Jee-ho

SEOUL, June 4 (Yonhap) -- Ulsan Hyundai FC's Brazilian forward Junior headlines the list of four nominees for the top player honor for May in South Korean football.

The Korea Professional Football League (K League), in conjunction with its official video game partner Electronic Arts Korea, unveiled four candidates for the season's first Player of the Month award Thursday.

This image, provided by the Korea Professional Football League on June 4, 2020, shows four nominees for the K League 1's Player of the Month award for May. From left: Sangju Sangmu's Kang Sang-woo, Seongnam FC's Yang Dong-hyen, Pohang Steelers' Stanislav Iljutcenko, and Ulsan Hyundai FC's Junior. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

The winner will be chosen based on votes by the K League's performance evaluation committee, (60 percent), fans (25 percent) and EA Sports' FIFA Online 4 video game players (15 percent). Voting will remain open from 10 a.m. Thursday to midnight Sunday for registered users at https://kleague.sports2i.com. There is a daily limit of one vote per username.

Junior leads all scorers with five goals in four matches, helping Ulsan lead the K League 1 with nine goals. Junior himself has outscored eight of the 12 clubs so far this season.

He's up against Pohang Steelers' Russian striker Stanislav Iljutcenko, who ranks second overall with three goals.

Two other South Korean players have been nominated: Sangju Sangmu midfielder Kang Sang-woo and Seongnam FC forward Yang Dong-hyen, who have each scored two goals.

The winner will receive a trophy and also wear a patch on his uniform.

jeeho@yna.co.kr
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