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Brazilian striker voted K League's top player for May

All News 16:01 June 08, 2020

By Yoo Jee-ho

SEOUL, June 8 (Yonhap) -- Ulsan Hyundai FC's Brazilian forward Junior has been voted the top player for the month of May in South Korean football.

The Korea Professional Football League (K League) announced Monday that Junior beat out three other nominees for the season's first Player of the Month award.

In this file photo from May 17, 2020, Junior of Ulsan Hyundai FC (R) celebrates his goal against Suwon Samsung Bluewings in a K League 1 match at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, 45 kilometers south of Seoul. (Yonhap)

Junior led all scorers with five goals in four matches in May. He earned 30 percent of the vote from the K League's performance evaluation committee, which accounts for 60 percent of the award. In the fan voting, accounting for the remaining 40 percent, Junior also came out on top with 21.98 percent support.

Pohang Steelers' Russian striker Stanislav Iljutcenko finished second in both categories, with 23.57 percent in the league vote and 11.82 percent in the fan vote. Iljutcenko netted three goals in four matches last month.

Junior will receive a trophy built by Electronic Arts Korea, the official video game partner for the K League, and also will wear a patch signifying his Player of the Month award on his uniform for the remainder of the season.

This image provided by the Korea Professional Football League shows patches for the Player of the Month, to be presented to the winners throughout the 2020 K League 1 season. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


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