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Daegu FC's Cesinha voted K League's top player for June

All News 08:56 July 07, 2020

By Yoo Jee-ho

SEOUL, July 7 (Yonhap) -- Daegu FC's Brazilian striker Cesinha has been voted the top player for the month of June in South Korean football.

The Korea Professional Football League (K League) announced Tuesday that Cesinha beat out three other candidates for the Player of the Month honor. This is Cesinha's second monthly award, adding it to the one from March 2019.

Since the award was created in the 2019 season, Ceshina is only the second player to win it twice. Junior Negrao of Ulsan Hyundai FC, who was voted the top player for May this year, is the first.

This file photo provided by the Korea Professional Football League on June 22, 2020, shows Daegu FC forward Cesinha following their 3-1 victory over Suwon Samsung Bluewings in a K League 1 match at Forest Arena in Daegu, 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

Cesinha netted five goals and set up three others in five matches in June, helping Daegu go undefeated for the month with four wins and one draw.

Cesinha earned 31.2 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, Cesinha earned 28.7 percent of support, for a combined 59.9 percent.

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors midfielder Han Kyo-won finished a distant second with a shade under 33 percent overall.

Cesinha will receive a trophy built by Electronic Arts Korea, the official video game partner of 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.

Cesinha of Daegu FC dribbles the ball during a K League 1 match against Gwangju FC at Gwangju World Cup Stadium in Gwangju, 330 kilometers south of Seoul, on July 5, 2020. (Yonhap)


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