Čestitam 2.0! Luka Sucic has retained his title from April and been crowned as our Player of the Month for May. He gained close to 65 percent of the vote. In second place was our Danish right-back Rasmus Kristensen, with Oumar Solet and Maximilian Wöber just a few votes behind.
Luka is not in Salzburg currently, but is in action for the Croatian national team. We have not been able to complete the important matter of handing him the trophy just yet as a consequence. We can take the opportunity though to present a picture of him happily accepting last month's award …
We may as well have another look too at Luka's stunning strike in the UNIQA ÖFB Cup Final at the start of May, which ended up being voted our Goal of the Season for 2021/22 a few weeks later:
Here are the results of our Player of the Month vote for May with details of the four nominees:
1st: Luka Sucic (64.64 %)
What else can you say about his incredible spring? Luka's opening goal in the UNIQA ÖFB Cup final was a real feast for the eyes, and anyone who has watched our Croat in regular action knows it was no accident. That wasn't all - in the Austrian Klassiker away at Rapid Vienna, he netted the winning goal, and created some in the 4-0 win against Wolfsberg.
2nd place: Rasmus Kristensen (14.28 %)
A real display of energy! Rasmus didn't just lead the way in our title party, he did on the pitch too. Twice he took the captain's armband from Andi Ulmer – a more than worthy role for him. Even if he didn't get on the scoresheet, the Dane was a key part of our attack too, regularly creating a goal threat.
3rd place: Oumar Solet (13.81 %)
Oumar kept his concentration high over 90 minutes four times in May. As a permanent part of our near flawless defence (just one goal conceded this month), the Frenchman was the only player along with Nici Seiwald to play every minute of every single match. The tall central defender discovered his shooting touch against Wolfsberg AC too and scored his first competitive goal for the Red Bulls from a corner. The 22-year-old also showed his creative side in this game, with a long ball providing an assist for Karim Adeyemi.
4th place: Maximilian Wöber (7.27 %)
It was time to shine for our defensive supremo in the Cup final. His headed goal that gave us a 2-0 lead was hugely important for us, but even more spectacular was his clearance in the final minutes, when he acrobatically smashed the ball away from the line. Max was excellence personified for a full 90 minutes against both WAC - when he captained our side - and Klagenfurt.