That was a clear-cut affair! The fans have voted and with an overwhelming 78.27% majority - Benjamin Sesko is our Player of the Month for July 2022. A total of 5,195 votes went to our Slovenian striker, making him a runaway winner ahead of Oumar Solet, Fernando and Ignace Van der Brempt. The 19-year-old accepted the Player of the Month trophy ahead of the home match against WAC.
An overview of the results:
Benjamin Sesko (78%)
It was no surprise to anyone to see Benji on the short list. The Slovenian started his rich goalscoring run in the first round of the cup, added a goal and an assist in the Austrian Bundesliga opener v FK Austria Vienna, and played a blinder in the big friendly against Liverpool - netting the winning goal! The rumours were swirling far and wide about his future – and the 19-year-old has shown he can continually thrill us.
Oumar Solet (13%)
As a defender, he may frequently slip under the radar, but there was no escaping Oumar's impressive performances against Austria Vienna and Liverpool. The 22-year-old kept a cool head throughout as he cleared the danger more than anyone else. In our disappointing away trip to Graz, the Frenchmen also led the way in numerous stats. He had the most touches of the ball and received the most passes, among other things - he got around the whole pitch too, also playing the most passes in the opponents' third!
How about a dream goal on a Bundesliga debut and then a backflip? Nobody could possibly announce his arrival in better style than Fernando dos Santos Pedro. He used his tempo to make opponents dizzy, providing the assist for Benji Sesko's opening goal against Austria Vienna. He was out of luck against Liverpool, as he definitely deserved at least one goal against the Reds. One thing for sure is that Fernando will definitely give us lots more joy this season.
Ignace Van der Brempt (2%)
We enjoyed having plenty of noise down our right flank last season, but it's a calmer place this time around - which does not have to be for the worse! Inni has seized the vacant full-back position and has well and truly justified his starting berth. Not only his first competitive goal for us in the cup against Fügen, but many other statistics underline that. The Belgian intercepted more balls from the opponents than any other player against Austria Vienna and Sturm Graz.
Details of the voting