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September 2021's EA SPORTS Player of the Month shortlist

2 Oct 2021

Cancelo, Ronaldo, Rudiger, Saint-Maximin, Salah and Sarr earn nominations for award

Six players earned nominations for September 2021's EA SPORTS Player of the Month award.

Fans had until 12:00 BST on Monday 4 October to vote for their favourite on the EA SPORTS website.

See: Ronaldo voted September's EA SPORTS Player of the Month

The fan vote was combined with those of a panel of football experts to decide the winner.

EA SPORTS Player shortlist

Joao Cancelo (MCI) 
P3 W2 D1 L0 A1 CS3
Manchester City's full-back supplied the assist for Gabriel Jesus' winner at Chelsea, while playing a key role in a defence who did not concede a single goal in September.

Cristiano Ronaldo (MUN)
P3 W2 D0 L1 G3
The Manchester United forward scored twice in his first match since returning to the club in a 4-1 win against Newcastle United. He also netted in a 2-1 victory at West Ham United.

Antonio Rudiger (CHE)
P3 W2 D1 L1 G1 CS2
A commanding performance was capped with a goal in a 3-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur, as the German defender impressed in a Blues backline who only conceded once all month.

Allan Saint-Maximin (NEW)
P3 W0 D2 L1 G1 A2
In the absence of the injured Callum Wilson, the Frenchman dazzled up front for Newcastle, scoring a fine solo goal in a 1-1 draw with Leeds United and supplying assists against Man Utd and Watford.

Mohamed Salah (LIV)
P3 W2 D1 L0 G3
Salah scored his 100th Premier League goal in Liverpool's 3-0 success at Leeds and followed that up with strikes at home to Crystal Palace and away at Brentford.

Ismaila Sarr (WAT)
P3 W1 D1 L1 G3
The Watford winger stole the show in a 3-1 victory at Norwich City, scoring twice, and was also on target in a 1-1 draw with Newcastle.

Also in this series

Part 2: September's Barclays Manager of the Month nominees
Part 3: September's Budweiser Goal of the Month contenders
Part 4: September's PL2 Player of the Month shortlist

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