Marques named March's PL2 Player of the Month

11 Apr 2022
Christian Marques, PL2 Player of the Month

Nineteen-year-old Wolves defender claims prize following outstanding run of form in perfect month

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Wolverhampton Wanderers centre-back Christian Marques has been named the Premier League 2 Player of the Month for March.

The 19-year-old Portuguese wins the award after a memorable month in which he was a rock in the heart of defence.

Marques, who joined Wolves' Academy midway through the 2018/19 season and quickly became their PL2 side's youngest ever captain at 16, helped to secure two clean sheets and victories in all three Division 2 matches during the month.

The defender scored in a 4-0 win at West Bromwich Albion and then captained Wolves in a 4-2 success at Southampton, either side of a 3-0 derby triumph against Aston Villa.

He contributed to another shutout in a 1-0 Premier League Cup triumph over Wigan Athletic.

Marques' goal v West Brom

Marques, who holds both Swiss and Portuguese citizenship, topped a seven-player shortlist that also featured Alfie Devine (Tottenham Hotspur), Lee Harkin (Wolves), James Norris (Liverpool), Dion Rankine (Chelsea), Tony Springett (Norwich City) and Bradley Young (Aston Villa).

Marques was chosen by the Premier League Football Development Panel after PL2 club coaches chose the best performance by an opponent in their league matches during the month.

2021/22 PL2 award winners

August: James McAtee (MCI)
September: Caleb Chukwuemeka (AVL)
October: Dilan Markanday (TOT)
November: Folarin Balogun (ARS)
December: Tom Dickson-Peters (NOR)
January: Calum Kavanagh (MID)
February: Jesurun Rak-Sakyi (CRY)
March: Christian Marques (WOL)
April: Sonny Perkins (WHU)

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Part 2: Arteta earns March 2022 Barclays Manager of the Month
Part 3: Ronaldo wins March's Budweiser Goal of the Month
Part 4: Kane credits Conte after winning EA SPORTS award

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