Almiron named October EA SPORTS Player of the Month

11 Nov 2022

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Miguel Almiron has won the October EA SPORTS Player of the Month award.

The Newcastle United winger becomes only the second Paraguayan to claim the prize, after Roque Santa Cruz while at Blackburn Rovers in 2007.

Almiron scored in five of his six matches for Newcastle, netting a joint-league high six goals in October.

He struck a stunner in a 4-1 win at Fulham and also produced a superb curling finish as Newcastle recorded a 4-0 victory over Aston Villa.

"I'm really, really happy at receiving this award," Almiron told NUFC TV.

"It's lovely on a personal note and a very nice moment for me to win something like this as a player, but it's all about the team."

It is Almiron's second individual award, after winning the April 2022 Budweiser Goal of the Month, while he is the first Newcastle player to claim the Player of the Month prize since Joe Willock in May 2021.

The 28-year-old topped an eight-man shortlist that also included Kepa ArrizabalagaKevin De Bruyne, Bruno Guimaraes, Erling Haaland, Kieran Trippier, Leandro Trossard and Granit Xhaka.

Almiron won after a public vote on the EA SPORTS website was combined with those of a panel of football experts.

2022/23 EA SPORTS player winners

August: Erling Haaland (MCI)
September: Marcus Rashford (MUN)

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Part 2: Howe awarded October Barclays Manager of the Month
Part 3: Almiron wins October Budweiser Goal of the Month
Part 4: Kepa claims October Castrol Save of the Month award

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