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Son matches Shearer and Henry with EA SPORTS Player award

13 Oct 2023

Only six people in history have won EA SPORTS Player of the Month more times than September's winner

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Son Heung-min has been voted September 2023's EA SPORTS Player of the Month.

Son Heung-min, September EA SPORTS Player of the Month

Tottenham Hotspur captain Son scored six goals in four matches as Spurs beat Burnley, Sheffield United and Liverpool, and drew with Arsenal, to continue their unbeaten start to the season.

He netted a hat-trick at Turf Moor, a brace in the north London derby, and the opening goal in Spurs' first victory over Liverpool since 2017.

Son's September stats
September Total
Matches 4
Results W3 D1 L0
Goals 6
Mins/goal 50
Shots 15
Chances created 3

Son's award gives Spurs an EA SPORTS double to start 2023/24, after James Maddison won August's prize

It also puts the South Korean in elite company. He has now won the award four times in his career, matching Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes, Mohamed Salah, Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and Jamie Vardy.

Only six players in Premier League history have won the award more times than Son. 

Most EA SPORTS Player awards

7 Sergio Aguero; Harry Kane
6 Steven Gerrard; Cristiano Ronaldo
5 Wayne Rooney; Robin van Persie
4 Dennis Bergkamp; Bruno Fernandes; Thierry Henry; Frank Lampard; Marcus Rashford; Mohamed Salah; Paul Scholes; Alan Shearer; Son Heung-min; Jamie Vardy

Son topped a seven-man shortlist after votes on the EA SPORTS website were combined with those of a panel of football experts.

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