With the Premier League and Serie A wrapping up soon, the total number of Man of the Match awards across Europe’s top five leagues this season have been added up – and one player has more than double the total of anyone else.
The Bundesliga season ended last month, while Ligue 1 was cancelled in April due to the coronavirus pandemic and final La Liga matches of the campaign were played last weekend. Kevin De Bruyne is uncatchable in the Premier League standings with nine Man of the Match awards in 2019/20.
Sadio Mane and Marcus Rashford boast seven each, but that won’t help them take top spot with only one game to go.
Using Whoscore.com’s data, GiveMeSport will be looking at the top 25 players and their total number of Man of the Match Awards.
25, Raul Garcia, Athletic Bilbao (6 awards)
24, Richarlison, Everton (6 awards)
23, Gerard Moreno, Villarreal (6 awards)
22, Mohamed Salah, Liverpool (6 awards)
21, Adama Traore, Wolves (6 awards)
20, Angel Di Maria, PSG (6 awards)
19, Kylian Mbappe, PSG (6 awards)
18, Hassane Kamara, Reims (7 awards)
17, Marcus Rashford, Manchester United (7 awards)
16, Sadio Mane, Liverpool (7 awards)
15, Serge Gnabry, Bayern Munich (7 awards)
14, Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund (7 awards)
13, Josip Ilicic, Atalanta (7 awards)
12, Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich (7 awards)
11, Rodrigo De Paul, Udinese (8 awards)
10, Nabil Fekir, Real Betis (8 awards)
9, Ciro Immobile, Lazio (8 awards)
8, Dimitri Payet, Marseille (8 awards)
7, Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City (9 awards)
6, Joselu, Alaves (10 awards)
5, Karim Benzema, Real Madrid (10 awards)
4, Luis Alberto, Lazio (10 awards)
3, Timo Werner, RB Leipzig (10 awards)
2, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus (10 awards)
1, Lionel Messi, Barcelona (22 awards)