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WeAreBrighton.com - Player of the Month

The winners of our prestigious WeAreBrighton.com Player of the Month Awards
Player of the Month - August 2017
Our first Player of the Month poll as a Premier League club is very defence orientated, which will come as little surprise given that we are yet to score a goal so far this season. It features four defenders and one midfielder, all of whom have looked comfortable in the top flight so far
Player of the Month - April 2017
Five consecutive wins at the start of April ensured it was job done and promotion to the Premier League was in the bag. Two pretty poor defeats followed but frankly, it doesn't really matter. So who will be crowned our final Player of the Month as a Championship side?
Player of the Month - March 2017
The international break meant Brighton played just four times in March with two wins and two defeats. There were injuries aplenty throughout the month, particularly in defence, which means a number of new faces make the shortlist for the Player of the Month award.
Player of the Month - February 2017
Brighton slipped from top spot as they took only 11 points from a possible 21 in their worst month of the season so far. Despite the doom and gloom and talk of Seagulls choking, there were some stand out moments as one player took 50% of the vote to win...
Player of the Month - January 2017
Despite January not being the best month in terms of performances on the pitch, the Albion still ended it at the head of the Championship table. That was largely thanks to one mans penalty saving heroics which made this Player of the Month vote something of a formality...
Player of the Month - December 2016
Rafa Benitez attempted to increase the mind games on the Albion by insisting the pressure was all on them as the new Championship leaders. It didn't work, 13 points from a possible 15 while not playing particularly well ensuring it was a defence heavy top three voted for.
Player of the Month - November 2016
The international break meant that just three games were played in November, but it was another three without defeat for the Albion although they made hard work of picking up four points from their two home games. All of that leaves one of the closest votes we've ever had.
Player of the Month - October 2016
An unbeaten month including the result of the season with a 5-0 thrashing of Norwich sent Brighton three points clear in second place of the table. Just three goals were conceded and that leaves a defence heavy shortlist for a hotly contested October Player of the Month award.
Player of the Month - September 2016
Four consecutive clean sheets in the league to round off September means that the Player of the Month shortlist is dominated by the back four and goalkeeper. And it was two members of that back four who feature in our top three.
Player of the Month - August 2016
Any worries of a play off hangover were pretty much banished as Brighton  began the season with two convincing home wins, two draws on the road and a defeat at Newcastle, as well as swift progress for the stiffs in the EFL Cup. But who shone as Player of the Month?
Player of the Month - April 2016
The automatic promotion race will go down to the last game of the season after five wins and one draw out of six saw the Albion, Burnley and Middlesbrough locked together. That form means a bumper shortlist of 10 for what we are hoping will be our last Player of the Month poll...
Player of the Month - March 2016
An unbeaten March, just one goal conceded and two wins put Brighton up to second in the table as we reach the business end of the season. With such a formidable defensive record, it will come as no surprise to see that March's top three is dominated by the back five.
Player of the Month - February 2016
Brighton put themselves well back into contention for automatic promotion with a big haul of 13 points from a possible 18 over February. A bumper shortlist of 11 candidates was whittled down with the top three featuring the three players who were rested for the heavy defeat at Cardiff. Coincidence?
Player of the Month - January 2016
It was a mixed January for Brighton with the month beginning with the team unable to score a goal for love nor money, let alone win a match. Yet it ended with back-to-back victories and two new faces and one very old one making the top three of the Player of the Month poll.
Player of the Month - December 2015
The Brighton and Hove Albion we all know and love returned in December as they fell from top to fourth, winning just once and not scoring in the final three games of the month. That means it is a short shortlist for the final Player of the Month poll of 2015 and in the end, a convincing winner.
Player of the Month - November 2015
Brighton and Hove Albion are back at the top of the pile after another month of solid performances saw them remain unbeaten. Two wins and two draws were secured in November and, just like in the previous month, it was another ridiculously tight vote given the consistency shown.
Player of the Month - October 2015
The Curse of October has been banished as Brighton end the month unbeaten and still top. As injuries and suspensions began to bite the squad was tested thoroughly throughout the month, which led to just 6% separating first and fifth in our Player of the Month vote.
Player of the Month - September 2015
Two months into the season and Brighton remain both unbeaten and top of the league. Injuries and suspensions have begun testing Chris Hughton's side a little now yet they continue to roll. There are plenty of solid claims to September's Player of the Month prize.
Player of the Month - August 2015
Well bugger me. Who'd have thought Brighton would be sitting at the top of the table, three points clear and unbeaten in the league through the opening month? Certainly not us. And that form meant a bumper Player of the Month shortlist - but there was only ever going to be one winner...
Player of the Month - April 2015
One point out of a possible 18 meant the Albion had to rely on Blackburn beating Millwall to finally confirm their spot in the Championship for next season. And that dire run of form makes choosing a player of the month comparable to selecting which limb you'd like removed.
Player of the Month - March 2015
A good March saw the Albion pull ten points clear of the drop zone to (touch wood) all but guarantee a place in the Championship for next season. There were plenty of good performances throughout the month, making it very tight at the top.
Player of the Month - February 2015
Three clean sheets, a stunning victory in a seven goal thriller and one of the best performances at The Amex in the last couple of seasons. February had it all but there was one man who stood out from the crowd with his goal scoring exploits - despite being a right back by trade.
Player of the Month - January 2015
Things have improved markedly since Chris Hughton's appointment as Albion boss and that couldn't be made clearer than the fact that the January Player of the Month shortlist contains five men who had been nobodies for the opening half of the season.
Player of the Month - December 2014
Sami Hyypia resigned and bloody hell, we picked up four points. The battle against relegation is well and truly on although in December it did seem to be fought by players who aren't even ours, not that the results of the Player of the Month show that.
Player of the Month - November 2014
Three games unbeaten and even that rare thing called a win couldn't prevent the Albion from slipping into the relegation zone come the end of November. Still, at least we started scoring some goals although it is a young man at the other end of the pitch who impressed the month.
Player of the Month - October 2014
A winless October for a fourth year in a row sent the Albion closer to the Championship relegation zone. That mades the shortlist for Player of the Month particularly bare with defenders dominating, and there was little surprise as to the winners identity with 79% of the vote going to one man.
Player of the Month - August 2014
August didn't get off to the best of starts but a host of new arrivals saw Sami Hyypia end his first month in charge with a four game unbeaten run. Two of those new signings featured in the shortlist for August Player of the Month, but it was a familiar face who took the crown.
Player of the Month - April 2014
An unbeaten April ensures that the race for the play offs will go down to the final day of the season. Shock horror, some positive football took place this month including a hammering dished out to champions Leicester. And it was one of those attacking stars taking the crown of Player of the Month.
Player of the Month - March 2014
The way some fans were carrying on you'd think the season was over and we were heading for relegation. But three wins in March keeps the Albion in the race for that final play off spot and it resulted in a first ever Player of the Month accolade for the winner of our poll.
Player of the Month - February 2014
Two victories, two draws and three defeats across all competitions with five goals scored - and all of those coming from one man. You could be forgiven for thinking that our Player of the Month Award for February is going to be the most predictable poll outside of a Zimbabwean election.
Player of the Month - January 2014
Still in the play off hunt and into round five of the FA Cup while playing a few fringe players was a good month for the Albion, especially with the squad stretched to it's limits with injuries and departures. And the performances of one man softened one of those departures somewhat - Liam who?
Player of the Month - November 2013
An unbeaten November followed a typically ghastly October as the Albion picked up 10 points out of a possible 12. That was largely down the excellence of one man who played a pivotal role between the sticks to take a richly deserved Player of the Month crown.
Player of the Month - October 2013
Another October, another month in which the Albion fail to win a game for the third year running. That meant that while our deserved winner was the man who hit 33% of the teams goals in the month, the shock runners up spot went to somebody who doesn't even player for Brighton.
Player of the Month - September 2013
It's a month that has been dominated by the defence with two impressive clean sheets away from home against two favourites for promotion. That is reflected in an extremely defensive orientated selection for the top three capped by a victory for a right back. Hint - it isn't Bruno.
Player of the Month - August 2013
A decent start to the season given all the fun and games of the summer but there was only really going to be one man who won Player of the Month wasn't there? And he won it by a record margin while two players who have never appeared in the top three before also make their debuts.
Player of the Month - May 2013
May 2013 is no doubt a month most Albion fans would rather forget. Only one man scored in it and he barely featured in the play-offs despite playing a big part in tearing Palace to pieces just two months previously. So there are no prizes for guessing our Player of the Month winner.
Player of the Month - April 2013
Three wins, three draws, a record Amex victory, a first ever at the Riverside Stadium and a play-off place booked represented an excellent April for the Albion. And it was an Italian Spaniard who is severely underrated in our eyes finally getting some recognition with a Player of the Month award.
Player of the Month - March 2013
Only two wins in March but that really didn't matter as the Albion secured a first home victory over Crystal Palace in 25 years. There was only going to be one winner this month but even his margin of victory surprised us - who's that man from Argentina?
Player of the Month - February 2013
One defeat and three clean sheets out of five games propelled the Albion back into the top six. It came with the arrival of two new men and the return of one other from his traditional winter hibernation. Yet it was a man who was a villain at the end of January who responded in the best way possible
Player of the Month - January 2013
Only the formidable might of Arsenal were able to defeat Brighton in January as Gus Poyet's men made a decent start to 2013. A number of players showed they could compete with two Premier League sides in the Gunners and Newcastle - but it was a familiar face who won for a third time running.
Player of the Month - December 2012
A winless December was arguably the worst month of Gus Poyet's reign thus far. Just two points were taken, just three players got their names on the score sheet and the less said about another embarrassing performance against Palace the better.
Player of the Month - November 2012
Three wins and three draws represented a decent November, although it could have been so much better if we could defend for an entire game rather than just the standard 90 minutes and not thrown away four points because of it.
Player of the Month - October 2012
We only scored twice in October and even Gus came out and said he was bored by it. Not hard to imagine then that, just like last month, it's a result that is dominated by the back five and one man in particular who rescued us points across the board and took 79% of the vote as a result.
Player of the Month - September 2012
Four wins, one defeat and a raft of new players making a big impact as the Albion ended the month at the top of the Championship. It was form built on a solid defence which you've recognised with three of the back five taking the top spots - and we even needed a Tweet off to separate second and third.
Player of the Month - August 2012
A 5-1 demolition of Barnsley was a good way to end the month after it opened with embarrassment in the COCup at Swindon. Gus has been a busy man in the summer transfer window and it looks like his work is getting the seal of approval with two new signings making the top three.
Player of the Month - April 2012
Six games, no wins and only three goals scored put an end to the Albion's play-off hopes. Two men who might have made their final appearances in the stripes are in the top three, which would be a more than fine way for Vicente and Alan Navarro to end their Seagull careers.
Player of the Month - March 2012
Another month with only one defeat in it saw the Albion move into their highest position since September of fourth, despite only winning twice. And both of those victories were inspired by one man, who unsurprisingly tops the charts for March. Ole ole ole.
Player of the Month - February 2012
Brighton remained unbeaten through the month of February in the league with defeat only coming in the form of the comedyfending game at Liverpool in the FA Cup. Barring that game, the defence has been superb which is reflected in the three defensive players that make up the top positions in the results.
Player of the Month - January 2012
An unbeaten January saw the Albion put themselves into play-off contention as well as progressing to the fifth round of the FA Cup. Several fringe players stepped up to the mark as Gus shook up his pack after that awful December but that didn't stop Mr Last Minute Goal racking up 75% of the votes.
Player of the Month - December 2011
Will Buckley was the only man to hit the target in December for the Albion with that dramatic last minute winner against Nottingham Forest. Mr Pawson's performance in the middle against Burnley obviously didn't help matters but it made picking a Player of the Month all the more difficult.
Player of the Month - November 2011
Three wins and two defeats represented an improvement on October's form as the Seagulls soared into seventh place. A couple of players who wouldn't have expected to play such key roles did in the upturn in form while the excellent defensive record means two defenders make the top three.
Player of the Month - October 2011
A tough run of fixtures against some of the divisions bigger sides saw the Albion winless in October and picking up just three points from a possible 15. But the most damning verdict comes in the fact a man who signed with just two weeks left of the month has been voted the second best player of it.
Player of the Month - September 2011
One win in September and five league points out of a possible twelve saw the Albion bought back down to earth with a bump with that defeat against Crystal Palace obviously hurting the most. But who has been your star performer in September? The results are in.
Player of the Month - August 2011
Unbeaten so far with a Premier League scalp in the Carling Cup and sitting pretty at the top of the nPower Championship. It hasn't been a bad first month at The Amex really. And it's been a particularly good one for one little chap with Liverpool who has taken home our first ever Player of the Month award.