Benfica dominates the monthly awards which recognize the Best of Match by watching its players win the awards of Best Player and Forward (Jonas), Best Goalkeeper (Bruno Varela) and Best Defender (Rúben Dias).
With an absolutely stunning month of March, with six goals in four matches, the Brazilian got 40% of the preferences the Liga Portugal Website users and achieved, by the 6th time in a row, the awards of Best Players, leaving Ricardo Horta from SC Braga (18,3%) and his teammate, Rafa (6%) behind. The Benfica’s number 10 was also considered the Best Forward, with 48% of the votes, while Rafa, got 18%.
With no goals suffered on May, it is not surprising that the award of Best Goalkeeper was attributed to Bruno Varela. The Benfica’s keeper got 43% of the preferences, leaving Matheus from SC Braga, with 36%, and Cláudio Ramos from Tondela, with 21%, behind.
Who was also important for this record was Rúben Dias. The young player was considered the Best Defender in Liga NOS, with 42% of the votes. Raúl Silva and Miguel Vieira come right after with 38% and 20%, respectively.
The Benfica’s coach, Rui Vitória, did not win the monthly award, but he was 2nd, with 36% of the votes. Abel Ferreira (SC Braga) was the winner.
Text: Marco Rebelo
Pics: Archive / SL Benfica