Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan has won a nail-biting vote to claim the Premier League’s PFA Bristol Street Motors Fans’ Player of the Month Award for October.
The accolade – run by fan engagement experts Snack Media – saw the impressive Australian draw the actual fan vote with in-form Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. However, as Ryan had played more Premier League minutes last month, he was the one deemed to win the tie-breaker and take home the Award.
It was one of the closest monthly competitions the PFA has ever run with only a handful of votes separating most of the nominees, who also included Manchester City’s Fernandinho, Chelsea’s Ross Barkley, Manchester United’s Anthony Martial and Ryan’s Brighton teammate Shane Duffy.
In the first of five divisional votes carried out over eleven days via Snack’s digital and social networks and supported by top flight football clubs and the press, Ryan’s impressive performances over the last month – keeping three clean sheets and making the most saves of any goalkeeper in the top flight with 17 – resonated with not only Seagulls fans but also the wider Premier League audience.
The Championship vote opens at 11am on Monday 5th October. To vote go to: