ATK star David Williams clinches October's Hero of the Month award
ATK striker David Williams has been voted the Hero of the Month for October after tallying the combined votes of fans and a panel of seven experts. The Australian was part of the five players nominated for the award, alongside Kerala Blasters FC's Bartholomew Ogbeche, Jamshedpur FC's Sergio Castel, Mumbai City FC's Amrinder Singh and FC Goa ace Ferran Corominas.
The voting for the award was thrown open at 12 AM on November 1st and was concluded on November 3, with thousands of fans and a panel of seven experts casting their votes for their picks. Williams edged out the competition after receiving 55.15% of the votes, as per the official Hero of the Month vote-counting formula.
Here's a reminder of how the vote count works:
Fans' votes will count towards 50% of the vote share and experts' votes account for the remaining 50%.
For example, if nominee ‘A’ gets 80 % of votes from fans, it will be counted as 40% in the final tally.
Similarly, if nominee A gets 60% of the experts' votes, it will be counted as 30% in the final tally and his final count will be 70% (40%+30%).
The nominee with the highest cumulative percentage (fans + experts) after voting ends will be named the Hero of the Month.
In the event that two players end up with equal final percentage (fans & experts' votes), the nominee with the higher percentage of experts' votes will win.
Williams did receive 10.3% of the fan votes - the second-most after Ogbeche but edged out the Kerala Blasters captain with all the seven experts casting their vote in the ATK man's favour.
The former Wellington Phoenix striker is enjoying a brilliant start to life in the Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) and ended the month of October as the top scorer in the competition with three goals in three matches. He also has an assist to his name.