Hero of the Month: Nominees for October
The first month of the Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2019-20 season witnessed innumerable thrills, as players demonstrated their skill and talent to win valuable points for their clubs. Here are the top performers from the month gone by for fans as well as experts to pick from and vote for in October’s Hero of the Month award.
How to vote:
- Head to www.indiansuperleague.com
- Click on Fan Zone and select Hero of the Month
- Pick your Hero of the Month
- Register your vote
Here’s how the votes are counted:
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.
Here are the Hero of the Month nominees for October:
Amrinder Singh – Mumbai City FC
The Indian international was a key reason behind Mumbai’s good start to the Hero ISL 2019-20 season. In the club’s opening match against Kerala, the 26-year-old pulled off a breathtaking save in the dying minutes to preserve Mumbai’s three points. In the following fixture against Chennaiyin, Amrinder was at his best again and kept his second clean sheet of the season.
Bartholomew Ogbeche – Kerala Blasters FC
It took the former Highlanders striker just 30 minutes to find his debut goal for the Blasters. He soon followed it up with another 15 minutes later, which at the end, proved to be the winner and handed Kerala all three points. While the Blasters may have faced disappointment in their second match of the season against Mumbai, the 35-year-old still tried his level best, almost hitting the equaliser late in the fixture.
Ferran Corominas – FC Goa
The Gaurs hitman has been at his usual best, scoring his first of the season in the 3-0 win over Chennaiyin. The second followed when the 36-year-old scored a pressure penalty in stoppage time to salvage a point for Goa against Bengaluru. His shot and passing accuracy have both been in the higher 60s, which further demonstrates the kind of form the Spaniard is in.
Sergio Castel – Jamshedpur FC
Not many would have guessed the kind of impact the 24-year-old Spaniard has had on the league and Jamshedpur so far. Castel has found the back of the net in both his side’s matches so far, with one of them proving to be a winner that gave Jamshedpur all three points. The striker’s overall game has also been equally impressive, and he has already taken eight shots in just two fixtures so far.
David Williams – ATK
The Australian has arguably been the most impactful of all the ATK signings this season. In three matches, Williams has scored thrice and also has an assist to his name. Two of those goals came in the Hyderabad fixture, where for the first time, the 31-year-old demonstrated his true potential. The striker’s conversion rate and passing accuracy are both quite decent and his overall game is second to none.