ISL will hand out the Emerging Player of the Month award for January and February as well. These awards are strictly for Indian players, and they are a means to encourage and acknowledge their contribution towards their respective Hero ISL teams
Suresh Wangjam of Bengaluru FC has been declared the "Emerging Player of the Month" for December in the ongoing Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2020-21.
Hyderabad FC's Liston Colaco was on second place and NorthEast United FC's Lalengmawia was on the third spot.
Apart from the top three, there were nine other players as well who were in contention for the trophy, reported indiansuperleague.com.
They are Mohammed Yasir (Hyderabad FC), Hitesh Sharma (Hyderabad FC), Rahul KP (Kerala Blasters FC), Akash Mishra (Hyderabad FC), Chinglensana Singh (Hyderabad FC), Jeakson Singh (Kerala Blasters FC), Rahim Ali (Chennaiyin FC), Aniket Jadhav (Jamshedpur FC) and Mohammad Mobashir (Jamshedpur FC).
20-year-old Suresh Wangjam and 22-year-old Colaco received 4 first picks each from a panel of 11 members of the broadcast team.
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All the members were asked to pick their first, second and third choices from a total of 12 nominees.
Since Wangjam and Colaco were tied based on their first picks, second picks came into play and with five of them on his side, Wangjam took the award on countback.
Liston, meanwhile, received 3 third picks and no second picks. Lalengmawia and Akash were the other two players to receive the first pick.
Lalengmawia got 2 first picks, one-second pick and 2 third picks, while Akash got one first pick, one-second pick and no third pick.
Hyderabad FC won maximum nominations with as many as five players representing them, while Kerala Blasters FC and Jamshedpur FC had two representation each.
It may be mentioned here that ISL will hand out the Emerging Player of the Month award for January and February as well.
Meanwhile, the Emerging Player of the League award will be handed out in March.
It may be noted that these awards are strictly for Indian players, and they are a means to encourage and acknowledge their contribution towards their respective Hero ISL teams.
The Emerging Player of the Month will receive a prize of Rs 1,50,000 along with a trophy, while the Emerging Player of the League will take home a prize of Rs 4,00,000 as well as a trophy.
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