Premier League is considered the most competitive football league in the world. Thus, you must be quite a good player if you perform on a regular basis in the league. Therefore, winning a Premier League Player Of The Month Award means you have certainly done a great job for your team in the Premier League. As Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the Premier League Player Of The Month Award for the month of September, we bring you the list of Top 10 of the most POTM winners.
Premier League Player Of The Month Award – History
The POTM award was started in 1994. Then it was called the Carling Premiership Player of the Month. Then, in 2001 it was changed to Barclaycard Premiership Player of the Month. After continuing till 2004 the name was changed to Barclays Player of the Month and stayed the same till 2016. Post-2016, the award is called the EA Sports Player of the Month.
Tottenham Hotspur player Jürgen Klinsmann was the first player to win the Premier League Player Of The Month Award Winner in August 1994. Bruno Fernandes was the first player to win the award four times in a calendar year in 2020. Meanwhile, Mohamed Salah was the first player to win the award thrice in a single season in 2017-18 seasons.
Michail Antonio became the first player to win the award with different nationalities. He won it as an English player in July 2020. Then won it as a Jamaican player in August 2021.
Top 10 Premier League Player Of The Month Award Winners
Here is the list of players to win the most Premier League Player Of The Month Award. For the players with the same number of awards, the order has been done randomly.
#1 Sergio Aguero – 7
The current Barcelona striker had all of his success playing for Manchester City in the Premier League. Aguero, who is one the leading goalscorers of all-time in the league, won the award a record 7 times in his career. He is considered as the player who changed the fortunes of Manchester City. Who can forget that special league winning goal against QPR in 2012? Aguueerooo still buzzes the Etihad Stadium even after he left.
Sergio Aguero scored 184 goals for City in the league and won five Premier League titles with them. Meanwhile, he went to win the award in the following years –
- October 2013
- November 2014
- January 2016
- April 2016
- January 2018
- February 2019
- January 2020
#2 Steven Gerrard – 6
The former England and Liverpool captain is one of the legends of modern football. Known for his leadership skills and scoring abilities in crucial times, Steven Gerrad has won the Premier League Player Of The Month Award six times. Perhaps, he has won most of his awards as captain of Liverpool. The red devil’s leader is also one of the leading goalscorers as a midfielder in the last decade.
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While scoring 120 goals in the Premier League, Gerrard won the POTM award in the following years –
- March 2001
- March 2003
- December 2004
- April 2006
- March 2009
- March 2014
#3 Harry Kane – 6
From a former England captain to the current one. Harry Kane has been one of the best of English football in recent years. His consistency at the highest level speakers volume of his talent and passion. The Tottenham star is still one of the most wanted players in the world. However, the three-time Premier League golden boot winner is still to win a major trophy in his career. Though a talent like him is always just one shot away from success.
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Till now Harry Kane has managed to win 6 Premier League Player Of The Month Awards. Here are the years when the England captain won the trophy –
- January 2015
- February 2015
- March 2016
- February 2017
- September 2017
- December 2017
#4 Robin van Persie – 5
One of the most prolific strikers of his time, RVP made his career in the Premier League. First, it was for Arsenal and then it was with Manchester United when the world saw the dutch prodigy in the league. Van Persie’s Premier League debut was in 2004-05 where he played in that invincible Arsenal team of Arsène Wenger. However, Persie’s Premier League flourish came with the Red Devils, Manchester United. With United, he won the league in 2012-13. Moreover, he won the Premier League golden boot also in that same year.
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RVP scored 144 goals in the Premier League. Meanwhile, he won the Premier League Player Of The Month Award 5 times in the following years –
- November 2005
- October 2009
- October 2011
- December 2012
- April 2013
#5 Cristiano Ronaldo – 5
The second stint of Ronaldo in the Premier League has already stated how good he is even at this age. After concerning La Liga and Serie A, Mr Champions League has returned to his home, to bring back those glory days. In his first stint at Old Trafford, Ronaldo had managed to win four POTM awards. After coming back, in his first month in the league, he has managed to win the POTM award for the month of September. Ronaldo already has won three Premier Leagues in 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09. Moreover, he won the Player of the Season award in two of those years (2006-07 & 2007-08).
Ronaldo managed to win the POTM award in the following years –
- November 2006
- December 2006
- January 2008
- March 2008
- September 2021
#6 Wayne Rooney – 5
If we talk about Rooney, we might be talking about the greatest Premier League player ever in history. Rooney was by far the best player in the league in his prime. With five Premier League titles, 208 goals, 103 assists, 13 years at Manchester United, Rooney is the most complete player in Premier League ever. Rooney retired at his boyhood club Everton in the 2017-18 season. Even in that season, he scored 10 goals in 34 appearances.
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Rooney won the Premier League Player Of The Month Award five times in the following years –
- February 2005
- December 2005
- March 2006
- October 2007
- January 2010
#7 Dennis Bergkamp – 4
The Dutch striker is an Arsenal legend for featured in 315 Premier League matches for the Gunners. Starting from 1995/1996, Dennis was always looking threatening for the opposition defences. His early years with Arsenal were so good that he went on to play for the rest of his career for them. He won the Premier League with them thrice in 1997-98, 2001-02 and 2003-04. Along with scoring 87 goals, he also assisted 87 times for Arsenal in the Premier League.
Below are the years and months when Bergkamp won the Premier League Player Of the Month Award –
- August 1997
- September 1997
- March 2002
- February 2004
#8 Bruno Fernandes – 4
There is no one in the Premier League who has made an impact like Bruno Fernandes in the last three years in the league. The Portuguese striker has been in sublime form since his arrival at Old Trafford. Since 2018, Bruno has managed to score 30 goals and 20 assists in just 58 matches for Manchester United. However, he is yet to win a major trophy with the Red Devils. He has already won the Goal of the month award twice. Meanwhile, he has won the POTM award four times in a record time.
Bruno has won the Premier League Player of the month award in following years –
- February 2020
- June 2020
- November 2020
- December 2020
#9 Theirry Henry – 4
There are only a few Premier League records where you would not find Theirry Henry. Member of the invincible Arsenal team in the mid-2000s, Henry was the most prolific striker of his era. His ability to finish, score from any position made him one of the main personnel of Arsene Wenger. Henry played nine seasons with Arsenal and Premier League. Meanwhile, he managed to win four golden boots, two Premier League titles in 2001-02 and 2003-04 and two Player of the season in 2003-04 and 2005-06.
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Henry’s four Player of the month award came in following years –
- April 2000
- September 2002
- January 2004
- April 2004
#10 Frank Lampard – 4
Arguably the greatest midfielder of the past decade and Premier League, Frank Lampard was known for his class and brain on the field. Before joining Chelsea, Frank played eight seasons for West Ham United. The English midfielder then joined Chelsea in the 2001-02 season. After that, he went on to win three Premier League titles, scored 177 goals, which is the most by any midfielder in the last decade. Lampard also won the Player of the Season award once in 2004-05 with Chelsea.
Lampard won the Premier League player of the month award four times in following years –
- September 2003
- April 2005
- October 2005
- October 2008
N.B: The stats are accurate as of 09-10-2021