The SJPF (Sindicato dos Jogadores Profissionais de Futebol), the Portuguese football player’s union, announced the winner for the Young Player award for August and September.
William Carvalho was the winner with 31% of the overall vote and it is a hugely well deserved award to the midfielder who has excellent this season so far. The full list, Sporting-filled list, is as follows:
William Carvalho (31%)
Diogo Viana (Gil Vicente) (24%)
André Martins (19%)
Wilson Eduardo (13%)
Cédric Soares (13%)
William Carvalho could well claim a double as the award for Best Player of August / September has yet to be announced. He faces teammates such as Wilson Eduardo, Jefferson, Fredy Montero and Estoril’s Evandro.
The last person to win an SJPF award was Tiago Ilori who won the Young Player award for March last season.