Saïd Benrahma has been voted the Championship PFA Bristol Street Motors Fans’ Player of the Month by football fans across the country. In a vote run by fan engagement experts, Snack Media, Saïd won with 45 per cent of the vote for January, with Stoke City’s Jack Butland taking second place. In the second of five divisional votes carried out over eleven days via Snack’s digital and social networks and supported by top flight football clubs and press, it was clear that the Algerian’s strong performances over the last month – in which he scored twice as The Bees beat Bristol City and Queens Park Rangers - resonated not just with Bees fans, but with supporters of all teams.
The full list of contenders from the final shortlist polled were as follows: • Said Benrahma (Brentford) - 37 per cent • Jack Butland (Stoke City) – 22 per cent • Jed Wallace (Millwall) – 13 per cent• Dan Bentley (Bristol City) – 12 per cent• Nahki Wells (Bristol City) - 8 per cent• Bright Osayi-Samuel (QPR) – 8 per centLiz Cope, chief marketing officer, Bristol Street Motors, said: “Supporting the PFA Bristol Street Motors Fans’ Player of the Month Award is a privilege. The accolade highlights the high calibre of talent currently demonstrated by the players, while acknowledging achievements throughout the season.
“The award is voted for by the fans and a lucky few have the opportunity to present the prize to the winning footballer. Allowing fans, who are the lifeblood of the game, to continue to meet their football heroes is very special, and we look forward to continuing to make these dreams a reality.”
It was the latest accolade for Saïd after a fine January. The Bees took seven points from five games and Saïd's form was also recognised as he was named in the WhoScored.com Team of the Month. The team is complied by rating each player in each match.
Player ratings are based on each event recorded in the game calculated live automatically using our own algorithms, which comprise of over 200 raw statistics. All events are valued based on a researched perception of the effect on the outcome of the match. Positive events are valued against negative events.
The full team is detailed here. Have a look at some of Saïd's best bits in our review of the month below.