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5 brilliant players with fewer Player of the Month awards than Peter Odemwingie

Having won the 'Player of the Month' award three times, was Peter Odemwingie seriously underrated?

Any player can have the odd good game.

But to win the ‘Player of the Month’ award, you need to have three or four.

An award the likes of Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney got very used to winning. And Peter Odemwingie of course.


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He looks as surprised as us

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He looks as surprised as us

The former West Brom man has been given the accolade three times.

That is more than: Eden Hazard, Fernando Torres, Luis Suarez, Didier Drogba and Ryan Giggs (all with two.)

How many times Peter?

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How many times Peter?

Of course there have been some rogue shouts from the Premier League over the years.

The likes of Jimmy Bullard, Connor Wickham and Andre Ayew have walked away with the trophy.

But three times? Three? For a man most famous for desperately rocking up to QPR in his car on deadline day… whilst still a West Brom player.

I have no idea what I’m doing here

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I have no idea what I’m doing here

Let’s take a closer look at the three months in question and see how well earned each award was.

September 2010

Odemwingie had signed from Lokomotiv Moscow in the summer, and had already scored a winner on his debut in August against Sunderland.

West Brom then lost to Liverpool before Odemwingie scored in home wins against Arsenal and Birmingham.

An impressive start to his West Brom career, he got the personal award to round off a dream start to his life in the Premier League.

The Nigerian enjoyed a great start in England

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The Nigerian enjoyed a great start in England

April 2011

Fast forward six months, and it’s Odemwingie again. The forward scored in four consecutive games winning him the award for the second time.

Again, you would have to say it was deserved as the Nigerian scored against Chelsea and Spurs in April.

Eden Hazard is still one off Odemwingie…

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Eden Hazard is still one off Odemwingie…

February 2012

10 months down the line and it is Odemwingie who has to pose with the lame excuse of a trophy (again).

This month may have been the best of the three.
Having scored a hat-trick against midlands rivals, Wolves, and grabbed five in total, there was to be no denying him again.

Kane is top of the charts with six awards. Joint with Steven Gerrard

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Kane is top of the charts with six awards. Joint with Steven Gerrard

Now in the Indonesian Liga 1, Odemwingie was a true Premier League great… for three sporadic months.


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