Santiago Arias has been named the Eredivisie player of the season. Based on the statistics of Opta Sports, the 26-year old defender appeared to have performed the best. The Colombian beat off competition from Feyenoord winger Steven Berghuis and Ajax forward David Neres.
Vital role in trophy success
Santiago Arias has played a vital role this season in PSV’s trophy success. Phillip Cocu’s team clinched their 24th Eredivisie title in the club’s history. As a right back, he gained 89,3 points on a scale of 100. He won the ball 212 times and was a key player in PSV’s solid defence. He also impressed by his attacking skills, with three goals and six assists to his name.
Player of the month (March)
It was not Arias’ first award of the season. The defender, who will start preparing with Colombia for the World Cup in Russia shortly, was named the Eredivisie player of the month (March). He has now been named player of the season following a string if impressive displays for PSV.