503 participants … and 250 votes for Benoît Badiashile! On the AS Monaco App, you selected the Red and Whites’ central defender as your August Player of the Month with 49.7% of the votes, ahead of Benjamin Lecomte (29.6%) and Aleksandr Golovin (8.3%) .
Even if he was not voted MVP in one of the two matches played this August (Axel Disasi and Aleksandr Golovin shared the honors against Reims, Benjamin Lecomte against Metz), Benoît Badiashile has been decisive at the start of the league season. A pure product of the Academy, AS Monaco’s number 32 has scored two goals in the team’s two matches this August. Benoît Badiashile first allowed AS Monaco to earn a draw against Reims, then gave his side a win away to Metz in scoring the match’s only goal.
At only 19 years old, Benoît Badiashile has played nearly 50 professional matches with AS Monaco, including 2 in the Champions League. Along with Han-Noah Massengo, he was also the first player born in the 21st century to play a match in that most prestigious of European competitions. Already highly experienced despite his young age, the central defender gained a little more experience last night: Sylvain Ripoll, the coach of Les Espoits, included him for the first time with Les Espoirs, the U-21 French team. It was his first call-up in this age group, having already played for the various other youth teams in previous years.
Bravo Benoît !
— AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) August 30, 2020
The 2020-2021 Players of the Month
August – Benoît Badiashile (1)