AFCON 2023 Star Beats Harry Kane to Bundesliga Award

The Guinean forward beat tough competition from Bayern Munich stars like Harry Kane and Jamal Musiala to win the monthly accolade

VfB Stuttgart striker Sehrou Guirassy has emerged victorious in the race for the Bundesliga Player of the Month award for March, beating out formidable competition including Bayern Munich’s Harry Kane. This marks Guirassy’s second Player of the Month accolade, following his initial triumph in September.

Tough Competition

Guirassy faced stiff competition for the award, with renowned players such as Harry Kane, Jamal Musiala, Xavi Simons, David Raum, and Alejandro Grimaldo all nominated for their impressive performances in March. Despite the formidable lineup of contenders, Guirassy’s exceptional displays on the field earned him the prestigious recognition.

Serhou Guirassy, Stuttgart forward has been in red-hot form this season.  -- Imago

After a slight dip in form following his return from the Africa Cup of Nations, Guirassy showcased a remarkable resurgence in March. Across Stuttgart’s four matches during the month, Guirassy netted a total of five goals, demonstrating his lethal scoring prowess. His contributions included braces against Wolfsburg and goals against Union Berlin, Hoffenheim, and Heidenheim.

Record-Breaking Season

Guirassy’s outstanding performances have not only earned him individual accolades but have also rewritten the record books at Stuttgart. With 25 Bundesliga goals this season, the 28-year-old has surpassed Mario Gomez’s record for most Bundesliga goals in a single season for the club. His prolific scoring form has been instrumental in Stuttgart’s success this campaign.


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Harry Kane
Bayern Munich

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Sehrou Guirassy
VfB Stuttgart

25 23

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Ikoma Lois Openda
RB Leipzig

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Deniz Undav
VfB Stuttgart

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Ermedin Demirovic

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Despite facing setbacks such as injury and participation in AFCON 2023, Guirassy remains on the cusp of achieving remarkable milestones. With his goal-scoring prowess, he could have been vying with Harry Kane for the top spot in the Bundesliga goal-scoring charts or even challenging Robert Lewandowski’s goal record, had circumstances been different.

Stuttgart’s Ascent

Guirassy’s individual achievements mirror Stuttgart’s impressive rise in the Bundesliga standings. Currently occupying third place, level on points with powerhouse Bayern Munich, Stuttgart is poised to secure a coveted spot in the Champions League. Guirassy’s contributions have been instrumental in the team’s success, highlighting his importance to Stuttgart’s ambitions.

Sehrou Guirassy’s triumph in clinching the Bundesliga Player of the Month award for March underscores his immense talent and impact on the field. As Stuttgart continues their pursuit of glory in the Bundesliga and beyond, Guirassy’s stellar performances serve as a beacon of inspiration for the team and fans alike.

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