Villarreal centre back Álvaro González is the winner of the Mahou Five Star Player (Jugador Cinco Estrellas) award for January. The defender was voted by Submarine fans as January’s best player after his great performances as of late, especially in the league match against Granada, in which he scored the second of the two goals (2-0) and assisted Bruno for the first.
The 27-year-old said that, first and foremost, the award reinforces all the hard work he has been putting in over the last few weeks: "In the end, it’s a reward for hard work, but the help of my teammates is essential for this. In a club like Villarreal, where you’re surrounded by good people, it makes things much easier and that is always important. It gives you that confidence that a player needs. When a defender scores, it has a bigger repercussion because it’s not as common, but above all it has been a month to gain confidence".
With regard to the Yellows fans, he was grateful for their support and confidence in him that led to him receiving this award, especially as he is a player that only joined the team this season: "Since I arrived, everybody has been great to me. The people at the club, my teammates and the fans that always respond, respect us a lot and whom I want to repay with the love they’ve shown me on the pitch. I hope we can celebrate many good things this year".
The way to choose the Five Star Player is simple. Every month, fans vote via Twitter for who they think has been the team’s best player. To do it correctly, users have to tweet the name of their chosen player with the hashtag: '#Jugador5EstrellasCVF' during the set time period time. Once this time limit is up, votes are counted to determine the winner.
Through this initiative, Mahou Five Stars (Mahou Cinco Estrellas) announces the stand out player for each month. The prize is awarded by the fans, who cast their votes on Twitter; specifically on the '@futbolmahou' profile, with the collaboration of the Villarreal CF official Twitter account (@villarrealcf). The Five Star player award is given out every month during the season. Don’t forget to vote for your favourite player for February. Make sure you pay attention to the '@futbolmahou' and '@villarrealcf' profiles, where the time period for voting and eventual winners will both be announced.
Mahou Cinco Estrellas continues to support Villarreal CF for another season. Through this initiative, every month, the best players of the team from the Castellón province are recognized, with the fans being those responsible for choosing them.