Manu Trigueros is the winner of the Five Star Player award for this season. The centre midfielder was chosen by Villarreal CF fans for this award, promoted by Mahou, sponsor of the Yellow Submarine. The Yellows number 14 has had a spectacular season in which he has played 45 matches; 37 in the LaLiga Santander, 2 in the UEFA Champions League play-offs, 3 in the UEFA Europa League and 3 in the Copa del Rey. Trigueros has scored 7 goals and provided 2 assists.
The footballer from Talavera was very grateful for this recognition: "I’m very proud to have been given this award by the fans. It is a recognition for the work I’ve put in all season. I feel the confidence that the fans, the club and my teammates have in me. If I had to choose a moment this season when I felt the love of the fans it would be during the match against Atlético de Madrid at home. I was substituted and they gave me an ovation. It was a really emotional moment".
The way to choose the Five Star Player is simple. Every month and at the end of the season, fans vote via Twitter for who they think has been the team’s best player, out of the five candidates put forward by the club.
Through this initiative, Mahou Five Stars (Mahou Cinco Estrellas) announces the club’s stand out player at that time. The prize is awarded by the fans, who cast their votes on Twitter, on the '@futbolmahou' profile, with the collaboration of the Villarreal CF official Twitter account (@villarrealcf). The Five Star player award has been given out every month this season as a result of fans’ votes for each team.
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.