For the entire month of August, Léo Ceará was unstoppable. He was bagging goals in nearly every match and adding assists to help lead Yokohama F·Marinos’ title chase. So when it came time to name the Konami Monthly MVP, there was no doubt that the Brazilian was most deserving of the honor.
Léo Ceará’s standout game of August came on the 21st when he notched a hat trick against Vegalta Sendai. He showed off his blazing pace, his aerial ability, smart runs and clinical finishing in a total striker’s performance, even recording an assist along the way.
The Brazilian’s brilliance continued all month and he finished August with six goals and three assists, showcasing just how much he does for the Marinos attack. And considering Marinos are the league’s highest scoring team, one which is right on the heels of defending champion Kawasaki Frontale for the title, it’s impossible to understate how crucial Léo Ceará’s magnificent play is.
While Léo Ceará took home Konami MVP honors in J1, Jungo Fujimoto was given the award for August in J2. The 37-year-old was magnificent at the heart of the S.C.Sagamihara attack, notching goals in three straight matches.
In the MEIJI YASUDA J3 LEAGUE, Kazuki Dohana of Fukushima United FC was awarded MVP honors for August for his sterling play at both ends of the pitch against FC Gifu on Matchweek 16, helping keep a clean sheet in defense while also scoring a goal at the other end in a 4-0 win.