Andrej Kramaric of Hoffenheim has been named the Bundesliga’s Player of the Month for September. The Croatian forward has been clinical for his club at the start of the 2020/21 season. In just three league appearances he has scored six goals to set a blistering early pace for the Torjägerkanone, which is awarded to the top goal scorer in the Bundesliga.
Andrej Kramaric Wins Bundesliga Player of the Month Award
Kramaric has been in spectacular form for Hoffenheim so far this season. Among his fantastic performances during September was the two-goal performance in the massive 4-1 victory over Bayern Munich on Matchday Two. The 29-year-old was a constant threat in that match as the reigning European champions struggled to contain him. Just the week prior, Kramaric had opened the campaign with a hat-trick performance against 1. FC Köln.
In the DFB-Pokal, Kramaric was instrumental in getting Hoffenheim to the second round of the competition. He scored two goals, including a successful penalty kick conversion, to defeat Chemnitzer. Hoffenheim will turn to Kramaric for more goals in cup competitions during the current campaign as they will be playing in the UEFA Europa League as well as the DFB-Pokal.
His great form was on display at the end of the 2019/20 season when he scored five goals in his last two appearances, which included a four-goal performance against Borussia Dortmund in the final match of the campaign. Kramaric has proven to be unstoppable at times and the goals should continue to come as October progresses. He is picking up where he left off at the end of last season.
The Other Contenders
There were five other players nominated for the monthly award. There were plenty of Bayern Munich players nominated, which included the likes of Joshua Kimmich, Leroy Sane, and Serge Gnabry. By far, Kramaric was the best player in the league for September. The remaining players who were nominated were impactful in their own way. But none were able to match the impact Kramaric had during the opening month of the 2020/21 season.