Da Costa takes SBOBET prize

Manu da Costa has won the SBOBET player of the month award for April 2011.

In what was a difficult month for the team, the Portugal defender won after securing 54.3 per cent of the vote, just ahead of Robert Green on 29.9 per cent. He succeeds Demba Ba, who took the title in March.

Da Costa's success was the second time he has been voted the main man this season in the SBOBET-sponsored award, having previously taken the award in September.

Scott Parker is still out in front, having won it in three consecutive months between December and February and seems set to make it a hat-trick of Hammer of the Year titles when the votes are all counted. You can vote for your Hammer of the Year and a host of other player awards by clicking here.

The previous SBOBET winners this season have been:

March 2011 - Demba Ba
February 2011 - Scott Parker
January 2011 - Scott Parker
December 2010 - Scott Parker
November 2010 - Victor Obinna
October 2010 - Mark Noble
September 2010 - Manuel da Costa
August 2010 - Kieron Dyer