Ederson furious over Rodri’s player of the season omission, calls it unacceptable

Ederson of Manchester City expressed discontent over teammate Rodri's absence from the Premier League Player of the Season shortlist, deeming it unacceptable.

Ederson Believes Rodri Should Be At Top For Premier League Player Of The Year
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Last week, the Premier League unveiled the eight contenders for this season’s Player of the Season Award, including two standout players from Manchester City: Erling Haaland and Phil Foden. Also among the nominees were Martin Odegaard, Alexander Isak, Cole Palmer, Declan Rice, Virgil van Dijk, and Ollie Watkins.

While Man City goalkeeper Ederson expressed satisfaction with seeing two of his teammates nominated for the prestigious accolade, he raised concerns about the absence of Rodri from the selection, branding the Spaniard’s exclusion as ‘unacceptable’. Despite being in the running for their fourth consecutive Premier League title, Pep Guardiola’s side suffered only three defeats this season, against Arsenal, Wolves, and Aston Villa, all occurring during Rodri’s suspension.

In an interview with ESPN Brasil, Ederson remarked, “There are good players, but I see Rodri as a great candidate who isn’t on the list. I don’t understand why he’s not on the list either. Honestly, that’s unacceptable. If you look at his year, his campaign, the last few seasons he’s been playing and see that he’s not on the list, it’s absurd. I don’t know what criteria they use to nominate players, but there are also great players competing.”

“But I see Rodri as a great candidate to win and unfortunately, he’s not on the list. So I think I’ll be rooting for Phil to win because Phil is also having a great season, he’s helped us a lot. This season he’s scored more goals, provided more assists, been more consistent and more important to the team too.” Ederson added.

Guardiola’s squad will resume action on Tuesday night against Tottenham Hotspur in a crucial Premier League encounter away from home.


Ederson Santana de Moraes



Age: 31

188 cm

86 kg

This season he played in total 32 times for 2720 minutes for Premier League.

He made 53 saves and conceded 27 goals. He received 5 yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 2nd in Premier League. In the last match Manchester City won 4-0 against Fulham. The next match in Premier League will be against Tottenham Hotspur.

Manchester City performance and stats

Manchester City

Manager: Josep Guardiola
Rank 1st
Win 27
Draw 7
Loss 3
Goals 93-33
Diff 60

Manchester City is currently 2nd in the Premier League with 85 points.

In the last 36 games, it has won 26 times, drawn 7 times, and lost 3 times. In its last match, Manchester City won 0-4 against Fulham.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 91 goals and conceding 33.​

Manchester City will play the next match in Premier League against Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday 14th of May in London. The prediction is Manchester City winning the match.​