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Each month we collate the votes from our colleagues in European Sports Media to determine the Team of the Month. Here’s the ESM XI for October 2020.

ESM XI

SEASON RANKINGS
Cumulative votes through the season

GOALKEEPERS

Edouard Mendy (Chelsea) 4
Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid) 3
Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan) 2
Andrea Consigli (Sassuolo) 1
Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid) 1
Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) 1
Alex Remiro (Real Sociedad) 1

Edouard Mendy of Chelsea in action during the UEFA Champions League Group E stage match between Chelsea FC and Stade Rennais at Stamford Bridge on November 04, 2020 in London, England.

DEFENDERS

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) 11
Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund) 4
Angelino (RB Leipzig) 3
Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich) 3
Andy Robertson (Liverpool) 3
Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) 2
Theo Hernandez (Milan) 2
Thomas Meunier (Borussia Dortmund) 2
Stefan Savic (Atletico Madrid) 2
Kurt Zouma (Chelsea) 2
David Alaba (Bayern Munich) 1
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) 1
Jordan Amavi (Marseille) 1
Cala (Cadiz) 1
Joao Cancelo (Manchester City) 1
Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) 1
Danilo (Juventus) 1
Dodo (Shakhtar Donetsk) 1
Jose Fonte (Lille) 1
Nicolas Gavory (Standard Liege) 1
Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich) 1
Michael Keane (Everton) 1
Pepe (Porto) 1
Sergio Reguilon (Tottenham Hotspur) 1
Thiago Silva (Chelsea) 1
Kieran Tripper (Atletico Madrid) 1

Real Madrid’s Spanish defender Sergio Ramos heads the ball with Huesca’s Spanish defender Jorge Pulido (L) during the Spanish League football match between Real Madrid and SD Huesca at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Valdebebas, northeastern Madrid, on October 31, 2020.

MIDFIELDERS

Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich) 7
Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) 6
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) 3
Diogo Jota (Liverpool) 3
Mikel Merino (Real Sociedad) 2
Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad) 2
James Rodriguez (Everton) 2
Jonathan Bamba (Lille) 1
Ismael Bennacer (Milan) 1
Casemiro (Real Madrid) 1
Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) 1
Phil Foden (Manchester City) 1
Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich) 1
Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City) 1
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Tottenham Hotspur) 1
Franck Kessie (Milan) 1
Davy Klaassen (Ajax) 1
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) 1
Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo) 1
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio) 1
Luka Modric (Real Madrid) 1
Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich) 1
Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig) 1

Axel Witsel (L) of Dortmund is challenged by Joshua Kimmich of Muenchen during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Muenchen at Signal Iduna Park on November 07, 2020 in Dortmund, Germany.

FORWARDS

Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) 12
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Milan) 9
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) 4
Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid) 4
Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) 3
Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) 3
Romelu Lukaku (Internazionale) 2
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) 1
Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) 1

Robert Lewandowski of Bayern München reacts during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and SV Werder Bremen at Allianz Arena on November 21, 2020 in Munich, Germany.

ESM MEMBERS: A Bola (Portugal), Fanatik (Turkey), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany), La Gazzetta dello Sport (Italy), Kicker (Germany), Marca (Spain), Nemzeti Sport (Hungary), Sport-Express (Russia), Sport/Foot (Belgium), De Telegraaf (Netherlands), TIPS Bladet (Denmark), ElfVoetbal (Netherlands), World Soccer (England).

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