Marseille striker Mario Balotelli was officially named Ligue 1’s Player of the Month for March 2019. The Italian forward picked up 45% of the vote, beating Kylian Mbappe (35%) and Moussa Dembele (20%).
Balotelli is the first Marseille player to win the award in the current 2018-19 season. The only other player who’s even come close was Florian Thauvin, who polled third with 29% of the vote back in November- perhaps an indicator of OM’s struggles this season.
The 28 year old, who only moved to the Stade Velodrome in January, scored four goals in four games last month.
Balotelli’s performances in March 2019 for OM
Marseille 2-0 Saint Etienne (Balotelli 12)
Marseille 1-0 Nice (Balotelli 61)
PSG 3-1 Marseille (no goal)
Marseille 2-2 Angers (Balotelli 4, 16)
Marseille are currently 5th in Ligue 1 with 51 points from 32 games, five behind third place Olympique Lyonnais, who hold the final Champions League qualifying spot.