Football: Real Sociedad’s Kubo wins La Liga monthly MVP for September


Japanese footballer Takefusa Kubo was named La Liga Player of the Month for September on Friday following a run of outstanding performances for Real Sociedad.

The 22-year-old Samurai Blue star beat four other nominees including Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski and Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham to win the monthly award for the first time in his career.

Kubo scored four goals during the month, including a brace against Granada on Sept. 2, helping Sociedad earn 12 points from a total of 15 available.

Sociedad’s only loss during the stretch was a 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid on Sept. 17, with Kubo help...

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