Victory's Honda picks up prestigious PFA award

The plaudits keep coming for Melbourne Victory’s marquee man Keisuke Honda, with the Japanese star taking out the PFA’S Hyundai A-League Player of the Month award for October/November.

Honda has been a revelation during the opening weeks of his Hyundai A-League career, helping Victory to second on the ladder behind Perth Glory.

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The 32-year-old arrived in Australia with a big reputation and has lived up to the hype for Kevin Muscat’s side.

Honda, who scored on his debut against Melbourne City, has four goals to his name after seven rounds, including the winner in the Big Blue against Sydney FC.

He’s also laid on three assists for his teammates, with Victory currently enjoying a five-game winning streak.

Honda edged out Caltex Socceroos AFC Asian Cup hopefuls Chris Ikonomidis (Perth Glory) and Craig Goodwin (Adelaide United) for the award.

“I’m surprised [by the award],” Honda said.

“I’m happy to receive the award, but I am happy more when we win as a team.

“I appreciate the award and I received it because of my teammates. Thank you to everyone who voted for me.”

You can see Honda in action again on Friday night as Victory make the trip to Suncorp Stadium to face Brisbane Roar.