Aiglon of the Month - February

Hat-trick for Marcin Bułka!

Marcin Bułka is your Aiglon of the Month for February! After August and September, the Polish goalkeeper won his third monthly award of the season, sweeping home with 60% of the vote.

Two clean-sheets, two saved penalties, a string of decisive saves... Marcin Bułka has just completed another month of outstanding performances, prompting you to nominate him as the Aiglon of the Month for February. After winning the vote in August and September, Le Gym's last line of defence became the first player to win three monthly awards this season. His month of February got off to an excellent start, the Polish international helping the Rouge et Noir leave Brest, Ligue 1's fourth-best attacking force, with a clean sheet (R20, 0-0). Although that was not the case three days later at Montpellier, in the last 16 of the Coupe de France (1-4), the Nice keeper once again distinguished himself in his favourite sepcialty, saving a spot-kick from Junior Ndiaye. 

Beaten but not at fault against Monaco (R21, 2-3) and Lyon (R22, 1-0), Bułka was huge again last weekend when they played host to Clermont. Getting a strong touch to deflect Shamar Nicholson's penalty, the Płock-born striker also had a number of close calls in the second half, including a one-on-one with Alan Virginius. With 60% of the vote, your 'keeper is once again the toast of the town.

On the second step of the podium is Melvin Bard (16%). A favourite in November and December, the left-back continued his rise to prominence in February with a fine display against former club OL (R22, 1-0). At Groupama Stadium, Le Gym's No.26 kept the Gones strikers at bay, particularly opposite number Ernest Nuamah, picking up eight balls and winning a game-high 12 challenges. 

Finally, you were once again keen to reward Tom Louchet (8%), runner-up in January's vote. The young Aiglon made the most of every minute of game time given to him by Francesco Farioli, scoring the second goal of his young career, against Montpellier in the Coupe de France. The versatile midfielder also made his Ligue 1 debut against Monaco, earning the penalty converted by Gaëtan Laborde.

Hugo Rondet