Thomas (30-Gwangju), who scored his debut goal in the K League, was named the best player of the 17th round.
The Korea Professional Football 메이저사이트 Association announced on Sept. 9 that “Thomas was selected as the MVP of the 17th round of the ‘Hana OneQ K League 1 2023’.”
Thomas scored a multi-goal performance in the match between Gwangju and Suwon Samsung at the Gwangju Football Stadium on July 7, leading Gwangju to a 2-1 victory.
Thomas came on as a substitute in the eighth minute of the second half with Gwangju trailing 0-1. In the 23rd minute, he finished a pass from the left flank by Doo Hyun-seok with his right foot for the equalizer and his first goal in the K League. In the second half stoppage time, he finished with a right-footed shot after the ball bounced off the body of an opposing defender.
The best match of the 17th round of the K League 1 was the match between Suwon FC and Ulsan Hyundai on June 6 at Suwon Sports Complex. Suwon FC took the lead in the 16th minute through Yoon Beom-garam’s first goal, but Martin Adam equalized in the 24th minute, and Ulsan came back to win 3-1 in stoppage time with goals by In-Joo Gyu in the 42nd minute and Bako in the final minute. With the victory, Ulsan was also named the best team in the 17th round of the K League One.