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The Bristol Rovers Player of the Month was a short-lived award created at the start of 2012 and awarded just three times before being dropped. The first winner of the title was Aaron Downes, and he was followed by Michael Poke and Danny Woodards who picked up the accolade for February and March respectively. The purpose of the award was to recognise the club's most influential player over the previous four weeks, and the winner was voted for by the fans.

The award became known among fans as something of a curse, with both Downes and Poke suffering serious injuries immediately after winning the title. Although Woodards didn't immediately fall victim to the hoodoo, he went on to break his leg in the final game of the season a month later.

List of winners[]

Month Winner Runner-up Third place
201201January 2012 Downes, AaronAus Aaron Downes Woodards, DannyEng Danny Woodards Richards, EliotWal Eliot Richards
201202February 2012 Poke, MichaelEng Michael Poke Parkes, TomEng Tom Parkes Brown, LeeEng Lee Brown
201203March 2012 Woodards, DannyEng Danny Woodards Carayol, MustaphaGam Mustapha Carayol Bolger, CianIrl Cian Bolger

† Player was on loan at the club at the time.

Most wins[]

1Aaron Downes, Michael Poke, Danny Woodards

Winners by nationality[]

N.B. Nationality is defined as the country represented by a player at any level of international football, or their country of birth if they have never played internationally.
Nation Wins
Eng England 2
Aus Australia 1