Wellington Phoenix’s midfielder Dávila and Melbourne Victory’s goalkeeper Casey Dumont have been voted by their peers as the most outstanding performers in the A-League and W-League in December.

Phoenix’s 28-year-old Mexican netted in Wellington’s four consecutive wins during the final month of 2019, helping to lift the club into fourth position on the A-League ladder.

In his first season in the A-League, Dávila has been a revelation at Wellington, presenting an individual attacking threat and an effective link for his teammates.

During his five appearances for the ‘Nix during December, Dávila played all 450 minutes and contributed four goals and one assist during an unbeaten period for the New Zealand outfit.

Demonstrating his ability to play up front or in behind as a number 10, Dávila has drawn praise from his teammates, coach and opponents.

“I’m so happy to be named the PFA Player of the Month. I hope to continue my form and I’m happy to be here and I’m enjoying it with the guys,” Dávila said.

Dávila edged out Perth Glory’s ever-reliable midfield maestro Diego Castro and Sydney FC’s prolific goal-scorer Adam Le Fondre.

Melbourne Victory’s goalkeeper Casey Dumont polled above Western Sydney Wanderers’ rising star Kyra Cooney-Cross and experienced Matildas midfielder Aivi Luik.

Dumont accumulated an impressive 18 stops in December including a crucial penalty save – her third of the season – against Perth Glory in Round 7, helping Victory secure a vital away win.

The 28-year-old made four appearances, playing the full 360 minutes available, keeping one clean sheet, making two penalty stops and conceding just three goals.

“It’s an honour to win Player of the Month and it’s always nice to be recognised for good form, which must mean I’m doing something right,” Dumont said.

“But I also have to give credit to the girls in front of me who make my job a lot easier; I’m just doing my part for the team.”

The PFA Player of the Month award nominees are selected by a panel of former players and leading media figures, with the winner voted on by the players of each respective league. 

PFA members voted on the six nominees during January.