1. FC Köln went unbeaten in November. Against Union Berlin (2:2) and Mainz (1:1), FC battled back in both games to take a point from the tussles. Steffen Baumgart's side then produced a superb second-half to blow away Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Derby, in a stunning 4:1 victory. At the heart of all that was good in the three matches was Salih Özcan. The Kölsche Jung grabbed his first Bundesliga goal in the 47th minute against Mainz, whilst delivering strong performances against both Union and Gladbach.
"It's nice that the fans have noticed my performances. Now it's about continuing to work hard and to be as successful as possible in our final three games," said Özcan on the award.