Munich - Given 's show-stopping debut display for Borussia Dortmund last weekend, it was perhaps no surprise that the Gabon international was the name on everyone’s lips come Monday morning.
With praise pouring in for the 24-year-old, bundesliga.com users also made their appreciation felt, overwhelmingly voting for the Dortmund No17 as the best player of Matchday 1.
Aubameyang's stunning hat-trick earned him a whopping 60 per cent of the ballot, certainly no mean feat considering FC Bayern Munich duo Franck Ribery (14 per cent) and Arjen Robben (7) were also nominated.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen's also shone on his maiden Bundesliga outing for his new employer and was likewise rewarded with seven per cent of the votes, as was Schalke 04's Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. 1. FSV Mainz 05's Nicolai Müller received just five per cent following his brace against VfB Stuttgart on Sunday.
More to come?
Aubameyang is the sixth player in Bundesliga history to net a debut hat-trick. The last player to do so was former Eintracht Frankfurt striker Martin Fenin, who helped down Hertha Berlin in February 2008.
While Fenin only managed a further three goals during that season, Aubameyang has joined a team capable of challenging for major honours and with the likes of Marco Reus and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to create chance for him, the gazelle-like attacker is sure to have plenty of opportunities to add to his Dortmund account.