Ligue 1 Mbappe Wins France Player Of The Year

Nearing the conclusion of his seven-season tenure with Paris Saint-Germain, Kylian Mbappe was voted the player of the year in France on Monday during an awards event held in Paris.

At the sixth consecutive UNFP (French Players’ Union) Trophies gala, Mbappe, 25, took home the award for best player in Ligue 1 following a season in which he scored 44 goals for PSG across all competitions.

Real Madrid is anticipated to be the France captain’s next stop after he stated last week that he will be leaving PSG when his contract expires.

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The champions were shocked to lose 3-1 to Toulouse on Sunday when Mbappe made his final appearance at home for PSG.

With the goal, he now has 27 goals for the Ligue 1 season, eight more than the next greatest scorer, Canadian striker Jonathan David of Lille.

The season is still open; Mbappe’s PSG has two more Ligue 1 matches to go this week before facing Lyon in the French Cup final on May 25.

Marie-Jose Perec, the former French 200- and 400-meter Olympic champion, presented Mbappe with the prize after he defeated the other contenders chosen by his teammates.

Along with Pierre Lees-Melou of Brest, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Marseille, and Edon Zhegrova of Lille, his PSG teammate Ousmane Dembele had also been in the running.

The other accolades, which went to Warren Zaire-Emery, a teenage midfielder, as young player of the season and Gianluigi Donnarumma as best custodian, showed how dominant PSG was at home.

After taking the humble Brittany club to its first-ever European qualifying with one game remaining, Eric Roy of Brest was crowned coach of the year.

At worst, they will secure a spot in the Europa League.

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