PSG star, Kylian Mbappe wins league’s best player award for the 3rd time
The Ligue 1 player of the season award has been won by Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappé for the third time, on Sunday May 15.
As PSG clinched yet another league title, Kylian Mbappé who have bagged 25 goals, with 19 assists, have enjoyed an exceptional season in France’s top flight this season. .
The The 23-year-old won the award after beating off competition from Martin Terrier of Rennes, Wissam Ben Yedder of Monaco, Marseille’s Dimitri Payet, and Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paqueta.
The prestigious award, which was presented by Thierry Henry, saw the Mbappe win for the third consecutive season.
Mbappe who is out of contract at PSG next month said he didn’t want to announce his decision during the ceremony but added “Yes, pretty much” when asked if he’s made his mind up over whether to stay or go.
In another category, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema won the award for the best French player overseas, and PSG stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma took home the goalkeeper of the year award.
Bruno Génésio won manager of the year for an impressive campaign at Rennes, who remain in the race for a Champions League place after outclassing Marseille last night. He beat Antoine Kombouaré (Nantes), Jorge Sampaoli (Marseille), Julien Stéphan (Strasbourg), and Christophe Galtier (Nice) to the award.