PSG Forward Kylian Mbappé Wins Ligue 1 Player of the Year Award

PSG Forward Kylian Mbappé Wins Ligue 1 Player of the Year Award

Isaac Darko
May 16, 2022 at 12:39 AM
  • PSG forward Kylian Mbappé has been named Ligue 1 player of the year for the third consecutive season
  • Mbappe scored 25 goals and assisted 17 times to lead his team to the 2021/2022 French Ligue 1 title
  • Gianluigi Donnarumma picked up the best goalkeeper award while Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema was named best French player abroad

Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappé has claimed the Ligue 1 player of the season award for a third time.

The 23-year-old enjoyed an exceptional season in France's top flight this season, bagging 25 goals and providing 19 assists as PSG clinched yet another league title.

The Frenchman 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.

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Paris Saint-Germain's French forward Kylian Mbappe receives the Best Ligue 1 Player award from former player Thierry Henry. Photo by FRANCK FIFE
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Sunday night’s most prestigious award, which was presented by Thierry Henry, saw the Mbappe win for the third consecutive season.

Elsewhere, 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.

Mbappe’s Mother Strongly Denies PSG Contract Extension

Meanwhile, Kylian Mbappe’s mother has vehemently denied reports that her son has agreed on a two-year contract extension in principle with Paris Saint Germain. News had broken on Thursday evening that Mbappe was set to continue with his stay in the French capital.

It has been widely expected that Mbappe would join Real Madrid on a free transfer at the end of the season. Florentino Perez, Real Madrid President, was confident of securing the star after consistently denying PSG overtures to extend his contract.

Ronaldinho Makes Bold Prediction About Kylian Mbappé

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that former World Footballer of the Year, Ronaldinho believes Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappé will have the world at his feet in the coming years.

The Brazilian great who disclosed his admiration for the French youngster is certain Mbappé will become the best player in the world.

Ronaldinho, who is regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all-time, made a similar prediction about Argentine and current PSG superstar Lionel Messi before the latter went on to win an unprecedented seven Ballon d'Or awards.

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