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Mbappe Crowned France’s Player of the Year

Kylian Mbappe clinched the title of France’s player of the year on Monday during a prestigious awards ceremony in Paris, marking the culmination of his illustrious seven-season tenure with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
The 25-year-old sensation secured the accolade for the best player in Ligue 1 at the UNFP (French players’ union) Trophies gala, securing this honor for the fifth consecutive time. Mbappe’s outstanding season saw him net an impressive 44 goals across all competitions for PSG.
Confirming his departure from PSG at the season’s end as his contract expires, Mbappe’s next destination is highly anticipated to be Real Madrid.
In his final home game for PSG on Sunday, Mbappe found the net despite the team suffering an unexpected 3-1 loss against Toulouse. His goal elevated his tally to 27 for the Ligue 1 season, positioning him eight goals ahead of the closest competitor, Lille’s Jonathan David.
While bidding farewell to PSG, Mbappe and his team still have two more Ligue 1 fixtures to navigate before the French Cup final clash against Lyon on May 25.
The coveted award, voted for by fellow players and presented by Marie-Jose Perec, the former French Olympic champion, saw Mbappe triumph over strong contenders, including his PSG compatriot Ousmane Dembele.
PSG’s commanding presence extended beyond Mbappe’s individual accolade, with Warren Zaire-Emery named young player of the season and Gianluigi Donnarumma securing the title of the best goalkeeper.
Eric Roy of Brest received the Coach of the Year award for steering the modest Brittany club to European qualification for the first time in their history. With one game remaining, Brest is assured of finishing at least fifth, guaranteeing a spot in the Europa League.
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