French Player And Coach of The Year
French Player And Coach of The Year: At an awards ceremony in Paris, Neymar was named as France player of the year. Neymar scored 19 league goals and set up another 13 in only 20 games for French champion PSG.
Neymar stated “I am very touched and very happy with our season. It is an honour. Without my teammates, I would never have received this award,” and collected the prize from his illustrious compatriot Ronaldo.
Neymar beat Edinson Cavani, Ligue 1´s leading scorer this season with 28 goals, Kylian Mbappe, Marseille winger, Florian Thauvin his PSG teammates to bag the prize.
He has not played since cracking a metatarsal in his right foot against Marseille on February 25. He had surgery in Brazil in March and has resumed light training and ball work as he bids to be ready for the World Cup, which starts next month in Russia.
Neymar was signed from Barcelona for a world-record 222 million euros ($264 million) last August, and helped PSG on their way to a clean sweep of the domestic trophies.
The Paris Saint-Germain superstar took the prize despite missing the last three months of the season due to injury. Neymar returned to France from his homeland at the start of this month, fuelling speculation that he could seek to leave the club after just one season.
Neymar, who joined in PSG´s League 1 title celebrations refused to discuss his future after collecting his award. He is hoping to be back to full fitness in time to lead Brazil at the World Cup in Russia, which starts in a month´s time.
Coach of The Year
PSG coach Unai Emery, who is leaving at the end of the season, won Coach of the Year after guiding PSG to a domestic treble.
PSG fell short in Europe after going out in the last 16 of the Champions League for the second straight season.
Young Player Of The Year
Mbappe was named young player of the year, beating off competition from the Lyon duo of Houssem Aouar and Tanguy Ndombele, and Bordeaux´s Brazilian winger Malcom.
Mbappe, who has scored 13 league goals, won the same award last year when he helped Monaco to the title, and so follows Eden Hazard in claiming the young player gong two seasons running.
The supremacy of PSG in the French game this season was reflected in the awards.
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