Ibrahimovic Claims French Player of the Year Prize

Paris St. Germain (PSG) striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was named French Ligue 1 Player of the Year for the second successive season at an awards ceremony in Paris on Sunday.

Ibrahimovic top the Ligue 1 scorers’ chart with 25 goals. His 40 goals in all competition sees him beat Carlos Biancvhi’s previous record of 39 goals in the 1978 season, making him the player to have scored the highest goal tally in a French football league season.

“For the second year in a row, it is a great honour. I want to thank all the players, the coach, the staff and the supporters,” said the 32-year-old Swedish striker.

Ibrahimovic Celebrates Scoring for PSG During a League Game.
Ibrahimovic Celebrates Scoring for PSG During a League Game.

“I think this has been my best season. The team have had a magnificent season. In the years to come I hope to win the league again, as well as the two Cups, the Champions League and more individual trophies.”

His team-mate Salvatore Sirigu pipped Nigeria international goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, to the Goalkeeper of the Year honour, and midfielder Marco Verrati won the Young Player of the Year prize.

Fresh from retaining the league title and setting a new record points tally in the process, PSG, who have one game in hand, dominate the awards with six players named in the Team of the Year.

Ligue 1 Player of the Year

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain)

Goalkeeper of the Year

Salvatore Sirigu (Paris Saint-Germain)

Young Player of the Year

Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain)

Coach of the Year

René Girard (LOSC Lille)

Ligue 1 Team of the Year

Salvatore Sirigu (Paris Saint-Germain); Serge Aurier (Toulouse), Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain), Loïc Perrin (Saint-Etienne), Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco); Marco Verratti, Thiago Motta (both Paris Saint-Germain), James Rodríguez (Monaco); Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon), Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani (both Paris Saint-Germain)

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