Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been voted France’s Ligue 1 Player of the Year for a record third time, a few hours ago.
The talismanic striker pipped teammate Angel Di Maria, Nice forward Hatem Ben Arfa and Marseille midfielder Lassana Diarra to the gong after scoring 35 goals in the Parisians romp to a fourth straight French title.
Laurent Blanc’s men are on course to repeat last year’s domestic treble, having won the French League Cup last month, with the final of the French Cup on May 21 against fierce rivals Marseille.
PSG coach Blanc claimed the Ligue 1 coach of the year prize for the second straight season, while 18-year-old Rennes striker Ousmane Dembele won the Young Player of the Year award after netting 12 goals in a remarkable debut campaign. Marseille and France goalkeeper Steve Mandanda beat lille LOSC shot-stopper Vincent Enyeama as the goalkeeper of the year.
Team of the Year : Steve Mandanda (Marseille); Maxwell (PSG), David Luiz (PSG), Thiago Silva (PSG), Serge Aurier (PSG); Blaise Matuidi (PSG), Lassana Diarra (Marseille), Marco Verratti (PSG); Hatem Ben Arfa (Nice), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG), Angel di Maria (PSG)