Kylian Mbappe has been named French player of the year for 2018 by France Football ahead of Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann.
The 20-year-old was recognised by France Football, who also award the Ballon d’Or runner up, after a successful 12 months with club and country, winning a domestic treble with Paris Saint-Germain and the World Cup with France.
Mbappe has also excelled individually in 2018, scoring 30 goals for club and country, as he won the inaugural Kopa Trophy – awarded to the best U21 player in world football – and ranking fifth in the Ballon d’Or list.
The forward also played a pivotal role in France’s World Cup-winning campaign in Russia, scoring four times, including a goal in the 4-2 final win over Croatia.
Varane of Real Madrid and Griezmann of Atletico Madrid were close behind in the vote, which was carried out by journalists and former winners, after a successful season in Europe with their clubs.
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante was awarded the prize for 2017.
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