Kylian Mbappe Crowned French player of the year

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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