Mbappe named France’s participant of the yr, ends seven seasons with PSG | EUROtoday

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Mbappe was named France’s participant of the yr on Monday at an awards ceremony in Paris, as he involves the top of his seven-season stick with Paris Saint-Germain.

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Mbappe, 25, picked up the prize for the most effective participant in Ligue 1 on the UNFP (French gamers’ union) Trophies gala for the fifth time in a row after a season wherein he has scored 44 targets in all competitions for PSG.

The France captain final week confirmed he’ll depart PSG on the finish of the marketing campaign when his contract expires, with Real Madrid anticipated to be his subsequent vacation spot.

“It is a page that is turning, a chapter of my life that is going to close,” Mbappe mentioned.

“Ligue 1 will always have an important place in my life. It is the only league I have known in my career up to now.

“I’ve at all times tried to be an honourable consultant of this league,” he added.

“I’ll miss it for positive. It is part of my life that’s coming to an finish. What is coming subsequent may be very thrilling however that’s one thing else.”

Mbappe performed his last house sport for PSG on Sunday and scored because the champions suffered a shock 3-1 defeat in opposition to Toulouse.

That objective took him to 27 for the season in Ligue 1, eight targets greater than the subsequent finest marksman, Lille’s Canadian striker Jonathan David.

The season shouldn’t be completed but, with Mbappe’s PSG having two extra Ligue 1 video games to play this week earlier than the French Cup last in opposition to Lyon on May 25.

Mbappe noticed off the opposite nominees for an award voted for by his fellow gamers and handed over by Marie-Jose Perec, the French former 200m and 400m Olympic champion.

His PSG teammate Ousmane Dembele had additionally been in competition together with Pierre Lees-Melou of Brest, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Marseille and Edon Zhegrova of Lille.

PSG’s home dominance was mirrored within the different awards, with teenage midfielder Warren Zaire-Emery named younger participant of the season and Gianluigi Donnarumma the most effective goalkeeper.

Eric Roy of Brest was named coach of the yr after main the modest Brittany membership to European qualification for the primary time of their historical past — with one sport left they’re assured to complete at the very least fifth, which means a Europa League place at worst.