PSG Mbappe beats Griezmann & Varane to win French Best Player of the Year award

France Football has recognized PSG striker and the French national team player Kylian Mbappe as France’s Best Player of the Year.

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe, who was instrumental in France’s World Cup victory in Russia last summer, has capped a stunning year by being awarded French football’s top individual honor.

Mbappe, 20, pipped Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane, as well as last year’s winner N’Golo Kante, to the prize awarded by France Football – which also oversees the annual Ballon d’Or ceremony in which Mbappe came in fourth place earlier this month

Griezmann and Varane’s success in the World Cup, as well as being central pieces to the two Madrid rivals’ sides, was enough for them to claim the remaining places in the top three. 

The winner is chosen by private vote carried out by journalists and former winners of the award. 

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