Kante Named French Player Of The Year Ahead of Mbappe And Benzema

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has been named French Player of the Year after beating Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema to the prestigious award.

The 26-year old garnered a total of 92 votes, five more than Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe who came in second with 87 votes while Karim Benzema of Real Madrid came a distant third with 52 votes in the awards held on Tuesday.

The French international is well known to have won back-to-back Premier League titles with Leicester City and then Chelsea in a period which he has gone on to establish himself as one of the best midfielders in world football.

The award is an addition to several others he has scooped this year including PFA Players’ Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year. He also claimed Chelsea’s Player of the Year and was included in the Premier League Team of the Season.

The French Player of the Year Award is a poll organized by France Football whose voters include previous victors such as 2016 winner Antoine Griezmann, France boss Didier Deschamps and ex-UEFA president Michel Platini.

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