Neymar Excited To Win French League's Player Of The Year Award
Just after one season at Paris Saint-Germain, Brazilian forward Neymar has been named the Player of The Year in the French Ligue.
Neymar has not even kicked a ball since February 25 when he cracked a metatarsal in his right foot against Marseille. He had surgery in Brazil in March and has resumed light training and ball work as he bids to be ready for the World Cup, which starts next month in Russia.
But his 19 league goals, and 13 assists in 20 games got him some accolades.
"I would like to thank all of my teammates," Neymar said on beIN Sports television.
"I'm honored and very happy with our season. I couldn't have won this trophy without my teammates."
Neymar was rewarded ahead of PSG teammates Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe.
Marseille winger Florian Thauvin, the other nominee, finished fourth in Sunday's Ligue 1 awards ceremony in Paris.
Cavani won the award last season and is again the league's top scorer with 28 goals, while Thauvin is next with 22. Mbappe has netted 13 since joining from deposed champion Monaco.
PSG coach Unai Emery, who is leaving at the end of the season, won Coach of the Year after guiding PSG to a domestic treble.
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