Kylian Mbappe Named 2018 French Player of the Year

Rising star Kylian Mbappe won the 2018 French Player of the Year title, beating out Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann.

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe won the 2018 French Footballer of the Year title. He beat out both Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane and Atlético Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann.

This caps off an amazing year overall for the 20-year old. Mbappe was an instrumental player in this past World Cup, where France went on to win it all. He also was a top black player to watch on the big stage.

And when it comes to achievements, it doesn’t stop there for the icon in the making.  Mbappe previously won the inaugural Kopa Trophy, an award given to the best player in the world under 21. And he finished fourth in the Ballon d’Or vote.

France Football awarded the young talent this recognition, saying: “Kylian Mbappe, while debunking the myth that age matters, has enjoyed an extraordinary 2018, winning trophies with PSG, raising the World Cup and the first Kopa trophy awarded by France Football and finishing fourth in the Ballon d’Or.

“To end his golden year, the France international has been elected French player of 2018 by France Football and its jury, composed of former winners, just ahead of  Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann. A prize he came close to last year, seeing  N’Golo Kanté steal the show.”

According to 90min, in 2018 Mbappe has netted 30 goals in all competitions and won consecutive Ligue 1 titles. In this season, he scored 16 goals and made ten assists from his 19 appearances. 90min estimates that Mbappe averages one goal every 71 minutes in the league, which is crazy!

Kylian Mbappe is one super talented soccer player and honestly, it is going to be great watching him grow. We are seeing a star player rise before our eyes and this is only the beginning for him.

If you haven’t watched him yet, make sure to catch Mbappe and PSG play Manchester United in February.

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