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Ligue 1: Ibrahimovic bags Player of the Year


Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paris Saint-Germain striker, was voted France’s Ligue 1 player of the year for a record third time on Sunday.

Ibrahimovic won the award, voted for by his peers, ahead of PSG team-mate Angel Di Maria, Nice forward Hatem Ben Arfa and Marseille midfielder Lassana Diarra after scoring 35 goals in the capital club’s romp to a fourth straight French title.

PSG are on course to repeat last year’s domestic treble, having won the League Cup last month, with the final of the French Cup on May 21 against bitter rivals Marseille.

However, Ibrahimovic’s future in Paris remains foggy with the 34-year-old out of contract at the end of the season.

PSG coach Laurent Blanc bagged the Ligue 1 coach of the year prize for the second straight season, while 18-year-old Rennes striker Ousmane Dembele was named France’s young player of the year after netting 12 goals in a remarkable debut campaign.


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