French Player of the Year

Last updated
Thierry Henry, pictured in 2008, was named French Player of the Year five times, more than any other player. Thierry Henry 2008.jpg
Thierry Henry, pictured in 2008, was named French Player of the Year five times, more than any other player.

The French Player of the Year is an association football award presented annually by the French magazine France Football since 1959. Originally, only French players playing in France were eligible, but from 1996 French players playing abroad were in contention to win the trophy. Since 2001, former winners elect the player of the year. [1]

Contents

Winners

YearPlayerClub(s)
1959 Jules Sbroglia Flag of France.svg Angers
1960 Raymond Kopa Flag of France.svg Reims
1961 Mahi Khennane Flag of France.svg Rennes
1962 André Lerond Flag of France.svg Stade Français
1963 Yvon Douis Flag of France.svg Monaco
1964 Marcel Artelesa Flag of France.svg Monaco
1965 Philippe Gondet Flag of France.svg Nantes
1966 Philippe Gondet Flag of France.svg Nantes
1967 Bernard Bosquier Flag of France.svg Saint-Étienne
1968 Bernard Bosquier Flag of France.svg Saint-Étienne
1969 Hervé Revelli Flag of France.svg Saint-Étienne
1970 Georges Carnus Flag of France.svg Saint-Étienne
1971 Georges Carnus Flag of France.svg Saint-Étienne
Flag of France.svg Marseille
1972 Marius Trésor Flag of France.svg Ajaccio
Flag of France.svg Marseille
1973 Georges Bereta Flag of France.svg Saint-Étienne
1974 Georges Bereta Flag of France.svg Saint-Étienne
1975 Jean-Marc Guillou Flag of France.svg Angers
Flag of France.svg Nice
1976 Michel Platini Flag of France.svg Nancy
1977 Michel Platini Flag of France.svg Nancy
1978 Jean Petit Flag of France.svg Monaco
1979 Maxime Bossis Flag of France.svg Nantes
1980 Jean-François Larios Flag of France.svg Saint-Étienne
1981 Maxime Bossis Flag of France.svg Nantes
1982 Alain Giresse Flag of France.svg Bordeaux
1983 Alain Giresse Flag of France.svg Bordeaux
1984 Jean Tigana Flag of France.svg Bordeaux
1985 Luis Fernández Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain
1986 Manuel Amoros Flag of France.svg Monaco
1987 Alain Giresse Flag of France.svg Marseille
1988 Stéphane Paille Flag of France.svg Sochaux
1989 Jean-Pierre Papin Flag of France.svg Marseille
1990 Laurent Blanc Flag of France.svg Montpellier
1991 Jean-Pierre Papin Flag of France.svg Marseille
1992 Alain Roche Flag of France.svg Auxerre
Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain
1993 David Ginola Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain
1994 Bernard Lama Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain
1995 Vincent Guérin Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain
1996 Didier Deschamps Flag of Italy.svg Juventus
1997 Lilian Thuram Flag of Italy.svg Parma
1998 Zinedine Zidane Flag of Italy.svg Juventus
1999 Sylvain Wiltord Flag of France.svg Bordeaux
2000 Thierry Henry Flag of England.svg Arsenal
2001 Patrick Vieira Flag of England.svg Arsenal
2002 Zinedine Zidane Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
2003 Thierry Henry Flag of England.svg Arsenal
2004 Thierry Henry Flag of England.svg Arsenal
2005 Thierry Henry Flag of England.svg Arsenal
2006 Thierry Henry Flag of England.svg Arsenal
2007 Franck Ribéry Flag of France.svg Marseille
2008 Franck Ribéry Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich
2009 Yoann Gourcuff Flag of France.svg Bordeaux
2010 Samir Nasri Flag of England.svg Arsenal
2011 Karim Benzema Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
2012 Karim Benzema Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
2013 Franck Ribéry Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich
2014 Karim Benzema Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
2015 Blaise Matuidi Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain
2016 Antoine Griezmann Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid
2017 N'Golo Kanté Flag of England.svg Chelsea
2018 Kylian Mbappé Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain
2019 Kylian Mbappé Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain
2020Not awarded due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Player of the Century

At the end of the 20th century, the magazine also voted on the French Player of the Century, won by Michel Platini. [1]

RankPlayerVotes
1 Michel Platini 143
2 Zinedine Zidane 121
3 Raymond Kopa 88
4 Laurent Blanc 28
5 Just Fontaine 22
6 Marius Trésor 17
7 Alain Giresse 15
8 Jean-Pierre Papin 12
9 Didier Deschamps 9
10 Eric Cantona 8

Manager of the Year

Every year, the magazine elects the best French manager of the year. The jury is composed of former laureates. [1]

See also

Related Research Articles

Zinedine Zidane French association football manager and former player

Zinedine Yazid Zidane, popularly known as Zizou, is a French former professional football player who played as an attacking midfielder. He most recently coached Real Madrid and is one of the most successful coaches in the world. Also widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Zidane was an elite playmaker renowned for his elegance, vision, passing, ball control, and technique. He received many individual accolades as a player, including being named FIFA World Player of the Year in 1998, 2000 and 2003, and winning the 1998 Ballon d'Or.

France national football team National association football team

The France national football team represents France in men's international football and is controlled by the French Football Federation, also known as FFF, or in French: Fédération française de football. The team's colours are blue, white, and red, and the coq gaulois its symbol. France are colloquially known as Les Bleus. They are the reigning world champions, having won the most recent World Cup final in 2018.

Didier Deschamps French association football manager and former player

Didier Claude Deschamps is a French professional football manager and former player who has been manager of the France national team since 2012. He played as a defensive midfielder for several clubs, in France, Italy, England and Spain, namely Marseille, Juventus, Chelsea and Valencia, as well as Nantes and Bordeaux. Nicknamed "the water-carrier" by former France teammate Eric Cantona, Deschamps was an intelligent and hard-working defensive midfielder who excelled at winning back possession and subsequently starting attacking plays, and also stood out for his leadership throughout his career. As a French international, he was capped on 103 occasions and took part at three UEFA European Football Championships and one FIFA World Cup, captaining his nation to victories in the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000.

Laurent Blanc French association football player and manager

Laurent Robert Blanc is a French professional football manager and former player who played as a centre-back. He is the head coach of Qatar Stars League club Al-Rayyan. He has the nickname Le Président, which was given to him following his stint at Marseille in tribute to his leadership skills.

FC Nantes Association football club in France

Football Club de Nantes, commonly referred to as FC Nantes or simply Nantes, is a French professional football club based in Nantes in Pays de la Loire. The club was founded on 21 April 1943, during World War II, as a result of local clubs based in the city coming together to form one large club. From 1992 to 2007, the club was referred to as FC Nantes Atlantique before reverting to its current name at the start of the 2007–08 season. Nantes play in Ligue 1, the first division of Football in France. Nantes is one of the most successful clubs in French football, having won eight Ligue 1 titles, three Coupe de France wins and attained one Coupe de la Ligue victory.

Aimé Jacquet French association football player and manager

Aimé Étienne Jacquet is a French former professional football manager and player. He was manager of the France national football team that won the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

France 98 is an association founded by the French footballers who won the 1998 FIFA World Cup. They organise charity and testimonial matches for former players.

1998 FIFA World Cup Final World Cup final, held in France

The 1998 FIFA World Cup Final was a football match that was played on 12 July 1998 at the Stade de France in the Parisian commune of Saint-Denis to determine the winner of the 1998 FIFA World Cup. The final was contested by defending champions Brazil and the host nation France, marking the first time that a World Cup final was disputed between the host nation and the defending champion. France won the match 3–0 to claim their maiden World Cup, with the timing of the match two days before Bastille Day adding to the significance of the victory. Zinedine Zidane, who was named man of the match, scored twice before half-time and Emmanuel Petit added a third goal in the last minute. The match had an attendance in the region of 75,000.

The Trophées UNFP du football are a number of awards given annually by the National Union of Professional Football Players to players playing in France's Ligue 1 and Ligue 2, as well as to managers and referees, the most prestigious one being the Player of the Year.

The Fénéon Prize, established in 1949, is awarded annually to a French-language writer and a visual artist. The prize was established by Fanny Fénéon, the widow of French art critic Félix Fénéon. She bequeathed the proceeds from the sale of his art collection to the University of Paris, whose Vice Chancellor chairs the award jury.

The history of the France national football team dates back to 1904. The national team, also referred to as Les Bleus, represents the nation of France in international football. It is fielded by the French Football Federation and competes as a member of UEFA.

France national football team manager

The France national football team manager was first established on 25 April 1964 following the appointment of the country's first national team manager Henri Guérin. Before this, the France national team was selected by a selection committee, a process in which the French Football Federation would select coaches and trainers from within the country or abroad to prepare the side for single games and tournaments, but with all decisions ultimately remaining under the control of the committee. From 1904–1913, the USFSA headed the committee, which was referred to as the Commission Centrale d'Association. The committee was controlled by André Espir and André Billy and featured little to no physical preparation for upcoming matches. In 1913, the Comité Français Interfédéral, a precursor to the French Football Federation, took over the committee following the USFSA becoming affiliated with the organization and secretary general Henri Delaunay took control.

This list of France national football team records contains statistical accomplishments related to the France national football team, its players, and its managers. The France national team represents the nation of France in international football. It is fielded by the French Football Federation and competes as a member of UEFA.

Théâtre Daunou

The théâtre Daunou is a Parisian theater with 450 seats, located 7 rue Daunou in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris.

Jean-Pierre Bernès is a French football agent and former football executive. He was general manager of Olympique de Marseille from 1989 to 1994, and resigned in the aftermath of the French football bribery scandal. Bernès has been an agent for multiple international footballers including Franck Ribéry and Didier Deschamps.

References

  1. 1 2 3 Garin, Erik; Pierrend, José Luis (18 January 2018). "France – Footballer of the Year". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 8 October 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.