Ligue 1 Player of the Year

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic won the award three times playing for Paris Saint-Germain; the most wins by a single player. PSG-Shakhter15 (11).jpg
Zlatan Ibrahimović won the award three times playing for Paris Saint-Germain; the most wins by a single player.

The Ligue 1 Player of the Year, is an award given to the player whose performances are considered to be the best, playing in Ligue 1. The award has been presented since the 1993–94 season and the first winner of the award was Paris Saint-Germain Winger David Ginola. The current holder is Kylian Mbappé, who won the award for his performances throughout the 2020–21 campaign for Paris Saint-Germain.

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Winners

David Ginola won the inaugural award in 1994. David Ginola Deauville 2014 2.jpg
David Ginola won the inaugural award in 1994.
Kylian Mbappe is the current incumbent of the award. 2019-07-17 SG Dynamo Dresden vs. Paris Saint-Germain by Sandro Halank-088.jpg
Kylian Mbappé is the current incumbent of the award.

This award has been presented 27 times as of 2021, with all winners being different aside from Pauleta who was the first two-time winner in 2001–02 and 2002–03, as well as the only other multiple-time winners Eden Hazard (in 2010–11 and 2011–12), Zlatan Ibrahimović (who won the award a record three times in 2012–13, 2013–14 and 2015–16) and Kylian Mbappé (in 2018–19 and 2020–21).

SeasonPlayerPositionNationalityClubRef.
1993–94 David Ginola Forward Flag of France.svg  France Paris Saint-Germain § [1]
1994–95 Vincent Guérin Midfielder Flag of France.svg  France Paris Saint-Germain [1]
1995–96 Zinedine Zidane Midfielder Flag of France.svg  France Bordeaux [1]
1996–97 Sonny Anderson Forward Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Monaco § [1]
1997–98 Marco Simone Forward Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Paris Saint-Germain [1]
1998–99 Ali Benarbia Midfielder Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Bordeaux § [1]
1999–2000 Marcelo Gallardo Midfielder Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Monaco § [1]
2000–01 Éric Carrière Midfielder Flag of France.svg  France Nantes § [1]
2001–02 Pauleta Forward Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Bordeaux [1]
2002–03 Pauleta (2) Forward Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Bordeaux [1]
2003–04 Didier Drogba Forward Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Marseille [1]
2004–05 Michael Essien Midfielder Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Lyon § [1]
2005–06 Juninho Midfielder Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Lyon § [1]
2006–07 Florent Malouda Midfielder Flag of France.svg  France Lyon § [1]
2007–08 Karim Benzema Forward Flag of France.svg  France Lyon § [1]
2008–09 Yoann Gourcuff Midfielder Flag of France.svg  France Bordeaux § [1]
2009–10 Lisandro López Forward Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Lyon [1]
2010–11 Eden Hazard Midfielder Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Lille § [1]
2011–12 Eden Hazard (2) Midfielder Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Lille [2]
2012–13 Zlatan Ibrahimović Forward Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Paris Saint-Germain §
2013–14 Zlatan Ibrahimović (2) Forward Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Paris Saint-Germain §
2014–15 Alexandre Lacazette Forward Flag of France.svg  France Lyon [3]
2015–16 Zlatan Ibrahimović (3) Forward Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Paris Saint-Germain § [4]
2016–17 Edinson Cavani Forward Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Paris Saint-Germain [5]
2017–18 Neymar Forward Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Paris Saint-Germain § [6]
2018–19 Kylian Mbappé Forward Flag of France.svg  France Paris Saint-Germain § [7]
2019–20 Not awarded [8]
2020–21 Kylian Mbappé (2) Forward Flag of France.svg  France Paris Saint-Germain [9]

Breakdown of winners

By country

Sonny Anderson was the first winner from outside of France. Sonny Anderson 2010.jpg
Sonny Anderson was the first winner from outside of France.
CountryWinsWinning seasons
Flag of France.svg  France
10
1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 2000–01, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2014–15, 2018–19, 2020–21
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
3
1996–97, 2005–06, 2017–18
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
3
2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
2
2010–11, 2011–12
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
2
2001–02, 2002–03
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
2
1999–2000, 2009–10
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast
1
2004–05
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
1
2005–06
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
1
1997–98
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria
1
1998–99
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay
1
2016–17

By club

Eden Hazard won the award twice in two consecutive seasons playing for Lille. Eden Hazard 2011.jpg
Eden Hazard won the award twice in two consecutive seasons playing for Lille.
ClubWinsWinning seasons
Paris Saint-Germain
10
1994–95, 1995–96, 1997–98, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2020–21
Lyon
6
2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2014–15,
Bordeaux
5
1995–96, 1998–99, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2008–09
Monaco
2
1996–97, 1999–2000
Lille
2
2010–11, 2011–12
Marseille
1
2003–04
Nantes
1
2000–01

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