Mbappe has just won France Football’s Best French Player award for the third time in his career, a feat second only to Karim Benzema (4 times) and Thierry Henry (5 times).
This is one of the most prestigious individual awards of French football, organized by France Football magazine since 1958. This title is chosen by a jury of people who have won the award since 1958. to date and editor-in-chief of France Football.
List of 15 candidates appointed by France Football. The first three places won 5, 3 and 1 point respectively. Accordingly, this year, Mbappe won absolutely with 115 points, far ahead of the second runner-up, Benzema, who had only 45 points and Griezmann ranked last in the Top 3 with 32 points.
This is a well-deserved reward for the 24-year-old superstar, who has had a great season on a personal level. Mbappe not only won the Ligue 1 top scorer, the French league’s Best Player, but also won the title of “Golden Shoe” and the 2022 World Cup Silver Ball.
Two former Ligue 1 stars including Mike Maignan and Randal Kolo-Muani are in the Top 5. Meanwhile Theo Hernandez, William Saliba and Elye Wahi are 3 players who did not win any points.
Notably in his vote, Mbappe paid the highest respect to his brother, his teammate Griezmann in No. 1, Benzema at No. 2 and Eduardo Camavinga at No. 3. This dispels doubts about his position. The bad relationship between the two stars of the French national team after coach Didier Deschamps appointed Mbappe as the captain of Les Bleus.
For his part, Griezmann chose Kolo Muani for the first place, Mbappe and Alexandre Lacazette respectively in the remaining 2 positions in the Top 3. While most of the 1998 champions like Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry, Lilian Thuram, Laurent Blanc elected Mbappe to be No. 1, the legendary Zinedine Zidane chose his former student Benzema in first place, Mbappe and Camavinga occupied the remaining 2 places in the Top 3.