Football: Sweden's Ibrahimovic wins player of the year in France
Monday, May 12, 2014
PARIS - International Swedish player Zlatan Ibrahimovic was voted on Sunday French Ligue 1 player of the year for the second straight season.
The 32-year-old, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) striker was competing for the title against his teammmates Thiago Silva, Thiago Motta and Monaco midfielder James Rodriguez.
Ibrahimovic scored 25 league goals as PSG won the French title with a record 86 points, as well as scoring 10 goals in eight Champions League games.
"I believe this was my best season," said Ibrahimovic . "I think our team had a great season and I hope it will continue next year."
He also received 'most beautiful goal of the year' award for his chest-high backheel flick in a 4-0 win over Bastia in October.
His team-mate Salvatore Sirigu won 'the goalkeeper of the year', while PSG midfielder Marco Verratti has won 'the young player award.'
The Parisian club clinched the French Ligue 1 title on Wednesday.
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