Zlatan wins Ligue 1's top gong

  • Last Updated: May 20 2013, 11:09 BST

Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic's fantastic first year in French football was recognised at the Union Nationale des Footballeurs Professionnels (UNFP) awards evening.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Player of the year in Ligue 1
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Player of the year in Ligue 1

Ibrahimovic bagged his 28th and 29th goals of the season in the 3-1 win over Brest at the weekend and the Swede has been widely hailed as the jewel in PSG's crown as they claimed their first top-flight league title since 1994.

On Sunday night, he succeeded Eden Hazard as the Ligue 1 player of the year ahead of team-mates Thiago Silva and Blaise Matuidi, and St Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

"I came to a new country. It was not an easy situation, but everything went well. We worked hard. Now is the time to enjoy it," said the former Barcelona forward.

It was a night to savour for the Parisians, with seven of their players named in the team of the year, while wantaway Carlo Ancelotti was named joint coach of the year alongside St Etienne's Christophe Galtier.


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