Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar (R) receives the Best Ligue 1 Player award from former Brazilian international player Ronaldo during a TV show on Sunday in Paris, as part of the 27th edition of the UNFP (French National Professional Football players Union) trophy ceremony. (AFP photo)
Neymar was named as France ’s player of the year at an awards ceremony in Paris on Sunday, despite the Paris Saint -Germain superstar missing the last three months of the season due to injury.
The Brazilian , the world ’s most expensive player , scored 19 goals in just 20 league games for PSG before suffering a foot injury in February that required surgery.
His PSG teammates Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe were also nominees, along with Marseille ’s Florian Thauvin.