Neymar named France's player of the year

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar poses with his trophy after receiving the Best Ligue 1 Player award during a TV show in Paris, on May 13, 2018.
Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar poses with his trophy after receiving the Best Ligue 1 Player award during a TV show in Paris, on May 13, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - Neymar was named as France's player of the year at an awards ceremony in Paris on Sunday (May 13), 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.