Kylian Mbappe named 2018 French Player of the Year

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15: Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates at the final whistle at the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Kylian Mbappe beat Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann to be crowned France’s Player of the Year

The Paris Saint-Germain forward, who celebrated his 20th birthday last week, has enjoyed a brilliant past 12 months for both club and country.

At PSG, Mbappe teamed up with the likes of Neymar and Edinson Cavani to win a domestic treble in his first campaign at the Parc Des Princes.

Soon afterwards, the rising young star shined at football’s biggest stage in the World Cup – where he helped France to a second title at Russia.

Mbappe ends 2018 with 30 goals to his name and was recently awarded the inaugural Kopa Trophy, which goes to the world’s best U21 player.

Aside from that, Mbappe also finished fifth in the Ballon d’Or rankings.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Kylian Mbappe of PSG celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford on February 12, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Mbappe is the real PSG star: Jean-Pierre Papin

According to the former French Ligue 1 striker, the 20-year-old is the biggest star in Paris Saint-Germain, ahead of Neymar.

Now France Football have named him the country’s best player of 2018 with Real Madrid’s Varane and Atletico Madrid’s Griezmann close behind in the votes.

Last year’s winner for the French Player of the Year was Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante.