Antoine Griezmann Wins French Player of the Year

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Antoine Griezmann Wins French Player of the Year
Antoine Griezmann Wins French Player of the Year

The Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has been crowned as the best French footballer of the year.

Antoine Griezmann beat the likes of Paul Pogba, Rapheal Varane, Karim Benzem and Blaise Matuidi to the award and this makes him the 59th recipient of the honour, which is voted for by a jury mostly composed of past winners.

Griezmann was a runner-up in both the Champions League and Euro 2016 but was top scorer and crowned best player at the latter tournament, which helped him to a third placed finish in the battle for the Ballon d’Or.

Griezmann has now joins the list of illustrious names such as Michel Platini, Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry and Franck Ribery in picking up the gong