Kylian Mbappe Wins 2017 Telefoot Trophy for Best Young French Footballer

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistDecember 17, 2017

RENNES, FRANCE - DECEMBER 16:  Kylian Mbappe: of Paris Saint-Germain reacts during the Ligue 1 match between Stade Rennes and Paris Saint Germain at Roazhon Park on December 16, 2017 in Rennes.  (Photo by Xavier Laine/Getty Images)
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Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe has edged out Manchester United star Anthony Martial to win the 2017 Telefoot Trophy.

Telefoot shared the results, with Mbappe finishing ahead of Martial in the voting for the best young French player, though Marseille's Maxime Lopez actually finished ahead of the pair in the public vote:

According to FourFourTwo, Mbappe said:

"Yes, one more trophy, we are never satisfied. It is always a pleasure and an honour to win this prize, it is a great satisfaction and I hope to have others.

"I think winning the league with Monaco and this transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, these are two things that have a major place in my 2017. These are also things that have allowed me to win this prize."

Mbappe also celebrated the award on Twitter:

The 18-year-old has enjoyed a sensational calendar year.

He bagged 26 goals in all competitions for Monaco last season as he helped fire them to the Ligue 1 title and the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, and 20 of his strikes came in 2017, as did eight of his 11 assists.

After moving to PSG in the summer on loan, he has continued that superb form with another 11 goals and nine assists in 22 matches.

His form has caught the eye of one of the legends of the game:

As for Martial, he did not have a particularly strong campaign last season, but has been much improved this term—he has already equalled his overall tally of eight goals from last year, and needs to create just one more goal to do the same in terms of assists.

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