Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has been awarded the 2017 Best French Player Award by France Football, which also awards the Ballon D’Or.
He won the award with 92 points, five better than Paris Saint Germain forward Kylian Mbappe, and 40 better than Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema, who is still barred from the national team.
Kante won back-to-back English Premier League titles with Leicester City (2016) and Chelsea (2017), and won the PFA and FWA player of the year awards ahead of Eden Hazard, Harry Kane and Dele Alli.
He was also named Chelsea’s best player for 2017 and named in Premier League team of the year.
He is considered one of the best defensive midfielders in world football.