The Union Nationale des Footballeurs Professionels has awarded Kylian Mbappe the Ligue 1 Player of the Month for the matches played in early November and late December (UNFP).
The union chose to make it a two-month honor this time because the World Cup occurred between the end and the beginning of those two months. However, Mbappe was still able to win the award for the eighth time in his young career despite the change.
The union thanked Mbappe on his statement and noted that the PSG forward has earned “it’s starting to be a lot” of trophies, while also joking that they “will soon make additional room” for the awards that will unavoidably continue to come Mbappe’s way.
PSG defeated Lorient (2-1) and Auxerre in its two victories in Ligue 1 during the month of November (1-0). (5-0). Prior to departing for the World Cup in Qatar, Mbappe scored in the second game after failing to do so in the first.
Mbappe has won Player of the Month for the eighth time
After playing in one more Ligue 1 game with PSG last December, a 2-1 victory over Strasbourg at the Parc, Mbappe returned from the Middle East with a silver medal around his neck. In that match, he scored the game-winning goal.
After outperforming Rennes’ Benjamin Bourigeaud and Lens’ Seko Fofana in the voting leaderboard for the months of November and December, Mbappe won the accolade, which is decided by both fans and fellow Ligue 1 players.
Although it was his first of the year, Mbappe won his eighth PotM trophy. Neymar and Lionel Messi, who are PSG teammates and Mbappe’s teammates, already won the honor this year in August and September, respectively.
Paris Saint-Germain, let alone Mbappe, has not had a good month, but he will attempt to keep collecting awards and help PSG get better as the season goes on.