Hazard scoops top gong
Lille striker Eden Hazard has capped off a fine season by being named the Ligue 1 Player of the Year.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 23/05/11 2:57pm
Lille star Eden Hazard has capped off a fine season by being named the UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year.
The Belgium starlet received the gong on Sunday night as the union of professional players and coaches presented its trophies for the season.
The 20-year-old has been named as best young player for the past two seasons and stepped up to the top award after netting seven times for Lille in Ligue 1 this term to help the club to their first title since 1954.
The attacking midfielder - who has been linked with a summer switch to the Premier League - is the youngest player to ever scoop the award.
Lille boss Rudi Garcia collected the best coach award, while four of their players were in the team of the season - Adil Rami, Gervinho, Hazard and Moussa Sow.
The best young player of the season award went to 21-year-old PSG central defender Mamadou Sakho.