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Alexandre Lacazette, Laurent Blanc win France's football awards

Lyon's Nabil Fekir won the Young Player of the Year award.

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News 18 May 2015, 13:49 IST
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Paris, May 18 (IANS): Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette has been voted the Ligue 1's Player of the Year by his fellow footballers at a ceremony here.

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) coach Laurent Blanc took the Coach of the Year award, and 21-year-old Lyon midfield Nabil Fekir the best young player on Sunday, reports Xinhua.

Lacazette, 23-years old, beat PSG trio of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Javier Pastore and Marco Verratti for the award after having scored 27 goals in 33 appearance so far this season to help Lyon secure a berth to next season's Champions League as the Ligue 1 runners-up.

"It is an honour for me," said the 23-year old on Sunday.

"Since I was a kid I dreamed of winning this kind of award, and leaving a mark on French football."

Blanc was named the best coach for the second time as other nominees were Lyon's Hubert Fournier, Saint-Etienne's Christophe Galtier and Guingamp coach Jocelyn Gourvennec.

The 49-year-old Blanc, whose PSG just won their third Ligue 1 title in a row on Saturday with an away win at Montpellier, had previously won the honour in 2008 when he led Bordeaux to the second place in Ligue 1.

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