Griezmann named French Player of the Year

Paris, Dec 20 (IANS) Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has been chosen by French magazine France Football as the country’s best football player of the year for 2016.

The 25-year-old forward was awarded the honour by the prestigious magazine that presents the FIFA Ballon d’Or, reports Efe news agency.

Griezmann succeeds Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi, who won the award in 2015.

The French striker was also named UEFA Euro 2016 Player of the Tournament.

Griezmann was runner-up with France in Euro 2016 and the UEFA Champions League with Atletico Madrid.

–IANS

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