Photo: Messi and Mbappe Nominated for a Prestigious Award

Paris Saint-Germain forwards Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi each have been nominated for the UNFP’s Ligue 1 Player of the Year award for this season, the players’ union announced on Tuesday.

The two PSG stars are among five Ligue 1 players who are up for this annual honor.

Messi and Mbappe each have bolstered their resume for the honor throughout the ongoing Ligue 1 campaign.

Messi has recorded 30 goal contributions this season, including a Ligue 1-leading 15 assists. The Argentine forward took home the UNFP Player of the Month award for September.

On the other hand, Mbappe has also chipped in with 30 goal contributions for the current Ligue 1 leaders, and he leads the league in goals with 26. He won the UNFP Player of the Month honors for November/December and February.

Mbappe is a three-time winner of this coveted honor.

This season’s UNFP Player of the Year award will be handed out at the annual UNFP Awards ceremony on May 28. Two other PSG players are also up for prestigious honors, as Nuno Mendes was nominated for the UNFP Young Player of the Year award, while Gianluigi Donnarumma will have an opportunity to win back-to-back UNFP Goalkeeper of the Year awards.

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