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Griezmann named French Footballer of the Year

The Atlético Madrid striker la selección francesa sucede en el galardón otorgado por 'France Football' al medio del París Saint-Germain (PSG) Blaise Matuidi France-England live

Griezmann named French Footballer of the Year
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Player of the Year

Atlético de Madrid and France forward Antoine Griezmann has been named the best French footballer of 2016 by France Football magazine.

The 25-year-old gained the most votes to be elected Joueur Français de l'année 2016 which was won last year by Paris Saint-Germain's Blaise Matuidi.

Griezmann in action at the weekend against Las Palmas

Two major finals

It's his second accolade of 2016 after picking up the MVP award at last summer's Euro 2016 in which the hosts France ended as runners-up. Griezmann was also part of the Atlético side which ended as runners-up and polled more votes than other prolific French stars such as Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Real Madrid's Karim Benzema.

Others who have won the award include: Michel Platini, Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry, Franck Ribéry and Benzema.