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N'Golo Kante named English Premier League's Player of the Year

May 22, 2017 15:01 IST

N'Golo KanteFrench midfielder N'Golo Kante on 21 May 2017 was named the Player of the Year by English Premier League.

Kante saw off competition from teammates Eden Hazard and Cesar Azpilicueta, Tottenham Hotspur trio Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Jan Vertonghen, Everton's Romelu Lukaku, and Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez to clinch the award.

The French midfielder has earlier also grabbed the Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association.

About N’Golo Kante

Born on 29 March 1991, N'Golo Kante is a French professional footballer.

He plays as a central midfielder for English club Chelsea and the France national team.

He made his senior debut at Boulogne and then spent two seasons at Caen, the latter in Ligue 1.

In 2015, he joined Leicester City for a fee of £5.6 million and became an integral member of the club's first ever Premier League win in his only season at the club.

In 2016, he joined Chelsea for a reported fee of £32 million and won the prestigious PFA Players' Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year awards in his first season with the club.

He made his senior international debut for France in 2016.

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About Premier League Player of the Season

The Premier League Player of the Season is an annual association football award presented to players in England.

It recognises the most outstanding player in the Premier League each season.

The recipient is chosen by a panel assembled by the league's sponsor consisting of members of football's governing bodies, the media and fans.

Thierry Henry, Cristiano Ronaldo and Nemanja Vidic have been Player of the Season on two occasions each. They are the only players to have won the award more than once.

The 2015-16 Premier League Player of the Season award was given to Jamie Vardy.

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