Antoine Griezmann named French Player of the Year

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Paris, Dec 20: 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.

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

Antoine Griezmann

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.


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