Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Paris St-Germain striker wins award

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was named the Ligue 1 Player of the Yearexternal-link as the Swede and his team-mates dominated the awards.

Ibrahimovic, 31, has scored 29 top-flight goals on the way to the ambitious capital club winning their first French title since 1994.

Salvatore Sirigu was given the best goalkeeper title, with Carlo Ancelotti jointly named best coach.

In total, seven PSG players featured in the Team of the Year.

The Player of the Year award had been won for the past two seasons by winger Eden Hazard, who left Lille for Chelsea in a deal reported to be worth £32m in June.

Ibrahimovic joined PSG from AC Milan last summer for a reported £15.7m. Their title victory was the eighth of his trophy-filled career - with a further two stripped because of a match-fixing scandal with Juventus.

With one game left to play away at Lorient next Sunday, his tallyexternal-link is currently just one shy of the French all-time record for a season of 30 goals, set by Jean-Pierre Papin while playing for Marseille in 1989-90.

Ibrahimovic's strikes helped him edge out colleagues Thiago Silva and Blaise Matuidi, as well as the league's second top scorer, St Etienne's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, for the lead players' prize when it was announced on Sunday.

Ancelotti - who has asked permission to leave for Real Madrid - shared the best coach honour with Christophe Galtier after the 46-year-old ended St Etienne's three-decade long wait for silverware with victory in the Coupe de la Ligue.

PSG's Italy international defensive midfielder Marco Verratti was beaten to the young player gong by Bastia's attacking midfielder Florian Thauvin.

Team of the Year: Salvatore Sirigu (PSG); Christophe Jallet (PSG), Thiago Silva (PSG), Nicolas Nkoulou (Marseille), Maxwell (PSG); Dimitri Payet (Lille), Marco Verratti (PSG), Blaise Matuidi (PSG), Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille); Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Saint-Etienne)