Ghana and Marseille midfielder Andre Ayew has been named best African player in France’s Ligue 1.
Ayew, who celebrated his final days with Marseille, beat Ivory Coast’s Max-Alain Gradel (Saint-Etienne) and Tunisia’s Aymen Abdennour (Monaco) to the Marc-Vivien Foe Trophy.
Last year’s winner, Vincent Enyeama, did not make the final three-man shortlist.
Ayew scored 10 goals in 27 appearances this season for the French club he joined in 2007.
The 25-year-old was picked by a jury of journalists and will receive the gong later on Monday.
He was a member of the Ghana side that lost to Ivory Coast 9-8 on penalties in this year’s Africa Cup of Nations final in Equatorial Guinea.
PREVIOUS WINNERS OF MARC-VIVIEN FOE TROPHY
2014: Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria/Lille)
2013: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon/Saint-Etienne)
2012: Younes Belhanda (Morocco/Montpellier Herault SC)
2011: Gervinho (Ivory Coast/Lille)
2010: Gervinho (Ivory Coast/Lille)
2009: Marouane Chamakh (Morocco/Bordeaux)