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UNFP Player of the Month

The UNFP Player of the Month trophy is awarded to the best player in the French football championship Ligue 1 by the UNFP, RTL and L'Équipe.

A similar award goes to the best player in Ligue 2 and is set up by the UNFP, France Football and Eurosport.

Ligue 1Edit

WinnersEdit

As of 13 November 2019[1]
Contents

2003–04 · 2004–05 · 2005–06 · 2006–07 · 2007–08 · 2008–09 · 2009–10
2010–11 · 2011–12 · 2012–13 · 2013–14 · 2014–15 · 2015–16 · 2016–17 · 2017–18 · 2018–19 · 2019–20

Key
GK Goalkeeper
DF Defender
MF Midfielder
FW Forward
Month Year[nb 1] Nationality Player Team Position
August 2003.52003   DR Congo Shabani Nonda Monaco FW
September 2003.62003   France Ludovic Giuly Monaco FW
October 2003.72003   Portugal Pauleta Paris Saint-Germain FW
November 2003.82003   France Ludovic Giuly Monaco FW
December 2003.92003   France Djibril Cissé Auxerre FW
January 2004.12004   Ivory Coast Didier Drogba Marseille FW
February 2004.22004   Serbia and Montenegro Danijel Ljuboja Paris Saint-Germain FW
March 2004.32004   Romania Viorel Moldovan Nantes FW
April 2004.42004   Argentina Juan Pablo Sorín Paris Saint-Germain DF
May 2004.52004   Ivory Coast Didier Drogba Marseille FW
August 2004.52004   France Franck Ribéry Metz FW
September 2004.62004   France Fabien Barthez Marseille GK
October 2004.72004   Ghana Michael Essien Lyon MF
November 2004.82004   France Camel Meriem Bordeaux MF
December 2004.92004   France Frédéric Piquionne Saint-Étienne FW
January 2005.12005   France Péguy Luyindula Marseille FW
February 2005.22005   Brazil Juninho Lyon MF
March 2005.32005   Brazil Juninho Lyon MF
April 2005.42005   Republic of the Congo Matt Moussilou Lille FW
May 2005.42005   Senegal Mamadou Niang Strasbourg FW
August 2005.52005   France Jérôme Leroy Lens MF
September 2005.62005   France Grégory Coupet Lyon GK
October 2005.72005   France Franck Ribéry Marseille FW
November 2005.82005   France Franck Ribéry Marseille FW
December 2005.92005   Senegal Mamadou Niang Marseille FW
January 2006.12006   Japan Daisuke Matsui Le Mans MF
February 2006.22006   Nigeria John Utaka Rennes FW
March 2006.32006   France Yoann Gourcuff Rennes MF
April 2006.42006   France Franck Ribéry Marseille FW
August 2006.52006   France Steve Savidan Valenciennes FW
September 2006.62006   France Jérémie Janot Saint-Étienne GK
October 2006.72006   Brazil Juninho Lyon MF
November 2006.82006   France Florent Malouda Lyon MF
December 2006.92006   France Frédéric Piquionne Saint-Étienne FW
January 2007.12007   France Bafétimbi Gomis Saint-Étienne FW
February 2007.22007   Sweden Johan Elmander Toulouse FW
March 2007.32007   France Samir Nasri Marseille MF
April 2007.42007   France Péguy Luyindula Paris Saint-Germain FW
August 2007.52007   France David Bellion Bordeaux FW
September 2007.62007   France Jérôme Rothen Paris Saint-Germain MF
October 2007.72007   France Jérôme Leroy Rennes MF
November 2007.82007   France Sébastien Puygrenier Nancy DF
December 2007.92007   Senegal Mamadou Niang Marseille FW
January 2008.12008   France Karim Benzema Lyon FW
February 2008.22008   France Steve Mandanda Marseille GK
March 2008.32008   Ivory Coast Kader Keïta Lyon FW
April 2008.42008   France Karim Benzema Lyon FW
August 2008.52008   France Steve Mandanda Marseille GK
September 2008.62008   France André-Pierre Gignac Toulouse FW
October 2008.72008   France Guillaume Hoarau Paris Saint-Germain FW
November 2008.82008   France Olivier Echouafni Nice MF
December 2008.92008   Benin Stéphane Sessègnon Paris Saint-Germain MF
January 2009.12009   France Péguy Luyindula Paris Saint-Germain FW
February 2009.22009   France Guillaume Hoarau Paris Saint-Germain FW
March 2009.32009   France André-Pierre Gignac Toulouse FW
April 2009.42009   France Yoann Gourcuff Bordeaux MF
August 2009.52009   Argentina Lisandro López Lyon FW
September 2009.62009   France Hugo Lloris Lyon GK
October 2009.72009   Poland Ireneusz Jeleń Auxerre FW
November 2009.82009   France Fabrice Abriel Marseille MF
December 2009.92009   France Jérémie Janot Saint-Étienne GK
January 2010.12010   Morocco Karim Aït-Fana Montpellier FW
February 2010.22010   France Hatem Ben Arfa Marseille MF
March 2010.32010   Belgium Eden Hazard Lille MF
April 2010.42010   Argentina Lucho González Marseille MF
September 2010.62010   France Dimitri Payet Saint-Étienne MF
October 2010.72010   France Steeve Elana Brest GK
November 2010.82010   France Clément Chantôme Paris Saint-Germain MF
December 2010.92010   Brazil Nenê Paris Saint-Germain FW
January 2011.12011   France Marvin Martin Sochaux MF
February 2011.22011   France Mickaël Landreau Lille GK
March 2011.32011   Belgium Eden Hazard Lille MF
April 2011.42011   France Mamadou Sakho Paris Saint-Germain DF
September 2011.62011   Argentina Javier Pastore Paris Saint-Germain MF
October 2011.72011   Brazil Nenê Paris Saint-Germain FW
November 2011.82011   Morocco Younès Belhanda Montpellier MF
December 2011.92011   Italy Salvatore Sirigu Paris Saint-Germain GK
January 2012.12012   Serbia Milan Biševac Paris Saint-Germain DF
February 2012.22012   Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Saint-Étienne FW
March 2012.32012   Belgium Eden Hazard Lille MF
April 2012.42012   Belgium Eden Hazard Lille MF
September 2012.62012   Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović Paris Saint-Germain FW
October 2012.62012   Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Saint-Étienne FW
November 2012.82012   France Stéphane Ruffier Saint-Étienne GK
December 2012.92012   Argentina Darío Cvitanich Nice FW
January 2013.12013   Italy Salvatore Sirigu Paris Saint-Germain GK
February 2013.22013   Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Saint-Étienne FW
March 2013.32013   Brazil Thiago Silva Paris Saint-Germain DF
April 2013.42013   Ivory Coast Salomon Kalou Lille FW
September 2013.62013   Italy Marco Verratti Paris Saint-Germain MF
October 2013.72013   Nigeria Vincent Enyeama Lille GK
November 2013.82013   Nigeria Vincent Enyeama Lille GK
December 2013.92013   Ivory Coast Salomon Kalou Lille FW
January 2014.12014   Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović Paris Saint-Germain FW
February 2014.22014   Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović Paris Saint-Germain FW
March 2014.32014   Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović Paris Saint-Germain FW
April 2014.12014   Bulgaria Dimitar Berbatov Monaco FW
September 2014.52014   France André-Pierre Gignac Marseille FW
October 2014.62014   Brazil Lucas Moura Paris Saint-Germain FW
November 2014.72014   Argentina Javier Pastore Paris Saint-Germain MF
December 2014.82014   France Alexandre Lacazette Lyon FW
January 2015.12015   France Alexandre Lacazette Lyon FW
February 2015.22015   Argentina Emiliano Sala Caen FW
March 2015.32015   Argentina Javier Pastore Paris Saint-Germain MF
April 2015.42015   Argentina Javier Pastore Paris Saint-Germain MF
September 2015.62015   France Lassana Diarra Marseille MF
October 2015.72015   Belgium Michy Batshuayi Marseille FW
November 2015.82015   Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović Paris Saint-Germain FW
December 2015.92015   Argentina Ángel Di María Paris Saint-Germain MF
January 2016.12016   France Hatem Ben Arfa Nice MF
February 2016.22016   Belgium Guillaume Gillet Nantes MF
March 2016.32016   France Ousmane Dembélé Rennes FW
April 2016.42016   Morocco Sofiane Boufal Lille MF
August 2016.52016   France Alexandre Lacazette Lyon FW
September 2016.62016   Uruguay Edinson Cavani Paris Saint-Germain FW
October 2016.72016   Uruguay Edinson Cavani Paris Saint-Germain FW
November 2016.82016   France Thomas Lemar Monaco MF
December 2016.92016   France Maxime Lopez Marseille MF
January 2017.12017   Portugal Bernardo Silva Monaco MF
February 2017.22017   Italy Marco Verratti Paris Saint-Germain MF
March 2017.32017   France Florian Thauvin Marseille FW
April 2017.42017   France Kylian Mbappé Monaco FW
August 2017.52017   Colombia Radamel Falcao Monaco FW
September 2017.62017   France Steve Mandanda Marseille GK
October 2017.72017   France Nabil Fekir Lyon FW
November 2017.82017   France Florian Thauvin Marseille FW
December 2017.92017   Brazil Neymar Paris Saint-Germain FW
January 2018.12018   France Florian Thauvin Marseille FW
February 2018.22018   France Mathieu Debuchy Saint-Étienne DF
March 2018.32018   France Kylian Mbappé Paris Saint-Germain FW
April 2018.42018   Netherlands Memphis Depay Lyon FW
August 2018.52018   France Kylian Mbappé Paris Saint-Germain FW
September 2018.62018   Ivory Coast Nicolas Pépé Lille FW
October 2018.72018   Argentina Emiliano Sala Nantes FW
November 2018.82018   Tunisia Wahbi Khazri Saint-Étienne FW
December 2018.92018   France Kenny Lala Strasbourg DF
January 2019.12019   Ivory Coast Nicolas Pépé Lille FW
February 2019.22019   France Kylian Mbappé Paris Saint-Germain FW
March 2019.32019   Italy Mario Balotelli Marseille FW
April 2019.42019   France Jonathan Bamba Lille FW
August 2019.52019   France Eduardo Camavinga Rennes MF
September 2019.62019   Nigeria Victor Osimhen Lille FW
October 2019.72019   Brazil Thiago Silva Paris Saint-Germain DF

Multiple winnersEdit

The below table lists those who have won on more than one occasion.

As of 13 November 2019
Indicates current Ligue 1 player
Italics Indicates players still playing professional football
Rank Player Wins
1st Zlatan Ibrahimović 5
2nd Eden Hazard 4
Kylian Mbappé
Javier Pastore
Franck Ribéry
6th Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 3
André-Pierre Gignac
Juninho
Alexandre Lacazette
Péguy Luyindula
Steve Mandanda
Mamadou Niang
Florian Thauvin
14th Hatem Ben Arfa 2
Karim Benzema
Edinson Cavani
Didier Drogba
Vincent Enyeama
Ludovic Giuly
Yoann Gourcuff
Guillaume Hoarau
Jérémie Janot
Salomon Kalou
Jérôme Leroy
Nenê
Nicolas Pépé
Frédéric Piquionne
Emiliano Sala
Thiago Silva
Salvatore Sirigu
Marco Verratti

Awards won by nationalityEdit

As of 13 November 2019
Country Wins
  France 69
  Argentina 11
  Brazil 9
  Ivory Coast 7
  Belgium 6
  Sweden
  Italy 5
  Nigeria 4
  Gabon 3
  Morocco
  Senegal
  Portugal 2
  Serbia[nb 2]
  Uruguay
  Angola 1
  Benin
  Bulgaria
  Colombia
  Democratic Republic of the Congo
  Congo
  Ghana
  Japan
  Netherlands
  Poland
  Romania
  Tunisia

Awards won by clubEdit

As of 13 November 2019
Club Wins
Paris Saint-Germain 37
Marseille 24
Lyon 16
Lille 15
Saint-Étienne 14
Monaco 8
Rennes 5
Bordeaux 3
Nantes
Nice
Toulouse
Auxerre 2
Montpellier
Strasbourg
Brest 1
Caen
Le Mans
Lens
Metz
Nancy
Sochaux
Valenciennes

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Each year is linked to an article on the particular season associated with the month of that year.
  2. ^ Danijel Ljuboja played for Serbia and Montenegro when he was rewarded in 2004, which was renamed as Serbia in 2006.