Canadian forward Jonathan David up for player of the year in France's Ligue 1

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Canadian forward Jonathan David is up for player of the year in the French league.

The Lille soccer star is in good company, up against Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé of Paris Saint-Germain, and Loïs Openda and Seko Fofana of Lens.

The winner will be revealed on May 28 during the Trophées UNFP awards ceremony. The UNFP is the French equivalent of the Professional Footballers' Association in England and Wales.

David currently stands third in Ligue 1 scoring with 21 goals behind Mbappe's 26 and Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette's 22.

On the international front, the 23-year-old from Ottawa has scored 24 goals in 40 appearances for Canada.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 16, 2023.

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