Updated May 11, 2021
Lille’s Trukish midefielder Burak Yilmaz (L) in celebrations after he scores a goal during the French L1 football match between Lens and Lille LOSC at the Bollaert Stadium, which took place in Lens, northern France, on May 7, 2021. (Photo by FRANCOIS LO PRESTI / AFP)
The French league (LFP) announced on Tuesday that Lille striker Burak Yilmaz and Paris Saint-Germain pair Kylian Mbappe and Neymar have been named among the five nominees for the Ligue 1 players’ player of the season award
Wissam Ben Yedder [who is Monaco’s striker] and Lyon forward Memphis Depay maked the list.
Yilmaz who is Turkey’s veteran has hit a rich vein of form in the closing stages of the campaign, scoring six times in five matches to put Lille on the brink of a shock title success.
Lille need four points from their last two games against Saint-Etienne and Angers to secure their first Ligue 1 triumph since 2011.
PSG who are the reigning champions are in danger of failing to win the league for only the second time in nine seasons.
Mbappe presently remains the Ligue 1’s top scorer this term with 25 goals, six clear of Ben Yedder and Depay, but Neymar has endured a stressful season, scoring only eight times while concentrating on sidelining through injury, suspension and after contracting Covid 19.