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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante voted 2017 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association

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N’Golo Kante and Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte.

Chelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante has been been voted 2017 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association.

The Frenchman takes his second individual prize of the campaign having also won the PFA Player of the Year award.

He becomes the 18th player in history to win both awards in the same season.

‘It is a fantastic honour to win this award,’ he said. ‘With so many great players in this Chelsea squad and in the Premier League, for the Football Writers’ Association of this country to name me as their Footballer of the Year is a very proud moment in my career,’ Kante added.

In total, five Chelsea players were nominated by FWA members, with defenders David Luiz and Cesar Azpilicueta, as well as striker Diego Costa, also receiving votes.

Kante is the fourth Chelsea player to win the award, joining Eden Hazard (2015), Frank Lampard (2005) and Gianfranco Zola (1997).

Nigeria News.

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