France – Football: Ivoirian Jean Michaël Seri wins the Prix Marc-Vivien Foé 2017 ahead of Benjamin Moukandjo

Written by Deckson N.

With 255 points, Jean Michaël Seri is ahead of Algerian international Ryad Boudebouz (126 points) and African champion Benjamin Moukandjo (97 points).

The Nice midfielder is the second Ivorian international, after Gervinho in 2010 and 2011, named best African footballer of France, by a jury of specialized journalists and consultants.

According to Radio France International (RFI) the Elephant has made a great season with OGC Nice, seductive third of Ligue 1, being one of the centerpieces of the device of Lucien Favre, the coach. Seri scored 6 goals before the 37th day, 5 of them home and made 10 assists.

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Results of the vote:

Jean Michaël Seri (Nice / Ivory Coast) 255 points

Ryad Boudebouz (Montpellier / Algeria) 126 points

Benjamin Moukandjo (Lorient / Cameroon) 97 points

Younès Belhanda (Nice / Morocco) 42 points

Steve Mounié (Montpellier / Benin) 24 points

Cheick Ndoye (Angers / Senegal) 17 points

François Kamano (Bordeaux / Guinea) 10 points

Steeve Yago (Toulouse / Burkina Faso) 4 points

Serge Aurier (PSG / Ivory Coast) 1 point

Number of Voters: 66

Each voter had to choose three players from the list. The first received 5 points, the second 3 points, the third 1 point. Forty-six jurors cited Jean Michaël Seri as the first. Only four voters did not put him in their top three.


2009 *: Marouane Chamakh (Bordeaux / Morocco)

2010 *: Gervinho (Lille / Ivory Coast)

2011: Gervinho (Lille / Ivory Coast)

2012: Younès Belhanda (Montpellier / Morocco)

2013: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Saint-Etienne / Gabon)

2014: Vincent Enyeama (Lille / Nigeria)

2015: André Ayew (Marseille / Ghana)

2016: Sofiane Boufal (Lille / Morocco)

2017: Jean Mickaël Seri (Nice / Ivory Coast)

* The trophy was not yet named Prix Marc-Vivien Foé.

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