20th December, 2013
Super Eagles goal keeper, Vincent Enyeama has been voted the best player in France’s Ligue 1 for the month of November.
Enyeama also won the UNFP prize, set aside for the league’s best performer, for the month of October.
This is the second consecutive month the Nigeria international is winning the prestigious award, having won the accolade in October.
He racked up 59 percent of the votes on offer to beat off competition from PSG superstar, Zlatan Ibrahimovic who nicked 32 percent of the votes to finish in second place.
Enyeama and Ibra will come face-to-face in direct competition when PSG hosts Lille OSC at the Parc des Princes on match day 19 of Ligue 1 on Sunday.
Olympique Marseille midfielder, Florian Thauvin was a distant third in the overall classification with 9 percent of the votes.
Enyeama picks up the award for the second successive month despite narrowly failing to break Gaetan Huard’s long-standing record of clean sheets in Ligue 1 after conceding as Lille lost 0-1 to Girondins Bordeaux at the Stade Jacques Chaban-Delmas on match day 17.
The 31-year-old has been in great form this season for Lille OSC where he has conceded in just three of the club’s 17 league games this season.
He recently told supersport.com that his displays have been divinely inspired.
“I don’t do these things. It’s God. God has always guided me in my career and he has been responsible for all I have been doing,” he said.
The UNFP trophy will be presented to the Nigerian shot-stopper before the Ligue 1 game between Lille OSC and Stade de Reims on Sunday, 12 January, 2014 at Stade Pierre Mauroy.