UNFP Player of the Month

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The UNFP Player of the Month trophy is awarded to the best player in the French football championship Ligue 1 by the UNFP, RTL and L'Équipe.

A similar award goes to the best player in Ligue 2 and is set up by the UNFP, France Football and Eurosport.

Ligue 1[edit]

Winners[edit]

As of 16 September 2019[1]
Contents

2003–04 · 2004–05 · 2005–06 · 2006–07 · 2007–08 · 2008–09 · 2009–10
2010–11 · 2011–12 · 2012–13 · 2013–14 · 2014–15 · 2015–16 · 2016–17 · 2017–18 · 2018–19 · 2019–20

Key
GK Goalkeeper
DF Defender
MF Midfielder
FW Forward
Month Year[nb 1] Nationality Player Team Position
August 2003.52003  DR Congo Shabani Nonda Monaco FW
September 2003.62003  France Ludovic Giuly Monaco FW
October 2003.72003  Portugal Pauleta Paris Saint-Germain FW
November 2003.82003  France Ludovic Giuly Monaco FW
December 2003.92003  France Djibril Cissé Auxerre FW
January 2004.12004  Ivory Coast Didier Drogba Marseille FW
February 2004.22004  Serbia and Montenegro Danijel Ljuboja Paris Saint-Germain FW
March 2004.32004  Romania Viorel Moldovan Nantes FW
April 2004.42004  Argentina Juan Pablo Sorín Paris Saint-Germain DF
May 2004.52004  Ivory Coast Didier Drogba Marseille FW
August 2004.52004  France Franck Ribéry Metz FW
September 2004.62004  France Fabien Barthez Marseille GK
October 2004.72004  Ghana Michael Essien Lyon MF
November 2004.82004  France Camel Meriem Bordeaux MF
December 2004.92004  France Frédéric Piquionne Saint-Étienne FW
January 2005.12005  France Péguy Luyindula Marseille FW
February 2005.22005  Brazil Juninho Lyon MF
March 2005.32005  Brazil Juninho Lyon MF
April 2005.42005  Republic of the Congo Matt Moussilou Lille FW
May 2005.42005  Senegal Mamadou Niang Strasbourg FW
August 2005.52005  France Jérôme Leroy Lens MF
September 2005.62005  France Grégory Coupet Lyon GK
October 2005.72005  France Franck Ribéry Marseille FW
November 2005.82005  France Franck Ribéry Marseille FW
December 2005.92005  Senegal Mamadou Niang Marseille FW
January 2006.12006  Japan Daisuke Matsui Le Mans MF
February 2006.22006  Nigeria John Utaka Rennes FW
March 2006.32006  France Yoann Gourcuff Rennes MF
April 2006.42006  France Franck Ribéry Marseille FW
August 2006.52006  France Steve Savidan Valenciennes FW
September 2006.62006  France Jérémie Janot Saint-Étienne GK
October 2006.72006  Brazil Juninho Lyon MF
November 2006.82006  France Florent Malouda Lyon MF
December 2006.92006  France Frédéric Piquionne Saint-Étienne FW
January 2007.12007  France Bafétimbi Gomis Saint-Étienne FW
February 2007.22007  Sweden Johan Elmander Toulouse FW
March 2007.32007  France Samir Nasri Marseille MF
April 2007.42007  France Péguy Luyindula Paris Saint-Germain FW
August 2007.52007  France David Bellion Bordeaux FW
September 2007.62007  France Jérôme Rothen Paris Saint-Germain MF
October 2007.72007  France Jérôme Leroy Rennes MF
November 2007.82007  France Sébastien Puygrenier Nancy DF
December 2007.92007  Senegal Mamadou Niang Marseille FW
January 2008.12008  France Karim Benzema Lyon FW
February 2008.22008  France Steve Mandanda Marseille GK
March 2008.32008  Ivory Coast Kader Keïta Lyon FW
April 2008.42008  France Karim Benzema Lyon FW
August 2008.52008  France Steve Mandanda Marseille GK
September 2008.62008  France André-Pierre Gignac Toulouse FW
October 2008.72008  France Guillaume Hoarau Paris Saint-Germain FW
November 2008.82008  France Olivier Echouafni Nice MF
December 2008.92008  Benin Stéphane Sessègnon Paris Saint-Germain MF
January 2009.12009  France Péguy Luyindula Paris Saint-Germain FW
February 2009.22009  France Guillaume Hoarau Paris Saint-Germain FW
March 2009.32009  France André-Pierre Gignac Toulouse FW
April 2009.42009  France Yoann Gourcuff Bordeaux MF
August 2009.52009  Argentina Lisandro López Lyon FW
September 2009.62009  France Hugo Lloris Lyon GK
October 2009.72009  Poland Ireneusz Jeleń Auxerre FW
November 2009.82009  France Fabrice Abriel Marseille MF
December 2009.92009  France Jérémie Janot Saint-Étienne GK
January 2010.12010  Morocco Karim Aït-Fana Montpellier FW
February 2010.22010  France Hatem Ben Arfa Marseille MF
March 2010.32010  Belgium Eden Hazard Lille MF
April 2010.42010  Argentina Lucho González Marseille MF
September 2010.62010  France Dimitri Payet Saint-Étienne MF
October 2010.72010  France Steeve Elana Brest GK
November 2010.82010  France Clément Chantôme Paris Saint-Germain MF
December 2010.92010  Brazil Nenê Paris Saint-Germain FW
January 2011.12011  France Marvin Martin Sochaux MF
February 2011.22011  France Mickaël Landreau Lille GK
March 2011.32011  Belgium Eden Hazard Lille MF
April 2011.42011  France Mamadou Sakho Paris Saint-Germain DF
September 2011.62011  Argentina Javier Pastore Paris Saint-Germain MF
October 2011.72011  Brazil Nenê Paris Saint-Germain FW
November 2011.82011  Morocco Younès Belhanda Montpellier MF
December 2011.92011  Italy Salvatore Sirigu Paris Saint-Germain GK
January 2012.12012  Serbia Milan Biševac Paris Saint-Germain DF
February 2012.22012  Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Saint-Étienne FW
March 2012.32012  Belgium Eden Hazard Lille MF
April 2012.42012  Belgium Eden Hazard Lille MF
September 2012.62012  Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović Paris Saint-Germain FW
October 2012.62012  Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Saint-Étienne FW
November 2012.82012  France Stéphane Ruffier Saint-Étienne GK
December 2012.92012  Argentina Darío Cvitanich Nice FW
January 2013.12013  Italy Salvatore Sirigu Paris Saint-Germain GK
February 2013.22013  Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Saint-Étienne FW
March 2013.32013  Brazil Thiago Silva Paris Saint-Germain DF
April 2013.42013  Ivory Coast Salomon Kalou Lille FW
September 2013.62013  Italy Marco Verratti Paris Saint-Germain MF
October 2013.72013  Nigeria Vincent Enyeama Lille GK
November 2013.82013  Nigeria Vincent Enyeama Lille GK
December 2013.92013  Ivory Coast Salomon Kalou Lille FW
January 2014.12014  Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović Paris Saint-Germain FW
February 2014.22014  Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović Paris Saint-Germain FW
March 2014.32014  Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović Paris Saint-Germain FW
April 2014.12014  Bulgaria Dimitar Berbatov Monaco FW
September 2014.52014  France André-Pierre Gignac Marseille FW
October 2014.62014  Brazil Lucas Moura Paris Saint-Germain FW
November 2014.72014  Argentina Javier Pastore Paris Saint-Germain MF
December 2014.82014  France Alexandre Lacazette Lyon FW
January 2015.12015  France Alexandre Lacazette Lyon FW
February 2015.22015  Argentina Emiliano Sala Caen FW
March 2015.32015  Argentina Javier Pastore Paris Saint-Germain MF
April 2015.42015  Argentina Javier Pastore Paris Saint-Germain MF
September 2015.62015  France Lassana Diarra Marseille MF
October 2015.72015  Belgium Michy Batshuayi Marseille FW
November 2015.82015  Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović Paris Saint-Germain FW
December 2015.92015  Argentina Ángel Di María Paris Saint-Germain MF
January 2016.12016  France Hatem Ben Arfa Nice MF
February 2016.22016  Belgium Guillaume Gillet Nantes MF
March 2016.32016  France Ousmane Dembélé Rennes FW
April 2016.42016  Morocco Sofiane Boufal Lille MF
August 2016.52016  France Alexandre Lacazette Lyon FW
September 2016.62016  Uruguay Edinson Cavani Paris Saint-Germain FW
October 2016.72016  Uruguay Edinson Cavani Paris Saint-Germain FW
November 2016.82016  France Thomas Lemar Monaco MF
December 2016.92016  France Maxime Lopez Marseille MF
January 2017.12017  Portugal Bernardo Silva Monaco MF
February 2017.22017  Italy Marco Verratti Paris Saint-Germain MF
March 2017.32017  France Florian Thauvin Marseille FW
April 2017.42017  France Kylian Mbappé Monaco FW
August 2017.52017  Colombia Radamel Falcao Monaco FW
September 2017.62017  France Steve Mandanda Marseille GK
October 2017.72017  France Nabil Fekir Lyon FW
November 2017.82017  France Florian Thauvin Marseille FW
December 2017.92017  Brazil Neymar Paris Saint-Germain FW
January 2018.12018  France Florian Thauvin Marseille FW
February 2018.22018  France Mathieu Debuchy Saint-Étienne DF
March 2018.32018  France Kylian Mbappé Paris Saint-Germain FW
April 2018.42018  Netherlands Memphis Depay Lyon FW
August 2018.52018  France Kylian Mbappé Paris Saint-Germain FW
September 2018.62018  Ivory Coast Nicolas Pépé Lille FW
October 2018.72018  Argentina Emiliano Sala Nantes FW
November 2018.82018  Tunisia Wahbi Khazri Saint-Étienne FW
December 2018.92018  France Kenny Lala Strasbourg DF
January 2019.12019  Ivory Coast Nicolas Pépé Lille FW
February 2019.22019  France Kylian Mbappé Paris Saint-Germain FW
March 2019.32019  Italy Mario Balotelli Marseille FW
April 2019.42019  France Jonathan Bamba Lille FW
August 2019.52019  Republic of the Congo Eduardo Camavinga Rennes MF

Multiple winners[edit]

The below table lists those who have won on more than one occasion.

As of 15 April 2019
Indicates current Ligue 1 player
Italics Indicates players still playing professional football
Rank Player Wins
1st Zlatan Ibrahimović 5
2nd Eden Hazard 4
Kylian Mbappé
Javier Pastore
Franck Ribéry
6th Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 3
André-Pierre Gignac
Juninho
Alexandre Lacazette
Péguy Luyindula
Steve Mandanda
Mamadou Niang
Florian Thauvin
14th Hatem Ben Arfa 2
Karim Benzema
Edinson Cavani
Didier Drogba
Vincent Enyeama
Ludovic Giuly
Yoann Gourcuff
Guillaume Hoarau
Jérémie Janot
Salomon Kalou
Jérôme Leroy
Nenê
Nicolas Pépé
Frédéric Piquionne
Emiliano Sala
Salvatore Sirigu
Marco Verratti

Awards won by nationality[edit]

As of 16 September 2019
Country Wins
 France 69
 Argentina 11
 Brazil 8
 Ivory Coast 7
 Belgium 6
 Sweden
 Italy 5
 Gabon 3
 Morocco
 Nigeria
 Senegal
 Portugal 2
 Serbia[nb 2]
 Uruguay
 Angola 1
 Benin
 Bulgaria
 Colombia
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Congo
 Ghana
 Japan
 Netherlands
 Poland
 Romania
 Tunisia

Awards won by club[edit]

As of 16 September 2019
Club Wins
Paris Saint-Germain 36
Marseille 24
Lyon 16
Lille 14
Saint-Étienne
Monaco 8
Rennes 5
Bordeaux 3
Nantes
Nice
Toulouse
Auxerre 2
Montpellier
Strasbourg
Brest 1
Caen
Le Mans
Lens
Metz
Nancy
Sochaux
Valenciennes

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Each year is linked to an article on the particular season associated with the month of that year.
  2. ^ Danijel Ljuboja played for Serbia and Montenegro when he was rewarded in 2004, which was renamed as Serbia in 2006.