Ghana and Marseille midfielder Andre Ayew has been named best African player in France’s Ligue 1. The 25-year-old beat Ivory Coast’s Max-Alain Gradel (Saint-Etienne)and Tunisia’s Aymen Abdennour (Monaco) to the Marc-Vivien Foe Trophy. It is set to be the last thing he will achieve as a Marseille players as he has stated he is leaving the club at the end of the season. Ayew scored 10 goals in 27 appearances for the French giants this campaign. He joined the club in 2007, going out on loan to L’Orient and then Arles-Avignon in the early part of his career before becoming a key member of the team. The tropny for the Best African Ligue 1 player was renamed the Marc-Vivien Foe Award in 2011 in tribute to the Cameroonian player who died unexpectedly while in the middle of an international competitive fixture against Columbia at the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup.
Previous winners of Marc-Vivien Foe Trophy
|2014: Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria/Lille)
2013: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon/Saint-Étienne)
2012: Younès Belhanda (Morocco/Montpellier Hérault SC)
2011: Gervinho (Ivory Coast/Lille)
2010: Gervinho (Ivory Coast/Lille)
2009: Marouane Chamakh (Morocco/Bordeaux)