Ligue 1 champions Lille had just two players named in the competition’s Team of the Season, with runners-up Paris Saint-Germain represented by five.
It was an incredible season for Christophe Galtier’s Lille, who had finished fourth in the shortened 2019-20 campaign.
A talented squad full of vibrant, youthful attackers – albeit spearheaded by veteran campaigner Burak Yilmaz – clinched Ligue 1 title number four for the club on Sunday, with their success confirmed when they beat Angers 2-1 on the final day of the season.
PSG finished top in the previous three seasons since Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe-inspired win in 2016-17.
Indeed, it is only the second time since 2012-13 that the capital club has not won the title… Not that you would know it when looking at the Team of the Season as announced by the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) following the conclusion of the season.
The Parisians dominate the XI with five players: Keylor Navas, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.
The only two Lille players to be included in the selection were left-back Reinildo Mandava and Benjamin Andre.
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