A lifetime of being ignored, now is classy N'Golo Kante's time to shine


N'Golo Kante has finally been recognised as the individual champion that he has always been after adding the FWA Footballer of the Year award to his PFA Player of the Year accolade.

Kante wins Player of the Year award

His double award has come a year too late, but it is better late than never and you can be sure Kante will remain humble after a decade-long battle to get to the top of the game. 

Kante's former Leicester team-mate Riyad Mahrez won the PFA prize last season, with Jamie Vardy taking the FWA honour, and it has taken an extra year of relentless running, tackling and composed passing for the France international to finally catch the eye. 

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