With 44% of the votes, the striker saw off the challenge of AS Monaco basketball star Jamal Shuler (35%) and Nice's Alassane Pléa (11%).
"It's a great pleasure, I'm very proud. This is reward for the job I do every day and it shows that I've been able to perform all year long, despite switching clubs", he told the regional daily.
The award crowns an exceptional year for Valère, which began at OGC Nice and ended back at his first club. This season, he has already scored eight goals and claimed two assists. Highlights...
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