James, PSG trio nominated for Ligue 1 award

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in the running to win the Ligue 1 Player of the Year prize for the second season running after being one of three Paris Saint-Germain players shortlisted.

The Sweden striker is the leading scorer in the competition with 25 goals, despite not finding the net since the middle of March, with injury keeping him on the sidelines for the past month.

PSG captain Thiago Silva and midfielder Thiago Motta were also nominated, with Monaco playmaker James Rodriguez making up the list.

The Colombian has also been nominated for the Young Player of the Year award along with his Monaco colleague Layvin Kurzawa, PSG midfielder Marco Verratti and Toulouse defender Serge Aurier.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 11 May.