May 15th, 2012

Ligue 1 Awards: An Alternative View

Montpellier’s Younes Belhanda picks up the award for ‘Most Effective Use Of An Accessory to Increase One’s Hot Quotient’. Image: FRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages.

It was meant to be a celebration of all that’s great about French football, but having browsed the the stills from last night’s Ligue 1 Awards, we doubt we’d have fact checked too heavily if they’d been labelled ‘Ligue 1 Metrosexual of the Year’ Awards.

Hmm. There’s a thought.

Eden Hazard: ‘The ‘Supermodel: Work! Award for Best Use of an Elbow In A Pose Off’. Image: FRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages.

Eden Hazard was the big winner of the night, beating off competition from the likes of Olivier Giroud and Nene to collect the ‘Player’s Player of the Year’ award while Younes Belhanda (top) was honoured with the ‘Young Player of the Year‘ gong and Montpellier’s Rene Girard picked up ‘Coach of the Year’.

Eden is currently playing hard to get, refusing to say which club he intends to sign for next season, but it will be one in Manchester. Reports that Oldham Athletic are readying the hair gel cannot be confirmed.


Olivier Giroud: ‘The Still Hot, Despite What Was Clearly A Late Night’ Award.  FRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages.

Olivier Giroud failed to win anything at the real awards, but we’d like to make up for that by offering him the opportunity to serenade us from the side street outside Kickette HQ. We would extend the invite to Tulio De Melo too, but it appears that he’s already had enough of Olivier’s singing.

Shame, that. He could have brought his friends.

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9 Responses to “Ligue 1 Awards: An Alternative View”

  1. Jenni says:

    That Belhanda is simply beautiful…

  2. SoccerDuckie says:

    Damn, I'll take em all!

  3. Leya_S says:

    ooooooo Kickette, you've posted picks of my (current) two fave French league hotties: Younes Belhanda and Eden Hazard. Come to Arsenal, the both of you!!

    I SO wish my last name was Hazard… more ways than one… ;p

  4. Hannah says:

    Oh God I really do hope Eden Hazard comes to Manchester City I could get used to his gorgeous face in my life…..

  5. IrishBlue says:

    Not gonna lie, I came in here looking for some Olivier and I got some. He might be looking a little tired but he's rocking that suit and that face, purr.

  6. cupcakes says:

    Can we give Eden Hazard an award just for having the most "Hollywood action movie character inevitably played by Channing Tatum" name in Soccerball?

  7. PhilippaB says:

    Bless 'em. Remember that, in context, they all look super-macho. None of them are wearing pink and/or espadrilles, for example.

    You might be interested to know that after Montpellier's (last-minute) victory over Lille this Sunday, Benjamin Stambouli and Olivier Giroud both threw their shorts into the crowd. I apologise for not having pictures but I was rendered strangely unable to operate my camera at the time…

    • SoccerDuckie says:

      AAAAAGHGHHHH! Their shorts!!!!!! Holy mother of #@(&%)_*#E$&!!! *thump*