Prix Marc-Vivien Foé: Another award for Aubameyang – At a glance


This is the 2nd time Aubameyang has won the Prix Marc-Vivien Foé.

A double success for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. After winning his first trophy in 2013, the Gabon international has just been named winner of the Prix Marc-Vivien Foé 2024, which rewards the best African player in Ligue 1. Top African scorer in the French league this season with 16 goals, the Olympique de Marseille striker has rediscovered his goalscoring sensations at the age of 34.

Logically, he was voted by a panel of 80 journalists for this distinction, far, far ahead of the competition. The Gabonese scored 252 points, ahead of PSG’s Moroccan Achraf Hakimi (136 points) and Lille’s Algerian midfielder Nabil Bentaleb (112 points).

Aubemeyang succeeds his OM team-mate Chancel Mbemba of Congo. He also joins the very select circle of players to have won the Prix Foé twice, since only the Ivorian Gervinho (2010 and 2011) had achieved such a feat since the trophy’s inception.

The award sounds like a veritable renaissance for Aubameyang, who has had mixed fortunes since leaving Saint-Etienne, with highs at Dortmund, then lows at Arsenal and Chelsea, before bouncing back at Barça and then fully re-launching his career at OM. The proof is in his 29 goals in 48 games this season, making him one of Europe’s top marksmen.

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