Benzema in running for player award

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Lyon striker Karim Benzema leads the nominations for this season´s Ligue 1 player of the year.

The France international, who is the top scorer in Ligue 1 this season with 19 goals, is joined in the four-man shortlist by Les Gones and Les Bleus team-mate Jeremy Toulalan.

Marseille forward Mamadou Niang and Bordeaux midfielder Wendel are the other players selected for the award, with the winner set to be announced on May 11.

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