May 12, 2020
Vote for your Crédit Agricole Aiglon of the season
The curtain has come down on the 2019/20 Ligue 1 season and now it’s time for you passionate Gym supporters to vote for your Crédit Agricole Aiglon of the Season. The nominees are the four players that won Aiglon of the Month awards during the campaign: Kasper Dolberg, Pierre Lees-Melou, Wylan Cyprien and Walter Benitez.
One man stands out. The final OGC Nice goal-scorer of the season, Kasper Dolberg who scored the winner in the final seconds of the 2-1 Côte d’Azur derby triumph on 7 March and secured fifth spot in the standings in the process. Scorer of a brace that night, the Denmark international finished his first campaign in the French top flight with 11 goals. Le Gym’s top scorer was named Aiglon of the Month three times, in September, November and February. No other Rouge et Noir player did better.
Close behind the former Ajax forward comes another serious contender in the form of Pierre Lees-Melou. A permanent fixture in the Nice midfield (25 starts in L1), he enjoyed his best ever season in 2019/20. Before the championship was stopped, ‘PLM’ had already equalled his best-ever Ligue 1 stats with five goals and six assists. His consistency, his incredible work rate and his stats ensured the tireless midfielder an important place in the analysis of the season performance. He was named Aiglon of the Month in December and January.
Finally, Wylan Cyprien and Walter Benitez also received the monthly gong.
The midfielder was the first Aiglon of the Month back in August. The former Lens man made a stunning start to the term with three goals and two assists in the first four outings of the campaign. One of the first names on the team sheet, Wylan Cyprien made 20 L1 appearances, scoring seven goals and providing three assists.
Walter Benitez was named Aiglon of the Month in October – a difficult period for Patrick Vieira’s side. The ex-Quilmes custodian was simply breath-taking in keeping his side afloat and saved his best for the big occasions, such as an incredible triple save against PSG (1-4). Above all, the Argentine shot-stopper was a model of consistency and professionalism on his way to making 26 starts in Le Gym’s 28 Ligue 1 matches.