Portugal striker Pedro Pauleta has been voted the best player in France’s Ligue 1 by his fellow players, for the second successive year.

The Bordeaux striker, who has scored 21 goals this season, beat Monaco playmaker Ludovic Giuly into second place. Monaco midfielder Jerome Rothen and Marseille defender Daniel Van Buyten were the two other nominees.

Auxerre midfielder Lionel Mathis, 21, was named France’s most promising player.

Sochaux’s Guy Lacombe was voted coach of the season, while Lyon’s Gregory Coupet was voted best goalkeeper.