Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang edged out competition from the league's top goalscorer Robert Lewandowski in the vote. - © gettyimages / Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang edged out competition from the league's top goalscorer Robert Lewandowski in the vote. - © gettyimages / Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts
Bundesliga

Aubameyang named players' player of 2015/16

Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been named Germany’s player of the year by his fellow professionals, pipping FC Bayern München’s Robert Lewandowski to the honour.

Aubameyang polled 19.7 per cent, coming out on top ahead of Lewandowski - last season's Bundesliga leading scorer - by just 0.2 per cent in the vote organised by Germany's professional players' union, the VDV.

Though Dortmund finished runners-up to Bayern in the race for the Bundesliga title last season, they also claimed third place in the vote with Armenia international Henrikh Mkhitaryan completing the podium.

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