Dortmund's Aubameyang named Bundesliga Player of the Year

BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund's Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been voted Bundesliga Player of the Year by the German player's union (VDV).

The 26-year-old, who got 19.7 percent of the vote, finished ahead of Bayern Munich's Poland forward Robert Lewandowski (19.5) -- the league's top scorer with 30 goals.

Aubameyang's team mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan (12.6), who also plays in midfield for Armenia, came third, the VDV said on its website (

Aubameyang, who was named African Footballer of the Year in January, scored 25 goals for Dortmund in the league last season, helping his side finish runners-up to Bayern.

Aubameyang, Lewandowski and Mkhitaryan were also included in the Bundesliga team of the season.