The Senegalese National Sports Press Association named Edouard Mendy, Chelsea goalkeeper, on Wednesday, as the best professional player outside the country.
Mendy ranked first with 321 points, ahead of Liverpool striker Sadio Mane (99 points) and Watford player Ismaila Sarr (61 points).
Mendy won the Champions League and European Super Cup with Chelsea last season, and also won the best goalkeeper award given by the European Football Association.
The 29-year-old international goalkeeper kept 16 clean sheets in the Premier League last season, and seven so far this year.
Mendy succeeded Mane in the list of winners of the award, which bears the name of the late former international striker Jules Francois Bocandi.