After a record-breaking four Player of the Month awards, the Frenchman has been handed the biggest individual honour over some impressive rivals.
Nkunku spent four years at his formative club Paris Saint- Germain but never made any meaningful impact until he moved to Germany.
Christopher Nkunku has beaten Robert Lewandowski to be named the 2021-22 Bundesliga player of the season, with the RB Leipzig star edging out the Bayern Munich forward.
Nkunku, who won four Player of the Month awards during a glittering league campaign, also saw off Manchester City-bound Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland for the top prize.
The award, first handed out for the 2018-19 campaign, is decided via the Bundesliga’s team of the season fan votes, as well as clubs and a panel of experts.
With 20 goals in 34 games and an additional 37 assists to boot, few can argue that the Frenchman is a worthy winner of the Bundesliga’s top individual honour this term.
It marked a dramatic improvement on total involvements from his past two campaigns, with 33 against 20 in 2019-20 and 13 in 2020-21 respectively, while he helped Leipzig turn a shocking start to the season around with a Champions League qualification finish.
That rich form saw him handed a call-up to Les Bleus during the March international break and likely makes him a lock for Didier Deschamps’ side at the Qatar 2022 World Cup later this year.