The 22-year-old had a breakthrough year in 2017, forcing his way into the Bayern team and helping a young Germany squad to glory at the Confederations Cup.
Kimmich's emergence for club and country has helped to fill the gaping void left by the surprise early retirement of Philipp Lahm at the end of last season.
And Kimmich's reward was top spot in the supporter poll for Germany's Player of the Year for 2017, having received more than 20,000 votes.
Kimmich played 1,260 minutes for Germany in 2017 and only missed one of 15 international fixtures during the year.
The 2016 winner Mesut Ozil, named Germany's Player of the Year five times in the last six years, was omitted from the shortlist as he did not play enough games, coach Joachim Low giving chances to fringe players and young talent.
Germany stars Mats Hummels, Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller were left out of contention for the award for the same reason.