April 25, 2016 00:25
Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City, Algeria
THE BEAUTIFUL GAME – RIYAD MAHREZ, LEICESTER CITY
About Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City, Algerian National Team
"All the credit is for them, seriously," said Mahrez, who joined Leicester City from French second-tier side Le Havre in January 2014. "And for my manager and the staff. Without them I wouldn't receive this award and I wouldn't score. It's the team spirit, and I want to dedicate it to them.
"It's extra special because if the players vote for me it's because they've seen I've been great this year so I'm happy,” added Mahrez. "Without my team-mates I wouldn't get this award."
Mahrez was awarded the prize at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on Sunday only hours after opening the scoring in his side's 4-0 against over the Swans as Premier League leaders Leicester moved to within five points of the 2015 - 2-16 EPL title.
Mahrez is the first African player to win the PFA Player of the Year award - and the first Leicester City football player in history to win the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award.
To date this season, Mahrez has scored 17 goals and made 11 assists in 34 league games as a key player in Leicester’s amazing fairy tale rise to the top of the England Premier League this season.
RIYAD MAHREZ PERFORMANCE DATA 2015 – 2016 SEASON (As of 4.24.2016)
Riyad Mahrez Stats
Date of birth: February 21, 1991
Place of birth: Sarcelles, France
Weight: 134 lbs.
Nationality: Algerian, French, Moroccan
Team No.: #26
England Premier League Club: Leicester City
National Team: Algerian National Team (#7)
PFA Player of the Year Awards
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