Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez has won the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year award.
Leicester City is currently at the top of Premier League table with clear 76 points and is far ahead of its followers. Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez has poured a greater contribution in taking the club to the top spot.
He has scored 17 goals and made 11 assists in 34 league games to take Leicester to the top of the Premier League table which is a dream for them monitoring their previous records.
The 25 years old Mahrez bagged the title after beating Tottenham forward Harry Kane, Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, West Ham United midfielder Dimitri Payet and fellow Leicester men Jamie Vardy and N’Golo Kante to win the award.
Mahrez, who joined Leicester from French second-tier side Le Havre in January 2014 said, “Without my team-mates I wouldn’t get this award.
“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.”
Besides Mahrez the 20 yers old Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli was named PFA Young Player of the Year, while Manchester City forward Izzy Christiansen won the Women’s Player of the Year award.