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Riyad Mahrez with the Premier League trophy.

Players of the Season: Riyad Mahrez

Players of the Season: Riyad Mahrez

Mahrez magic wins the Premier League for Leicester

Riyad Mahrez with his family.

Leicester City's flying winger has been one of the reasons for Leicester's amazing season. It was Mahrez's third season at Leicester and nothing that had happened before could have prepared the football world for what happened this season. Mahrez was a sensation!

The Algerian winger was involved in more goals than any other Premier League player this season. Mahrez scored 17 goals for the Foxes, only four players (Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Sergio Aguero and Romelu Lukaku) scored more; he also made 11 assists, again, only four players (Mesut Ozil, Christian Eriksen, Dusan Tadic and Dimitri Payet) provided more. Mahrez has been involved in 40% of Leicester City's goals on their march to the Premier League title. 

"Teams like Arsenal are expected to win. For us, it’s just a bonus. A dream come true."  Riyad Mahrez.

What were his best moments?

Mahrez scores against West Ham.

Mahrez has been in fantastic form all season, and has had some fantastic moments. Here are some of the key moments from this wonderful season:

  • The opening day of the season: Mahrez helped the Foxes to an incredible start to the campaign, scoring twice to beat Sunderland 4-2 away from home
  • 8th of August: Tottenham scored late in the match, but Mahrez scored just a minute later to level the game at 1-1. Nobody knew how important this result would be!
  • 13th of September: Aston Villa were leading 2-0 at the King Power Stadium, but Mahrez provided two assists to help his side score three and win 3-2.
  • 5th of December: Mahrez scored the first hat-trick of his career as Leicester beat Swansea City 4-0.
  • 14th of December: Leicester beat Premier League champions Chelsea. Mahrez scores a good goal and makes the assist for the other in a  2-1 win.
  • 6th of February: Playing against Manchester City, Mahrez is the best player on the pitch, scoring one and providing another in a brilliant 3-1 win at the Etihad Stadium.
  • 4th of April: Riyad Mahrez wins the PFA Player of the Year for 2016, beating teammates Jamie Vardy and N’Golo Kante to the award.
  • 7th of May: Leicester City lift the Premier League trophy following their 3-1 win over Everton.

What do we know about Riyad Mahrez?

In action for Algeria at Brazil 2014.

Riyad Mahrez was born on 21 February 1991 in Sarcelles, which is a suburb in the north of Paris, the French capital. His mother is from Morocco and his father from the small Algerian town of Beni Snous, in the north-west of the country, near the border with Morocco. Mahrez chose to play international football for Algeria, the country where his father was born. With big French clubs like Marseille and Paris St. Germain watching closely, Mahrez decided to join Le Havre in 2010 as it was easier to break into the first team. He made a total of 60 appearances for Le Havre, before moving to Leicester in January 2014.

When Mahrez arrived, Leicester were in the Championship (level 2 of English football), but Mahrez played well and helped Leicester win promotion to the Premier League. He also won a place in Algeria's squad for the World Cup in Brazil. In the Premier League, he is one of Leicester's key players, and he signed a new 4-year contract in August 2015.

"The fans are great, we have good team spirit and I just really like this club. I feel very good here and that’s why I signed for another four years."  Riyad Mahrez.

 

What did you understand?

Riyad Mahrez is currently the to scorer in the Premier League.

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Riyad Mahrez in action against Romelu Lukaku's Everton.

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aymen's picture
aymen
07/08/2019
DZ
1
points

MAHREZ IS AN AMAZING PLAYER


aymen's picture
aymen
07/08/2019 03:08
Algeria
Manchester City
1

MAHREZ IS AN AMAZING PLAYER

Martinr35's picture
Martinr35
16/11/2016
MK
528
points

He es one of the best players in Premier League. I think he will perform very well in the Champions League. Also I think he will move in some bigger club this or next season.


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Martinr35
16/11/2016 15:04
Macedonia
Chelsea
528

He es one of the best players in Premier League. I think he will perform very well in the Champions League. Also I think he will move in some bigger club this or next season.

PACOSAEZ's picture
PACOSAEZ
08/11/2016
ES
448
points

I think He was the most important player for Leicester, but he wasn´t the best player in the Premier League.


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PACOSAEZ
08/11/2016 08:44
Spain
Manchester United
448

I think He was the most important player for Leicester, but he wasn´t the best player in the Premier League.

davilillons
29/07/2016
ES
946
points

Amazinng his season!! Congratulations!!!


davilillons
29/07/2016 19:32
Spain
Arsenal
946

Amazinng his season!! Congratulations!!!

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emad moussa
26/07/2016
EG
225
points

Best player


emad moussa's picture
emad moussa
26/07/2016 21:16
Egypt
Arsenal
225

Best player

emad moussa's picture
emad moussa
26/07/2016
EG
225
points

Great


emad moussa's picture
emad moussa
26/07/2016 21:12
Egypt
Arsenal
225

Great

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
23/07/2016
PS
3705
points

Yes i think,even if there is a lot of offers from big clubs.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
23/07/2016 19:57
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Yes i think,even if there is a lot of offers from big clubs.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
23/07/2016
PS
3705
points

I think he will perform well in the champions league,but it will be more difficult.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
23/07/2016 19:56
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I think he will perform well in the champions league,but it will be more difficult.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
23/07/2016
PS
3705
points

He is the best player this season,there is no doubt.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
23/07/2016 19:55
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

He is the best player this season,there is no doubt.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
15/07/2016
ME
3557
points

I also think he'll stay with Leicester for another season or even more.


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aragorn1986
15/07/2016 15:02
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I also think he'll stay with Leicester for another season or even more.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
15/07/2016
ME
3557
points

It depends of the group in the Champions League but Leicester proved they were made for great things and Mahrez is someone who is pulling the whole team.


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aragorn1986
15/07/2016 15:01
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

It depends of the group in the Champions League but Leicester proved they were made for great things and Mahrez is someone who is pulling the whole team.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
15/07/2016
ME
3557
points

Riyad Mahrez was the best player in the PL last season.


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aragorn1986
15/07/2016 14:59
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Riyad Mahrez was the best player in the PL last season.

englishman
23/06/2016
DZ
1727
points

It's really very good since I am from Algeria and I have the good feeling for Riyad Mahrez and Leicester


englishman
23/06/2016 12:31
Algeria
Manchester City
1727

It's really very good since I am from Algeria and I have the good feeling for Riyad Mahrez and Leicester

haydi's picture
haydi
31/05/2016
TN
3189
points

In the Champions League, he will do his best.


haydi's picture
haydi
31/05/2016 17:27
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

In the Champions League, he will do his best.

haydi's picture
haydi
31/05/2016
TN
3189
points

May be he will stay with Leicester City, may be , they will buy him.


haydi's picture
haydi
31/05/2016 17:26
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

May be he will stay with Leicester City, may be , they will buy him.

haydi's picture
haydi
31/05/2016
TN
3189
points

Riyad Mahrez is the best player in the Premier League in my eyes since he's Algerian. We Tunisians, we consider that Algerians are our brothers. In border area, there are many mixed weddings.


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haydi
31/05/2016 17:25
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Riyad Mahrez is the best player in the Premier League in my eyes since he's Algerian. We Tunisians, we consider that Algerians are our brothers. In border area, there are many mixed weddings.

haydi's picture
haydi
31/05/2016
TN
3189
points

Yes, Riyad Mahrez has been sensational in this season's Premier League. Thanks to him, the Algerian press is interested to Algerian players in European teams. I have read an article about them, which is entitled: The Algerians broke the record... 197 goal have been scored in in Europe.


haydi's picture
haydi
31/05/2016 17:21
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Yes, Riyad Mahrez has been sensational in this season's Premier League. Thanks to him, the Algerian press is interested to Algerian players in European teams. I have read an article about them, which is entitled: The Algerians broke the record... 197 goal have been scored in in Europe.

haydi's picture
haydi
31/05/2016
TN
3189
points

forward! You mean a striker ?


haydi's picture
haydi
31/05/2016 17:09
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

forward! You mean a striker ?

Dilik777's picture
Dilik777
26/05/2016
UZ
24
points

1. Yes . He is really good in midlle.
2. Yes, He is /
3. I think who plays as Mahrez He must win in group stage in Champions League .
4. I saw his interview by i-net I think He will stay with Leicester for min. 2-3 years .


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Dilik777
26/05/2016 10:48
Uzbekistan
Arsenal
24

1. Yes . He is really good in midlle.
2. Yes, He is /
3. I think who plays as Mahrez He must win in group stage in Champions League .
4. I saw his interview by i-net I think He will stay with Leicester for min. 2-3 years .

elghoul's picture
elghoul
20/05/2016
DZ
3368
points

Yes he was the best this year. He is some sort of an artist with long legs and midway from a real athlete.
I will not advice him to stay at Leicester the next season. Best wishes for him in Premier League and with the desert foxes.


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elghoul
20/05/2016 16:37
Algeria
Manchester City
3368

Yes he was the best this year. He is some sort of an artist with long legs and midway from a real athlete.
I will not advice him to stay at Leicester the next season. Best wishes for him in Premier League and with the desert foxes.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
20/05/2016
GH
4731
points

Undoubtedly Riyadh Mahrez is the best player of the premier league this season.
I think he would put up same performance in the champions league. I think he will stay at Leicester though juicy offers may come up.


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kwesimanifest
20/05/2016 14:38
Ghana
Manchester United
4731

Undoubtedly Riyadh Mahrez is the best player of the premier league this season.
I think he would put up same performance in the champions league. I think he will stay at Leicester though juicy offers may come up.

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