Riyad Mahrez became the first African to win English football's Player of the Year

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Leicester City's Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez on Sunday became the first African player to be named English football's Player of the Year, as voted for by his fellow professionals.

The 25-year-old French-born Algerian international, outstanding in Leicester's incredible charge towards the Premier League title, received the trophy at a lavish awards ceremony in London.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli was named Young Player of the Year at the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) awards.

Paying tribute to his teammates, Mahrez, who succeeds Chelsea's Eden Hazard as the winner of the prize, told the ceremony: "All the credit is for them, seriously.

"And for my manager (Claudio Ranieri) 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.

"I'm very grateful to receive this award, it's a pleasure. 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.........read more http://mybets9ja.com/riyad-mahrez-bec…ayer-of-the-year/

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