The Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez has been voted on Sunday as an English Football’s player of the year after making his team to gain stamina for drawing nearer to the premier league title.
Mahrez, who came from Africa, Algeria astonished the fans after scoring his 17th goal as his team beat Swansea 4-0 at the king Power Stadium in central England.
Mahrez was on a six-man shortlist including Leicester teammates Jamie vardy and N’Golo Kante for the vote of their fellow professionals in English football.
“I’m very grateful to receive this award,” Mahrez said.
“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. But it’s more team things. Without my teammates I wouldn’t get this award.”
The Nigerian based footballer is only the second winner of the professional Footballers’ Association award from outside England. Uruguay striker Luis Suarez won it in 2014 while playing for Liverpool.