❝ Riyad Mahrez won the PFA Player of the Year award and then dedicated the prize to all his Leicester team-mates…Mahrez was presented with the prestigious trophy at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on Sunday after contributing 17 goals and 11 assists to the Foxes’ fairytale campaign…
❝ Mahrez was flown down by helicopter to the ceremony from the King Power Stadium, where Claudio Ranieri’s side had earlier thrashed Swansea 4-0 to move eight points clear at the top of the table.
The Algerian held off competition from Dimitri Payet, Harry Kane, Mesut Ozil and fellow Leicester men Jamie Vardy and N’Golo Kante to win the award, but dedicated the success to his team-mates.
“All the credit is for them, seriously,” Mahrez said.
“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…
❝ Riyad Mahrez has contributed 17 goals and 11 assists to Leicester’s remarkable season.
Beaucoup fans of the beautiful game are pulling for Leicester City to win the Premier League title. A feat never achieved in the club’s history. After barely surviving last season in England’s top division, odds against them winning this year literally were 5000 to 1.
Still leading with only a few matches left to complete a Cinderella season. The most exciting aspect of watching The Foxes play is their team spirit. Sports fans often wax loud and long about such – but, Leicester City really play like an extended and caring family.
BTW, this is the first time an African player won the award. Riyad Mahrez is from Algeria. The award is a vote of peers only. Professional footballers.