MX23RW : Sunday, October 21 08:58:07

Riyad Mahrez named African Footballer of the Year

Algeria and Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez is voted the Confederation of African Football's Player of the Year.

Algeria and Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez has been named the Confederation of African Football's Player of the Year.

The 25-year-old played a key role in the Foxes' shock Premier League-winning season in 2015-16, with 17 goals and 10 assists in 37 appearances.

"It's a huge honour, I am happy and pleased. I thank all my teammates at Leicester and Algeria," Mahrez said as he received the award on Thursday. "I dedicate this to my family and all those who support me every day."

Borussia Dortmund's Gabonese forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was second and Senegal striker Sadio Mane, of Liverpool, came third.

Manchester City's Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho and compatriot Alex Iwobi, of Arsenal, won the Most Promising Talent and Youth Player of the Year awards respectively.

Share this article now:
Yaya Toure of Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns on August 10, 2015
Read Next:
Three PL stars on African Footballer of the Year shortlist
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Belgian Pro League
Eredivisie
Russian Premier League
Brasileiro
Argentine Primera Division
Liga MX
Uruguayan Primera Division
Chinese Super League
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Serie B
Greek Superleague
Norwegian Eliteserien
Swedish Allsvenskan
Swiss Super League
Turkish Super Lig
Ukrainian Premier League
Australian A-League
Major League Soccer
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
5Arsenal86021910918
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
9Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account