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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.


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2Manchester CityMan City22172359174253
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs22160646222448
4Chelsea23145440192147
5Arsenal23135548321644
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd23135546331344
7Watford239683232033
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves239592731-432
9Leicester CityLeicester2394102929031
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2394103034-431
11Everton238693433130
12Bournemouth2393113342-930
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2375112532-726
14Crystal Palace2364132232-1022
15Southampton2357112540-1522
16Burnley2364132343-2022
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2356121931-1221
18Cardiff CityCardiff2354141944-2519
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2225151337-2411

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