Algeria midfielder, Riyad Mahrez has been named BBC African Footballer of the Year. He won it ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Andre Ayew, Sadio Mane and Yaya Toure.
The 25 year-old told BBC Sport: “It means a lot, it’s something big for African players so I am very happy, I am very proud.
It’s always good to receive awards and for African players it’s a huge honour. To all the fans, thank you very much.”
“Also I want to thank the Algeria fans and dedicate this to them as well and for my family. I just have to carry on and keep going with my football and see what I can do.”
Riyad Mahrez in 2016:
– African Player of the Year
– Premier League Winner
– PFA Player of the Year
– 7th place in the Ballon d’Or