Record Breaker: Riyad Mahrez Becomes First African To Win PFA Player Award
Riyad Mahrez has been named the PFA Player of the Year for 2016 seeing off competition from Leicester City team-mates Jamie Vardy and N’Golo Kante and Tottenham’s Harry Kane to win the prize.
The Algeria international has been inspirational for Claudio Ranieri’s side this season with his 17th goal of the season on Sunday helping them move eight points clear at the top of the table after a 4-0 win over Swansea City.
Mahrez has also contributed 11 assists for the Foxes, who remain top favourites to win their first ever Premier League title with just three games left to play.
The Algeria international’s Leicester team-mate Jamie Vardy came second in the vote with Tottenham striker Harry Kane finishing third.