The awards won’t just stop pouring in for Algerian international Riyad Mahrez after a fine season in the Barclays Premier League.

After winning the PFA player of the year award, the 25-year-old was also voted Leicester City’s player of the season on Tuesday night at a swanky ceremony held at King Power Stadium.

The Foxes forward terrorised Premier League sides with this pace and movement scoring 17 goals and providing 11 assists to help the Foxes win their first ever title in over a century.

“It feels good. It’s good to be voted for from the fans,” Mahrez told club’s official website.

“I want to thank them all and I love all the Leicester fans because they are great supporters. I’m very happy. We just know we’ve done something crazy, something unbelievable.

“For myself first, the goals I scored for the team, all the wins. The Aston Villa win when we were 2-0 down and we won 3-2, and the Manchester City win away.

“The stadium is very amazing. The fans are close to us and I feel very good here to play. I just want to say thank you to all the fans. I hope they support us every year.”

In other news, Jamie Vardy’s stunning volley against Liverpool in February which earned them a 2-0 win at Anfield was voted Leicester’s goal of the season.

Meanwhile, workaholic French midfielder N’Golo Kante, whose tireless performances in midfielder spearheaded Leicester’s stellar campaign, was voted players’ player of the season.

Other award categories:
Performance of the year: Leicester’s 3-1 victory against Manchester City at the Etihad
Young player of the year: Jeffrey Schlupp
U21 player of the year: Ben Chilwell
Academy player of the year: Admiral Muskwe


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