Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez has been crowned PFA Player of the Year for 2015-16.
The 25-year-old Algeria international has been instrumental in Leicester’s astonishing surge towards the Premier League title, scoring 17 goals, with 11 assists, in 33 league appearances.
Mahrez beat team-mates Jamie Vardy and N’Golo Kante, Tottenham’s Harry Kane, West Ham’s Dimitri Payet and Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil to the award.
Mahrez said: “All the credit is for my team-mates, seriously, and for my manager and the staff.
“Without them I wouldn’t receive this award and I wouldn’t score. It’s the team spirit, and I want to dedicate it to them.
“I’m very grateful to receive this award – it’s a pleasure. It’s extra special because, if the players vote for me, it’s because they’ve seen I’ve been great this year, so I’m happy.”
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