Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez was on Sunday night named the Premier League Player of the Year by footballers union the Professional Footballers Association.
The Algeria international becomes the first ever African player to win the award.
Mahrez was nomimated along with his teammates Jamie Vardy and N’Golo Kante, Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, Tottenham’s Harry Kane and West Ham’s Dmitri Payet.
Tottenham’s Dele Alli, England international born to a Nigerian father, was voted Young Player of the Year in his first season in the Premier League.
Alli, 19, was also voted the Football League Young Player of the Year last year, when he was at MK Dons.
“Proud to have won @PFA young player of the year! Thanks to everyone that voted. The hard work doesn’t stop,” an excited Alli tweeted moments after his award.
Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs, who won several Premier League trophies with the club as a player, was honoured with the PFA Merit Award.Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN