On Sunday, Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez was crowned the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year. The Algerian joined the Foxes during the 2014 January transfer window and has been the team’s most important player during their tremendous Premier League run.
Twitter celebrated Mahrez’ win with much praise:
24th April 2015: Riyad Mahrez an unused sub vs Burnley.
24th April 2016: Riyad Mahrez wins PFA Player of the Year. pic.twitter.com/wZ1z2JEFty
— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) 25 april 2016
— West Ham United FC (@whufc_official) 25 april 2016
Mahrez runs an average of 10 kilometres per game. Hands up if you’re a lazy git like me and don’t even walk an average 10k per month 🙋🏻
— Coral (@Coral) 25 april 2016
— Ted Knutson (@mixedknuts) 25 april 2016
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) 25 april 2016
— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) 25 april 2016
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) 25 april 2016
Riyad Mahrez on being the first African to win the PFA Player of the Year award:
“Drogba never won it? Big honour.” pic.twitter.com/e03zMqQclg
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) 24 april 2016
Riyad Mahrez’s Premier League season by numbers.
He only cost Leicester £400,000! pic.twitter.com/eHmXOr5f5n
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) 24 april 2016
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) 24 april 2016
Riyad Mahrez crowned PFA Player of the Year!
Next Stop… pic.twitter.com/BWXbo2piOI
— TheODDSbible (@TheOddsBible) 24 april 2016
Riyad Mahrez, by far and away the obvious Player of the Year and a deserving candidate for the first African player to win the award #LCFC
— Thomas Wyer (@tomwyer) 25 april 2016