Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez crowned 2015 Algerian player of the year (Video)

Riyad Mahrez has been named the 2015 Algerian player of the year after narrowly beating Porto’s Yacine Brahimi.

The announcement was made at a gala event on Sunday night.

It was another excellent weekend for Mahrez and his club side, as they beat Stoke City 3-0 to open up a three point lead ahead of Arsenal and Man City in the title race.

Mahrez won the vote by a slender advantage: he accrued 29.51% of the votes while Brahimi lost by less than one percent with 28.84%.

Sporting’s Islam Slimani came in third (17.38%), while Napoli defender Faouzi Ghoulam (11.56%) and Sofiane Feghouli of Valencia finished fourth (6.5%) and fifth respectively.

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Watch footage from the event below.

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