Riyad Mahrez Is The First African Footballer To Win Five Premier League Titles

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Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez becomes the first African player to win five Premier League titles, beating the likes of Didier Drogba and Kolo Toure.

The Algerian international won one title in the 2015/16 season with Leicester City under Claudio Ranieri. It was one of the best seasons in Leicester City’s history.

Riyad Mahrez
Riyad Mahrez won EPL with Leicester

He then moved to Manchester City to join Pep Guardiola’s side in the 2017/18 season. At the time, he was Manchester City’s most expensive player.

In the 2018/19 season, Mahrez won his first Premier League title with Manchester City, becoming the second African player to win two Premier League titles with two different clubs.

Riyad Mahrez

The first African player to do that was Kolo Toure, who won the Premier League title with Arsenal Invincible Team and with Manchester City under Roberto Mancini in the 2011/12 season.

Riyad Mahrez
Kolo Toure

In the 2020–21 season, the player won another Premier League. In the 2021–22 season, the Algerian won another Premier League title with a final-day drama against Aston Villa.

His latest achievements include the Premier League title given to Manchester City on May 21, 2023, even with two more matches to play.

The 32-year-old Algerian had played a significant role in the success of Manchester City, even though he didn’t play enough matches this season in the Premier League.

He scored five goals and provided 10 assists in 28 league games played this season.

Mahrez has been professional on and off the pitch. The Algerian star has never been tagged as having destroyed the peace of the dressing room.

Riyad Mahrez Stats

The player has made 485 appearances in his overall club career, scoring 137 goals and assisting 109 goals. The player also received 19 yellow cards and no red.

Out of the 137 goals scored, he has 78 for Manchester City, 49 for Leicester City, and 10 for Le Havre.

However, for his national team, the winger had made 81 appearances for Algeria, with 29 goals added to his name.

Riyad Mahrez Salary

The player receives a weekly salary of £160,000 and a monthly salary of £8,320,000.

He is one of the highest-paid players at Manchester City.

Riyad Mahrez’s Age and Height

The player was born on February 21, 1991, in Sarcelles, France. He is currently 32 years old.

Mahrez has a height of 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in).

Mahrez’s net worth

The Algerian International has a net worth of 28 million pounds. He is one of the richest players in Africa.

Riyad Mahrez’s personal life

In 2015, Mahrez wed his English lover Rita Johal. Later that year, their daughter was born.

The couple, who at the time had two girls, were ordered in June 2019 to make up more than £3,600 in outstanding wages to a former nanny.

It was confirmed in October 2020 that Mahrez had broken up with Johal and was now dating English model Taylor Ward.

Riyad Mahrez
Mahrez and Taylor Ward

On June 21, 2021, they made their engagement public. In July 2022, the couple welcomed a girl child.

In May 2020, Mahrez’s luxury residence in Manchester was broken into, resulting in the loss of goods valued at hundreds of thousands of pounds.

His religion

Mahrez is a devouted follower of Islam. He performed the Umrah in Mecca in June 2017.

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