Riyad Mahrez has been named the Algeria player of the year after narrowly beating Porto’s Yacine Brahimi.
A poll set up by Al Haddaf was voted by Arab footballers and journalists.
Mahrez has been important to the propelling of Leicester to the top of the table, scoring 13 goals in 22 games.
The winger, who was the only player nominated to turn up to the ceremony in which Mohamed Abou Trika handed over the award, received 29.51 per cent of the vote, beating Brahimi by less than one percent, with the midfielder getting 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.