2016 Facebook Football Awards – Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez has been named Player of the Year at the Facebook Football Awards.
Mahrez scored 17 goals and created 10 more for the Foxes in an amazing season that saw him named the PFA Player of the Year.
“It’s something special, and something big as well, because it’s from all over the world, and I thank them, and thanks to all of my fans. I love all my fans. I am very happy,” the Algerian star said of the award.
Manchester United’s Anthony Martial won the Young Player award, beating Tottenham’s Dele Alli to the award.
“Thanks to all Facebook fans for supporting me as the young player of the year,” said Martial. “I am happy to be playing in the Premier League and I hope that I will continue to score plenty more.”
Best XI of the year: David de Gea; Hector Bellerin, Robert Huth, Chris Smalling, Toby Alderweireld; Riyad Mahrez, Dele Alli, Dimitri Payet; Jamie Vardy, Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero. (4-3-3)
Manager of the year: Claudio Ranieri