33 Facts About Riyad Mahrez

1. Riyad Mahrez played his first Premier League match as a member of Leicester on August 16, 2014 against Burnley.

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2. Riyad Mahrez had a golden chance to give City their first Premier League victory over Liverpool at Anfield for 15 years when the visitors were awarded a penalty in the 84th minute.

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3. Manchester City forward Riyad Mahrez breaks the silence after shocking penalty miss vs Liverpool.

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4. Riyad Mahrez got married to his English girlfriend Rita Johal in 2015.

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5. Riyad Mahrez has found himself behind Sterling and Sane in the league recently, but a start at Everton would make sense given City's clash with Chelsea on Sunday.

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6. Riyad Mahrez played in the opening group game against Belgium, then was dropped for the remainder of the tournament, in which Algeria reached the last 16.

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7. On 31 May 2014, Riyad Mahrez made his international debut for the Desert Foxes as a starter in a pre-World Cup friendly match against Armenia, and he was called up to the full squad for the tournament on 2 June.

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8. In November 2013, French-born Riyad Mahrez expressed his desire to represent Algeria internationally.

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9. Riyad Mahrez dedicated the goal to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the former owner of his previous club Leicester City, who had recently died in a helicopter crash.

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10. Riyad Mahrez was nominated for the Ballon d'Or in October 2016, finishing seventh.

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11. Riyad Mahrez signed a new four-year contract with Leicester in August 2016.

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12. Riyad Mahrez was the first African to earn the accolade.

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13. Riyad Mahrez signed a new four-year contract with Leicester in August 2015.

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14. Riyad Mahrez was part of the Leicester team that won seven of its final nine matches of the season to avoid relegation to the Football League.

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15. Riyad Mahrez joined Le Havre in 2010, turning down offers from leading French teams Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille to join them, being enticed by their youth system.

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16. Riyad Mahrez comes of age at Manchester City in search for glory.

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17. Riyad Mahrez is justifying his £60m transfer fee at Manchester City.

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18. Riyad Mahrez was named in coach Georges Leekens' Algeria squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

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19. On 31 May 2014, Riyad Mahrez made his international debut for the Desert Foxes as a starter in a pre-World Cup friendly match against Armenia, and he was subsequently called up to the full squad for the tournament on 2 June.

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20. Riyad Mahrez had never heard of Leicester, whom he initially presumed to be a rugby club.

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21. Riyad Mahrez was born in Sarcelles, France, to an Algerian father and a mother of Algerian and Moroccan descent.

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22. In January 2014, Riyad Mahrez signed for English side Leicester City, helping them win the Championship and promotion to the Premier League at the end of his first season.

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23. Riyad Mahrez began his career as a youth player for French club AAS Sarcelles.

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24. Riyad Mahrez was born on February 21, 1991 in Sarcelles, France to an Algerian father and a mother of Algerian and Moroccan descent.

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25. Riyad Mahrez pays tribute to late Leicester owner with emotional goal celebration.

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26. Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez dedicated his match-winning goal against Tottenham Hotspur to Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who tragically passed away in a helicopter accident this past weekend.

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27. Riyad Mahrez dedicated his winning goal against Spurs to Leicester's late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and gave an.

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28. Riyad Mahrez dedicated his match-winning goal on Monday night to the late Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

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29. Riyad Mahrez nets Man City winner, pays tribute to Leicester owner.

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30. Riyad Mahrez paid a special tribute to the late Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha after his winning goal against Tottenham on Monday night.

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31. Riyad Mahrez spent five seasons with the Foxes before his move to City in the summer and described the.

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32. Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez is "heartbroken" at the death of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and dedicated his matchwinning goal against Tottenham to the Leicester owner.

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33. Riyad Mahrez fits Pep Guardiola's template while adding something new to City.

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