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Riyad Mahrez nominated for FIFA player of the year

Riyad Mahrez nominated for FIFA player of the year

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Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez has been nominated for the 2016 FIFA player of the year award along with Ronaldo, Messi and teammate Jamie Vardy.

The Algerian’s performances for English side Leicester City has earned him a place in the 2016 FIFA player of the Year nominees list.

The 25-year-old had an incredible season with Leicester City, scoring 18 goals and assisting 10 as the Foxes won a historic Premier League title.

It’s worth mentioning that African player of the year Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was ignored despite his impressive season with Borussia Dortmund. The Gabonese scored 39 goals and assisted 12, helping Dortmund finishing second in the Bundesliga.

FIFA player of the year nominees :

Sergio Agüero (Argentina/Manchester City), Gareth Bale (Wales/Real Madrid), Gianluigi Buffon (Italy/Juventus), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid), Kevin De Bruyne(Belgium/Manchester City), Antoine Griezmann (France/Atlético Madrid), Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden/Paris Saint-Germain/Manchester United), Andrés Iniesta(Spain/FC Barcelona), N’Golo Kanté (France/Leicester City/Chelsea), Toni Kroos(Germany/Real Madrid), Robert Lewandowski (Poland/FC Bayern Munich), Riyad Mahrez (Algeria/Leicester City), Lionel Messi (Argentina/FC Barcelona), Luka Modrić(Croatia/Real Madrid), Manuel Neuer (Germany/FC Bayern Munich), Neymar (Brazil/FC Barcelona), Mesut Özil (Germany/Arsenal), Dimitri Payet (France/West Ham United),Paul Pogba (France/Juventus/Manchester United), Sergio Ramos (Spain/Real Madrid), Alexis Sánchez (Chile/Arsenal), Luis Suárez (Uruguay/FC Barcelona), Jamie Vardy(England/Leicester City).

 

The winner will be announced at The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in Zurich on 9 January 2017.

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