Riyad Mahrez made history last weekend when he won the English Premier League (EPL) with Manchester City. The win made him the first African to win the EPL five times. He has also broken two additional records.
Mahrez moved to the England when he joined Leicester City in January, 2014. He scored three goals in 19 appearances as the Foxes got promoted to the Premiership. The France-born Algerian lifted the first top flight trophy of his career in the 2015/16 season when Leicester won the EPL title with 81 points. In a quest for more trophies, the right winger moved to Manchester City in the summer of 2018. He had 11 direct goal contributions as the Citizens won the league at the end of the season.
The Algeria international would win the league again (still as a Manchester City star) in the 2020/21 season. He had 15 goal involvements to his name in 27 top flight games for the club within the term. That brought him level with iconic footballers like Yaya Toure and Cristiano Ronaldo in the number of EPL titles won. The Algerian added another Premiership crown to his name last (2021/22) season to equal Didier Drogba's record. It also brought him at par with legends like Vincent Kompany, Petre Cech and Edwin van der Sar. Mahrez broke the African record with the 2022/23 Premiership win as he became the first African to win the league 5 times. He is also the only one that has won it three consecutive times.
The 2016 Africa Footballer of the Year has also become the the first right winger to win 5 EPL titles. He is also the only winger that has won EPL at two clubs. Recall that he lifted the trophy at both Leicester and Manchester City.
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