Riyad Mahrez was born in France on February 21st, 1991.
During his senior career he has played for Quimper, Le Havre II, Le Havre and Leicester City.
Despite being born in France he is considered Algerian and his position is a winger.
The first Algerian ever to win the Premier League when Leicester City won in 2015/16.
Having played for Manchester City since 2018 is a big achievement.
He has represented Algeria at senior level.
“I have to accept constructive criticism.”- Riyad Mahrez
Riyad Mahrez- Footballer (Nitty Gritty)
“I was a street footballer.”- Riyad Mahrez
“Football is a game. So you need to enjoy your football.”- Riyad Mahrez
“To be first is something special.”- Riyad Mahrez
“Playing in the Premier League, in front of such crowds and on such perfect pitches, is amazing. I am so lucky.”- Riyad Mahrez
“My father pushed me to be a footballer. At every opportunity, he took me with him to play football. He came with me to matches.”- Riyad Mahrez
Riyad Mahrez- Footballer (What sets him apart)
“I had confidence in my quality, so I was always positive and had good objectivity.”- Riyad Mahrez
“When I went to Le Havre, I wasn’t physically ready. I was skinny and not strong enough to play in a tough league. They told me to go back in the second team. I was very disappointed, but maybe that helped me to be the way I am now.”- Riyad Mahrez
“I never listened to people who said I wasn’t going to make it.”- Riyad Mahrez
Riyad Mahrez- Footballer (Final Thoughts)
“Deep down inside me, I knew I could do great.”- Riyad Mahrez
“It’s up to me to adapt and continue to surprise with my positioning, the timing of my runs, the trajectories, when I call for the ball.”- Riyad Mahrez
“It’s difficult in the Premier League.”- Riyad Mahrez
“In life, that is how you advance – by pushing the limits.”- Riyad Mahrez
“Maybe I am an inspiration for some players. Some young players. But I don’t like to speak about myself.”- Riyad Mahrez