Who is Riyad Mahrez, how old is he, and where is he now? These are the question which arises in your mind, right? But don’t you worry because in this article we have shared everything about her Early Life, Net Worth, Age, Physical Measurements, height, weight, and relationships.
Quick Facts About Riyad Mahrez
|Full Name||Riyad Karim Mahrez|
|Born||February 21st , 1991|
|Profession||Football (Soccer) Player|
|Nationality||Algerian, French, Moroccon|
Riyad Mahrez Biography
Riyad Karim Mahrez also known as Riyad Mahrez is an Algerian Professional Football Player who plays as a winger for the premier league club, Manchester City, and Captains the Algerian national team. Mahrez is a left-footed player, who usually plays as a right-winger a position which allows him to cut inside and shoot on goal, or to make deliveries into the penalty area.
Above all, Riyad is an all-rounder player who can play anywhere across the front line, both in center or on either flank. Mahrez has excellent leadership skills too. He is also known for his unique technique and balancing of the ball.
Riyad Mahrez Early Life
Riyad Mahrez was born on February 21st, 1991, in Sarcelles, France to an Algerian father, Ahmed Mahrez, and Algerian, Moroccan Mother, Halima Mahrez. Riyad has an elder brother named Walid Mahrez and two younger sisters, Innes Mahrez and Dounya Mahrez.
Riyad Grew up under very rough circumstances. Because back then, Sarcelles was known for drug dealing, violence, and unemployment. His father, Ahmed was a football player who had played football in Algeria. It was Riyad’s father who gave him full support to follow his passion for football. When Riyad was fifteen, his father dies, due to a heart attack. After his father’s death, Riyad decided to take football as a career.
Riyad Mahrez Body Measurements (Height, Weight), Physical Appearance
Mahrez stands 5 feet 10 inches tall ( 1.79 meters) and weighs around 70 kilograms ( 154.3 lbs ). He has Dark brown colored hair and a Black Colored Eyes. In Addition, Mahrez has an athletic body and a great personality.
Riyad Mahrez Wife, Girlfriend
Riyad got married to his girlfriend named Rita Johal in 2015, together they are blessed with two daughters. Elder one was born in 2015 and the younger one in 2019.
Riyad Mahrez Football Career
Mahrez started his career in the year 2004, where he started playing for AAS Sarcelles.
Quimper Kerfeunteun F.C. (2009-2010)
In the year 2009, Riyad joined Quimper, a club in the 7th tier in France. Although he was overlooked by his coaches, due to his skinny body, Mahrez was focused on developing his skills, which enhances his gameplay. As a matter of fact, he made 22 appearances and scoring two goals during his first season.
Le Havre (2010-2014)
Riyad joined Le Havre in the year 2010. By this time, He got several offers from leading clubs like Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille to join them, but he rejected their offers and chose to join Le Havre. He initially played for the second division, but due to his hard work and skills, he played sixty times and scored six goals for the first team, in the French Ligue 2.
However, Mahrez was not happy with Ligue 2 gameplay, as most teams were relying on defense. He criticized Ligue2 because most teams were aiming to end matches with a goal-less draw.
Leicester City (2014-2018)
At this time, Mahrez was playing for Le Havre, an English football club Leicester city’s coach Steve Walsh was impressed by Mahrez gameplay. But Mahrez has never heard about Leicester, as he initially thought it was a rugby club. In the year 2014, he signed a three and a half year contract. However, his family was initially skeptical of being move to England, where the gameplay is more of a physical than technical.
Mahrez made his debut on 25th January 2014, in the 79th minute against Middlesbrough, which they won by 2-0. Later on, he scored his first goal in the 82nd minute against Nottingham Forest. After playing a few more matches as a substitute, he started to play as a starter. Leicester ended the season by winning the Championship title and for the first time in ten years, it got promoted to the premier league.
Soon after he made his debut in the premier league, Mahrez scored his first goal in October 2014 in a 2-2 draw against Burnley. His team had won seven out of nine matches of the season, where he scored 4 goals and 3 assists from 30 appearances. He signed a new four-year contract, where he scored 2 goals in a 4-2 win against Sunderland in their first league match of the season. At the end of the season, he had 17 league goals and 8 assists.
Later in the year 2016, he again signed a new four-year contract with Leicester and he helped the team to reach the quarter-final of the champions league. In the year 2016-2017, he announced that he wished to leave the club, but the transfer did not materialize.
Manchester City (2018 – )
In the year 2018, Manchester city signed Mahrez on a five-year contract with a transfer fee of £60 million which made the Mahrez the most expensive African footballer and the huge transfer fee received by Leicester city for a single player.
Riyad made his debut in August 2018, defeated Chelsea by 2-0, and in 2018-19 made his team won the Premier League title, FA Cup and EFL Cup. Above all, this made him won the best player of the Carabao Cup.
Again in the 2019 season, Riyad started it with a 5-0 win against West Ham United, he assisted two goals in the match for Raheem Sterling.
In the year 2013, Mahrez desired to represent Algeria and was called up by the provisional Algeria squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Mahrez made his international debut in 2014 for the Desert Foxes as a starter in a pre-world cup friendly match against Armenia.
Riyad scored his first international goal in October 2014, against Malawi and had won by 3-0 entered in the African Cup of Nations Qualifier.
Mahrez was also named to Algeria’s 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and chose to be the captain of Algeria at the African Cup of Nations. Mahrez scored a goal and won by 2-1 against Nigeria, which leads the team to the final. Algeria won the tournament and became African Champions.
Riyad Mahrez Parents and Siblings Info
|Parents||Ahmed Mahrez (father)|
Halima Mahrez (mother)
|Siblings||Walid Mahrez (brother)|
Innes Mahrez (sister)
Dounya Mahrez (sister)
Riyad Mahrez Net Worth
Riyad majorly earns from his endorsements deals and by playing football, but according to our reports, as the net worth fluctuates, we don’t have an exact figure about how much his net worth is. However, we are trying on it and we’ll update you.
Riyad Mahrez Controversy
In 2018, his behavior was criticized by commentator and former player Chris Sutton as Mahrez stopped attending training at Leicester after his move to Manchester City fell through.
Riyad Mahrez Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
Riyad is very active on Instagram. He keeps posting his pictures over there. Some of his pictures are:
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Is Riyad Mahrez?
Riyad Karim Mahrez also is known as Riyad Mahrez is an Algerian Professional Football Player.
What Position Does Riyad Mahrez Play?
Riyad plays in a forward position as a right-winger.
How Tall is Riyad Mahrez?
Riyad Mahrez is 5 feet 10 inches tall which is 1.79 meters.