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Leicester's Riyad Mahrez dedicates Player of Year title to team-mates

Riyad Mahrez won the PFA Player of the Year award and dedicated the prestigious prize to his Leicester team-mates. Mahrez was presented with the trophy at the Grosvenor Hotel in London last night after contributing 17 goals and 11 assists to the Foxes' fairytale campaign. Tottenham ace Dele Alli won the PFA Young Player of the Year award.

Mahrez was flown by helicopter from the King Power Stadium, where Claudio Ranieri's side thrashed Swansea 4-0.

The Algerian held off Dimitri Payet, Harry Kane, Mesut Ozil and fellow Leicester men Jamie Vardy and N'Golo Kante to win.

"All the credit is for my team-mates," Mahrez said. "And for my manager and the staff. Without them I wouldn't receive this, I wouldn't score. I dedicate it to them. It's special because if the players vote for me it's because they've seen I've been great this year so I'm happy."

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