Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City forward, has been named the PFA Player of the year.
Mahrez has 17 goals under his name and made 11 assists in 34 league appearances to take Leicester just a step to the title.
The award was voted for by the Algeria international’s fellow professionals.
The Professional Footballer Association Young Player of the Year is the 20-year-old Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli while the Women’s Player of the Year Award was taken by Manchester City Izzy Christiansen.
Sunderland striker Beth Mead, 20, was named Women’s Young Player of the Year.
Mahrez, 25, got the award after beating Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, Tottenham forward Harry Kane, fellow Leicester men Jamie Vardy and N’Golo Kante and West Ham United midfielder Dimitri Payet.
The venue of the event was Grosvenor Hotel in London and he was awarded just hours after scoring for his side in their 4 – 0 win over Swansea City.
“Without my team-mates I wouldn’t get this award,” Mahrez, who joined Leicester from French second-tier side Le Havre in January 2014, said.
“And for my manager and the staff – without them I wouldn’t receive this award and I wouldn’t score. It’s the team spirit, and I want to dedicate it to them.
“It’s extra special because if the players vote for me it’s because they’ve seen I’ve been great this year so I’m happy.”