The Algerian winger and Manchester City footballer, Riyad Mahrez, has an estimated net worth of $20 million.
Riyad Mahrez Biography and Net Worth
Riyad Mahrez Biography and Early Life
The left-footed Riyad Karim Mahrez, nicknamed Algerian Robben, was born on February 21, 1991 in Sarcelles, France. Riyad’s parents, Ahmed Mahrez and Halima Mahrez, are Algerian and Moroccan, respectively.
Riyad Mahrez is the second child of his parents. His younger sisters are Inness Mahrez and Dounya Mahrez. His family lived in the busy suburbs near Paris.
Drug trafficking and violence predominated Sarcelles, where the Riyad family was based. Riyad’s dad was a footballer in the Algerian national team, and this motivated Riyad to pursue his football passion.
Riyad Mahrez’s family later relocated to France. Riyad’s dad coached and trained Riyad after seeing the football drive in his son. Riyad’s dad also followed his son to give him the motivation, support, and drive to keep on.
Riyad then began to play for AAS Sarcelles in 2004. Two years later, Riyad’s dad died (Riyad was only 15 then). The loss of his father pushed him to train to give his best to his football career. Well, how long did the drive last? Let’s find out.
Riyad Mahrez’s Career and Net Worth
Riyad Mahrez started his career after joining AAS Sarcelles in 2009 as a youth player. Later on, he progressed to joining the 7th-ranked club in France, Quimper.
Riyad’s skinny stature scared his coaches, as they doubted his ability to be a professional footballer. However, his exceptional skills were awesome and he kept training to be better.
Owing to his excellent football skills, he got offers from notable clubs like Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille. Riyad, however, rejected them due to how intentional he was about being better in his game. Riyadh instead signed a deal with Le Havre, in the French second division. He then appeared in 60 games and scored about 6 goals before he left the team.
Riyad sought better opportunities as his former team wasn’t enough to groom his abilities. Riyad then took the decision to join Leicester City, as recommended by his brother, Walid. Riyad’s parents weren’t in support of him moving to England, but he still insisted and settled with the club after seeing their training facilities.
His debut appearance for Leicester City was in the match against Middlesbrough as a substitute in the 79th minute. The score was 2-0 at the end of the game. After some time playing as a substitute for Leicester City, he then progressed to being a starter. It was in his time with the club that Leicester City won the league title and qualified for the Premier League after a decade-long absence.
Riyad Mahrez Statistics
His role in the progress of the club led him to renew his contract with the club after its first expiration. At the end of the 2014 season, Riyad scored 17 league goals and rendered 8 assists. This time, the offers from various bigger clubs, like Arsenal, Manchester City, etc., kept coming in.
Riyad Mahrez ‘s ability to score a goal through his shots from the right-wing is something distinguishing and exceptional. Records show that Riyad averages a total of 39 passes in every match and has an 87% pass completion rate. Riyad didn’t stop pursuing better opportunities.
Riyad Mahrez relocated to Manchester in July 2018. This led to him joining the notable Manchester City club for a transfer fee of £60 million, a huge profit for Leicester City and Riyad Mahrez, as he was Manchester City’s most expensive player. He didn’t stop giving his best, just like he did in his previous clubs.
Some of Riyad Mahrez’s achievements and awards
- 2016 African Footballer of the Year
- Algerian footballer of the year twice.
- Player of the Year in the Premier League
- Winner of the African Cup
- Three times English Champion
- The winner of the English FA Cup
- English League Cup winner
- Two-time English Super Cup winner
- English (2nd Tier) Champion
Riyad also signed endorsement deals with top brands like Nike and Pepsi, and this also adds to his worth. The Algerian winger hasn’t relented to giving his best on the pitch and is currently ranked among the best footballers globally.