The BBC African Player of the Year Award is to further recognise the outstanding performance of Mahrez so far.
BBC African Player of the Year: The Award caps an exceptional year for Riyad Mahrez, who won the 2015/2016 English Premier League title and was voted PFA Player of the Year.
The Algerian Midfielder has made a remarkable rise from playing street football as a youngster to shining in the company of elite footballers.
He has proved that he can thrive at the highest level, scoring four goals in his first five games in the Champions League.
Mahrez now joins the list of greats African Player like, Abedi Pele, George Weah, Jay-Jay Okocha and Didier Drogba, that has won the BBC African Footballer of the year award.