Riyad Mahrez is a famous Algerian Football player who was born in France. Further, Riyad Mahrez is famous for his stunning attacking and powerful shots in Manchester city.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Riyad Mahrez was born on 21st February 1991 in Sarcelles France and is 31 years old. The zodiac sign of Marhrez is Pisces. Further, Riyad was born in a mixed ethnicity. He was born to his father Ahmed Mahrez and his mother Halima Mahrez. From a religious point of view, Riyad is a Muslim.
Riyad’s parents raised him in Algeria. Moving into his educational background, Riyad completed his school-level education at a local private school. Moreover, Riyad was very interested in sports, especially football. Further, Mahrez used to play football with his friends every weekend.
Other than this, there is no further information available on Mahrez’s academics at the moment. We will update our database shortly after Mahrez reveals his information.
In the year of 2009, Mahrez started his professional football career by joining the CFA side Quimper. At Quimper, he appeared in 23 matches and scored 2 goals for the team. Later in 2010, Mahrez joined Le Havre, turning down offers from French giant teams Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille. Riyad played at Le Havre for three successive seasons with 60 match appearances and 24 goals.
After playing to Le Havre, he joined the English club, Leicester City in 2014 with a contract deal of three and half years. At Leicester City, Riyad helped his club to be titled “Winners of the Championship” securing their return to the Premier League for the first time in ten years.
In April 2016, Mahrez and his teammates were named in the PFA Team of the Year. Mahrez became the first African to earn the accolade.
In addition, in Premier League season 2015-16 Leicester finished the season as champions, Mahrez became the first Algerian to win a Premier League Championship. At the end of the 2016-2017 season, Mahrez put his will to leave the club, and then he signed with Manchester City in a five-year contract with a fee of £60M. The Transfer Fee made Riyad the most expensive African footballer. Likewise, Mahrez was Manchester City’s most expensive signing and a record transfer fee received by Leicester City. At Man City, Riyad managed to win 3 seasons of champions in just 4 years.
In addition, Riyad was called up to the provisional Algeria squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Likewise, he made his international debut for the Desert Foxes in a friendly match against Armenia on 31 May 2014. Similarly, On 15 October 2014, Mahrez scored his first international goal in a match against Malawi.
Moving into the relationship status, Riyad Mahrez married his girlfriend Rita Mahrez. Rita is an English model and actress. Further, Riyad and Rita dated for some years before their marriage. Likewise, the couple tied their knot on 16th August 2015. As of now, Riyad and Rita are proud parents of their daughter Inanya Mahrez.
However, later in 2019, the couple separated their ways. As of now, Riyad is in a relationship with his girlfriend Taylor Ward. Moreover, Taylor and Mahrez announced their engagement in July 2021.
Being a professional football player, Riyad has a pretty well-shaped and well-maintained body. The Algerian footballer stands at a height of around 5 feet and 10 inches. Likewise, Riyad has a total body weight of around 60 kg. Being an athlete, Riyad regularly does physical exercise and workouts to maintain his body fitness. Similarly, Mahrez has beautiful dark brown eyes along with black hair. In fact, Riyad has a body measurement of around 37-29-31 inches.
Social media and Net Worth
Moving into social media availability, Riyad Mahrez is pretty much active on social media. The Algerian National Team captain has his official accounts active on Instagram and Twitter. Likewise, Mahrez has garnered more than 7M followers on his Instagram account. Further, He has more than 2.7 M followers on his Twitter account.
In addition, Riyad has earned a pretty handful amount of money from his career. As per the sources, Riyad has an annual salary of $4 million at Manchester City. Further, the estimated net worth of Riyad is around $10 million.