Media reports abounded in recent days that talk about the dream of an Arab player being crowned the Golden Ball award, which is given to the best in the world, especially after the brilliance of Algerian Riyad Mahrez, star of Manchester City in the Champions League semi-finals.
But the 30-year-old is putting on exceptional levels this season, and fans have reminded “Leicester’s Mehrez”
And the dream grows that the second Algerian player, after Rabeh Majer, will be crowned the most important competition in the old continent at the club level.
The Algerian captain went through milestones in his football career before leading the “Citizens” to the Champions League Final:
2009: His debut
– 2010: Refused to join Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille, preferring “Le Havre”
2014: Joined Leicester City and won the Premier League title in the 2015-2016 season
2016: Won the Best Player in the Premier League and Best Player in England awards
2018: He joined Man City and won the domestic treble with him
– 2019: He led his country to win the African Nations Cup
– 2021: He scored 3 goals in the semi-finals of the Champions League, which he crossed with his team to the final of the continental championship.