Riyad Mahrez Wiki, Biography, Age, Career, Net Worth, awards, and life story

Riyad Karim Mahrez (Arabic the name is ryD krym mHrz romanized as Riyad Karim Mahraz; born on 21 January 1991) is a professional footballer who is a winger for Premier League club Manchester City and is captain of the Algeria national team.

Mahrez began his career as a junior athlete with French side AAS Sarcelles. Mahrez turned professional in 2009 with Quimper where he was a player for just one season before joining Le Havre, spending a total of three seasons with Le Havre, starting with their reserve team before becoming a regular in the first team. Then, in January of 2014 Mahrez was signed by English club Leicester City, helping them achieve the Championship and advancing into the Premier League at the end of his first season. In the 2015-16 campaign, he was named the Algerian Player of the Year as well as the PFA Players’ Player of the Year, and an integral part of the Premier League PFA Team of the Year. His efforts played a key role in helping Leicester City win the Premier League. He signed with Manchester City in 2018, which won his first Premier League, FA Cup, and the EFL Cup in his first season.

In France, Mahrez made his international debut for Algeria in 2014 and played for Algeria in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and at the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2021. He won the tournament in 2019. In 2016, he was awarded the CAF’s African Footballer Of the Year.

Riyad Mahrez Bio/Wiki

Birth NameRiyad Karim Mahrez
Nick NameMahrez
Age31 (as in 2022) Years
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignPisces
Birth PlaceSarcelles, France
Date of Birth21 February 1991
ResidenceSarcelles, France
Home TownSarcelles, France
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesDoing Movies and playing guitar

Childhood and early life

Mahrez was born in Sarcelles, France, to an Algerian father and mother who was of Algerian as well as Moroccan descent. Mahrez’s dad Ahmed is born in Beni Snous, Tlemcen District. As a child, Mahrez would regularly spend his time in Algeria. The friends he had in his youth included fellow footballers, such as Wissam Ben Yedder.

Mahrez’s father participated in football during his time in Algeria. At the age of Mahrez was 15 years old his father passed away due to an heart attack. Mahrez reflected on the following “I don’t know if I started to be more serious but after the death of my dad things started to go for me. Maybe in my head, I wanted it more”.

Personal life

Mahrez got married to the English lover Rita Johal in 2015. The couple’s daughter came into the world later in the year. In June of this year they, who at then already had two children, were required to pay their former nanny over PS3,600 in wages that were not paid. In October of 2020 it was discovered that Mahrez is currently engaged to the model Taylor Ward after splitting from Johal. The couple have announced their wedding on the 21st of June 2021.

Mahrez is a practicing Muslim. In June of 2017, he participated in his Umrah journey to Mecca.

Then, in May of 2020 Mahrez has lost hundreds of millions of pounds of property after his penthouse in Manchester was burglarized.

On the 7th of September, 2020 the patient was tested positive for COVID-19.

Mother’s NameHalima Mahrez Riyad Mahrez With His Mother
Father’s NameAhmed Mahrez (Former Algerian Footballer) (Died at the age of 15 when Mahrez was just 15 years old) Riyad Mahrez Father
BrothersWahid Mahrez Riyad Mahrez With His Brother
Sisters* Dounya Mahrez * Innes Mahrez Riyad Mahrez Sisters
Affairs/GirlfriendsTaylor Ward Riyad Mahrez With His Girlfriend
Marital Status, Wife and Children
Wife/SpouseRita Johal Riyad Mahrez With His Wife And Daughter
Marriage DateAugust 2015
ChildrenDaughtersdaughters Inaya Mahrez (Name isn’t available for another daughter) Sons- None
SchoolNot Available
College/UniversityNot Available
Educational QualificationNot Available
ProfessionProfessional Football Player
Brands EndorsedIron Nike Pepsi
Career ManagerMahrez has signed a contract with Mondial Sport.
Football Career
Debut Club* In July 2018 Manchester City F.C. * In 2011 Le Havre AC * In 2014 Leicester City F.C. * In 2010 Le Havre AC 2 * In 2009 Quimper Kerfeunteun F.C.
Debut InternationalIn 2014 , for Algeria the national team of football
Current Team(s)* Algerian national team * Manchester City F.C.
Jersey Number26 (Manchester City F.C.)
Coach\MentorPep Guardiola
PositionRight Winger
Strengths* Technique * Passing * Crossing * Long Shots
WeaknessesThere are no serious weaknesses
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm in meters – 1.78 in meters- 1.78 in feet inches- 5’10”
Weight (Approx.)in kilograms- 69 kg in pounds- 148 lbs
Figure Measurements
Chest Size37 inches
Biceps Size14 inches
Waist Size31 inches
Extra Ordinary Features
Race / EthnicityMahrez was born in Sarcelles, France, to an Algerian father and mom of Algerian as well as Moroccan descent.
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorDark Brown
S*xual OrientationStraight
Distinctive Features* Black hair * Not very strong
Dress SizeNot Available
Shoe Size9 U.S.
Favourite Things
Favorite Playing PositionRight Winger
Favorite CarBMW
Favorite Football SkillStep-Overs
Favorite InspirationAndres Iniesta

The style of the game

A left-footed athlete, Mahrez typically plays as a right-winger in a position that lets him get inside and hit the goals with his strong foot, or deliver shots into the penalty box; but he’s also an extremely versatile player who can play anywhere in the front line in a central position as an attacking midfielder or an winger either on the flank, or in a central-forward position as an untrue 9. An agile, innovative and technically proficient player, his primary characteristics include his wit in balance, balance, speed, flair and dribbling abilities. While he’s capable of scoring goals, he’s also a fantastic assist provider thanks to the way he creates opportunities that his players can benefit from. Despite this however, his performances from the penalty area has been uneven over the course of his time. When he was a kid Mahrez was well-known for his ball skills however, he was frequently overlooked because of his thin build. When Quimper’s youth coach Ronan Salaun and his assistant Mickael Pell first saw Mahrez, they remarked that he was skilled as a set-piece player, and had excellent technique and dribbling abilities using both feet, however they noted that he was extremely thin and had a lack of strategic aspect of football and played mostly on instinct and having a background of soccer on the streets following his signing as a player, Salaun advised Mahrez to use his wits to avoid tackling, as the player believed Mahrez was not robust enough to stand up to physical assaults. The Leicester’s former head for recruitment, Steve Walsh noted upon watching Mahrez perform that “Riyad was a bit raw but he had a great touch. He could kill the ball dead and go past people. I liked his positivity. Some of his decision-making wasn’t that great and defensively he wasn’t the best, but you could see that he had real talent.” Mahrez has acknowledged with his previous Leicester coach Claudio Ranieri for helping him to master the tactical aspects to his play. While at Manchester City under manager Pep Guardiola, Mahrez was also able to enhance his defensive capabilities and work-rate as well being able to make better decisions. Mahrez has created his own signature skill known as “La speciale”, in which he fakes shots using his left foot, then he moves the ball over his right foot, allowing it to pass through his opponent.

Mahrez is regarded by many as the top forwards in the world of football.

International career

Mahrez plays for Algeria against Belgium in the 2014 FIFA World Cup

In November of 2013, the french-born Mahrez declared the desire for him to be a representative of Algeria internationally. Mahrez was invited to the proviso Algeria team during this year’s FIFA World Cup. On May 31, 2014 Mahrez was a debutant for his country’s Desert Foxes as a starter in a friendly game prior to the World Cup against Armenia and was then selected to an all-inclusive squad on the 2nd of June. The Algerian media was critical of the selection and claimed that Mahrez been paid by manager Vahid Halilhodzic to be included in the team. Mahrez participated in the opening group match against Belgium but was removed for the rest of the tournament, during which Algeria made it to the final 16.

On the 15th of October, 2014 Mahrez made his international debut in addition to assisting Islam Slimani in Algeria’s 3-0, Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game against Malawi. In December 2014, he was selected as a player in Algeria’s team to play in the tournament’s final round Equatorial Guinea, for the very first time. His first game took place against South Africa where he participated in the first 60 minutes prior to the substitution for the second throw against Ghana substitutes in the final 20 minutes. The Algerian team was defeated by one goal in their final match in the group stage. Senegal and led Mahrez’s national team to the quarterfinals and scored the opening goal in a game that ended with a 2-0 score. After that, with Ivory Coast gave assists for El Arabi Hillel-Soudani, but it was not enough to make it to the quarter-finals, scoring 3-1. In the second round of 2018’s World Cup qualifier against Tanzania was able to assist Mahrez in qualifying to play in the Group Stage. Mahrez scored a goal as well as assisted Carl Medjani.

Mahrez Salary & Net Worth Revealed

Salary 2022

How much is he earning?

On the 10th of July, 2018, the player signed a contract for a contract with Manchester City that nets him an impressive income of 11 million Euro (9.6 Million Pounds) annually. We’ve looked up the figures, which means that he earns 30,055 EUR (PS26,405) daily. That’s 1 252 euros (PS1,100) for an hour!

Each the yearEUR11,000,000PS9,565,217
Each weekEUR211,538PS183,946
Per dayEUR30,137PS26,206
Per hourEUR1,255PS1,091
Per minuteEUR21PS18

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Net Worth & Market Value

Net Worth:18 Million Euro (15.8 Million Pound)
Market Value:60 Million (52 Million Pound)

His net worth is 18 million Euro (15.8 Million Pounds). While he didn’t make a lot in France however, the money began rolling in after the time he signed with Leicester City. Particularly when they won the Premier League. At the time, he earned 100.000 Pounds per week. In Manchester City this amount go up by a third. He is earning 200.000 Pounds every week. This is what makes him (after De Bruyne and Aguero) one of the top paid players in the Citizens. His current market value is 60 million Euro (52 Million Pounds).