GOAL 25 | Mahrez’s Premier League and 5 historical achievements for Arab players in Europe

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Between collective trophies won and individual records broken, we show you 5 historical achievements for Arab players in Europe.

Riyad Mahrez – The Premier League

Riyad Mahrez Leicester v Southampton Premier League 090515

The Algerian led Leicester City to win the Premier League in 2014-15 – named a miracle by many – by scoring 17 goals, assisting 11 goals and creating 68 chances. He dribbled more than 131 times that season too.

He won the Premier League’s Best Player award alongside winning the BBC African Player of the Year Award.

Rabeh Madjer – The Champions League

Madjer won the UEFA Champions League in its old format with Porto in 1987 when he scored a backheel goal in the final. He scored 3 goals in the competition and also went onto win the Intercontinental Cup too.

Mohamed Salah – A Liverpool Record

Mohamed Salah Liverpool Huddersfield

Mohamed Salah had a hand in 15 goals in his first 15 games for Liverpool (12 goals and 3 assists), more than any other player in Liverpool history.

Noureddine Nabit – The La Liga

Nabit won the La Liga, the Copa Del Rey, the Super Cup and reached the semi-final of the Champions League with Deportivo La Coruna to prove himself as one of the best Arab defenders in the history of Europe.

Marouane Chamakh – Champions League Record

Gourcuff Chamakh Bordeaux

Marouane Chamakh was only the 3rd player to score a goal in 6 consecutive matches in the Champions League, when he did so for Bordeaux against Olympiakos (twice), Lyon (twice), Arsenal, Braga and Shakhtar.

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