Riyad Mahrez Height Weight Body Statistics

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Born Name

Riyad Mahrez

Nick Name

Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez prior to a match between Algeria and Belgium on June 17, 2014 in Belo Horizote, Brazil
Riyad Mahrez prior to a match between Algeria and Belgium on June 17, 2014 in Belo Horizote, Brazil

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Sarcelles, France

Nationality

French

Education

Riyad’s educational background is not known.

Occupation

Professional Footballer

Family

  • Father – Ahmed Mahrez (Former Algerian Footballer) (Died when Mahrez was 15 years old)
  • Mother – His mother is of Moroccan descent.
  • Siblings – Unknown

Manager

Mahrez is signed with Mondial Sport.

Position

Right Winger

Shirt Number

26

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

In August 2015, Riyad Mahrez married English model Rita Johal. Together, they have a daughter Inaya (b. 2015).

Riyad Mahrez with his wife Rita Johal
Riyad Mahrez with his wife Rita Johal

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial

Riyad has Moroccan ancestry.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Black hair
  • Not very muscular

Measurements

Riyad’s body specifications may be –

  • Chest – 37 in or 94 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 14 in or 35½ cm
  • Waist – 31 in or 79 cm
Riyad Mahrez celebrates his hat-trick in a Premier League match against Swansea on December 5, 2015
Riyad Mahrez celebrates his hat-trick in a Premier League match against Swansea on December 5, 2015

Shoe Size

Unknown

Brand Endorsements

Riyad is sponsored by Nike.

Religion

Muslim

Best Known For

Being a great team player and very efficient winger. Mahrez is also known for his powerful left legged shots and for possessing a great football technique.

First Football Match

Mahrez debuted for Leicester City on January 25, 2014 in a 2-0 success over Middlesbrough.

Riyad played his first Premier League match as a member of Leicester on August 16, 2014 against Burnley.

On May 31, 2014, he had his national team debut in a friendly match against Armenia.

Strengths

  • Technique
  • Passing
  • Crossing
  • Long Shots

Weaknesses

Mahrez has no significant weaknesses.

First Film

Riyad has not acted in a movie yet.

First TV Show

Other than football matches itself, Mahrez has not appeared in a television show.

Personal Trainer

Knowing the fact that the Algerian international is not very muscular, we can make a conclusion that he is not visiting the gym for weight training. His body composure is small, without any huge lats, big chest or arm muscles to be noticed.

Maybe that’s Riyad’s key to success, who knows. The only thing we can do is keep on guessing how his exercises look like and try to improvise.

We recommend you to take a look at the following videos, which may help you to improve your core and leg strength which are essential elements for a powerful athleticism.

Riyad Mahrez Favorite Things

  • Favorite Football Skill – Step-Overs
Source – PlayStationSchoolsCup.com
Riyad Mahrez scoring a goal in a match against Swansea City on April 24, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom
Riyad Mahrez scoring a goal in a match against Swansea City on April 24, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom

Riyad Mahrez Facts

  1. His father Ahmed was an Algerian.
  2. As a kid, he spent most of the holidays in Algeria.
  3. While he was young, Mahrez had trouble finding a club because most of them would reject him due to his weak build, and for not being athletic enough. However after some time of training, Riyad managed to attract their attention because of his football technique.
  4. In 2004, Riyad enrolled himself into the French youth team AAS Sarcelles.
  5. In 2009, he shifted to a club named Quimper. During his stay with the team, he lived together with the Guinean international footballer Mathias Pogba, the older brother of Paul Pogba.
  6. Mahrez moved to the French club Le Havre in 2010. At first, he was a part of Le Havre’s second team before he became a part of their first team which competed in the second French league.
  7. At first, Mahrez thought that Leicester City is a rugby club.
  8. On January 11, 2014, Riyad joined Leicester after he signed a deal for three and a half years.
  9. In August 2015, Mahrez extended his contract with Leicester for four more years.
  10. He and his fellow Jamie Vardy were described by the Italian manager Claudio as priceless.
  11. In January 2016, Mahrez became one of the top 50 most valuable players in Europe. His market value went all the way from 4.5 million to 30.1 million British pounds.
  12. As a child, he visited a barbershop located in a Sarcelles, a commune located 16.3 kilometers from the center of Paris. Nowadays, fans from all over the world would visit the shop and ask for Mahrez’s haircut.
  13. In April 2016, Mahrez was named in the PFA Team of the Year. During the same month, he was awarded PFA Players’ Player of the Year.
  14. He won the 2015-2016 Premier League trophy with Leicester City.
  15. Follow Mahrez on his TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

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