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Claudio Ranieri wins FIFA coach of the year

The Leicester City boss has bagged yet another top award after guiding the Foxes to the Premier League title last year.

He beat off competition from Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane and the Portugal national coach Fernando Santos, who were also nominated in the category at 'The Best of FIFA Football Awards'.

Congratulations Claudio!

Leicester's Riyad Mahrez named African Player of the Year

The Leicester winger has capped the most successful period of his career. Credit: PA Images

Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez has been named 2016 African Player of the Year.

The 25-year-old Algerian scored 17 Premier League goals as the Foxes claimed a shock title under Claudio Ranieri during 2015/16.

His exploits in the team earned him the PFA Players' Player of the Year award in April.

The Confederation of African Football last night revealed that Mahrez had polled 361 votes to beat last year's winner into second place.

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Riyad Mahrez & Vardy score high in Ballon d’Or vote

Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy. Credit: PA Images

Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy have been ranked 7th and 8th respectively in the Ballon d’Or vote.

Mahrez scored 17 goals to help fire the Foxes to a historic Premier League title during 2015/16.

Vardy scored 24 goals last season before a memorable first hat-trick for the Foxes at the weekend

The prestigious award crowns the best player in the world and was won by Cristiano Ronaldo.

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