Algerian and FC Porto star, Yacine Brahimi, has been crowned as BBC African Footballer of the Year, beating Nigerian Vincent Enyeama, Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ivorian pair Gervinho and Yaya Toure.

The 24-year-old midfielder becomes the first Algerian to win the award, which is decided by football fans.

Brahimi told BBC Sport: “It’s a big honour for me to receive this wonderful trophy. I owe it to my country, Algeria, and to all the people who voted for me.
“It’s also a trophy for the whole of Africa, because it rewards an African player. So I am really very happy.”

And he is thrilled to have been acclaimed as the best player on the continent for the past year.
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