It is the third time that Mehdi Carcela has won the award.
Rabat – The Moroccan-Belgian footballer Mehdi Carcela has won the Belgium Lion Award for being the best player of Maghreb origin playing in Belgium.
Carcela, who plays with Standard de Liege, also won the award in 2015 and 2018.
The 29-year-old was born in Liege to a Spanish father and a Moroccan mother. He has been playing with Standard de Liege since he was 5.
The Atlas Lion was called up among the 23 who played in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. He first appeared with Morocco’s Atlas Lions in a friendly game against Niger in Marrakech in February 2011.
On Monday, Moroccan-Belgian professional footballer Marouane Fellaini was named Belgium’s best Arab-origin player for the fourth consecutive time.