The Moroccan Standard de Liège received the Belgian Lion 2019 on Monday, April 29th, which honors the best player of Arab origin who is evolving in Belgium.
The Moroccan international, who wins this distinction for the third time after 2015 and 2018, ahead of Tunisians Zulte Waregem striker Hamdi Harbaoui and La Gantoise defender Dylan Bronn.
Born in Liège, the son of a Spanish father and a Moroccan mother, Mehdi Carcela began his football career at Standard de Liège at the age of five.
He played for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with the Lions Atlas and, as a reminder, played his first match with the national team on February 9, 2011 against Niger at the Stade de Marrakech.
For your side, Marouane Fellaini was elected best Belgian player of Arab origin moving abroad for the fourth consecutive year.
The Moroccan midfielder, who left Manchester United in the winter transfer window for Chinese club Shandong Luneng, is followed by Nacer Chadli (AS Monaco) and Sofian Kiyine (Chievo Verona).