Published: Fri, May 04, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Mohamed Salah wins writers´ footballer of the year award

Mohamed Salah wins writers´ footballer of the year award

He becomes the first African victor of the football's oldest individual award, which has been running since 1948.

Earlier this month, Salah was voted Player of the Year for 2017-18 by the United Kingdom's Professional Footballers' Association, an award that carries a special significance as it is decided by the players themselves. The FWA boss Patrick Barclay went further to describe the battle between the two as "the toughest call since 1968-69" when there was a dead heat between Tony Book of Manchester City and Derby's Dave Mackay.

Salah was named the PFA Player of the Year in a ceremony in London 10 days ago and now boasts another major personal award.

Salah, who plays for Egypt and is expected to sizzle for the African giants at the World Cup this summer, is furious that his image features prominently on the outside of the national team's plane, which was provided by official sponsor WE.

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"Salah is an incredible guy, he is having an extraordinary year".

He leads the scoring chart on 31, four more than nearest rival Harry Kane.

It also comes ahead of Wednesday's match between Liverpool and Roma in the second leg of the Champions League semifinals, with the English team leading 5-2 from the first leg. Salah scored two goals and assisted another two at Anfield.

He equalled the record held by Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez when he hit the back of the net against West Brom on April 21.

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