Mohamed Salah added FWA Footballer of the Year award in his trophy cabinet
This season belongs to only one footballer – Mohamed Salah. Lionel Messi may walk away with European Golden Shoe being Europe’s top scorer, but Salah is not leaving anything untouched in England. His latest inclusion in his individual trophy cabinet came in Football Writers’ Association’s (FWA) Footballer of the Year award.
Liverpool’s no.11 has already grabbed CAF African Footballer of the Year after helping Egypt to qualify for the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. BBC also awarded him African Footballer of the Year for his performances in England.
Premier League individual awards also belonged to the Egyptian Messi. He became the first player to win three Premier League Player of the month award in a single season. He didn’t stop there as he won PFA Players’ Player of the Year award before grabbing FWA Footballer of the Year award.
Salah collected the Liverpool’s Player of the season and Players’ Player of the season accolades at the annual event at Anfield before heading to receive FWA Footballer of the Year award on the same day. He was picked ahead of Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne and Tottenham Hotspurs’ Harry Kane.
Only Ballon d’Or is missing from Salah’s trophy cabinet in this perfect debut season with Liverpool. And that could be also possible with Liverpool’s victory in Uefa Champions League final in Kiev and a good World Cup for Egypt in Russia.
On the occasion, Salah also commented about his much-criticized time at Chelsea. He told as Goal reports, “I was here like four years ago and a lot of people said he couldn’t [have] success, that I can’t play in the Premier League, [that] it was very difficult for him. So, it was always in my mind to come back. From the first day I left Chelsea, it was always in mind to make them wrong. I made them wrong.”