English PFA Player of the Year award won by Salah
LIVERPOOL forward Mohamed Salah was named Player of the Year by England’s Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) on Sunday, becoming the first Egyptian to receive the award.
Salah was rewarded for his performances which have yielded 41 goals in all competitions since joining from AS Roma last year.
He has helped Liverpool reach the UEFA Champions League semi-finals and secured a likely top-four finish in the English Premier League.
The 25-year-old came out on top of a six-man shortlist, voted for by PFA members from the 92 Premier League and Football League teams.
The list also included league title winners in Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane and David Silva.
Sane did, however, win the Young Player of the Year award while Fran Kirby of Chelsea Ladies was named women’s Player of the Year at London’s Grosvenor House hotel. (Reuters/NAN)