Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has received the prestigious Soccer Writers’ Association (FWA) Footballer of the Calendar year award for a 2nd time, it was introduced on Friday.
The 29-yr-aged observed off competitiveness from Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne to scoop the prize, with Salah profitable with a vote share of 48%. West Ham’s Declan Rice was 3rd.
In other places, Chelsea striker Sam Kerr also gained the women’s Footballer of the 12 months award following a further stellar marketing campaign. The 28-year-aged claimed the prize with 40% of the vote, beating Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema and Manchester City’s Lauren Hemp.
FWA chair Carrie Brown said: “Both Mo and Sam have been outstanding this time, breaking records for both equally club and country. As very well as their performances on the pitch, they are leaders and normal bearers of excellence at their clubs and respective leagues.
“The fact they have received by these convincing margins underlines just how spectacular they have been this season which has been recognised by our members.”
Each gamers are on class to acquire the Golden Boot in their respective leagues with Salah on 22 ambitions and Kerr scoring 18.
Salah has matched Manchester United‘s Cristiano Ronaldo to get the award for the second time immediately after buying up the 2018 prize.
The Egypt international is on course to decide on up his third Premier League Golden Boot award with only Arsenal legend Thierry Henry winning far more with four to his identify.
Salah produced Liverpool historical past this season by becoming the club’s to start with participant to rating 20 Leading League plans in the three distinctive campaigns.
He has been a essential figure in Liverpool’s bid to claim an unparalleled Quadruple. Liverpool have already received the Carabao Cup and will experience Chelsea in the FA Cup last though still getting in the race for the Premier League title and Champions League.
Both equally Salah and Kerr will obtain their awards on May well 5, the FWA stated.