Salah Wins BBC African Footballer Of The Year Award Again

Mohamed Salah has won the prestigious BBC African player of the year 2018 for the second time in a row.

“It's a great feeling to win again. I'm happy and I would like to win it also next year!” said Salah.

The Liverpool striker, who beat Medhi Benatia, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sadio Mane and Thomas Partey to the award, is just the second player after Jay-Jay Okocha to win it two years running.

Yaya Toure is the only other player to have twice won the award in its current form while Nwankwo Kanu won it twice when it was a broader African Sports Personality award.

The Egypt striker scored 44 goals in 52 games for Liverpool last season, his first on Merseyside after joining them from Roma, and helped them to reach the Champions League final.

Salah, 25, also scored twice for Egypt at the World Cup in Russia.

Earlier in 2018, Salah won the English double – the Players' Player of the Year and the Football Writers' Player of the Year.

Salah also won the 2017 CAF Player of the Year and is one of 10 nominees for the 2018 award which will be announced in January.

See the African footballer of the year 2018 nominees:

  1. Juventus centre-back, Medhi Benatia (31)
  2. Napoli defender, Kalidou Koulibaly (27)
  3. Liverpool forward, Sadio Mane (26)
  4. Atletico Madrid midfielder, Thomas Partey (25)
  5. Liverpool forward, Mohammed Salah (26)

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This article was most recently revised and updated 2 years ago

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