Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has been named the FWA Footballer of the Year to recognise an astonishing season which sees the Reds in contention for an unpredented four trophies.
Salah was voted the Premier League best player of 2021/22 by football writers, beating competition from the likes of Tottenham’s Harry Kane and his own team-mate Sadio Mane.
His performances see him top both the goalscoring and assist charts in the league this season, with 22 and 13 respectively – and with five games still to play.
The Footballer of the Year award is chosen by members of the Football Writers’ Association, and has been awarded annually since Stanley Matthews became the inaugural winner in 1948.
Salah previously won the gong for his performances in 2017/18, and remains the only African to receive it. That year he also received Players’ Player of the Year award, Fans’ Player of the Year award, the Premier League Player of the Season award, the Football Supporter Association Player of the Year, and the Football Supporters’ Federation Player of the Year award – the only player ever to collect a clean sweep in a single season.
BREAKING – @mosalah is Footballer of the Year for the second time, and @samkerr1 has been voted Women’s Footballer of the Year. Congratulations to the @LFC and @ChelseaFCW strikers. Awards to be presented on May 5 at our annual dinner. Details: https://t.co/O9hyrAiGck #FOTY22 pic.twitter.com/FfO5hUxe17
— The FWA (@theofficialfwa) April 29, 2022