Mohamed Salah wins writers' footballer of the year award

Mohamed Salah wins writers' footballer of the year award

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An Egyptian man with a striking resemblance to Mohamed Salah stole the spotlight at a cafe in Cairo as he joined other fans to watch the Liverpool forward play in the Champions League semi-final.

Tottenham's Harry Kane came third, while there were also votes for Sergio Aguero, Christian Eriksen, Roberto Firmino, Nick Pope, David Silva, Raheem Sterling and Jan Vertonghen.

Salah has become a national icon after his 43-goal campaign at Anfield and will lead Egypt into their first World Cup appearance in 28 years this summer with hopes firmly on his shoulders.

The former Basel player set a new record by becoming the first African footballer to land this prestigious individual award in English football history.

Salah will head to the World Cup in Russian Federation in June to play for Egypt who have been drawn with the hosts, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay in Group A.

"It's been the tightest call since 1968/69, when there was a dead heat between Tony Book of Manchester City and Derby's Dave Mackay", FWA chairman Patrick Barclay said.

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The award comes a week after Salah was voted as player of the year by his fellow professionals. He is also the first African to receive the award and we congratulate him on a magnificent season'.

Salah helped secure Liverpool's qualification to the UEFA Champions League Final after beating AS Roma 7-6 on aggregate in the semifinal.

Mohamed Salah only puts in about 20 per cent effort in training as he is anxious about getting injured, according to Liverpool team-mate Alberto Moreno.

"Salah is an incredible guy, he is having an extraordinary year".

Eyebrows were raised when Liverpool made a decision to fork out £36million on Salah in June as he failed to make the grade at Chelsea during his previous spell in England.

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