In the election for the 2018 season, the player defeated Senegalese Sadio Mané, his teammate in England, and Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who played in Borussia Dortmund, and who in the middle of last year moved to Arsenal.
The Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah, who plays for Liverpool, won, this Tuesday, the award for best African player for the second consecutive time.
Salah became the fourth player to lift the trophy in two consecutive years, after the Senegalese El Hadji Diouf (2001 and 2002) and Yaya Touré (2011 and 2012) and the Cameroonian Samuel Eto"(2003 and 2004). The 26-year-old striker is "very proud" of his achievement and thanked "family, teammates and fans" for the award which he dedicated it to his country, Egypt.
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