Salah sets new record with PFA Player of the Year award as Ronaldo joins him in Team of the Year

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Mohamed Salah, Liverpool parade Credit: PA Images
Mohamed Salah, Liverpool parade Credit: PA Images

Mohamed Salah has won the PFA Men’s Player of the Year award for the second time, with the Reds dominating the Premier League Team of the Year.

Salah scored 31 goals in all competitions while assisting 15 others. His latest award, his third this season, caps off another fantastic campaign for the Egyptian.

Elsewhere at the awards ceremony, Manchester City’s Phil Foden scooped the PFA’s Young Player of the Year award.

But it was Salah’s Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane who joined the 29-year-old in the Team of the Year’s attack. Cristiano Ronaldo completed the front three and was the only Manchester United player to make the team.

And Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger, who is now moving to Real Madrid, is the only other player not from City or Liverpool to make the team.

Alisson Becker, Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Thiago Alcantara were the other Anfield representatives in the team.

For City, Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva and Kevin de Bruyne made the 11.

But Salah’s award was the top gong of the evening and it was another crowning moment for the Egypt star.

Salah proud of Liverpool feat

Mo Salah Ian Rush May 2022 Credit: PA Images
Mo Salah Ian Rush May 2022 Credit: PA Images

His second PFA Player of the Year award makes him the ninth player to win the prize twice.

He is also the ninth Liverpool player to win the award, but only the first Reds player to win it twice.

Salah said after accepting the recognition from his peers: “Thank you very much. It is great, always, to win trophies – individual or collective. This one is big. I’m very happy and very proud of that.

“This one is a really good one to win, especially because it’s voted by players. When I think about it, of course I wanted the Premier League first before anything, the Champions League as well.

“But as an individual it shows you a little bit that you worked really hard and you get what you worked for kind of. Not just individual – collectively, for sure the team comes first.

“But you win the journalists’ one, you win the players’ one as well, it shows you the season was really good.”

He added: “I have my room with trophies in a cabinet and I made sure I had space for one more. I always keep space and just try to imagine the trophies are going to come.”

Liverpool star enjoys fantastic season

Salah and Liverpool may not have won the Premier League and Champions League, but they won the Carabao Cup and FA Cup and came closer than any other team has before to the quadruple.

Salah’s 23 Premier League goals helped the Reds to 92 points and gave him a share of the Golden Boot with Tottenham’s Son Heung-min.

The Egyptian has also won the PFA Fans’ Player of the Year and the Football Writers’ Association’s Player of the Year this season.

In September, he became the fifth-fastest player to 100 Premier League goals.

Later that month, he set a new record for the fastest Liverpool player to 100 league goals for the club.

 

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