Starstriter Mohamed Salah (29) from Liverpool FC was elected footballer of the year in England for the second time. The Egyptian received the most votes from the FWA journalists (Football Writers’ Association) and thus awarded the prestigious title for the second time after 2018. The Australian striker Sam Kerr from Chelsea won the women.
The Germans Bernd Trautmann (1956) and Jürgen Klinsmann (1995) were once one of the honored. Salah prevailed with 48 percent of the votes ahead of Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City) and Declan Rice (West Ham United). With Liverpool and team manager Jürgen Klopp, he still has the chance of the “Quadruple” – after the victory in the league cup, the Reds are also in the race for the championship, the FA Cup and the Champions League.
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In England, the journalists have been choosing their footballer of the year since 1948, and there are also awards from the members of the professional football union (since 1974) and the fans (since 2001). In 2018 Salah won all three personal titles. He will receive the trophy for the FWA award on May 5th.