Mo Salah named FWA best player of the year
The Football Writers’ Association named Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah male player of the year and Chelsea’s Sam Kerr female footballer of the year.
Salah has 30 goals this season for Liverpool, including 22 in the Premier League, as the Reds pursue an audacious quadruple.
Kerr, an Australian international, has 18 goals in the Women’s Super League this season for league leaders Chelsea.
Salah previously won the award in 2018.
In February, the 29-year-old was a member of Liverpool’s Carabao Cup-winning team.
Chelsea will meet Manchester City in the FA Cup final in May, and Kerr is the league’s top scorer at the age of 28.
Salah garnered 48.2 percent of the voting, defeating Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and West Ham’s Declan Rice. Sam Kerr received 40% of the vote, beating Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal and Lauren Hemp of Manchester City.
Carrie Brown, FWA president, stated,
“Both Mo and Sam have been outstanding this season, breaking records for club and country,”
“As well as their performances on the pitch, they are leaders and standard bearers of excellence at their clubs and respective leagues.”
“In addition to their on-field performances, they are role models and standard bearers of excellence inside their clubs and leagues.”