Salah named Arab football player of the year

Syrian winger Omar Khribin, who plays for Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia, came second and another Syrian player, Omar Al-Soma, of Saudi side Al Ahli, was third.
by Annahar Staff

2 January 2018 | 18:32

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Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the team's first goal during the English Premier League football match against Leicester December 30, 2017. (AFP Photo)

Liverpool and Egypt striker Mohamed Salah was named Arab Player of the Year for 2017 on Monday in a panel of around 100 sports journalists from several Arab countries, according to The Arab Sports Press Association website. 

Salah won the title after collecting 582 points. Syria’s winger Omar Khribin, who plays for Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia, came second with 198 points. In third place, came another Syrian star, as striker Omar Al-Soma, who plays for Saudi side Al Ahli, scored 144 points.

Salah, 25, rose to fame after joining Liverpool FC, following his short stint at Serie A's AS Roma; the striker has managed to net 17 Premier League goals since the start of the season, alongside a hefty 23 goals in all competitions. 

He also helped Egypt qualify for this year's World Cup finals in Russia. The Liverpool forward has his sights set on winning the African Player of the Year title, which will be announced in the Ghanaian capital Accra on Thursday.

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