Mohamed Salah has won the 2022 Football Writers Association Footballer of the Year award. The Liverpool forward was voted the favourite with 48% of the votes, ahead of Kevin De Bruyne in second and Declan Rice in third.
Last season, Manchester City centre-back Ruben Dias won the award in his first season with the club. The defender led the team to the Premier League title by fortifying their defense, and has now been succeeded by one of the best attackers in the world.
Mohamed Salah earns FWA Footballer of the Year Award
The Egyptian has been in sensational form for Liverpool this year. He leads the race for the domestic golden boot, with 22 goals to his name. He has also provided 13 assists in 31 games for the Reds, keeping them in the race for the title, and in turn, the quadruple.
While his contract situation is yet unclear, he remains one of Liverpool’s most prized assets as of right now. Fans will be hopeful of Mohamed Salah committing to a future at Anfield, despite the current uncertainty about his future.
The FWA has named Chelsea’s Sam Kerr as the Women’s Footballer of the Year, with 40% of the total votes going to her. Manchester City’s Lauren Hemp ranked third, behind Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema. Kerr has scored 18 goals in just as many games this season and has also provided four assists in the Women’s Super League.