Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah Named FWA Footballer Of The Year For 2022
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah was named England’s Men’s Footballer of the Year on Friday in the annual vote of the Football Writers’ Association (FWA), with the Egypt international picking up the award for the second time.
Salah, who also won in 2018, got 48 percent of the vote, ahead of Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and West Ham United’s Declan Rice, who came second and third respectively. The 29-year-old has 30 goals and 14 assists in 44 games for Liverpool this season and remains a key part of Juergen Klopp’s team, who are one point behind leaders Manchester City in the Premier League with five matches left.
Chelsea forward Sam Kerr took home the Women’s Footballer of the Year award with 40% of the vote, beating Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema and City’s Lauren Hemp. Australia international Kerr is the top scorer in the Women’s Super League this season with 18 goals. Both Salah and Kerr will receive their awards on May 5, the FWA said.
Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema came second, while Lauren Hemp of Manchester City was in third place. Speaking about this year’s winners, FWA chair Carrie Brown said,” Both Mo and Sam have been outstanding this season, breaking records for both 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.”
“The fact they have won by such convincing margins underlines just how impressive they have been this season which has been recognised by our members,” she said.
Salah and Kerr will be presented with their awards at the Footballer of the Year dinner on May 5