Football Writers’ Association 2018 Footballer Of The Year: Mohamed Salah Pips Kevin De Bruyne To Award In ‘Closest Vote Since 1969’

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In entirely unshocking news, Mohamed Salah has been named Footballer of the Year for 2018 by the Football Writers’ Association.

The Liverpool forward, who is top goalscorer in the Premier League, pipped Kevin De Bruyne to the award by fewer than 20 votes, with the pair receiving over 90% of the total votes between them. Harry Kane came a distant third.

Indeed, according to FWA chairman Patrick Barclay, the vote was the closest the organisation have witnessed since the 1968/69 season, when there was a dead heat between Tony Book (Man City) and Dave Mackay (Derby).

Salah has now been named both PFA Player’s Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year, thus repeating the feat managed by N’Golo Kante last season.

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  1. Dr. Cajetan Coelho says:

    Mo Salah is multi-dimensional and fantastic. A delightful combo of African and European footballing techniques. He makes the beautiful game look pretty.

  2. Beano says:

    I’m just glad to see Nick Pope among those who received votes. He’s been fantastic this season.

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