Egypt Independent

Mo Salah among FIFA’s best male players of 2020 award nominees



FIFA has shortlisted 11 footballers including Egypt/Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah for its annual FIFA “The Best Men’s Player of the Year” award.

The awards ceremony will be held on December 17 in Switzerland’s Zurich, with FIFA assuring it will run under exceptional medical measures to limit the outbreak of coronavirus.

Voting will continue from November 25 till December 9 prior to the announcement of “Best” Awards, FiFA added.

The list included names such as Thiago Alcantara, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kevin De Bruyne, Robert Lewandowski, Sadio Mane, Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Sergio Ramos, Mohamed Salah, Virgil Van Dyck.

Back in May, FIFA celebrated Salah by awarding him the Golden Boot for having scored 22 Premier League goals in the 2019/20 season.

Salah outscored the Premier League’s other stars, including former Manchester United player Cristiano Ronaldo, Arsenal legend Terry Henry and former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

In addition to winning the Premier League Golden Boot Award, he has also been named Premier League Player of the Year.

Salah also boasted 16 Premier League goals for the suspended Premier League 2020/21, ranking third among the list of high scorers.