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Mohamed Salah wins Premier League ‚Player of the Season‘ award

Premier League

Liverpool FC winger Mohamed Salah has capped an outstanding campaign full of personal records by winning the Premier League’s EA SPORTS Player of the Season award.

His 32 goals make him the highest scorer in a 38-match season after scoring against Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday, May 13.

The Egyptian also became the first African to breach the 30-goal mark in a single campaign, and the only man to win three EA SPORTS Player of the Month awards in the same season.

Salah, who joined Liverpool last summer for his first Premier League spell since the 2013/14 campaign with Chelsea, said, “I am very happy, I am very proud to win it.”

“They say I didn’t have success here the first time, so it was always in my mind to have success here in the Premier League.”

He won the award by receiving the most combined votes from a panel of experts, Premier League captains and fans via a public vote.

He topped a shortlist including Kevin de Bruyne, David de Gea, Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and James Tarkowski.

His EA SPORTS award adds to the individual honours Salah won from the PFA and the Football Writers Association this season.