- Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah, has been named Arab player of the year for 2017
- He won after a poll of 100 sports journalist from several Arab countries voted in his favour
- Syrian winger Omar Khribin, who plays for Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia, came second
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been named Arab Player of the Year for 2017 in a poll of around 100 sports journalists from several Arab countries.
The 25-year-old has been in tremendous form for Liverpool since joining from AS Roma, scoring 17 goals in the Premier League already and 23 in all competitions.
He also helped his native country of Egypt qualify for this year's World Cup finals in Russia.
Syrian winger Omar Khribin, who plays for Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia, came second and another Syrian player, Omar Al-Soma, of Saudi side Al Ahli, was third.
Salah is also favourite to win the African Player of the Year title which will be announced in the Ghanaian capital Accra on Thursday, January 4.
NAIJ.com had previously reported that Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017.
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The pacy Egyptian forward won the prestigious award ahead of stiff competition from Chelsea's fullback Victor Moses, fellow Liverpool forward, Sadio Mane, Dortmund attacker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Naby Keita.
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