Liverpool star mohamed Salah/ 101 greatgoals.comMohammed Salah, the Egyptian 25-year-old football star and idol is now at loggerheads with the Egyptian Football Association for the unauthorized use of his image, and has thrown tantrums over his disapproval and disappointment of that act.
Unsurprisingly, Salah and De Bruyne shared over 90% of the votes as the 400-plus FWA members overwhelmingly endorsed the two outstanding players of the Premier League season.
Salah is the first African victor of the award, and FWA Chairman Patrick Barclay described the race between the Liverpool forward and De Bruyne as "the toughest call since 1968-69", when there was a dead heat between Tony Book of Manchester City and Derby's Dave Mackay.
MOHAMED SALAH clinched the PFA Player of the Year award last night.
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Egypt are just over a month away from competing at the World Cup finals for the first time in 28 years and they will do well to stop the razzmatazz surrounding their top player spiralling out of control.
The 25-year-old Liverpool striker has netted 43 goals in 47 matches this season.
FWA Chairman Patrick Barclay praised the Egyptian winger, saying, "Mo Salah is the worthiest of winners. He is also the first African to receive the award and we congratulate him on a magnificent season".
Salah is only the second non-European player to scoop the FWA prize after former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez - and the first African victor.