Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah was named the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the Year for the second time on Thursday and Chelsea’s Sam Kerr won the women’s award.
Salah, who shared this season’s Premier League golden boot for top scorer with Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min, also won the award in the 2017-18 season.
The 29-year-old Egyptian scored 31 goals in all competitions for Liverpool and helped them win the League Cup and FA Cup.
“This one is really good to win, especially because it’s voted for by the players. It shows you that you’ve worked really hard and you’re getting what you’ve worked for,” Salah said.
“I have my room with trophies in a cabinet and I’ve made sure I have another space for one more. I always save space and just try to imagine the trophies are coming.”
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Striker Kerr, who was the Women’s Super League top scorer this season, became the first Australian player to win the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award.
“It’s a huge honour, I think, every time you get voted on by your peers. I think that’s the biggest honor as a player, so it’s an amazing feeling,” said Kerr, who played a key role at Chelsea. s double national winning team.
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Manchester City’s Phil Foden and Lauren Hemp retained their Young Player of the Year trophies, while former England manager Roy Hodgson and Brighton & Hove Albion women’s manager Hope Powell received merit awards for their contribution gambling.
“I’ve unfortunately never won trophies as a player, so it’s nice to be recognized by other professionals. He will have a place of honor,” said Hodgson, who announced his retirement last month. after more than 40 years in management.
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