Breaking – Football: Mohamed Salah Wins Puskas Award
Mohamed Salah has won the 2018 Puskas Award for a magnificent solo goal for Liverpool in a Merseyside derby against Everton.
The Egypt national triumphed over candidates including Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale for his staggering overhead kick in the last of the Champions League.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 24, 2018
Parcel’s previous Madrid partner Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona star Lionel Messi were additionally on the waitlist, however were pipped to the prize by Mohamed Salah, who struck in a Premier League draw against Liverpool’s opponents.
The nominees for the award included World Cup goals scored by Russia’s Denis Cheryshev, France’s Benjamin Pavard and Portugal’s Ricardo Quaresma.
Mohamed Salah’s derby day goal has won the Puskas Award at FIFA’s The Best awards. A slight shock to the footballing world outside the UK who now have to Wikipedia who Everton are. #LFC pic.twitter.com/hHZ4Ae8eIx
— 👑 (@AnfieldAn) September 24, 2018
A year ago’s Puskas award was won by Olivier Giroud, who hit a dazzling scorpion strike to round from a wonderful team move for Arsenal against Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
I’m still wondering how @MoSalah won @FIFAcom Puskas. All other goals in that category were better, Or is this FIFA’s compensation for not giving him men’s best player. He was in Top 3 but not on Top 11. @DaniAlvesD2 best right back despite doing nothing#FIFAFootballAwards.
— Odomene Doumo John (@Long_John01) September 25, 2018
James Rodriguez, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Neymar are among the other star names from the game to have been granted the Puskas prize in their vocations.
#Liverpool winger #MohamedSalah wins FIFA’s #Puskás Award to be the first Egyptian to clinch this award.#EgyptToday #Egypt #EgyptianKing #TheBest #Salah #FIFAFootballAwards | #محمد_صلاح pic.twitter.com/HxmGp3PIiu
— Egypt Today Magazine (@EgyptTodayMag) September 24, 2018
The FIFA Puskas Award: Mohamed Salah
“I am very happy and very proud. I would like to thank everyone who voted for me. I am looking forward to another award tonight.” 😅 pic.twitter.com/1mzjlbm6F8
— Kick Off (@KickOffMagazine) September 24, 2018
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