Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah named FWA England’s Footballer of the Year and Chelsea ace Kerr scoops women’s award 2021/22

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah was named England’s Men’s Footballer of the Year in the Football Writers’ Association (FWA) annual vote on Friday, the second time the Egyptian international has won the award.

Salah, who also won in 2018, received 48% of the vote, ahead of Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and West Ham United’s Declan Rice, who came in second and third, respectively.

The 29-year-old has scored 30 goals and 14 assists in 44 games for Liverpool this season and is a key part of Juergen Klopp’s team, who are one point behind leaders Manchester City in the Premier League with five games left.

Chelsea forward Sam Kerr beat Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema and City’s Lauren Hemp to win the Women’s Footballer of the Year award with 40% of the vote.

Australia international Kerr is the top scorer in the Women’s Super League this season with 18 goals.

The FWA said both Salah and Kerr would receive their awards on May 5.

Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema was second and Manchester City’s Lauren Hemp was in third place.

Talking about this year’s winners, FWA chair Carrie Brown said,” Both Mo and Sam have been outstanding this season, breaking records for both club and country. As well as their performances on the pitch, they are leaders and standard-bearers of excellence at their clubs and respective leagues.”

“The fact they have won by such convincing margins underlines just how impressive they have been this season which has been recognised by our members,” she added.

Salah and Kerr both will be presented with their awards at the Footballer of the Year dinner on May 5.

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