Published: Wed, September 26, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Mohamed Salah strikes better than his Puskas-winning goal?

Mohamed Salah strikes better than his Puskas-winning goal?

Since signing for the Reds last summer, Salah has won numerous personal accolades, with his performances for club and country earning him prestigious awards like the BBC African Player of the Year, PFA Player of the Year and Football Writers' Player of the Year.

N'golo Kante and Luka Modric were chosen in the centre of midfield, while Lionel Messi, Eden Hazard and Kylien Mbappe made up the first layer of the attack, with Cristiano Ronaldo completing the line-up.

The Egyptian's goal beat acrobatic strikes from Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale as well as Denis Cheryshev's wonder effort.

On a fairly nonsensical night of skewed fan votes and meaningless, faux-prestige popularity contests, the charade was perhaps best demonstrated by Mohamed Salah emerging from the Royal Festival Hall with the 2018 Puskas Award tucked beneath his arm.

Salah's goal was also selected over a bevvy of World Cup screamers on the shortlist, including Benjamin Pavard's deft swerving effort against Argentina and Ricardo Quaresma's outside-of-the-boot beauty against Iran - which Federation Internationale de Football Association voted as their goal of the tournament.

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Now reportedly in good health, he has returned to his family's home near Manado, in Indonesia's North Sulawesi province. Aldi Novel Adilang, 19, managed to survive by catching fish and drinking the water from his rain-soaked clothes.

"I have to thank everyone who for voted me".

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Former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois won the goalkeeper of the year prize, beating Leicester's Kasper Schmeichel and Hugo Lloris of Spurs.

The award was opened up to a fan vote, which clearly worked in Salah's favour, and his goal against Everton was named as the best goal over the past 12 months.

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