It was one close race to see who would be named the best player but it was Liverpool’s Egyptian Mohamed Salah (£9.26) who was crowned the king of the Premier League ahead of Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne (£4.10) in last nights Professional Footballers Association (PFA) Player of the Year awards.
Congratulations Mohamed Salah the #PFAPlayerOfTheYear 🏆
— Football INDEX (@FootballIndexUK) April 22, 2018
It has been some debut season for Liverpool’s attacking winger. Having moved from Roma for a bargain £35 Million in the summer, the Egyptian has hit the back of the net in the Premier League 31 times so far this season. His goal against West Bromwich Albion at the weekend was hugely significant as it meant he became the joint all-time Premier League goalscorer in a 38 game season with Luis Suarez (£2.32), Cristiano Ronaldo (£8.83) and Alan Shearer. The Egyptian still though has a further three games to take the lead in its own right. And that is just the Premier League the Egyptian is currently leading the European Golden Shoe race also. Throw in the nine assists in the league and then another eight goals in the Champions League and the numbers begin to tell the story of the amazing season that Salah has.
In the world of the Football INDEX, Mohamed Salah has had an equally stunning season. As Liverpool began their season back in August away to Watford, Salah was available for £1.60 a share. Flash forward to today and he has risen by a monumental £7.66 share. Just to illuminate this further a 100 shares in Salah would have been purchased for £160.00 in August and are now worth £927.00 a profit of £767.00. No bank in the world can match those returns.
Plus in that same time period Salah has picked up 25 media dividends wins, three second place media dividends wins and two third place media dividends win, amassing a total of £1.39 per share in dividends equalling a further £139.00 profit. And that is before you throw in the matchday dividends also won.
The significance of winning the award is clear for all to see with Salah being nominated by his peers from across the Premier League to take home the player of the year accolade. The Liverpool number 11 is unsurprisingly sitting atop of the media rankings this morning with the news coming just a little late last night to dislodge Chelsea’s FA Cup semi final winner Olivier Giroud (£1.39). Couple this news with the build-up to a certain Champions League fixture and the Egyptian looks set to dominate the media rankings for a few days.
A well deserved wing and could he continue to smash records in the league and Champions League?