Salah scoops FIFA Puskás award, misses out on top accolade

Salah scoops FIFA Puskás award, misses out on top accolade
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Sep 25, 2018. 12:00

Egypt international Mohamed Salah scooped the FIFA Puskás Award 2018 in London on Monday evening, for his wonder goal against Everton in the English Premier League last season.

The outcome, though, came as a surprise with Salah's strike arguable not even his best of the 2017-18 campaign while many felt Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale should've won the accolade for his goal in the UEFA Champions League final.

But considering the award was decided by virtue of a fan vote, it should come as no surprise that the outcome was a contentious one.

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The Liverpool attacker, though, missed out on being named in both the FIFA FIFAPro World 11 despite being in the top three nominees for The Best FIFA Men's Player award.

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Luka Modrić walked away with the top accolade, beating both Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Croatia midfielder played a key role in helping his country to the 2018 FIFA World Cup final in a campaign in which he won the Champions League with Los Blancos.

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