Mohamed Salah has been named BBC African Footballer of the Year 2018 – the fourth player to be named the BBC African Footballer of the Year a second time.

The 26-year-old Egyptian and Liverpool star, knocked off club teammate Sadio Mane, Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, Juventus’ Medhi Benatia and Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey to get the prestigious award.

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Mohamed Salah who was named BBC African Footballer of the Year 2018, is the third Egyptian to be named the BBC African Footballer of the Year. However unlike his predecessors Mohamed Barakat, who won it in 2005, and Mohamed Aboutrika, who was crowned in 2008, Salah managed to defend his title.

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With this, he has joined Nwankwo Kanu, Jay-Jay Okocha and Yaya Toure in being players who managed to win the prize twice. Salah is also the first Liverpool player to win the award a second time, with former Reds striker El Hadji Diouf winning it once in 2002.

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