Meet the Best Arab Player of 2017


Mohamed Salah has been given the title of Best Arab Player of 2017, by the Arabic edition of Goal magazine.

Over 30 editors and journalists from Goal Arabia casted their votes and their favourite players from the region were ranked.

A lot of people will agree with the decision. Salah, the Liverpool fireball, has netted 19 goals in 24 Premier League appearances this season. Last season, he scored 15 goals for Roma and set up another 11.

Not only that, but the 25-year-old Liverpool attacker led his national team – Egypt – to the finals of the African Cup of Nations. Plus, he led them to the 2018 World Cup – they’ve not been in that for 28 years.

Unsurprisingly, 19 out of 20 Goal Arabia editors thought that he deserved the number one spot which gave him 299 out of a possible 300 points in the results.

In second place, Goal voted in Al Ahli’s Omar Al Somah. He led Al Ahli to 2nd place in the Saudi League and was named the league’s top scorer with 24 goals.

He also helped the Syrian national team to a World Cup play-off spot. Somah’s national teammate Syria Omar Khribin (who plays for Al Hilal domestically) grabbed the third spot.

Twelve players who are currently playing in European teams made the vote too. They included: Riyad Mahrez of Leicester (fourth), Napoli’s Faouzi Ghoulam (fifth), and Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny (12th).

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