Salah named in 30-man Shortlist for Ballon d'Or

Ahram Online , Wednesday 6 Sep 2023

Liverpool's Egyptian forward, Mohamed Salah, has been named in the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or award, announced on Wednesday.

Liverpool s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring their fifth goal, his third during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England. - (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)


This marks Salah's fifth consecutive nomination for the prestigious individual award.

The list includes last year's winner, Karim Benzema, as well as Sadio Mane, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Kevin De Bruyne, and Erling Haaland.

Despite Liverpool's disappointing season last term, Salah had an outstanding individual campaign, netting 30 goals across all competitions. 

In 2022, the 31-year-old finished fifth behind Karim Benzema, Sadio Mane, Kevin De Bruyne, and Robert Lewandowski, respectively.

The Ballon d’Or winner will be unveiled on 30 October during a ceremony held at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.

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