Mohamed Salah Among Three Finalists For UEFA Player Of The Year Award

Mohamed Salah Among Three Finalists For UEFA Player Of The Year Award

Mohamed Salah is now the first African player and first Premier League player to make the top three of the award since it was first handed out in 2010-11.

The three players who received the most points overall following the conclusion of the voting, in alphabetical order, are: Luka Modrić (Croatia - Real Madrid CF), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal - Real Madrid CF, now at Juventus), Mohamed Salah (Egypt - Liverpool FC).

The European Football Union (UEFA) has announced today the list of three players to choose the best player for the 2017-2018 season, and Argentina " s Lionel Messi is the big absentee.

Salah scored an unbelievable 44 goals in his debut season at Liverpool, leading the side to the final of the Champions League. Modric, who has been winning hearts at Bernabeu with his top-notch performances also stands tall as the runner-up at FIFA World Cup and the best player of the megaevent as well.

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Messi, himself a two-time victor finished fifth in the long-list behind fourth place Antoine Griezmann who won the World Cup with France in the summer but was outscored in both La Liga and the Champions League last season by Messi.

The midfielder has been the subject of transfer speculation recently, with Inter Milan said to be interested in his services. Ronaldo was also instrumental in the Champions League, finding the back of the net 15 times in 13 appearances as Los Blancos went on to lift a third consecutive title. And the thing which can't be taken away from the headlines is Lionel Messi misses out from the worthy nominations.

Messi, whose Barcelona side crashed out of the UEFA Champions League to Roma in the quarterfinal, could not secure points ahead of the trio.

The shortlist was announced on Monday afternoon and the victor will be revealed during the Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on August 30.

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