In addition to the top player award, Salah's curling, left-footed strike in an October 12, 2017 match against Everton won the Puskas Award for the best goal.
Salah's teammate James Milner spoke for several fans with his take on the award.
In other categories, the Best Coach award looks destined for Didier Deschamp after his World Cup victory with France, though there is also competition from Zinedine Zidane to retain his crown.
Real Madrid midfielder Modric won the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award after following up Champions League success by inspiring Croatia's run to the World Cup final, picking up the Golden Ball despite defeat to France in Moscow.
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It only goes to underline the fact that the market is now much more sensitive to developments related to oil supply. There was increase in the US crude futures with $1.12 i.e.by 1.6%, which settled at $70.37 a barrel.
Real Madrid Croatia's midfielder Luka Modric receives the UEFA champions league midfielder of the season award during the draw for UEFA Champions League football tournament at The Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on August 30, 2018.
Lyon's Reynald Pedros won women's coach of the year, Peru fans won the FIFA fan award, the FIFA Fair Play honor was given to former VVV-Venlo striker Lennart Thy, and Brazil's Marta was named the female player of the year for the sixth time. Salah, 26, has also been shortlisted for men's player of the year.
The award ceremony will be held Monday in London.
Real Madrid shot-stopper Thibaut Courtois has just picked up the FIFA Goalkeeper of the Year award.
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But Carter believes the presence of James on the Lakers means Butler will not be able to get his wish at being the main main. "On June 25th, 2015, I was drafted to and committed to the Minnesota Timberwolves ", Towns wrote in an Instagram post.
Ronaldo, who left Madrid in the off-season to join Italian champion Juventus, was knocked out of the World Cup in the round of 16 with European champion Portugal.
Deschamps' victory was the second straight year a French coach has won the award.
Judge to decide if Cosby goes to prison for '04 sex assault
Bill Cosby arrives for his sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Norristown, Pa . The jury of seven men and five women deliberated a little over 12 hours before reaching a unanimous verdict in the case.