Egypt, Liverpool star Mo Salah wins lifetime achievement Golden Foot Award

Egypt, Liverpool star Mo Salah wins lifetime achievement Golden Foot Award
The Liverpool forward beat out competition from the likes of Lionel Messi, Romelu Lukaku, Neymar, and Sergio Ramos to win the fan-voted award
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01 December, 2021
The Egyptian striker now sits amongst previous football legends and winners of the fan-voted award including Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldinho [Getty]

Egyptian football player Mohamed Salah won the 19th Golden Foot Award recognising lifetime achievement in football on Monday.

Liverpool forward Salah did not go on stage to accept the award in Monaco despite attending the ceremony. His wife Magi Sadeq accepted the award on his behalf instead for reasons he has not yet disclosed.

The striker will leave a footprint cast on the seafront Champions' Promenade in Monte-Carlo, the Golden Foot awards body said.

The award, established in 2003 under the patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco, is among the football world's most prestigious accolades.

The Egyptian striker now sits among football legends who have won the fan-voted award, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Luca Modrić, and Ronaldinho.

Ten players were nominated for this year's award including Lionel Messi, Romelu Lukaku, Neymar, and Sergio Ramos.

Salah's sporting successes have seen him rack up the highest total number of English Premier League goals of any African footballer, scoring 107 goals in total.

The Liverpool star was also recently shortlisted for the Best FIFA Men's Player by a panel of experts from men's and women's football, and described as the best player in the world by his team's manager Jurgen Klopp last month.