In the last 10 years no other names have not been announced besides Messi and Ronaldo. But this year seems to be seeing something different for the FIFA Man`s Best player award. Ballon d`Or has been shared five times each between these two over the most recent 10 years.
But now the name of an Egyptian player is currently being heard everywhere. This season he has already superseded Messi and Ronaldo in terms of scoring goals. He just broke Ronaldo’s Premier League record a few days ago.
His name is Mohammad Salah, born in Egypt. He starts his career for FC Basel. That year he performed brilliantly and won the league championship. After that, Chelsea`s eyes were on him. But the midfielder could not play in the jersey of the blues. He moved to Florentine on loan. From there he again moved to Roma on loan. After that, last year Liverpool bought him for his outstanding performance at Roma. He started playing for Liverpool in 2017.
In the first season at Liverpool Mohammed Salah has been doing great. In the first UEFA Champion League`s semi-final, the world has seen the magic of Salah.
Salah also touched the Ronaldo-Suarez`s Premier League record. Salah needs just one more goal to overtake them. So far, 43 goals have been scored by Salah in this season. Meanwhile, He won the Professional Footballer`s Association (PFA) Best Footballer Award for the 2017-18 season. Salah`s contributions to uplift Liverpool in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League are needless to mention.
After the departure of Brazilian star Coutinho, Liverpool have been able to walk into the right path because of this Egyptian midfielder. Moreover, Salah has at least six matches yet to be played in the season, if not more. So, Messi and Ronaldo do not have great chance to overtake him unless they do something extraordinary. And if the recent form of Salah continues as he has done in this season, it would be very difficult for others to supersede him in terms of scoring goals.
The performance of Salah raises the question, can he win the Ballon D`Or this year?
According to many football Analysts, Messi and Ronaldo are like aliens. So, the time will say who’s going to win the Ballon d`Or for the 2017-18 session. Will It be Salah or again Messi or Ronaldo? However, the possibility of Salah winning the Ballon d`Or will loom large only if he can play a significant role in lifting the trophy of the Champion`s League in the jersey of Liverpool this season. With the 5-2 win against Roma, Liverpool have already stepped one leg in the final of the Champion`s League which will take place on May 26, 2018.