Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah recognized at the GQ Middle East Men of the Year Awards in a ceremony hosted by famed Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef in the UAE on Monday, October 7. Salah won the overall award for Man of the Year.
Known for his irresistible sense of humor, Youssef introduced Salah while displaying funny photos of the Egyptian footballer, prompting all the attendees to cry laughing.
“Each time he steps on a pitch, Mohamed Salah balances the expectations of a nation – and one of the world’s most famous football clubs. It’s the kind of pressure that can make or break a man … but this much we know: Salah won’t be stopped. That’s why he’s our Man of the Year,” The magazine said about Mo Salah, also underscoring his strong morals and constant desire to advance his career.
Last month Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah took fourth place on the Best FIFA Men’s Player award list, according to results released by FIFA on Monday, September 23. The Egyptian football superstar is no stranger to FIFA’s list, having been nominated for the same award last year.
Salah is also a back-to-back golden boot winner. He scored 32 Premier League goals last season, making it to the finals. He was selected as the PFA Player of the Year ahead of Manchester City title-winner Kevin De Bruyne.