The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) announced on Thursday that Egyptian sensation Mohamed Salah has been shortlisted for the title of UEFA’s award for best Champions League forward, alongside the competition’s top scorer Christiano Ronaldo and Argentinian star Lionel Messi.
On the UEFA’s official Twitter account, the association declared the winner will be announced on 30 August.
UEFA also announced the competitors for other categories of the award including best Champions League goalkeeper, best Champions League defence and Best Champions League Defender.
To many, Salah’s nomination comes as no surprise. The Liverpool forward lead a sensational season, sweeping almost every major award from the prestigious Golden Boot, to PFA Player of the Year, to BBC’s African Player of the Year (2017). Salah helped lead Liverpool to the Champions League final.