The Senegalese Sadio Mane has been a nightmare for his former Liverpool teammate Egyptian Mohamed Salah in 2022, surpassing him in most of their rivalries away from Liverpool.
And Mane’s latest victory, who moved to Bayern Munich this summer after spending six successful seasons in the ranks of Liverpool, was the announcement by the UEFA European Football Association on Friday of the list of contenders for the European Player of the Year 2022 award.
After three nominees for the prestigious award have been identified: the Real Madrid duo, Belgian international goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and French striker Karim Benzema, as well as Manchester City and Belgian playmaker Kevin de Bruyne, UEFA has released the ranking of the remaining players. up to 15th place.
Salah finished in seventh place with 46 points, behind Mane who finished sixth on the list with 51 points.
Mane thus beat Salah for the fourth time this year, after leading Senegal to the Africa Cup of Nations title held in Cameroon earlier this year after defeating Salah’s teammates in the final on penalties.
Mane also led Senegal to the 2022 World Cup at the expense of Egypt.
Mane’s victories over his former teammate at Liverpool didn’t end there, as the Senegalese star beat Salah for the third time to win the 2022 African Player of the Year award, before a fourth dominance over his Egyptian counterpart in the MVP award. European player presented by UEFA.
However, Salah has managed to surpass Mane on other occasions this year, earning the Golden Boot award as the Premier League’s top scorer for the 2021-2022 season. Liverpool’s Player of the Year among both players and fans.