Latest ranking: 18th
In 2021: 26 goals, five assists.
While the first half of 2021 hasn’t seen many performances from Salah, the Egyptian star is making sure to leave his mark on the year before all is said and done.
There is arguably no better fit player than the Liverpool forward in Europe right now, and his recent goal against Manchester City could see him clinch a second Puskas Prize.
The lack of trophies and Salah’s underwhelming performance at the start of the year means he won’t be a Ballon d’Or contender this year, but if he keeps that momentum going in 2022, he could be a real contender in 12. month.