Nigerian billionaires Femi Otedola, Aliko Dangote and Cecil Hammond were among the dignitaries who graced the FIFA The Best awards in London on Monday, September 24. The goal, which received 38% of fan voting, took place on a snowy December night, where Salah swerved past two defenders and shot past a third to put his team ahead.
Dangote on his part has shown interest in buying over Premier League side Arsenal but the opportunity is yet to present itself.
The midfielder led his national team to their first ever World Cup final in Russian Federation this year but lost 4-2 to eventual winners France in July.
Since signing for the Reds last summer, Salah has won numerous personal accolades, with his performances for club and country earning him prestigious awards like the BBC African Player of the Year, PFA Player of the Year and Football Writers' Player of the Year.
Real Madrid's Belgium worldwide Thibaut Courtois won the Goalkeeper of the Year Award.
Liverpool's Salah returned to the Premier League with mixed expectations, following a two-year stint with Roma and bumpy spell at Chelsea, only to score a Premier League record 32 goals, and 44 in total last season.
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The Egypt global triumphed over nominees including Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale for his sensational overhead kick in the final of the Champions League.
Plenty of football fans around the globe have questioned this year's Puskas as they claimed Salah's wasn't anywhere near the best effort from the season past.
Now with Real Madrid, the 26-year-old Courtois joked before his award was announced that Federation Internationale de Football Association should also hand out a save-of-the-year prize.
Ronaldo's former teammate, Sergio Ramos, said it would have been nice if the pair attended. The coach award in the women's game went to Reynald Pedros, the Frenchman who led Lyon to French league and Champions League glory.
Ronaldo, the victor of the award the previous two years, finished second to Modric.
It is for my Real Madrid team-mates, the Croatia national team and all my coaches.