The Egypt international was crowned during a colorful ceremony in Dakar, Senegal on Tuesday night.The Egyptian international beat Reds team-mate Sadio Mane and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to top the poll.
Receiving the honour in Dakar, Senegal, Salah was also named in the Africa Best XI for 2018 alongside team-mates Mane, Naby Keita and Premier League rivals Serge Aurier, Eric Bailly, Riyad Mahrez and Aubameyang.
The 26-year-old enjoyed an incredible debut season in the Premier League after arriving from Roma in 2017.
Salah was voted PFA Player of the Year last month. He scored 44 goals for Liverpool during the 2017-18 season, helping the Reds to the Champions League final before scoring twice for Egypt at the World Cup in Russia.
He has scored 16 goals in 29 appearances across all competitions for Liverpool this season.
Salah’s performances throughout the year also saw him retain the BBC African Footballer of the Year prize and finish sixth in the Ballon d’Or standings.
The continent’s football governing body, the Confederation of African Football, Women’s Player of the Year went to South Africa’s Houston Dash forward Chrestinah Thembi.