The Liverpool forward held off competition from teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to land the award.
Salah defended his crown after scoring 44 goals for Liverpool and Egypt in 2018.
He finished as the 2017-18 Premier League Golden Boot winner with 32 goals. A further 16 goals in 29 appearances across all competitions for Liverpool have followed so far this season, while Salah also contributed four goals in three Africa Cup of Nations qualification outings for his country in 2018.
The 26-year-old’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.
Full Awards Winners List:
Mohamed Salah – African Player of the Year 2018.
Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana – African Women’s Player of the Year 2018
Achraf Hakimi – African Youth Player of the Year 2018
Desiree Ellis – African Women’s Coach of the Year 2018
Hervé Renard – Men’s Coach of the Year 2018
Nigeria – Women’s Team of the Year 2018
Mauritania – Men’s Team of the Year 2018
@KgatlanaJnr11(Thembi Kgatlana) – Goal of the Year Award
Africa’s Best XI