The Liverpool winger beat his playmate, Sadio Mane and Gabonese worldwide, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The talented fast winger helped the Egyptian national team qualify for the World Cup finals to be held next summer in Russian Federation.
Meanwhile, Salah has said his country will do "something special" in the World Cup in Russian Federation later this year.
Salah, who moved to Liverpool at the beginning of the 17/18 season for a reported fee of 42 million euros, is on form for both club and country.
The annual awards gala is organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to honor soccer players and officials for their excellent performance in different sectors of the sport. "I had wonderful moments at Roma and Liverpool", Salah remarked after receiving the award. I would like to dedicate it to all the kids in Africa and Egypt.
Although Egypt lost in the African Cup final to Cameroon at the beginning of the year, the team returned to the tournament after seven years without qualifying and made it all the way to the final. We always enjoy playing alongside [each other].
"We are happy to play together".
He flopped with Gabon, though, failing to take the 2017 Cup of Nations hosts past the first round and shunning several World Cup call-ups as Gabon failed to qualify.
"Referees already have their rewards and marks of recognition".