Mohamed Salah

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Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah 2018.jpg
Salah with Egypt at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly[1]
Date of birth (1992-06-15) 15 June 1992 (age 29)[2]
Place of birth Nagrig, Basyoun, Egypt[3]
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[4]
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Liverpool
Number 11
Youth career
2004–2005 Ittihad Basyoun[5]
2005–2006 Othmason Tanta[5]
2006–2010 Al Mokawloon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Al Mokawloon 38 (11)
2012–2014 Basel 47 (9)
2014–2016 Chelsea 13 (2)
2015Fiorentina (loan) 16 (6)
2015–2016Roma (loan) 34 (14)
2016–2017 Roma 31 (15)
2017– Liverpool 151 (100)
National team
2010–2011 Egypt U20 11 (3)
2011–2012 Egypt U23 11 (4)
2011– Egypt 71 (45)
Honours
Representing  Egypt
Men's football
Africa Cup of Nations
Runner-up 2017 Gabon
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:05, 25 September 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 September 2021

Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly (Egyptian Arabic: محمد صلاح حامد محروس غالي‎; born 15 June 1992) is an Egyptian professional footballer. He plays for Premier League club Liverpool and the Egypt national team. He plays as a forward. He was born in Nagrig, Gharbia. He married Magi Salah in 2013 and In 2014, his daughter Makkah Salah was born. His daughter was named after the holy Arabian city in Saudi Arabia.

Career[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

Salah started his football career in Egypt playing for El Mokawloon from 2006 to 2012. He joined Swiss side Basel in 2012, winning the Swiss Super League twice during his time there. In 2014, he joined Premier League side Chelsea, becoming the first ever Egyptian player to play with Chelsea. However, he was sent on loan to the Serie A clubs Fiorentina and Roma, before signing with Roma completely in 2016. Following a second place finish in Serie A with Roma, he joined the Premier League once again, signing for Liverpool in June 2017.[6] In 2017, he was named the ‘African Footballer of the Year’ by BBC and CAF.

In his first season with Liverpool, Salah scored 44 goals for Liverpool and made the final of the UEFA Champions League, losing 3–1 to Real Madrid. Also in his first season, he won the Premier League Golden Boot and PFA Players' Player of the Year, scoring 32 goals in the Premier League. This broke the record for most goals in a 38-game Premier League season. The 2018–19 season saw Liverpool make the final of the UEFA Champions League again. In the match, Salah scored a penalty as his side defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2–0.[7] The same season, he was the joint-winner of the Premier League Golden Boot with 22 goals, winning the award for the second season in a row. He also received the FIFA Puskas Award, African Player of the Year, and FWA Footballer of the Year.[8] In the 2019/20 season, Salah scored 23 goals as Liverpool won the Premier League for the first time. The following season, he scored 31 goals and helped Liverpool secure qualification for the UEFA Champions League, finishing 3rd in the Premier League. In 2021, Mohamed Salah became the first player in the history of the English club to score in 10 consecutive matches. With his goals, Mohamed Salah reached the tenth goal during his career in the English Premier League.[9]

International[change | change source]

Salah has played for Egypt since 2011. He has played for his country at the 2012 Summer Olympics and at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[10]

Honours[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

Basel

Liverpool

References[change | change source]

  1. "FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019: List of Players: Liverpool" (PDF). FIFA. 21 December 2019. p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 December 2019. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  2. "Mohamed Salah". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  3. Hossam Rabie (6 June 2018). "Egyptian soccer star's village has mixed feelings about native son". Al-Monitor. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  4. "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: List of players: Egypt" (PDF). FIFA. 17 June 2018. p. 9. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 June 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Abdel Fattah Faraj; Asharq Al-Awsat (4 March 2018). "The inspiring story of Egypt and Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah". Arab News. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  6. McNulty, Phil (23 June 2017). "Mohamed Salah: Liverpool sign Roma's former Chelsea winger for £34m". BBC Sport. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  7. McNulty, Phil (1 June 2019). "Tottenham Hotspur 0–2 Liverpool". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  8. "Log In | Santa Clara City Library". BiblioCommons. Retrieved 2019-10-01.
  9. "Mohamed Salah breaks into the list of the longest scoring streak in the world". 2021-10-24. Retrieved 2021-11-18.
  10. "2018 World Cup: Late Salah goal fires Egypt to Russia". BBC Sport. 8 October 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2017.

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