Mohamed Salah was born on June 15, 1992, in Nagrig, Gharbia, Egypt, to his middle class parents. The young athlete struggled with his, which was of great concern to his parents.
Egyptian athlete Mohamed Salah is a professional footballer who plays as a forward for the Egyptian national team as well as the Premier League club ‘Liverpool.’ Born and brought up in Gharbia, Egypt Salah is also a renowned and prolific footballer.
Adolescence and Early Life
Salah was desperate to find a balance between his academics and football but he could never improve his academics. Football took center stage throughout his childhood and teenage days.
When Salah wasn’t playing, he was glued to the television. Among his early idols were some Arabic players. His parents planned for him to have a normal education, but unaffected by his parents’ wishes, Salah kept himself completely dedicated to soccer.
At first, Salah played soccer just for fun, little did folks around him know that soccer would soon plunge the young athlete to fame. He got serious with soccer when he joined a local youth club ‘El Mokawloon’ in Cairo. The club was distant from his hometown, so he had to change five buses to get to the academy, which further harmed his academics, but his passion for the game kept him focused.
In May 2010, at the age of 18, Salah finally joined the senior team of his club. At first, Salah started out playing as a substitute player but eventually, over the years, as his game improved, he became a regular forward in the team. Just around 2012, the ‘Egyptian Premier League’ was headed to an untimely end, putting the fate of many of its players in jeopardy.
From a very tender age. He started his career with the youth team of the Egyptian club ‘El Mokawloon.’ Shortly after, his transition happened to the club’s senior team in the ‘Egyptian Premier League’ in 2010. In 2012, he would then be transfered to the Swiss football club, ‘FC Basel’.
Salah played an important role in Basel’s victory in the 2012-13 ‘Swiss Championship’ and the 2013 ‘Uhren cup.’ In January 2014, he transferred to ‘Chelsea,’ making him first ever Egyptian player to play with Chelsea. Subsequently, he played for ‘Roma’ and ‘Fiorentina’ (on loan) before he went on to sign a new contract with ‘Liverpool’ in 2017. In 2017, he was named the ‘African Footballer of the Year’ by BBC and CAF.
When the ‘Port Said Stadium Disaster’ threatened the prominent ‘Egyptian Premier League,’ Swiss club ‘Basel’ offered the young athlete a contract. In April 2012, Salah went on to sign a four year contract with Basel. He made his ‘UEFA Championship League’ debut in the same year and in the ‘Europa League’, and scored on many crucial occasions to help his team reach the semi-finals, where they eventually lost.
Mohamed Salah played an important role in Basel’s 2012-13 ‘Swiss Super League Championship’ victory, and displayed a remarkable gameplay in the Swiss Cup, where they finished runners up. At the wake of the next season, Salah was part of the Basel squad that won the ‘Uhren Cup.’
Salah’s gameplay was formidable against the Chelsea team in two matches within a few weeks, which saw his club’s interest in him highten. In January 2014, he joined Chelsea.
In February 2014, Salah made his first appearance for Chelsea in the ‘Premier League’ against ‘Newcastle United’ and netted his first goal against Arsenal in March. At the wake of the 2014-15 season, it was reported that Salah could go back to Egypt to complete his mandatory military training, but as it turned out, Salah exempted himself from the military training by reaching out to the Egyptian Prime for assistance.
Salah was later loaned to Italian club ‘Fiorentina,’ In February 2015, which was valid until the end of 2015-16 season. On February 14, Salah made his first appearance for the club, and at the end of the season, Salah showed his reluctance to join ‘Fiorentina’ back. He was interested in joining another Serie A team ‘A.S. Roma’ instead.
In August 2015, the young athlete was transferred to ‘Roma’ on loan. In September 2015, ‘Fiorentina,’ miffed with Chelsea’s breach of contract, filed a case, but it was later settled and Salah stayed with ‘Roma.’
At the finish first season for ‘Roma,’ Salah was named the ‘Best Player’ of the Season and also the top scorer with 15 goals. In 2016, the management of Roma, approached the young athlete for a permanent deal and he agreed to it. Despite signing a long-term deal with ‘Roma,’ Salah couldn’t resist an offer by ‘Liverpool’ in 2017.
In June 2017, Salah conceded to a long term contract with Liverpool for a staggering 50 million Pound, an all-time record high. He, thus, became Liverpool’s first ever Egyptian player and scored in his debut match against ‘Watford.’ He was named as ‘Player of the Month’ for August by Liverpool fans.
Salah’s victories knew no bounds. In the match against ‘Watford,’ he scored 4 goals to secure a 5-0 victory for his team. This was his first hat-trick for ‘Liverpool’ and by the end of the season, he emerged as the leading goal-scorer with 36 goals.
Salah has represented the Egyptian junior teams in U-20 and U-23 teams in 11 games, including the 2011 ‘FIFA U-20 World Cup’ and 2012 ‘Summer Olympics.’ The young athlete eventually became a part of the Egyptian national team and played with the team in the 2014 ‘World Cup’ qualifiers, where he scored in almost all games to get his team to the final stages.
In the 2017 ‘Africa Cup of Nations,’ Salah’s extraordinary gameplay made him the foremost goal scorer and helped his team to the finals. He also earned a place in ‘CAF Team of the Tournament.’ During the 2018 ‘FIFA World Cup Qualifications,’ he was the top scorer for his team with five goals.
Mohamed Salah is a devoted Muslim and after every goal, he performs sujood. His fans have reiterated that if Salah keeps scoring goals, they would convert to Islam!
In 2012, Salah married Maggi and the couple has a daughter, Makka. The little girl was born in London and has been christened after the Muslim holy city of Mecca.
Mohamed Salah’s Age
He was born on 15 June 1992 in in Nagrig, Gharbia, Egypt, he is currently 27 years.
Mohamed Salah’s Net Worth
He earns around £1,000,000 as a yearly salary from his current club. As of 2018, his net worth stands at $40 million.
Mohamed Salah’s Girlfriend
He keeps a low profile, but rumors of him being in a relationship with his high school crush are all over the web.
Mohamed Salah’s daughters
His daughter’s name is Makka Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah’s Son
His son’s name is in review
Mohamed Salah’s Salary
He salary is £40,000
Mohamed Salah’s Wife
He wife’s name is Magi Salah
Mohamed Salah’s Father
His fathers’s name is Salah Ghaly
Mohamed Salah’s Mother
His fathers’s name is Denise Goes
Mohamed Salah’s brother
His brother’s name is Nasr Salah