Salah, whose full name is Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Liverpool FC and captains the Egypt national team. Mo Salah is pinpointed as one of the best players in the world and among the greatest African players of all time, he is known for his finishing, dribbling, and speed.
Salah’s Club Career
The Egyptian international started his senior career in 2010 playing for Al Mokawloon, departing in 2012 to join Basel, where he won two Swiss Super League titles. Mohammed Salah joined Chelsea for a reported fee of £11 million in 2014, but limited game time led to successive loans to Fiorentina and Roma, who later signed him permanently for €15 million. Salah was a key figure in Roma’s title race against ultimate league winners Juventus, reaching double figures in both goals and assists, in the 2016–17 season.
Mohammed Salah in 2017, signed for Liverpool for a then-club record transfer of £36.9 million. According to his career statistics record, in Salah’s first season, he set the record for most Premier League goals scored (32) in a 38-game season and helped Liverpool to the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final. He went on to be an integral player in the club’s Champions League and Premier League title successes the following two seasons, and has since also won the FA Cup and the League Cup. It will also be pertinent to note that the Egyptian international has achieved numerous individual accolades, including two PFA Players’ Player of the Year awards, three Premier League Golden Boots, the Premier League Player of the Season, the Premier League Playmaker of the Season, and finished third for the Best FIFA Men’s Player in 2018 and 2021. Again, Salah received the 2018 FIFA Puskás Award for his winning strike in the first Merseyside derby of the 2017–18 season.
Salah’s international Career
Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly played for both the Egypt U-20 team and the Egypt U-23 team, representing Egypt in both the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the 2012 Summer Olympics, scoring a penalty against Argentina in the round of sixteen of the former tournament, with Egypt losing the match 1–2
Looking at Mohamed Salah at the international level, he represented Egypt at the youth level before making his senior debut in 2011. After Salah’s tremendous performances at the 2012 Summer Olympics, he was named CAF Most Promising African Talent of the Year. After that year, he finished as runner-up in the 2017 and 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and was the top scorer during CAF qualification as Egypt qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Egyptian king was named CAF African Footballer of the Year (2017 and 2018), BBC African Footballer of the Year (2017 and 2018), and was selected for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Team of the Tournament, 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Team of the Tournament and the CAF Team of the Year on several occasions.
Salah’s net worth
According to the Forbes report, it is claimed that Mohamed Salah has an estimated net worth of roughly $90 million as of the start of 2021. In other key currencies, that comes in at €75m and £65m.
The Egyptian star is worth significantly less than commercial juggernauts Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Neymar, but he is rapidly rising up the list of football’s richest players, according to ESPN.
However, Salah’s $90m figure has been reached rapidly over the last couple of years due to his success with Liverpool. Prior to that, he did not have a huge salary at Roma or a big commercial profile.
After Mohamed Salah signed for Liverpool, he put pen-to-paper on a £90,000-per-week deal at Anfield with those terms doubling the wages he had been earning at Roma but seeing him sit some way down a Premier League salary list.
Well, one could easily say that did not take Salah too long to make a mark in England, with a 44-goal debut campaign earning him the PFA Player of the Year award a new five-year contract in the summer of 2018 worth £200,000-a-week.
According to the report from Forbes, Salah is said to pull in a further £18m ($25m) through bonuses, £12m ($16m) in endorsements and is the fifth-highest paid player on the planet.
There is also plenty of talk to be found regarding another pay increase for Salah, with his current deal due to expire in 2023.
The Egyptian international playmaker has a number of personal sponsorship deals with major brands including Vodafone for his image rights, Pepsi, Uber and electronics company Oppo.
Mohamed Salah currently wears Adidas football boots and has been used in promotional imagery by the sportswear giant.
The Egyptian Football king Mohamed Salah and his wife, Maggi, married in 2013. And their first daughter, Makka, was born in 2014, and is named in honour of the Islamic holy city of Mecca. Salah had another daughter, Kayan, who was born in 2020. Most importantly, it will be good to note that Salah is Muslim and celebrates goals by performing the sujud. Salah told CNN, about this goal celebration; “It’s something like praying or thanking God for what I have received, but yeah, it’s just praying and praying for a win. I’ve always done that since I was young, everywhere.”
However, according to a skysport report, during the 2018 Egyptian presidential election, a large number of spoilt ballot papers, possibly more than a million, involved voters crossing out both names and writing Salah’s name instead