Salah

Biography

Childhood & Early Life

Salah was given birth to on June 15, 1992, in Nagrig, Egypt. His parents were of middle-class social status.Salah was declared a failure in academics which was of huge concern to his parents. Salah focused on football after finding out he could not strike a balance between academics and football.

DEBUT

When the ‘Port Said Stadium Disaster’ threatened the existence of the ‘Egyptian Premier League,’ Swiss club ‘Basel’ offered him a contract. In April 2012, signed 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.


Egypt National Team

Salah made 11 appearances for the Egypt U-20 team and 11 for the Egypt U-23 team, representing Egypt in both 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.

Salah was selected for the youth squad to play at the 2012 Summer Olympics scoring in all three of the team’s group games. On 3 September 2011, Salah made his debut for the Egypt national football team in the 2–1 away defeat by Sierra Leone.He scored his first goal for Egypt’s first team in the 3–0 win against Niger a month later, on 8 October, in qualifying for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

 

Awards and Achivements

  • FIFA Puskás Award (2018)
  • Premier League Player of the Month (2018)
  • CAF Most Promising Talent of the Year (2012)
  • Premier League Golden Boot (2017,2019)
  • FWA Footballer of the Year (2018)
  • Premier League Player of the Month (2018)
  • CAF Most Promising Talent of the Year (2012)
  • Premier League Golden Boot (2017,2019)

Personal life

Mohamed Salah and his wife, Maggi, married in 2013. Their daughter, Makka, born in 2014, is named in honour of the Islamic holy city of Mecca. Salah is Muslim and often celebrates goals by performing the sujud.

Awards