24. One of modern football’s fastest athletes is Mohamed Salah. According to a study conducted by beIN Sports last year, Mohamed is about as fast as Usain Bolt, and with sufficient training, he could become a successful sprinter.
23. A daughter of Mohamed Salah is named Makka. Her name refers to the Saudi Arabian holy city where the Quran was revealed for the first time.
22. Mohammed is only 26 years old, but he is already one of the top five scorers in the history of the Egyptian national team.
21. Mohamed Salah was born in a small village in northeastern Colombia called Nagrig, with about 8 thousand. Their living conditions were deplorable. Mohamed Salah watched his first football match on an old TV, and it impressed him greatly.
20. The first ball Muhammad threw was made from rolled-up rags.
19. The wealthy and famous athlete was very active in the organization of his native village once he had become a superstar athlete. Ultimately, Mohamed Salah became the name of both a school and a youth center. They were built at the expense of a professional football player.
18. Mohamed can play as a left-back. In his first club, El Mokawloon, the young Egyptian played wing-back for the coaching staff. However, the coaches noticed that Mohamed easily covered the entire field and created many attacking options for himself. However, due to fatigue, he could not complete these options. The reason they moved him nearer the attack line is that they wanted to make him more vulnerable.
17. Interestingly, Salah went to Mokawloon Academy when he was just 14 years old. Pepsi organized a youth amateur tournament during which Pepsi scouted him.
16. He changed three or four buses every day to get to the football academy after school and spent four hours on the trip. It wasn’t until 10-11 pm that the player got home.
15. Salah earned the honorary title of “Honorary Citizen of the Chechen Republic” while playing for the Egyptian national team at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The event, however, was criticized in the western media. Due to its crackdown on LGBT people and activists, LGBT groups have condemned Chechnya’s selection as a training base for the World Cup.
14. As of today, Mohamed Salah is more than just an Egyptian superstar. Arab countries are frequently adorned with graffiti with images of Salah.
13. Salah’s two goals in the match against Congo in October 2017 helped Egypt reach the final stage of the 2018 World Cup. Egypt played in the world championship for the third time.
12. Mohammed’s family’s house was robbed a month after Egypt qualified for the World Cup. Salah’s father sued the thief after he was caught a few days later. Mohamed, however, convinced his father to drop the case. During his personal meeting with the thief, the footballer provided the thief with information. Salah gave him money and helped him find a job, but most importantly, he saved the robber from going to prison.
11. The memory of the player was not erased by world fame. The school and charity foundation are already mentioned earlier, and he is unique in this respect. Every Ramadan, he visits Nagrig and gives presents to local children. Mohamed has not changed at all since he was a child, according to the locals.
10. Islam is the religion of Mohammed Salah. Sujūd is a common way for him to celebrate his goals.
9. Mohamed Salah was loaned out to Fiorentina in Italy for six months after being in trouble with Chelsea under Mourinho. Viola’s camp began to sparkle as soon as the Egyptian entered. Local pizza producers quickly caught the hype wave and created a pizza named Pizza Salah in honor of the popular player. It contains three types of cheese (buffalo, mozzarella, and parmesan) and porcini mushrooms.
8. The player won the 2018 FIFA Puskás Award. As part of the Premier League match against Everton in December 2017, Manchester United scored the prize goal.
7. Mohamed Salah spent two years in Roma before moving to Enfield. While a member of the Giallorossi, he scored quite a few goals, 15 and 14 goals in each season, respectively. Left-wingers who play primarily at this position can use this measure to measure their performance. Willian has never scored more than once in one season while starting eleven for Chelsea and in the same position.
6. Under the leadership of Jürgen Klopp, Salah has become an international goal-machine. Mohamed scored 32 goals in the 2017/2018 Premier League season, breaking the previous record. Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Luis Suarez were overlooked by the Egyptians.
5. As a member of Basel in the 2011-12 Champions League qualification, he played against Maccabi Israel. Salah said that he would not shake hands with Maccabi players due to the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
4. Mohamed was conscripted into the army, and he served more than one year in the army under Egyptian law. Salah was relieved of his duties by the Egyptian Prime Minister so that he could focus on football.
3. Mohamed Salah is an extremely disciplined player. The right-winger only received one yellow card in his first season with Liverpool.
2. Salah holds an interesting record – he has scored the highest number of goals with his left foot in a single season – 25.
- He once said his main football goal was to become the greatest footballer in Egyptian history. Someone should call Mohamed and let him know that he’s already the best.