Mo Salah Profile

Mo Salah ProfileFULL NAME: Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly

DATE OF BIRTH: 15 June 1992

PLACE OF BIRTH: Nagrig, Basyoun, Egypt

HEIGHT: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)

POSITION: Forward

STRONGEST FOOT: Left

LIVERPOOL SQUAD NUMBER: 11

EGYPT SQUAD NUMBER: 10

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CONTRACT: 30 June 2023

REPRESENTATIVE(S): Ramy Abbas Issa – Twitter | Instagram

PREVIOUS CLUBS: Al Mokawloon, Basel, Chelsea, Fiorentina (loan), Roma

SIGNED FOR LIVERPOOL: 22.06.17 from Roma

TRANSFER FEE: Initial £36.9m up to max £43.9m

COMMERCIAL PARTNER(S): adidas, Uber Egypt, DHL Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Vodafone Egypt

BOOTS: adidas X 19.1 Firm Ground Cleats – video

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MO SALAH FACTS:

  • Mo Salah was told he would have to return to Egypt for national service with the military while he was at Chelsea. However, the Egyptian Prime Minister stepped in and personally cancelled the potential military call-up stating it would be bad for Egyptian football if he could not continue his footballing career
  • When Salah got married to his childhood sweetheart Magi in Argentina back in 2013, he invited his entire village to the wedding and thousands turned up
  • Salah is a devout Muslim
  • He has one daughter, Makka (he shares this information publicly on his social media)
  • The late Muhammad Ali is his hero
  • As a youngster, he had to travel from Nagrig to Cairo on 10 different buses, 5 days a week for 4 years. It was an 8 hour round journey!
  • Mo Salah’s nicknames include “The Egyptian Messi”, “The Egyptian King”, “The Pharaoh
  • He made his Liverpool debut against Watford on 12.08.17 and also scored his first goal for the club
  • Salah made his 100th appearance for Liverpool against Huddersfield on 26.04.19 … and scored twice
  • When he was 10 years old, despite his young age, Salah used to carry food to the training pitch all the way from his house every day to feed a dog and its puppies that lived under the stands surrounding the training pitch
  • The Mohamed Salah Charity Foundation has helped 450 families back in his home town of Basyoun by giving them a monthly financial allowance
  • Salah supports numerous charities including those that campaign for animal rights
  • He was named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time magazine in 2019
  • During the 2018 presidential elections in Egypt, many voters spoilt their ballot paper by crossing out the names of both candidates and writing ‘Mo Salah’ instead
  • When his family was robbed in December 2017, Salah persuaded his father to drop the charges against the thief. Instead, Salah gave the man some money to help him out and went on to find him a job
  • Salah’s appearance in an anti-drugs campaign aimed at young Egyptians resulted in a drugs rehabilitation call centre receiving a 400% increase in calls
  • He once donated more than £26,000 to help veteran Egyptian footballers who had fallen on hard times after retiring from the game

MO SALAH INTERVIEWS & FEATURES:

  • The Unstoppable Rise Of Mo Salah – GQ
  • Mohamed Salah: ‘We Need to Change the Way We Treat Women in Our Culture’ – Time
  • Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool superstar giving away thousands to help Egyptians – BBC
  • Salah’s hometown charity project almost finalized: father – Egypt Independent
  • Mo Salah: Egypt footballer weighs in on cats and dogs row – BBC
  • Ramy Abbas On Mo Salah, Football Agents, And Being Rude To People – GQ
  • Image rights and international footballers: the curious case of Mohamed Salah and the Egypt Football Association – LawInSport

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