Mohamed Salah: Biography, Age, Height, Achievements, Family and Career Statistics

Check to get a glimpse of the debut, achievements, as well as personal and professional details of the Egyptian Footballer, Mohamed Salah.

Mohamed Salah is an Egyptian sportsperson, who plays for the Premier League club, Liverpool, as well as serves as the captain of the Egypt National team. The footballer is said to kickstart his senior career in 2010 where he played for Al Mokawloon, later departing in 2012 in order to join Basel, where he managed to win two Swiss Super League titles. 

However, in the season of 2016–17, Salah managed to become a key figure in Roma’s title race against ultimate league winners Juventus by making it to double figures in both goals and assists. Furthermore, the player is considered as one of the best players in the world and amongst the greatest African players of all time. With his excellent achievements, he has managed to achieve numerous awards in his football career. 

Biography of Mohamed Salah 

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  • Real Name: Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly
  • Other/Nickname: Mo Salah, Egyptian Messi, The Pharaoh, Egyptian King, Egyptian Messi
  • Profession: Egyptian Footballer
  • Famous for: His speed, dribbling ability and finishing capacity. 
  • Other Hobbies: Work out and Bike Riding

Physical Features of Mohamed Salah 

  • Height: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
  • Weight: 70 kilograms (approx)
  • Body Measurements (approx): Chest- 36 inches, Waist- 32 inches, Biceps- 13 inches
  • Eye Colour: Dark Brown
  • Hair Colour: Black

Personal Life of Mohamed Salah 

  • Date of Birth: June 15, 1992
  • Age: 30 (as in 2022)
  • Nationality: Egyptian
  • Birthplace: Nagrig, Basyoun, Egypt
  • Hometown: Nagrig, Egypt 
  • Coach/Mentor: Jurgen Klopp, José Mourinho 

Mohamed Salah’s Debut:

  • International: September 3, 2011 for Egypt vs Sierra Leone 
  • Club: As a substitute in a match between El Mokawloon against El Mansoura on May 3, 2010

Mohamed Salah’s Achievements:

  1. Mohamed Salah managed to win two Super League Titles.
  2. He was successful in setting a record for most Premier League goals scored in a 38-game season, which to some extent helped Liverpool to reach the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final. 
  3. However, the player has managed to achieve lots of individual accolades, which include 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, also finished third for the Best FIFA Men’s Player in 2018 and 2021.
  4. Received the 2018’s “FIFA Puskás Award” for his extraordinary strike in the first Merseyside derby of the 2017–18 season.
  5. Moreover in the international level, Salah successfully represented Egypt at youth level prior to his senior debut in the year of 2011.
  6. The player also came to be known as “CAF Most Promising African Talent of the Year”, after his performance at the Summer Olympics of 2012.
  7. Bagged the Runner-up position in the Africa Cup of Nations (2017 and 2021). 
  8. Considered as the top scorer during CAF qualification, as Egypt qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
  9. Was given recognition as CAF African Footballer of the Year in 2017 and 2018. Also, came to be known as BBC African Footballer of the Year (2017 and 2018).
  10. According to reports, he has been selected in 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 various occasions”. 

Family Details of Mohamed Salah 

  • Marital Status: Married
  • Spouse Name: Magi Salah
  • Parents Names: Father- Salah Ghaly
  • Children: Daughter- Makka 
  • Religion: Islam

Lesser-Known Facts about Mohamed Salah 

  1. Salah is said to have been born in an average middle-class family. However, he was not good enough in academics which worried his parents, as they wanted a conventional career for him. But he chose football and since his childhood, he was so much invested in the sport of football.
  2. Salah is said to have begun his career at the Egyptian youth team El Mokawloon. And, he managed to achieve his first professional goal on December 25, 2010, in a 1-1 draw against El Ahly.
  3. As per reports, he signed a four-year contract with Basel in the month of April, 2012. Later, his contract became active on June 15, 2012.
  4. At the third qualifying round of the Champions League, Mohamed was successful in registering his debut goal in the competition in a match against Maccabi Tel Aviv.
  5. In the month of January 26, 2014 he officially penned a deal worth 11 million British pounds, with the English Premier League team Chelsea FC.
  6. On February 2, 2015, it was made sure that Salah will be spending 18 months on a loan in the Italian club Fiorentina. Later, he was sent on a loan for one more time to Roma on August 6, 2015. However, the loan was set for 12 months and was worth 5 million euros.
  7. Salah is said to officially sign with Roma in a deal worth 15 million euros in 2016.
  8. As per records, the player has managed to appear in around 11 matches for the Egyptian U20 and U23 teams.
  9. According to Forbes, he was the 5th highest-paid soccer player of 2020, with $37 million in earnings. 

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