International Player: Salah started his career in the Egyptian Premier League in 2010 before moving on to join Basel, in Switzerland. His stellar performances there attracted Chelsea FC and he moved to London in 2014. A disappointing season saw him move on to Italy, where he enjoyed a successful season with Roma in 2016/17. This success prompted another English team to sign him and Salah enjoyed the most successful season of his career with Liverpool FC in 2017/18. He broke many records and won many accolades. He also helped Egypt qualify for the World Cup.
Popularity: His affable nature and polite manners have won him many fans across the globe, and none more so than in his native country of Egypt where he has donated to various charitable causes. In the March Egyptian Presidential elections, over a million people struck out the two names vying for the presidency and inserted Mohamed Salah’s name, making him an unofficial runner up in the election.
Singing in the Terraces: His footballing exploits during the 2017/18 season had the unprecedented effect of football fans singing positive songs about Muslims. “If he’s good enough for you, he’s good enough for me. If he scores another few, then I’ll be Muslim too. Sitting in the mosque, that’s where I wanna be! “Mo Salah-la-la-la, la-la-la-la-la-la-la.”