What You Need to Know about Mohamed Salah

Today, it is almost impossible to talk about the EPL and not mention Mohamed Salah.

Currently, he is one of the top players for Liverpool FC and certainly a person of interest. In this article, we will look at the various things you should know about Salah. 

1. Early life

Mohamed Salah was born on June 15, 1992, in Nagrig, Egypt. He is the youngest of four children. His father, Abdullah, was a farmer and his mother, Safaa, was a housewife. Salah has two brothers, Nasr and Ali, and one sister, Magi. 

Salah grew up playing football with his brothers and friends on the dirt roads of his village. He was very good at it, especially when he played with a ragged ball that they made by filling plastic bags with dry grass or sand. At age 10, Salah joined El Mokawloon’s youth academy in Cairo.

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In 2005, Salah’s father passed away from a heart attack. This was a very difficult time for him and his family. Mohamed was only 13 years old at the time. Despite the tragedy, he continued to pursue his dream of becoming a professional footballer.

2. Professional Football

In 2010, Salah signed his first professional contract with Swiss club Basel. He made his debut for the club in 2012 and went on to score 12 goals in 44 appearances. In 2014, Salah was signed by Chelsea. However, he didn’t get much playing time and only made 19 appearances in his first season with the club. 

In 2015, Salah was loaned to Italian club Roma FC. He had a fantastic 2016-2017 season with the team, scoring 15 goals and helping them to qualify for the UEFA Champions League. 

In June 2017, Salah signed a five-year contract with Liverpool FC. He had an amazing first season with the team and quickly developed a reputation as one of the top players in the league.

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As Salah’s star keeps rising, you can take advantage of the bet365 bonus code no deposit in the UK and place your bets on various games that he plays. You can be sure that you will get some exciting winnings and bonuses. 

3. Nicknames and favourite dishes

Salah is known by several nicknames, including “The Egyptian Messi” and “The Pharaoh of Egypt”. When he joined Liverpool, the fans started calling him “The Egyptian King”. Salah has many other nicknames including Mo and The Arabian Messi. 

Some of Salah’s favourite dishes include kushari (a dish made with rice, macaroni, and lentils), ful medames (stewed fava beans), and shawarma (grilled meat.) He also loves to eat fattah (stewed meat with bread), kababs, and dolma.

4. Personal life and Religion

Salah is married to Magi, his childhood sweetheart. They have a daughter named Makka and two sons named Hussein and Hassan. He is also known for being very charitable, especially towards the people of Nagrig who helped him get where he is today. When he was getting married to his wife, Salah invited the whole village to the wedding and provided them with food and drink. 

Salah is a Muslim. He is often seen performing Islamic prayer before games and during training sessions. He has also said that he wants to fast during the month of Ramadan, even if it means missing matches. 

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When Salah is not playing football, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, travelling around the world, and listening to music. He is a big fan of hip-hop and R&B, and his favourite artist is the American rapper Drake.

5. Mo Salah’s Favourite Actors and Idols

One thing that you may not be aware about Salah is his love for movies. As a matter of fact, on several occasions, he has hinted about joining the acting industry after retiring from professional football. His favourite actors include Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Tom Cruise. He has also stated that he is a big fan of the American television series Friends. 

When it comes to footballers, Salah has said that he idolizes Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. He has also praised the Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp for his leadership skills. Shockingly, he is a huge fan of Muhammad Ali, the famous American boxer and social activist.

6. The 2018 Presidential Elections

When it comes to politics, Salah has said that he is not interested in Egyptian politics. However, during the 2018 elections, millions voted for him as a write-in candidate. Had the votes been counted he would have taken 2nd place. This clearly shows just how popular he is with the people of his country and across the world.


Mohamed Salah is one of the most popular football players in the world. As you can see, Salah is a very talented and hard-working individual. If you want to keep up with his career or even place bets on upcoming games, keep it here. He is an excellent player with a great story. If you are a fan of football, then you should definitely follow him. 

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.


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