Muhammad Salah –
Muhammad Salah (English Muhammad Salah; Arabic. محمد صلاح). Full name – Muhammad Salah Gali (Muhammad Salah Ghaly). Born on June 15, 1992 in the village of Nagrig near Alexandria (Egypt). Egyptian footballer. The best football player of Africa 2017. The best player in the English Premier League season 2017/2018.
Mohammed Salah was born on June 15, 1992 in the Egyptian village of Nagrig, near Alexandria. The family lived very poorly. They had an old TV, thanks to which he was able to see football matches for the first time, which impressed the boy.
Since neither he nor his poor friends had a ball, they were chasing a piece of football into a piece of cloth, which was folded into a ball. Later, having already become a famous and wealthy athlete, he established his native village. There appeared a school named after Muhammad Salah, and then a youth center also named after him. They were built at the expense of a football player.
He also purchased medical equipment and ambulances for the village. And, of course, a good football field is covered, which is important for a hot country. In adolescence, played for the school team. At the age of 14, scouts of the Cairo club “Erab Contractors” noticed a young talent. This happened at a school tournament organized by PepsiCo. To get to the training, he had to spend four hours on the road every day, changing three or four buses. He himself recalled: “It was necessary to run away from school early. I went to class by nine in the morning, and then I took out the paper from the club: “Muhammad can leave school before, in order to have time for training by two in the afternoon.” So at school I spent only a couple of hours. About 3-4 years I went to workout five days a week. At nine in the morning I left the house, I had to get to the team by 2 pm, the classes ended at six in the evening.
The road, and here I am with my family at 22.00-22.30. ” He graduated from the youth academy of Mokavlun football club. At the age of 19, May 3, 2010, he made his debut for the first team. On December 25, 2010, Salah scored his first goal for the team against Al-Ahly. But after the tragedy in Port Said in early 2012, the championship was stopped. Then, at 19, he made his debut for the Egyptian national team – as part of the preparation of the team for the 2012 African Cup. The national team held a series of friendly matches, one of the rivals was the Swiss “Basel”. The Egyptians won 4: 3, Muhammad made a double and delighted the Swiss so much that they offered him a good contract. In the summer of 2012, Mohammed Salah moved to Basel, Switzerland. He recalled: “It was very difficult. It is incredibly difficult to move to another continent at such a young age. I grew up in Egypt, knew everything about Egypt. But I did not know anything about Switzerland. I did not know neither English nor Swiss. I did not know where I should take food, or other basic things. ” But he coped with the difficulties.
June 23, 2012 in his debut friendly match for the club against the Romanian “Steaua” Salah scored a goal. And the official debut came to the fight against the Norwegian Molde in the qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. On August 12, in a duel against Tuna, he made his debut in the Swiss championship, in that match he took part in all the team’s goals and helped her to win 3-1.
On January 26, 2014, the football player moved to English Chelsea, signing a contract for five and a half years and receiving a T-shirt with the 15th number. February 8, 2014 in a match against Newcastle United made his debut in the Premier League, replacing Willian in the second half. March 22 in the match against Arsenal Salah scored his first goal for Chelsea. However, he did not take root in this team.
On February 2, 2015, Salah was transferred to Italian club Fiorentina on loan until the end of the season. On February 8, in a match against Atalanta, Mohammed made his debut in Serie A. On February 26, in the UEFA Europa League match against English, Tottenham Hotspur scored a goal that allowed Fiorentina to reach the eighth finals of the competition.
On August 6, 2015, Salah joined the Roma club (also on loan). On September 20, in the match against Sassuolo, Salah scored the first goal for Roma.And on November 6, 2016 in the match against Bologna, he designed his first hat-trick in the European championships.
At the end of 2015, Roma bought a transfer from Salah to Chelsea. June 22, 2017 moved to Liverpool. The amount of transfer was 42 million euros. The club received the 11th number. It was in Liverpool that his talent was revealed in full force. On August 12, 2017 in the match against Watford, he made his debut for Liverpool and scored his first goal for this team. August 23 in the match against Hoffenheim opened the scoring in the Champions League. In the group stage matches of the Champions League against the Spanish “Seville”, the Slovenian “Maribor” and the Moscow “Spartak” he scored five more goals.
On March 17, 2018, Salah, in the 31st round of the Premier League, issued “poker” at the Watford goal for four shots against the goal, thus repeating Andrei Arshavin’s achievement. At the same time, the Egyptian surpassed Fernando Torres’ achievement in the number of goals in the debut season for the Reds – 36. On March 31, in a match against Crystal Palace, he scored another goal and thus repeated Didier Drogba’s record for the season for African players. In 33 matches of the England Championship 2017/2018 Salah scored 31 with the ball and repeated the record of Cristiano Ronaldo, Alan Shearer and Luis Suarez in goals for the season. On May 13, in the final round of the league in the match against Brighton and Hove Albion, he scored his thirty-second goal, becoming the top scorer and breaking the record of the Premier League. Also, Mohammed Salah was recognized as the best player in the 2017/2018 season of the English Premier League. In total in the season 2017/2018 he scored 31 goals in the championship of England. In all tournaments for Liverpool, the forward scored 43 goals and gave 15 assists.