Mohamed Salah is undoubtedly one of the most iconic players in the world today. Celebrating his 31st birthday on June 15th, fans around the globe are reflecting on his remarkable career and accomplishments.
Salah first began his football career in 2008 playing for El Mokawloon in the Egyptian domestic league. His talent immediately shone through, and it wasn’t long before he was signed by FC Basel in 2012. Following a successful spell with Basel, Chelsea Football Club signed him up in 2014. During his time at Chelsea, Salah was loaned out to both Fiorentina and Roma where he continued to impress with a string of impressive performances. In 2017, Liverpool Football Club secured a deal to sign Salah from Roma for an estimated fee of £36.9 million – a record fee for an African player at that time.
Since joining Liverpool, Salah has made an incredible contribution to the team’s success – scoring goals left right and center! He broke the Premier League scoring record in a single season with 32 goals, won the Premier League Golden Boot and swept all Player of the Year awards including PFA (Professional Footballers’ Association), FWA (Football Writers’ Association) and Premier League official selection for 2018-19 season. In 2019/2020 season, he scored 27 goals which helped Liverpool win their first English top tier title since 1990 – all this while competing against some of Europe’s top clubs!
One of his most memorable moments came when he scored two goals against Tottenham Hotspur in April 2019 – helping Liverpool reach their second consecutive UEFA Champions League final! This was especially poignant as it was also the first time any team had achieved back-to-back Champions League finals since Real Madrid did so between 2016 and 2018.
Aside from footballing excellence – Salah is renowned for his charitable activities off the pitch too! He established ‘The Salah Foundation’ which aims to provide educational opportunities to disadvantaged children across Egypt – something which is extremely close to his heart as he grew up without formal education himself due to financial constraints within his family home. As well as this, he is also ambassador for various charities such as UNICEF who support vulnerable children throughout Africa – advocating for child protection rights through various public appearances across the continent.
On this special day – Happy Birthday to Mohamed Salah! Let’s look forward towards what amazing things he will achieve next wearing that famous Liverpool jersey 2023/24!