When we look at the way the life of this Egyptian soccer star has evolved over the years, we would be forced to draw the conclusion that success does not rest solely on the level of education one has attained in life. Mohamed Salah was a failure in education but at soccer, he became a total success.
Mohamed’s success story in football can be traced to his resounding performances in well-known football teams like Basel, Chelsea, Italian club Fiorentina, Liverpool and most importantly, his performance in his nations national team which earned him the nickname Egyptian King or Egyptian Messi.
Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian professional footballer who is known to celebrate goals by performing the sujood was born on the 15th day of June 1992 to average Egyptian parents. The footballer whose Zodiac sign is Gemini is of Egyptian nationality and Arabic ethnicity. He showed a passion for football at an early age. However, he was not brilliant at academics which was a source of worry to his middle-class parents who were interested in finding the right balance between his passion for soccer and his academics but from all indications, Mohamed did not show any sign of improving in academics and eventually, football became his total preoccupation during his childhood. Throughout his formative years, the budding football star kept himself completely engrossed in the soccer game unaffected by his parents’ wishes of him engaging in a more conventional career.
Mohamed is known to watch football on television when he wasn’t playing in the field. Initially, soccer was just a game of fun for him until he joined a local youth club called El Mokawloon in Cairo. Although the location of his new club was very far from his home to the extent that he needed to take five busses before getting to his destination, Mohamed was not discouraged one bit, rather, his passion for the game kept him focused.
He was finally accepted into the senior team in 2010 at the age of 18. At the initial stage, he was often used as a substitute player but as his skills improved, he started playing as a regular forward in the team. Even when the Egyptian league experienced a shut down in 2012, and the faith of several players was uncertain, Mohamed Salah was not deterred but signed a four-year contract with Basel in 2012 and made his first appearance at the UEFA championship and the Europa League the same year. Since then, he has played for notable clubs like Chelsea, Italian club Fiorentina, Roma, Liverpool. To crown it all, he became a part of the Egyptian national team and his performance in his country’s national team earned him a place in the CAF Team of the Tournament.
Net Worth and Salary
The soccer star’s net worth is estimated at $28 million and he earns $3 million as his annual income. In the past few years, the Egyptian football champion who plays as a forward for the Egyptian national team and for Liverpool has experienced a hike of over 32% in his net worth. His income is expected to increase at a very strong pace which is surely going to have a resultant effect on his future net worth.
Sources have it that the expectant growth for Mohamed’s net worth is 85% which is very remarkable. The veteran footballer recently acquired a brand-new luxury BMW car which is worth $250,000, bringing the total number of all his luxury wheels to seven with an estimated worth of $2 million. He also has two luxury houses worth $12 million. We expect to hear more on the soccer star’s improved net worth in the nearest future.
Who is his Wife?
Mohammed’s love life is a simple one, in the year 2013, the soccer champion got married to his girlfriend Maggi who is also a devout Muslim and they got married according to Muslim laws and customs. From all indication, married life agrees with the couple who have been living in marital bliss for almost five years and counting.
The couple’s marriage is blessed with a female child Makka who was born in the year 2014. Makka was born in Westminster Hospital in south-west London and was named after the Islamic holy city Mecca. Mohammed loves his cute daughter so much and is often seen with her. On his own part, Mohammed Salah sees his wife Maggi as a loving and caring wife. Their marriage keeps getting stronger by the day and divorce is very far from their union.
Other Facts About Mohamed Salah
Full Name – The soccer superstar’s full name is Mohamed Salah Ghaly, his surname is Salah Ghaly while he is generally known by the nickname Salah. His supporters, on the other hand, gave him the nicknames Egyptian Messi and Egyptian King.
Body Statistics – Mohamed Salah stands at a height of 1.75 m or 5 feet 9 inches. His weight is 71 kg or 151 lbs and he plays with jersey no 11. His hair which is cut short is black in color and his eyes are dark brown in color.
Hobbies – The renowned footballer’s hobbies include soccer, watching films and playing video games.
Philanthropy – Mohammed has been known to donate generously to charity foundations and special kids.