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Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly, commonly known as Mohamed Salah is one of the best players in the world. He is an Egyptian professional Footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Liverpool and also serves as a captain for the Egypt National Team. Born on June 15, 1992, Mohamed Salah is 30 years old Arabic footballer who is considered one of the greatest African players on international level. The Arabic Sunshine is known for his dribbling, finishing and speed. Ramy Abbas Issa is his representative who is a Colombian Football Agent and lawyer. The Egyptian player started his football journey at a very young age with Ittihad Basyoun, an Arabian football club. In 2010, at the age of 18, he began his senior career and continued his journey with Al Mokawloon where he ended his youth career. He made a total of 38 appearances for the team and scored 11 goals. The Egyptian footballer also has two Swiss Super League titles to his name which he won in 2012 with Basel. Salah has played with several popular and successful clubs such as Chelsea, Roma, Florentina, etc. 

Early Years

The famous Footballer, Mohamed Salah was born on June 15, 1992 in a small village of Basyoun named Nagrig in Egypt. He was born to his mother about whom only little is known and his father, Salah Galey. The 1.75 m tall Salah was raised in Village of Nagrig with his brother Nasr Shah  and often called the “Son of the Nagrig”. He is still counted as a resident of the village. When he grew up in Nagrig, he just fell in love with football at the age of seven only. He used to Play Football with his brother in his childhood and ended up becoming a football lover who just didn’t limit it as a passion but transformed it into a rewarding career. Well, Salah was not new in his family to come up with such a craze and passion for football. His father, Salah Galey and two uncles also had a history of playing the same sport at the youth club of their village. 

Looks like Mohamed Salah inherited this love for football from his paternal relatives. He also was a big on watching Champions Leagues games in his young age and had childhood idols such as Brazilian Ronaldo, Totti and Zidane. So, unlike his father and uncles, he chose to transform his love for football into a professional and successful rewarding career. He had faith in himself that he would build a career in this enjoyable sporting activity. He initiated his football career by joining a local youth club of Ittihad Basyoun in 2004. He left it the following year and joined Othmason Tanta leaving it in 2006 to give a kick start to his professional career with El Mokawloon. 

Mohamed Salah’s Wife

The UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA club World Cup 2019 winner Liverpool’s footballer Mohamed Salah is a man with a dashing body and pure soil. This pure soul is married and has found his soulmate named Magi Sadeq. Magi Sadeq comes from a rich family background and has a twin sister. Mohamed Salah’s beautiful wife was born in 1994 which makes her two years younger than Salah. She was born in Nagrig, the same village as her husband. Magi also has the nationality of Egypt. By religion, she is a Muslim just like her husband and can never be spotted without a “hijab”. 

Magi Sadeq – Salah’s Wife 

Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian professional footballer is also known as “The Egyptian King” due to his incredible dribbling and finishing skills. Salah who is a popular football face, is the love of so many young ladies but found his love among the Egyptians. He married his childhood sweetheart, Mari Sadeq who is only two years younger than him. Magi Sadeq comes from a big family consisting of her twin sister, Mohab Sadeq and two other sisters named Mahy Sadeq and Miram Sadeq. Her parents used to serve as teachers at Mohammed Eyad Al Tantawi School when Magi Sadeq studied along with her present husband Mohamed Salah. Magi Sadeq studied further and completed her graduation receiving a bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology. The 27 years old Magi got fame after marrying the popular international Footballer in 2013. 

Salah and Magi’s Love story

Salah and Magi’s Love story is no less than a beautiful fictional story of a film. They were so lucky to get married to their school love and have such a long term relationship. Magi was Salah’s first love as she went to the same school as Salah’s and spent most of her primary and junior years with him. Their love story also began right from their school. They fell in love with each other at first sight and started dating each other very young. They dated for a few years until they decided that they were mature enough to get married and take things to a next level. 

On December 17, 2013, they finally tied the knot, got married and became an officially married couple in the eyes of the world. Their wedding ceremony took place in the same village where they were born. The Egyptian footballer has come so far in his career but still finds his roots in Nagreg, Egypt. Since they got married, Magi hasn’t made so many public appearances because she doesn’t like to reveal her personal life in public. This is why she avoids the spotlight as much as possible. As a wife and life partner, Magi is extremely supportive and encouraging. Though a little is known about her career and profession, some sources claim that she is a biotechnologist. Popular star’s wife also has a strong faith in Islam and never go out without wearing a hijab. 

Salah’s Children

The duo has a small family of two children who are both pretty daughters – Makka and Kayan. The Egyptian couple welcomed their first child in 2014, their first Daughter- Makka. Makka was born in London in 2014 when Salah was busy playing for Chelsea. Well, the Egyptian footballer Salah is quite active on social media and loves to post regular updates on his elder daughter. 

Makka Mohamed Salah

Makka is the first and eldest child daughter of Mohamed Salah and Magi Sadeq. Makka was born to the couple in 2014 one year after their marriage. Makka also has a younger sister who is as pretty as herself. Salah likes to post pictures with her or updates on her. Salah is a very responsible and adorable dad. One of his most adorable moments with Makka is when they went to Salah’s favorite park together. Salah kept warming up with her on the grass and then suddenly he took Makka over his shoulders to do the weight exercise and squats. It was such a cute and adorable moment that the video went viral. 

Kayan Mohamed Salah

As of now Kayan Salah is Salah’s youngest daughter who was born in February 2020 seven years after their wedding. It makes her six years younger than Makka. She is the third love of Salah’s life after Magi and Makka. Currently, she is two years and eight months old. Kayan along with her sister Makka watched her dad scoring for Liverpool in their 3-1 Premier League victory over Wolves on the season’s final day. 

Football Career

Salah started his career with local youth teams. He had Ronaldo, Francesco Totti and Zinedine Zidane as his childhood idols. He started his youth career with a local Egyptian club, Ittihad Basyoun. Then he was transferred to Al Mokawloon where he gave a cake start to his senior career in 2010. His undefeated talent came into notice of the first team manager Mohamed Radwan as a result of which he was moved to the senior team of Al Mokawloon. This is how Salah made his Senior debut. On May 3, 2010, he made his senior team debut in the Egyptian Premier League as a substitute in a 1-1 draw match against El Mansoura. He was promoted to be a regular for Al Mokawloon and remained one till 2012. 

Here begins a journey with Swiss Super League club Basel which had featured Salah in 2012. The club organised a friendly match with Egypt U-23 team. The match was played on March 16, 2012 at the Stadion Rankhof in Basel. In April 2012, it was announced that Salah signed a four years contract with the club starting from June 15, 2012. Salah scored in an unofficial debut match where he emerged victorious 4-2 over Steaua Bucuresti. Officially, he made his debut on August 8 , coming on as a substitute in a UEFA champions league primary stage game against the Norwegian club, Molde. Yet, he made his debut in the Swiss Super League on August 12 playing a complete match against Thun and scored his first league goal on August 19 and second goal in a winning match (2-0) against Lausanne. 

Salah’s time with Basel was more concentrated on learning and development. He played for Basel until 2014 and in 2013 he was a part of the Basel team that emerged winner of the 2013 Uhrencup. As of season 2013-14 he made his first league appearance on July 13, 2013 against Aarau. A month later, he also scored his first Champions League goal against Maccabi Tel Aviv in the third round. Salah became a subject to controversy after playing that game.

After winning so many matches and League competitions with Basel, he was finally transferred to the London-based club Chelsea. It was keen to sign one more successful footballer and on January 23, 2014 they announced that Salah had signed a contract with the club accepting their offer salary of £11 million. Though Liverpool also put its every effort to sign the Basel Striker making an offer of £11 million but got unlucky with his signature. Chelsea beat them in the bid. 


In total, Salah made 13 appearances and 2 goals for Chelsea. On February 8, 2014, the Egyptian footballer made his debut for Chelsea in the Premier League, entering the 3-0 win over Newcastle United as a substitute. On March 22, 2013, he scored his first League goal with Chelsea in a match 6-0 win over Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. For season 2014-15, the Egyptians future with Chelsea looked quite unsure as a rumour spread claiming that he could be forced by Egypt to join the Military Service after he registered for an education scheme. Fortunately he was spared from Military service thanks to the Egyptian prime minister Ibrahim Mahlab and Higher Education Minister and the Egyptian national manager Shawky Gharieb. 

The Egyptian football star made two UEFA Champions League, three Premier League and three cup appearances failing to score even a single goal in any of them. Before moving to Florentina for loan play, Mourinho, the former manager of the Club announced that he would be receiving a replica winner’s medal from the club for his skillful efforts that season. 

On February 2 2015 it was declared by Chelsea that Salah would play for the Italian club Florentina on a 18-month long period loan marking the end of 2015-16 season. Salah scored his first goal for the Italian club on February 14 against Sassuolo. Two minutes after scoring his first goal he assisted Khouma Babacar with the match ending in a 3-1 win for Florentina. He made a total of 16 appearances and six goals for the team. 

For season 2015-16, Salah played for Roma on a loan of one season for €5 million joined on August 6, 2015. He was given the shirt number 11 with which he made his debut for the team on August 22 as the new season began with a 1-1 draw at Hellas Verona. One month later, he scored his first goal of the season against Sassulo helping Roma score a point to end the match in a 2-2 draw. On November 4, he scored his first Champions League goal with Roma in a 3-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen. Salah’s hard work resulted into reward for him as he won the 2015-16 Player of the season award.

The Egyptian footballer with 53.3m followers on Instagram has earned a reputation in the field of international football and his career chronology is the evidence. 

Finishing the loan period lasting for one season for Roma, Salah decided to join it and signed a contract with the club. He made a total of 31 appearances and 15 goals for the team apart from the loan period. On August 3, 2016, Roma announced that Salah had signed a deal with them for €15 million. He made his first goal for the team on August 20 in a 4-0 win over Udinese. On November 6, he scored a hat-trick in a 3-0 victory over Bologna. 


Finally, on June 22, 2017, Mohamed Salah agreed to sign the contract with Premier League club Liverpool. Then, he signed a long-term contract with the Reds initially for a salary of £36.5 million which was later raised to £43 million. He was given the number 11 there which was previously assigned to Roberto Firmino who shifted to number 9. 

Salah started to play for Liverpool in 2017 and continues to do so. In his first season 2017-18 with Liverpool, his performance got him many proclaimed awards such as PFA Players’ Player of the Year and the Football Writers’ Player of the year. Other awards that he received include two Premier League Golden Boot awards, two Premier League titles and two African footballer of the Year awards. Salah was also shortlisted for the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year and secured third place. Other three men shortlists which he got nominated for was the Best FIFA Men’s Player in which he was ranked second and third in the Best FIFA Men’s Player. In season 2021-22, he was named one of the top 10 all-time scorers of Liverpool.

Mohamed Salah Net Worth and Interests

Mohamed Salah is one of the greatest Liverpool players in European football history and has gained even a lot of popularity in recent years. He is not just a popular and successful footballer of Liverpool but also one of the highest paid players in the Premier League. As of 2022, Salah’s net worth is estimated to be around €88 million. As per his previous deal with Liverpool he was paid 240 thousand Euros every week. A few sources claim that his new contract with the English club is worth around 400 thousand Euros per week and His current market value is 100 million euros. 

The widely known Egyptian footballer has a keen interest in cars. He has a proper collection of expensive luxury cars which are worth millions of euros. Liverpool striker’s spectacular car collection includes cars like Toyota Camry (€29k), Mercedes Benz AMG GLE COUPE (€65k), Audi Q7 (€176k), Lamborghini Aventador (€271k) and Bentley Continental GT which he recently bought for 161 thousand euros. 

The Egyptian footballer is a big fan of Leonardo DiCaprio and Khaled El Nabawy who are popular Hollywood actors. Salah has even met his dream star, charming and handsome Khaled El Nabawy. You can find their pictures together on the internet. Salah is a very religious person and believes in charity. He is involved in many charity projects in Nagreg where 65% of people are suffering from poverty and also donates for social work, education and hospitals. He is also funding construction of an Al-azhar institute.

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