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Name Mohamed Salah
Spelling Mohammad Salah
  Mo Salah
Gender Male
Ethnic Egyptian
Job Egyptian Footballer
Desc Not the most prolific year by Salah’s very high standards but the Egyptian still managed 24 goals - including one in the Champions League final


Org Egypt National Team
Club as Player Liverpool FC
  AS Roma
  AS Roma [Loan]
  AFC Fiorentina [Loan]
  Chelsea FC
  Basel FC

2017 12 20 Retrieve

[Mohamed Salah tells Liverpool FC’s official website about his childhood] I first fell in love with football when I was a kid, around seven or eight years old. I remember watching the Champions League all the time and then trying to be like the Brazilian Ronaldo, Zinadine Zidane and Francesco Totti when playing out in the street with my friends. I loved those kinds of players, players who played with magic

2018 01 06 Retrieve

[Salah speaks ahead of the CAF Awards 2017] I have always wanted to be here [one of Africa’s best players]. I put myself under pressure and take risks. Right now I have the ambition to be the best Egyptian player in history

2018 04 18 Retrieve

[Salah targets Ian Rush’s goalscoring record] There’s a big chance to break the record, to be No. 1 for a club like Liverpool, it’s something huge. I will be very happy if I break it. I’m happy about 40, I want to keep scoring, I want to be No. 1 for the record. It’s always good when you see your name with legends of a club like Liverpool, it’s a different feeling and I’m very happy about that. But I always try to look at myself and I want more. I have 40 now, I’m telling myself, ‘Why not? You can be No. 1! I will try my best to break the record but, as I’ve said before, we play as 11 players, I play for the team. It’s not about individual awards, it’s something for the team. I’m sure if I have a chance to give it to someone else to score, I will – it’s not about me, it’s about us

2018 04 28 Retrieve

[Mohamed Salah speaks after being named PFA Player of the Year] It makes me work harder. It makes me give everything, more than before because now there’s more pressure. Everyone is looking for you to do something. When I didn’t score in one game, they said: ‘Wow, he’s playing badly’. Everyone is expecting something in each game I’m playing. I don’t have to score in every game but I want to do my best. I want to give everything for the club for my teammates and myself also

2018 05 05 Retrieve

[Mohamed Salah speaks after his side’s semi-final victory over AS Roma] It is not going to be a final between Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo, I am playing for a great club, and we have great players, so qualifying to the final came with great team work, that I cannot do alone. I know all of the Arab people wish the best for me, and they are happy every time I win, but now at the moment I am only thinking about the final and to bring the Champions League trophy to Anfield

2018 12 22 Retrieve

[Mohamed Salah speaks about helping Egypt qualify for Russia 2018] We hadn’t qualified for the World Cup in 28 years. It was a special moment for me and for all Egyptians. But to qualify in that manner … The world’s greatest film director would struggle to come up with an ending like that. I want that [qualification] to become the norm, not something only experienced every 28 years

2019 01 12 Retrieve

[Mohamed Salah speaks after receiving the CAF African Footballer of the Year award for the second year in a row] This award is very big for me, I love it because I saw it when I was young and I always had a dream to win it one day. I’m proud to win it twice, I must thank my family and my teammates, and I dedicate this award to my country, Egypt

2019 04 20 Retrieve

[Mohamed Salah speaks after being named by the magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world this year] I think we need to change the way we treat women in our culture. It’s not optional. I support the woman more than I did before, because I feel like she deserves more than what they give her now, at the moment

2020 03 07 Retrieve

[Mohamed Salah reaches goals landmark] I always love to score and help the team get points. We need to keep going for the next three games and the rest of the season