Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Liverpool and the Egypt national team. Considered one of the best players in the world, he is known for his finishing, dribbling, and speed.
Born to a family that loved sports, Salah soon imbibed these interests from his family. His father, as well as his uncles, were particularly interested in football. Their love for football was so deep that they played for a local club in Nagrig. Though he was a youngster who loved sport, Salah wasn’t academically endowed. He repeatedly had low scores in his academic reports. But knowing he couldn’t succeed in academics, Salah pursued his interest in football. His love for football led him to engage in constant practice and also featured in local tournaments. His football exploits soon earned him a spot in a club in Egypt, El Mokawloon.
Career Summary, Achievements & Contracts
In May 2010, after spending time in the youth system of El Mokawloon, he got featured in the club’s first team in the Egyptian Premier League. He spent two years as an El Mokawloon senior player, before he moved to Switzerland club, Basel after he penned a four-year deal. Salah spent just two seasons at Basel, winning the Swiss Superleague in both seasons. In January 2014, he moved to Chelsea for about £11 million. After Salah was exempted for compulsory military service in Egypt, he appeared in just three games for Chelsea in his first season before he was loaned to Florentina.
Florentina’s deal with Chelsea meant Salah will spend 18 months at the Serie A club. But after spending the 2015 season with the club, he was loaned to Roma. He spent the 2016 season at Roma as a loaned player. His performance at Roma was so convincing that he was awarded the club’s Player of the Season award and also emerged as Roma’s top scorer for the season. For the 2017 season, he returned as a Roma player but now on a permanent deal. That season, he helped Roma finish as Serie A runner-up.
In June 2017, Salah moved to Liverpool for about €42 million. His first season at Liverpool was an immense success. Salah came out in improved form to emerge not just the league top scorer, but the top scorer in the top five prestigious leagues in Europe. Though Liverpool did not win the league, he received the PFA Fans’ Player of the Year, PFA Players’ Player of the Year, FWA Footballer of the Year, EPL Golden Boot, and EPL Player of the Season awards. He also led Liverpool to the final of the 2018 UEFA Champions League, where he suffered a shoulder injury, which saw him exit the pitch in the 30th minute.
His exploits in his first two seasons at Liverpool earned him 2017 and 2018 African Footballer of the Year and BBC African Footballer of the Year awards. The next season, determined to claim a silverware at Liverpool, Salah came out determined, he led Liverpool on an incredible run in the EPL, which saw them tussle with Manchester City for the league, but Man City triumph. He consoled himself for the loss of the league with an amazing performance in the Champions League, which saw Liverpool emerge European champions. He also emerged, joint winner of the league Golden Boot award.
For the 2020 season, even more, determined to win the league with Liverpool, Salah led Liverpool on an incredible run, that the team did not taste defeat in 22 home fixtures. His goalscoring was on point as he recorded his third successive 20+ goal season. That season, his incredible run with Liverpool saw the club defeat every club in the league and also win the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. Prior to the suspension of the league, he jointly held the third spot in the Premier League goalscoring chart.
Endorsements & Sponsorships in 2020
A notable star, Salah list of sponsors includes sport apparel manufacturers, Adidas, and Vodafone Egypt. He appeared in the EA Sports video game, FIFA 18. For a star like Salah, the Endorsement and sponsorship deals ought to be over the roof. But bear in mind, that he achieved his new level of stardom in the 2017/18 season and riding high in his elevated level of fame, he penned the most of his current endorsement and sponsorship deals. It’s just a matter of time before he pens more.
Salary in 2020
When he was just another player who played in Serie A and had a failed season at Chelsea, Salah’s salary could be said to be average for a player who plays in Europe. But his success in Liverpool has seen his salary rise. Despite that Salah earns less than some of his contemporaries in the Premier League. According to Forbes in 2020 with an earning of $35.1 million, Salah is ranked as the 34th highest-paid athlete in the world. This is something that will definitely change during his next contract negotiations.
Mohamed Salah’s salary at Liverpool is currently about £200,000 per week. The star who will receive as much as £10.4 million in 2020, is currently worth €150 million in market value, more than that of the reigning best player in the world, Lionel Messi. Salah will likely see an increase in salary in the near future if Liverpool goes on to claim the EPL.
Net Worth in 2020
Mohamed Salah’s net worth is valued at $70 million in 2020. Relatively new to the limelight, Salah though has long been in the eye of the media, it wasn’t until his successful spell at Liverpool, did he begin to come on the radar of the media. This is credited to the exceptional performance he has recorded in recent times. Salah who is still young has several years ahead of him. If he keeps up and improves his current form, he’ll bound to improve his performance and earn more trophy which will not only increase his salary but also bring more endorsement deals to him. Currently, worth $70 million, it’ll be no surprise if he passes the $100 million mark in subsequent years.
In 2020, Mohamed Salah’s net worth is estimated at $70 million. His total earnings for a 12-month period which ended in May 2020 is estimated at $35.1 million with his salary and winnings accounting for $23.1 million and $12 million from endorsement deals. The major source of his wealth is from his career as a professional football (soccer) player.
Branded a ‘rejected player’, Salah improved his skills, after his failed time at Chelsea and following his exploits at Roma, a worthy coach, who could see his potentials and formulate a strategy to suit his style of play, took him and Salah delivered. This points to the fact, that no one is a failure.