PFA Players' Player of the Year

“I was not a very good student. I always tried to improve myself, even when I was a kid.”

Here's a time line of Mohamed Salah's life:

  • 1992: Born, Mohamed Salah Ghaly is born 15 June 1992, an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a forward for English club Liverpool and the Egyptian national team.
  • May 2010: El Mokawloon, Salah started his senior career with hometown club El Mokawloon in the Egyptian Premier League .
  • April 2012: Basel, Salah had signed for Basel on a four-year contract starting from 15 June 2012
  • January 2014: Chelsea, Chelsea announced that a deal had been agreed with Basel to bring Salah to London for a fee reported to be in the region of £11 million. Three days later the transfer was completed, making him the first Egyptian to sign for the Stamford Bridge club.
  • February 2015: Fiorentina, Chelsea confirmed that Salah would play for the Italian club Fiorentina on an 18-month loan until the end of the 2015–16 season, as part of a transfer deal which saw Juan Cuadrado moving in the opposite direction, Salah chose the number 74 shirt in honor of the victims of the Port Said Stadium riot
  • August 2015: Roma, Salah joined Roma on a season-long loan for €5 million; with the option to make the deal permanent, for a reported €15 million. He wore the number 11 shirt.
  • June 2017: Liverpool, Salah agreed a transfer to Liverpool. He signed a long-term contract with the Reds for an initial €42m fee that could rise to €50m
  • April 2018: PFA Players' Player of the Year, Salah was awarded the PFA Players' Player of the Year award, having earlier been named in the PFA Team of the Year for the Premier League. Two days later, he scored a brace in a 5–2 Champions League semi-final first leg win over former club, Roma. In doing so, he simultaneously became the first player from Africa and the first Liverpool player to score 10 goals in a single campaign in the tournament. His double also took him to 43 goals for the season across all competitions
  • August 2018: FIFA Puskás Award, Salah was named on the three-man shortlist for the UEFA Men's Player of the Year, coming in third place, and was also included on the three-man shortlist for the UEFA Forward of the Season, coming in second place. On 3 September he was named on the three-man shortlist for the Best FIFA Men's Player, finishing third. Amid controversy and online protest, Salah received the 2018 FIFA Puskás Award for goal of the year, the winning strike his goal at Anfield in his first Merseyside derby

"He is a great player, he has shown that in Rome and now in Liverpool. He grows and gets better. He is young and can give even more to football. He is a player that I appreciate a lot."

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Written and coded by Mohamed Khaled Yousef.