Mohamed Saleh Net Worth, Age, Wife, Family, Biography and More

 

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Mohamed Saleh Biography and Net Worth

Regarded as one of the best African players of all time, Mohamed Saleh is a name that you would have heard of at least once when talking about football. Especially known for his finishing, dribbling,and speed, he is regarded as one of the best players in the world. He currently plays as a Forward for Liverpool.

   

Mohamed Saleh Biography and Net Worth
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Brief Bio:-

Full Name:Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly 

Age: 30 years

Height: 1.75m 

Weight: 80kg(approx)

Position: Forward

Net Worth: $90M (approx)

With the recent transfer of Saleh to Liverpool, he is now reported to be the sixth highest-paid footballer in the world, with this three-year deal offering him about £350,000 a week, which can further increase to £400,000 with different bonuses, based on his goals, assists,etc. Along with this, his transfer to Liverpool itself was a $54.6M deal. His past transfers which include a  $52M contract with Liverpool in 2018, $31.2M transfer from AS Roma to Liverpool in 2017 are some ways through which he has garnered his net worth. He also earns through his endorsement deals with brands like Vodafone Egypt,Pepsi,Uber, Adidas, Oppo,etc. 
 
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Early years:

Mohamed Saleh Hamed Mahrous Ghaly was born on 15 June 1992 to middle class parents. He was not good at academics and wanted to find a balance between his studies and football but could never achieve it. His parents due to their economic status wanted him to have a conventional career, however football always remained his top-priority. He joined a local academy called ‘El Mokawloon’ in Cairo to start honing his skills. At the age of 18, he was accepted into the senior team of his club, where he initially played as a substitute player but later on was promoted to a forward.

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Club Career:-

Basel:

  • After the suspension of the Egyptian Premier League, in which Saleh played for El Mokawloon, Swiss club Basel who had been monitoring Saleh for quite a while saw their chance and organized a friendly match with Egypt U-23 team. Egypt won with a 4-3 score with two goals by Saleh. 
  • In April, 2012 he signed a four-year contract with Basel.
  • He made his official debut under Basel in UEFA Champions League on 8 August.
  • He scored his first league goal a week later in a 2-0 win against Lausanne. He scored his first Europa League goal on 11 April,2013 in a 4-1 Penalties win against Tottenham Hotspur.
  • Basel went on to win the Swiss Super League season 2012-13 Championship title and finished runner-ups in the Swiss Cup.
  • During his time with Basel, Saleh played a total of 95 games and scored 21 goals. He scored nine goals in the domestic league, four in the cup, seven in the European games and others were scored during test games.

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Chelsea:

  • On 23 January, 2014 Saleh was signed by Chelsea from Basel with a fee of  £11 million, making him the first Egyptian to sign with the club.
  • On 8 February Saleh made his debut under Chelsea in the Premier League, coming in as a substitute.
  • He scored his first goal for the club against Arsenal coming on as a substitute; the match ended with  a 3-0 win over Newcastle United.
  • The 2014-15 season was pretty bleak for Saleh since he was rarely used, making just three Premier League,two UEFA and three cup appearances failing to score in any of these. 
  • In February 2015 Chelsea loaned Saleh to Fiorentina, an Italian club on an 18- month loan. He made his debut in this team on 14 February against Sassuolo, scoring his first goal within 30 minutes. At the end of the season, Fiorentina wanted to make the loan-move permanent but were refused by Saleh who wanted to instead join Roma.

Saleh joined Roma on a loan of €5 million, with the option to make the deal permanent,for €15 million on 6 August 2015. He made his debut on 22 August. In this season, Saleh scored a total of 15 goals in 42 matches with Roma finishing in third place in Serie A. He also won the club’s 2015-16 ‘Player of the season’ award.

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Roma:

  • Saleh signed with Roma on 3 August 2016 and scored his first goal of the season in a win over Udinese.
  • He scored a hat-trick in a 3-0 victory over Bologna, also his first club hat-trick.
  • This season remained bitter-sweet for him considering the two month period he went without any goal and the ruptured ankle he sustained.
  • However, despite all that Roma finished the season with barely four points behind the season champions(Juventus) with Saleh scoring 19 goals in all the competitions.

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Liverpool:

  • In June 2017 Saleh transferred to Liverpool. He scored on his first Premier League debut against Watford in a 3-3 draw.
  • In 2018 he was awarded the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award. He scored a brace in a 5-2 Champions league win over Roma and became the first African player and the first Liverpool player to score 10 goals in a single campaign tournament. 
  • His double goal also made him the second-highest goalscorer in a single season with 43 goals.
  • He became the Premier League’s all time goalscorer for the 38th season earning him the Premier League Golden Boot.
  • He signed another contract with Liverpool in 2018. He received the 2018 FIFA Puskás Award for goal of the year award. 
  • Saleh scored twice in a match against Red Star Belgrade on October 24, his second goal being his 50th for the club thereby, making him the fastest player in the history of Liverpool to reach half century.
  • Liverpool won the 2019 FIFA World Cup with Saleh winning the Golden Ball award and the PLayer of the Tournament.
  • He signed another contract with Liverpool in 2022, up until 2025.

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International Career:

Saleh has played for the Egypt U-20,U-23 team and has represented Egypt in 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup and 2012 Summer Olympics as well. He made his debut for the national team in September 2011. He was the top scorer for Egypt with five goals in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.He was named the captain of the Egypt national team in 2019.

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Personal Life:

Family and Children 

Saleh married his wife Magi in 2013. He has a daughter named Makka born in 2014 and another daughter born in 2020 named Kayan. Saleh is a devout muslim.

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Philanthropy:

Saleh is actively involved in a variety of charitable projects like construction of an Al-Azhar institute and an ambulance unit. It is also reported that he has helped more than 450 families by giving them monthly allowances and helped the government by donating $300000 when the country was under economic crisis.
 
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Average Records(stats)per match:

            Apps(Subs)
                            14(0)
                  Goals(P)
                              6
                  Assists
                            3
                  Yellows
                            0
                    Reds
                            0
                Min Played
                            95

 
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