Born 15 June 1992, Mohamed Salah Ghaly is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays for Liverpool FC in England, and the Egyptian national team.
Salah is Muslim and often celebrates goals by performing the 'Sujood.' He is nicknamed 'The Pharaoh' by the press and his fans, and was recently given the nickname 'Egyptian King' by Liverpool supporters. Salah is married to Magi, and together they have a daughter named Makka who was born in 2014.
A quick, mobile, hard-working and tactical player, with good technique and an eye for goal, Salah is predominantly known for his speed, dribbling skills, first touch, and ball control, as well as his ability to use both his pace and flair on the ball in order to beat opponents, and create scoring opportunities for himself or his teammates. He primarily plays as a winger on the right flank, a position which allows him to cut into the center onto his stronger left foot, while he can also play in the center behind the main striker as either an attacking midfielder or second striker. His technical skills, pace, position and direct playing style led him to be nicknamed the 'Egyptian Messi', in the Italian media.
On January 4,2018, Salah was named CAF African Footballer for the year 2017, he also won the BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017, and was also selected in the CAF Team of the Year and CAF Africa Cup of Nations Team of the Tournament for 2017.
He has been one of the stand out players in the Premier League this season, playing his way into the heart of many English fans, while receiving numerous plaudits for his dribbling skills and incredible goal scoring exploits.
He is our sports MCM for this week, he is Mohamed Salah.