DID YOU KNOW?
That Mohammed Salah played for Egypt at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in 2011 in Colombia as well as the 2012 Olympic Games in London?
That he is great pals with Egypt teammate and Arsenal midfielder Mohammed Elneny. They have been friends since their days at El Mokawloon as youth team players, and as well at Basel in Switzerland?
That he acted as translator and interpreter for Mohammed Elneny when the latter joined him at Swiss side, Basel?
He won the Swiss Super League in his first season with Basel?
He was almost forced to serve in the Egyptian military shortly after signing for Chelsea but was spared by the Egyptian Prime Minister, Ibrahim Mahlab?
Despite not being an out-and-out striker, he has scored at least two or more goals every season for the clubs he has played for.
He scored in all three of Egypt’s group matches at the London 2012 Olympics and helped them to the quarter finals.
He scored his first goal for the senior Pharoahs in a 3-0 win over Niger Republic in October 2011, one month after making his debut.
Salah has since scored 24 goals in 40 appearances for the Pharoahs.
He has won three domestic club competitions (two with Chelsea and one with Basel).
He finished as one of the top scorers with six goals along with Asamoah Gyan (Ghana) and countryman Mohammed Aboutrika during the qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup.
He has scored 12 goals and has seven assists in 33 games for Roma in all competitions this season.