Egyptian international Mohamed Salah was named the best player in Switzerland after...
Player Profile: Mohamed Salah
Name: Mohamed Salah
Date of Birth: June 15, 1992
Height: 1.76m (5 ft 8 in)
Current club: FC Basel (Switzerland)
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Mohamed Salah is a rising Egyptian talent and one of the quickest forwards Egypt has ever witnessed. Dubbed as the ‘Egyptian Messi’, Salah plays as a false nine or a winger where he cuts through the middle causing havoc to defenses with his skill and speed. He’s a savvy footballer with a natural flair for both scoring and setting up goals. Salah recently signed a 4-year contract with Swiss giants FC Basel, who’re reportedly considering him a natural replacement for Xherdan Shaqiri.
Salah bursted onto the scene in the 2010/2011 Egyptian Premier League season with Arab Contractors SC. He quickly received widespread praise for his speed (a rare trait in Egypt), both on and off the ball. His breakthrough to stardom came a year later, finishing top scorer of his team with 7 goals and 3 assists in 13 appearances before the season was cancelled.
By the age of 19, Salah has represented Egypt for all youth and senior levels. He played a crucial role in Egypt’s U20 bronze medal win at the African Youth Championship and at the CAF U23 Championship, qualifying Egypt to the London 2012 Olympics. Salah is the youngest player to score for the Egyptian national team since 2001. His consistently impressive displays earned him a regular spot in the starting eleven, and he has been undoubtedly one of the best performers under Bob Bradley. He is also Egypt’s top scorer under the American coach.
- Blistering speed.
- Powerful left foot.
- Good dribbler.
- Neat finisher.
- Short through passes.
- Excellent vision and distribution.
- Selfish at times.
- Doesn’t play the simple pass.
- Weak physique.
|Arab Contractors||2009/2010 Egyptian Premier League||3||0||0|
|2010/2011 Egyptian Premier League||20||4||0|
|2011/2012 Egyptian Premier League||15||7||3|
|FC Basel||2012/2013 Swiss Super League||29||5||3|
|2013/2014 Swiss Super League||7||1||2|
|2012/2013 Swiss Cup||5||3||2|
|2012/2013 UEFA Europa League||14||2||4|
|2012/13 UEFA Champions League qualifying||2||0||0|
|2013/14 UEFA Champions League qualifying||4||3||0|