Liverpool FC and Egyptian striker, Mohamed Salah has been rated as a hero for his country and across the world. The forward got his praises after he was ranked 8th on the Sunday Times’ 2022 Giving List of charitable donations.
The Sunday Times revealed this new achievement by saying; ‘Salah donated £2.4 million to the National Cancer Institute in Cairo in 2019 after it was severely damaged by a car bomb. ‘The star’s philanthropy is one of several interventions in his homeland’.
Mohamed Salah is the only footballer to appear in the top 10 of this list and alongside Lewis Hamilton as the only two sports people on the list as well. The list is not based on net worth but on the percentage of individual wealth given for charity works and Mohamed Salah has given up to 6% of his wealth to the needing.
Salah donated most of his wealth to the health sector and mainly to his home nation, as a means of giving back to his country, Egypt.
The top striker joined Liverpool from AS Roma in 2017 and has gone up to be considered a club hero.
Before going to AS Roma, Salah was a Chelsea player but couldn’t establish himself at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea decided to let him join Roma where Jurgen Klopp signed him from a few years later.
Mo Salah has been a great addition to Liverpool, as he’s among the players carrying Liverpool in most top games. Salah has always been among the top goal scorers in the league or club since he joined the Premier League side.
He finished the last season as the highest goal scorer with 23 goals and 17 assists. His contributions helped Liverpool to win the FA Cup and Carabao Cup competition. Liverpool also finished second in the English Premier League and UEFA Champions League.
Salah has recently disclosed that he felt disappointed with his 2020 Ballon d’Or award ranking. The Egyptian king came 7th in the ranking despite having a good season.
Unfortunately for the prolific winger, Mo Salah hasn’t had a good run with the Egyptian national football team, especially in recent years.
Egypt came close to winning the 2021 Nations Cup but finished second behind Senegal. Salah was the talking point of the final game as he didn’t have the opportunity to take his spot-kick before Senegal sealed the victory.
During the second leg of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Senegal, Salah missed a penalty as lasers were pointed at him during the penalty shootout. His missed helped Senegal to qualifier for the World Cup ahead of Egypt.
Currently, the Liverpool man has one year left in his contract with the Premier League club but is ready to stay at the club next season as he awaits a contract extension.