If fan votes or sheer numbers of adoring admirers determined the best player in the world, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah would cover the FIFA game every year. The £35m forward has returned to English shores with a splash, racking up a stunning 12 goals from the wing in a mere 15 games to light up the Premier League. The diminutive marksman’s massive and rabid global following however, exists mostly due to his endless exploits for the Egyptian national team.
A frenetic World Cup qualifying campaign saw Egypt qualify for the tournament for the first time in 27 years, with Salah’s heroic double including a nerveless penalty with the last kick of the group stage dramatically sending the North African country of 96 million people into rapturous delight.
So my dads soccer team won and this was the result.... pic.twitter.com/3zdHmf0E5P— صوفيا (@sdeezy_) October 8, 2017
Salah himself acknowledging a fan on Instagram repping the “King of Egypt” at a recent showcase in Manchester.
He’s already made his mark in England, Europe and the world stage, why not the fantasy world of wrestling?