File - Mohamed Salah while reading.
CAIRO – 15 June 2020: The whole world is celebrating the 28th birthday of the Egyptian King, Mohamed Salah, Liverpool and Egyptian national team striker.
He was born on June 15, 1992 in the village of Nagrig in the city of Basyoun in Gharbia Governorate.
Salah has become a global football icon and an inspiring character for people from all around the world in general and in Egypt and the Arab world in particular.
Salah previously announced on social media that reading is one of his hobbies.
Once Salah posts a picture holding a book or mentions it, the book trends on social media, and even some books achieved countless successes.
Salah previously posted a photo on his official Twitter account reading a book called "Fan el La Mobalah" or "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck" following Egypt's early exit from the last World Cup. The book became a best seller after this post.
Salah's fans started to search for the hidden message in the book title, and the writer of the book himself, Mark Manson, tweeted in response to Salah and said, "Much love @Mohamed Salah. Enjoy."
In this book, Manson explains that struggling gives life more meaning. He added that not giving a f*ck does not mean being indifferent but it means being comfortable with being different.
The best seller bhas been translated into many languages, including Arabic, which Salah was pictured reading.
Another book Salah posted a picture of was the Arabic version of "The dawn of conscience" ( Fagr el Damir) written by James Henry Breasted.
The book offers historical facts which reveal the origins of man's moral values and social responsibility in primitive religions and life experiences of the ancient Egyptians 5000 B.C.
It is one of the most important books that revealed the greatness of Egyptian civilization.
Salah is now a role model that we all look up to. Egypt Today asks him on his birthday to share the list of books he reads, as we know many will want to follow his footsteps.
It is worth mentioning that FIFA has celebrated the 28th birthday of the famed Egyptian player.
FIFA posted on their official account on Twitter, "Happy birthday to the beloved of the Egyptian and Arab fans who inspired millions and proved that dreams come true. The Egyptian King celebrates his 28th birthday. Happy new year, Captain Salah, and our wishes for more success and brilliance."
The Egyptian football icon started his football career in Etihad Basyoun and Othmathon Tanta, before joining as a youth to the Arab Contractors Club in 2006, as it was his first stop to start his career, and Salah played his first match in the Egyptian Premier League on May 3, 2010.
In the summer of 2017, Salah’s career came to a bright era, when he signed a contract with Liverpool for 42 million euros, and since that time the name “Mo Salah” shines in the sky of the old continent.
Salah’s best achievement with clubs was the 2018/2019 Champions League title with Liverpool.
Also, he is two victories away from being the first Egyptian player to achieve the English Premier League with Liverpool.
The best individual achievement is winning the African Golden Ball twice in a row in 2017 and 2018, and he also received the sixth and fifth rankings in the Golden Ball award that is awarded to a player in the world every year during 2018 and 2019, respectively. Salah also became the first player in history to score 32 goals in one season in the Angel League.