Mohamed Salah is adored in his home nation of Egypt
Salah has helped out his fellow Egyptians with the riches he’s earned in Serie A and the Premier League.
He donated $300,000 to the Egyptian government to help stimulate the economy and has fronted a drug addiction campaign that has seen the hotline receive 400% more calls since Salah’s intervention.
“Salah has never forgotten his roots – unlike other players who often forget their families and villages when they become wealthy,” the Egyptian national team’s former media officer told the ‘BBC’.
“It is well known that Salah dedicates a lot of money for those in need in his village. Everything goes through his father, who knows what to do.
“For example, someone from the village preparing for a wedding will come to his father to request funds. Or if someone says he is sick, the father follows the case and if it is true, he will help pay for the operation.
“He’s not doing this so that people can appreciate him, he is doing this because he went through moments of hardships himself – so he wants to help people,”