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Mo Salah Now Highest Scoring African Player in English Premier League

Mo Salah Now Highest Scoring African Player in English Premier League

After scoring his 30th goal against Bournemouth on Saturday, Liverpool’s Mo Salah has overtaken Chelsea’s Didier Drogba as the highest scoring African player in the English Premier League.

The Egyptian football legend has become a symbol of national pride for Egyptians, taking part in numerous advertising campaigns and, most recently, becoming the new face of the Ramadan lantern. Having started his senior career with his hometown club, El Mokawloon, in the Egyptian Premier League in 2010, he played for various clubs in Europe before signing a deal in 2017 to play for Liverpool in the English Premier League for a then club record fee of £36.9 million.

Salah has since gone on to break an awe-inspiring number of records, now ranking third in the list of most prolific players in a single season in Liverpool’s history, having scored 40 goals. He has seven goals left to score until he beats Roger Hunt’s record of scoring the most goals for Liverpool in a single season.

Also, Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017. This was the first time for Salah to be nominated for BBC African Footballer of the Year. In 2008, the legendary Mohamed Aboutrika won the title, according to BBC.

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