Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah who plays as a forward for Egypt’s national team, and UK Premier League club Liverpool FC is accustomed to making great defenses in the field. Affectionately known as ‘The Pharaoh’ and ‘The Egyptian Messi’, the star player will soon become the latest sports star to be immortalized in wax by London’s top attraction – Madame Tussauds. “We’re kicking off 2020 with this announcement which is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for football lovers around the world,” said Steve Davies, the General Manager at Madame Tussauds London. He added, “As Egyptian Forward and currently both European and World Club Champion with Liverpool FC, Mo Salah is a global star at the peak of his power. We know that fans will love seeing him at the home of a celebrity, where he rightly belongs.”
Salah’s waxwork is set to be uncovered in the second half of 2020, with fans urged to keep an eye on Madame Tussauds London’s social media channels as progress is made on the figure. “I am so excited to be working with the artists of Madame Tussauds on my first ever figure,” said Salah.
With Madame Tussauds London boasting more than 250 lifelike figures of the world’s biggest celebrities, the likes of Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo are some of the famous footballers who have already earned themselves a spot at the museum as historic waxworks. Salah’s addition is an extraordinary win for the Egyptian sports industry as the waxwork will be the first of its kind of the Egypt International.
Salah who started his career at the Egyptian club El Mokawloon grew through the ranks of the Egyptian top division before breaking into the Swiss Super League side Basel. Salah joined Liverpool FC in the summer of 2017 in what was a successful season for the pro forward. What’s more, the Liverpool FC ace was Egypt’s Messiah in the World Cup qualifiers as he started a rapture of festivities throughout the country with a decisive last-minute penalty against Congo to take the team in their first World cup final in 28 years.