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We’ve written countless of articles about the Egyptian footballer’s many accomplishments that we almost stopped counting, yet it seems that Mohamed Salah has given us another reason to write about him, as well as his fans to celebrate; becoming the first Egyptian player to win the European Super Cup.
Less than 24 hours ago, Egypt Today posted pictures about the Egyptian King’s latest title after Liverpool’s win yesterday over Chelsea in the 44th edition of the UEFA Super Cup, which took place at Vodafone Park in Istanbul. The Reds won their fourth UEFA Super Cup after a total score of 5–4 on penalties, following a 2–2 draw and extra time.
This edition in particular was extra special, because the match was the first all-English UEFA Super Cup, and the eighth Super Cup to feature two teams from the same country. Not to mention that French referee, Stephanie Frappart, oversaw the game, making her the first female to officiate in a major men’s European match.
Salah is not new to being crowned as the “first” to do something though, as you may recall, he was also the first Egyptian to win a Champions League title after Liverpool’s triumph over Tottenham Hotspur in June at the UEFA Champions League Final in Madrid, according to Egypt Today. Moreover, he was the second Arab player to score in the final, following Algeria’s Rabah Madjer goal back in 1987.
It’s also worth mentioning that Salah is the third Arab player to win the title – coming after the Algerian Rabeh Madjer, and the Moroccan Ashraf Hakimi- however he’s the first Arab to actually play the two final games, which wasn’t the case with neither Madjer, nor Hakimi.