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An absolutely insane list of Mohamed Salah records

Mohamed Salah has set sublime standards of consistency across his Liverpool career and the forward is closing in on yet more milestone moments.

Salah needs just one more goal to reach 150 in the Premier League, a figure that would see the Egyptian break into the division’s all-time top 10 goalscorers.

The 31-year-old is also just one goal from reaching 200 in all competitions for Liverpool, having climbed above the likes of Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler and Kenny Dalglish to fourth on the club’s all-time list.

As Salah nears more records, we’ve looked at some astonishing accomplishments from his career so far.

An absolutely insane list of Mohamed Salah records:

Liverpool landmarks

Most goals in a debut season: 44 goals in 2017/18

Salah’s stunning debut season set the tone for what has been an illustrious Liverpool career, as the Egyptian hit 44 goals in all competitions in 2017/18. That return equalled the record for a Premier League player in a season at that time, saw him break the then-single season PL goal record, and set a new club record for European goals in a season (11) as Liverpool reached the Champions League final.

Most top-flight goals in a season by a Liverpool player: 32 goals in 2017/18 (shared with Ian Rush)

Salah might have some distance to go to catch Liverpool’s all-time record scorer, Ian Rush, but he shares the record for the most top-flight league goals in a campaign for the club, with the Welshman. Salah scored 32 league goals during his first season at Anfield, matching Rush’s haul from 1983/84.

That season, Salah became the first Premier League player to outscore three teams in a campaign, netting more goals than West Brom (31), Swansea City (28) and Huddersfield Town (28).

Fastest Liverpool player to 50 goals – 65 games

The Egyptian took just 65 games to reach a half-century in a Liverpool shirt, faster than any other player for the Reds. He was also the fastest in the club’s history to reach 50 Premier League goals (69 games), scored more goals in his first 100 appearances for the club than any other player (69) and was the fastest to 100 top-flight goals (151 games).

Liverpool’s leading Champions League scorer (41)

No player has scored more Champions League goals for Liverpool than Salah (41), who has reached three finals with the Reds. After going off injured in the 2018 defeat to Real Madrid, he opened the scoring against Spurs as Liverpool were crowned European champions a year later.

Liverpool’s leading Premier League scorer (147)

Salah also leads Liverpool when it comes to Premier League goals. He has 147 for the club and counting, more than Robbie Fowler (128), Steven Gerrard (120) and Michael Owen (118).

Premier League records

Highest scoring African in Premier League history (149)

There’s been some fantastic African footballers during the Premier League era, but none can match Salah’s return for goals. Salah has scored 149 goals in the division at present, more than former Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane (111) and Chelsea great Didier Drogba (104).

Most assists by an African player in Premier League history (70)

Goals might dominate Salah’s game, but his latter years have seen improvement in his all-round play with the winger now an elite creator.

Salah joined an exclusive group of players to top the Premier League for goals and assists in the same season in 2021/22 and has now created 70 goals in England’s top tier. No African has managed more.

First player to score on the opening day of six consecutive Premier League seasons: (2017/18 to 2022/23)

Salah started the season with a bang in six consecutive campaigns between 2017/18 and 2022/23, netting on the Premier League’s opening weekend on each occasion. His streak ended this season after drawing a blank in a 1-1 draw at Chelsea, but he remains the joint-highest scorer on the Premier League’s opening weekend, alongside Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard (8).

Most left-footed goals scored in Premier League history: 119 goals

Salah set a new record for left-footed Premier League goals in April 2023, after scoring twice in a 6-1 thrashing of Leeds United. He moved past ex-Liverpool great Robbie Fowler after scoring his 106th left-footed goal and has since climbed to 119 on his preferred side.

Fowler (105), Robin van Persie (94), Ryan Giggs (83) and Riyad Mahrez (64) round out the top five.

Europe and International

Most goals in UEFA competition for an English club (44)

Salah has now scored 44 goals in UEFA competition after netting three times during Liverpool’s Europa League group stage campaign this season. Those goals have seen him move past former Arsenal forward Thierry Henry, who scored 42 goals in Europe for the Gunners – 35 in the Champions League and seven in the UEFA Cup.

Most Champions League goals for an English club (41)

41 of Salah’s UEFA competition goals have come in the Champions League for Liverpool. He has overtaken Didier Drogba (36), Sergio Aguero (36), Ruud van Nistelrooy (35) and Thierry Henry (35) to become the most prolific scorer in the competition for an English club.

Most goals in UEFA club competitions by an African player (56) and joint-highest scoring African in Champions League history (44)

Salah is also his continent’s leading scorer in both UEFA competitions and Champions League history. He has 56 goals in continental competition for various clubs, with 44 of those coming in Europe’s elite.

He’s joint-14th in the all-time top scorers in the European Cup/Champions League, level with Didier Drogba.

Fastest Champions League hat-trick (6 minutes and 12 seconds)

Salah set a new record for the fastest ever hat-trick in the Champions League last season, after coming off the bench to score a late treble in Liverpool’s 7-1 win at Rangers.

It was also the fewest touches needed to score a UCL hat-trick, with his three goals coming from just nine touches of the ball.

Highest-scoring Egyptian of all-time (club and country – 331 goals)

No Egyptian player has ever scored more career goals than Salah, who has 331 in all competitions for club and country.

Salah scored four goals for Egypt during the recent international break to take his international record to 55 in 95 games, as he chases down Hossam Hassan’s national record (68).

He is The Pharoahs’ joint-leading scorer in FIFA World Cup history, alongside Abdulrahman Fawzi, with two goals.

Read – Iconic Performances: Liverpool’s Egyptian King destroys old friends from Rome

Read more – The fastest players to 50 Premier League goals


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