Mohamed Salah, Egyptian professional footballer, was born in Basyoun on June 15, 1992. It was when I was 14 that I first signed with Arab Contractors (El Mokawloon) and my career in the professional game began – but it was a tough time for me. Salah made the move to Europe in 2012 on the back of his hugely successful showing at the Olympics. FC Basel in Switzerland was his destination as he moved continents for the first time. Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly Biography and Profile.