Despite suffering a big blow with Egypt’s opening Africa Cup of Nations loss against Nigeria this week, Mohamed Salah appears to be going viral for his stunning vintage-inspired photoshoot!
African superstar Salah is arguably one of the most photogenic footballers in the game right now. If he’s not serving some cold snaps after netting world-class goals, then he is exhibiting wholesome retro-themed looks that make it seem like he is one of the best ballers from the generation of Diego Maradona!
Scroll through the gallery above to see some of the best snaps from Mohamed Salah’s latest GQ photoshoot
The classic photoshoot
In the throwback-inspired photoshoot, Salah embodies the aesthetic of a footballer back in the 80s and 90s. His looks and outfits are quite accurate and his natural appearance, including the beard and the let-free hair, blends well with the themes of that era, where footballers had minimalistic and authentic self-appearance.
A world-class footballer by any stretch of the mind, Salah has had a sensational last 12 months. His extraordinary goal-scoring form put him in conversation as one of the world’s best soccer stars in recent times.
His success has elevated to greater where he has also become the highest-scoring African of all-time in the English Premier League.
Arguably world football’s most prestigious individual prize, the Ballon d’Or, ranked the Egyptian star as the seventh-best player of 2021.
Did you know?
The 29-year-old forward has won two African Footballer of the Year awards and they came on back-to-back occasions in 2017 and 2018.
Your thoughts, please?
With Salah's sublime numbers and achievements since joining Liverpool, where would you rank him among Africa's greatest ballers of all-time?