A pair of Mohamed Salah’s boots will go on display in the Egypt collection at the British Museum in London ahead of the Champions League final against Real Madrid. The boots - a pair of Adidas X17 Deadly Strike – have been donated to the museum to celebrate Salah winning the Golden Boot award for being the top goal scorer in the Premier League this season.
A modern Egyptian icon
This season, Salah has scored 44 goals in 51 games with Liverpool, and next week he will be leading the Reds' attack in the Champions League final in Kiev. The 25-year-old also played a huge role in helping Egypt qualify for this summer’s World Cup in Russia, the country’s first appearance in 28 years.
We’ve made an exciting new acquisition! To celebrate Egyptian footballing star @MoSalah being top scorer in the Premier League this season, we’ll be displaying his boots alongside objects from ancient Egypt in the run up to the Champions League final ⚽️🏆 pic.twitter.com/DBZDW5Q6kD— British Museum (@britishmuseum) 17 May 2018
Neal Spencer, keeper of the Egypt exhibit said: "This acquisition brings the British Museum's world-famous Egyptian collection right up to date. The boots tell a story of a modern Egyptian icon, performing in the UK, with a truly global impact Displayed amidst the statues of ancient pharaohs, we now show the boots with which Mo Salah won the Golden Boot for Liverpool. Salah will shortly lead his national team, known as The Pharaohs, to the World Cup Finals. From sport, to entertainment, worldwide trade to design, this collection is now accessible to all - like those from other periods of Egypt's rich history".