Ali Salama

Ali Salama (Arabic: على سلامة; born September 18, 1987) is a Libyan footballer, currently playing for Al-Madina SC in the Libyan Premier League. At 6'1, he plays as a sweeper or centre-back[2]. He is known for his aggressive style of play, and he is regarded as the best defender in Libya and one of the best in Africa. His skills are based on superb reading of the game, precise tackling, and good aerial ability. He captained his national team to glory in the 2014 African Nations Championship.[3]

Ali Salama
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-09-18) 18 September 1987
Place of birth Benghazi, Libya
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Center back
Club information
Current team
Number 14
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Nasr Benghazi ? (?)
2006–2013 Ahly Benghazi
2013–2018 Al-Ahli
2018– Al-Madina SC
National team
2010– Libya 50[1] (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2012


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