Ethiopia 2013 Home (SALAHDIN #7) Jersey/Shirt
This is an Adidas Ethiopia national team 2013 home jersey featuring the name and number of star striker Salahdin Said.
Ethiopia were one of the founding members of the Africa Cup of Nations in 1957 and later won the tournament in 1962, however have been unable to achieve further success since then. Despite their limited success, Ethiopia’s national team are amongst the best supported in Africa, with their home matches regularly attracted massive crowds, particularly when playing at the 90,000 capacity Bahir Dar Stadium. They made their breakthrough AFCON qualification in 2013 after a 31-year absence and were close to qualifying for the 2014 World Cup after being defeated by Nigeria in the final play-off. Ethiopia have also won the CECAFA Cup on four occasions- in 1987, 2001, 2004 & 2005. The Walia Ibex secured their return to the Africa Cup of Nations by qualifying for the 2021 tournament, where they performed strongly and defeated both Ivory Coast and Madagascar with a young squad comprising almost exclusively of players based in the Ethiopian Premier League.
Salahdin Said is one of the greatest Ethiopian footballers of the modern era and one of the very few Ethiopian-born players to move to a top-tier European league. Salahdin has played the majority of his club football with Ethiopian giants Saint George FC and has regularly been amongst the top scorers in the Ethiopian Premier League throughout his time at the club. He first joined Saint George in 2007 and was then signed by Egyptian club Wadi Degla in 2011. After impressing at the 2013 African Cup of Nations, he signed a loan deal with Belgian top-tier side Lierse SK and despite some strong performances he returned to Egypt at the end of the season, joining powerhouse club Al-Ahly. Said then had a brief spell with Algerian side MC Alger in 2015 before returning to current club Saint George in 2016. At international level, he is the 2nd leading all-time goalscorer for Ethiopia, with a total of 14 goals from 28 international matches since his debut in 2007.