Salah El Din Ahmed Said (Amharic: ሳላዲን ሰይድ, born 29 October 1988), also known as Salhadin Said or Saladin Said, is an Ethiopian footballer who plays for Ethiopian club Saint George FC and the Ethiopian national team. His energy, skill, and goal scoring ability in critical games have made him one of the indispensable players in eastern Africa. Salhadin finished as the top scorer in the 2017 CAF Champions League.
|Full name||Salah El Din Ahmed Said|
|Date of birth||29 October 1988|
|Place of birth||Assosa, Ethiopia|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Saint George FC|
|2007–2011||Saint George FC||112||(41)|
|2013||→ Lierse (loan)||5||(1)|
|2014–2015||Al Ahly SC||17||(4)|
|2016–||Saint George FC||-||(15)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:00, December 27, 2015 (EST)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 March 2018
In 2010, Salhadin was on trial with Serbian powerhouse Partizan, but the transfer failed. Subsequently, he trialled with FK Vojvodina, but didn't manage to go further than gaining good wishes and compliments from coach Zoran Milinković.
Saladin Said debuted for the Ethiopian national team in 2005. Since then he has been Ethiopia's top scorer in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.
- Scores and results list Ethiopia's goal tally first.
|1.||1 June 2007||Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa||DR Congo||2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|2.||8 September 2007||Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa||Namibia||2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|3.||7 June 2008||Stade Nacional, Nouakchott||Mauritania||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4.||5 June 2011||Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa||Nigeria||2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|6.||3 June 2012||Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg||South Africa||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|7.||10 June 2012||Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa||Central African Republic||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|9.||14 October 2012||Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa||Sudan||2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|10.||7 January 2013||Al-Wakrah Stadium, Al Wakrah||Tunisia||Friendly|
|11.||7 September 2013||Stade Alphonse Massemba-Débat, Brazzaville||Central African Republic||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|12.||6 September 2014||Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa||Algeria||2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|13.||14 June 2015||Bahir Dar Stadium, Bahir Dar||Lesotho||2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|14.||3 September 2016||Awassa Kenema Stadium, Awasa||Seychelles||2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
- "Salah El Din Ahmed Said". 1st Team Squad. Wadi Degla FC. Archived from the original on 24 June 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
- Mamo Gebrehiwot (4 July 2011). "CECAFA Kagame Cup: Salhadin Said of St George on track to retain Golden Boot Award". Retrieved 20 January 2013.
- D. Nikolić (28 January 2011). "Milinković: Saladin interesantan, ali mora da se dokaže na terenu". Blic Sport (in Serbian). Retrieved 20 January 2013.
- Mamo Gebrehiwot (2 July 2011). "CECAFA Kagame Cup: St. George demolish Ports FC 7–0, Saladin scores 5 goals". Retrieved 20 January 2013.
- "St. George accept over 2 million Saladin bid". Saint George FC. 9 September 2011. Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
- "Lierse make Saladin Said coup". MTNFootball.com. 25 January 2013. Archived from the original on 28 January 2013.
- "Ethiopia's Said Saladin joins Al Ahly of Egypt". Goal.com. 23 April 2014.
- "Said, Saladin". National Football Teams. Retrieved 4 April 2017.