Former soccer player Mohamed Ali passes away in Los Angeles

Bicycle Kick

Los Angeles, CA – Former Electric (EELPA) and Ethiopian national soccer team player, Mohamed Ali Shedad passed away suddenly here on Tuesday.

Mohamed won 2 Ethiopian Super Cups with Electric FC, several regional titles with Shoa selection and he was the last player to score a goal for Ethiopia in the Africa Nations Cup in 1976, until Adane Girma scored one against Zambia this year, 31 years later.

Mohamed, who was born in Harar, in eastern Ethiopia, is survived by his wife Khadra Saleh and his daughter.

Los Angeles has been Mohamed’s home for the past 34 years.

His funeral will be held in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia where his mother and sisters live.

Friends and fans who want to assist the family for funeral and travel expenses can make donations by sending checks to:

Khadra Saleh

815 S. Crenshaw Blvd # 108

Los Angeles, CA 90008

Or make electronic deposits in the family’s bank account: 

Bank of America

Routing# 121000358

Acct.# 000353662498

Out of State swift code B of A 6S




Name: Mohammed Ali Shedad

DOB: 9/1/1957

Place of birth: Harar, Eastern Ethiopia

Parents: Ato Shedad and Woizero Amina Omar 


Elementary: Cathedral School of Addis Ababa

High School: Medhane Alem of  Addis Ababa

College: Cal State University Los Angeles

Medical (MRI) and Airplane flight

Employment: X-Ray Mechanic, MRI tech, Parking Lot Manager

Soccer Career


Jet Sport club in Somalia tera,

Electric FC (EELPA) and Ermejachen

Won the Ethiopian Super Cup in 1971 & 1972 and losing finalist in 1973.

Regional & National Selections:

Shoa and Ethiopian national team

Won regional championships with Shoa selection and he was the last player to score a goal for Ethiopia in the Africa Nations Cup (1976), until Adane Girma scored one against Zambia this year. His record stood for 31 years.


Ethio-LA Stars (as a player & coach)

Coach: LA Dallol, Abebe Bikila, and recently Little Ethiopia and LA United teams.


Ethiosports will post more details about the life and career of Mohamed Ali and also invite teammates, friends and fans to send their personal reflections about this great player, friend, father, brother and above all devoted Ethiopian, whose constant smile and positive outlook will greatly be missed.

Rest in Peace Mo! Shedido!

Electric vs St George

Mohamed playing for Electric FC against St. George


Electric 1965

Electric FC

Penalty kick

Penalty Kick


10th African Cup

1976 Ethiopian National Team in Germany


National Team1

Ethiopian National Team: 



LA Stars

LA Stars