Athletes Famous Athletes from Egypt

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List of famous athletes from Egypt, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Egypt has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Egyptian athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Egypt and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Egypt then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List features Mohamed Shaaban, Ibrahim Badreldin-Sayed and more athletes.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Egyptian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Egypt?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Egypt in order to get more information about each one.

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Athanasios John Traicos is a former cricketer who represented South Africa and Zimbabwe at international level. He was primarily an off spin bowler, and is one of a small number of cricketers to ...more

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Jaroslav Drobný was a former World No. 1 amateur tennis champion as well as being an ice hockey player. He left Czechoslovakia in 1949 and travelled as an Egyptian citizen before becoming ...more

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Avraham "Avi" Cohen was an Israeli footballer who played as a defender. He was best known for his spells playing for British giants Liverpool in England and Rangers in Scotland. After ...more

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Dionysios or Dimitrios Kasdaglis was a Greek-Egyptian tennis player. He competed in the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens and the 1906 Intercalated Games, also in Athens.

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Amr Aly is a retired American soccer forward. He attended Columbia University where he won the 1984 Hermann Trophy as the college player of the year. He was a member of the 1984 U.S. Olympic ...more

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thumbnail Farid Simaika was an Olympic diver who competed for Egypt.

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Borussia Dortmund Mohamed Abdullah Zidan is an Egyptian retired footballer who also has German Citizenship. He played as a striker for the Egyptian national team and lastly for Baniyas SC. He has previously ...more

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Ismaily SC Omar Gamal is a footballer from Egypt.

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Hesham Mesbah is an Egyptian judoka. He won a bronze medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Egypt's first judo medal in 24 years.

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Karam Mohamed Gaber Ebrahim is a Greco-Roman wrestler.

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ENPPI Nader El-Sayed is a notable Egyptian goalkeeper, who currently retired and he last played for Egyptian Premier League club ENPPI, and has been capped more than 100 times with the Egyptian ...more

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Abdalla Ahmed is an Egyptian indoor volleyball player. He was part of the Egypt national team at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Ahmed was named to the all-tournament team at the FIVB World Grand ...more

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Amer Taher Abouzeid El Sayed born 1 April 1962, is the Egyptian Minister of State for Sports and a retired footballer. He played as a midfielder for El-Ahly and the Egyptian national team.

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Al-Ahly Mohamed Aboutrika is a retired Egyptian footballer. Aboutrika played as a second striker and as an attacking midfielder for Tersana, Al Ahly in Egypt, and Baniyas in UAE. He was also one of the ...more

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Al-Ahly Mahmoud Samir is an Egyptian footballer, who plays the for Egyptian team El Dakhleya. He scored his debut goal with Al-Ahly against ASEC Mimosas in CAF Champions League 2008.

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Tewfik Abdullah was an Egyptian football player who was the second Egyptian to appear in the English Football League. He later played four seasons in the American Soccer League before finishing ...more

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Magdi Abdelghani Sayed Ahmed, known as Abdelghani, is an Egyptian retired footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. He played most of his professional career, which spanned nearly 15 ...more

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Ahmed Said Egypt national football team Ahmed Said, sometimes addressed by his nickname 'Okka', is an Egyptian football player currently playing for SSmouha. He was selected as part of the Egyptian national team squad for the 2009 ...more

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Salah Ashour Ittihad El-Shorta Salah Ashour is an Egyptian footballer who plays for El-Shorta.

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ENPPI Hany Guda Ramzy is an Egyptian football coach and former player in the defender position.

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Al-Ahly Ahmed Hassan is an Egyptian former footballer. He currently is the team director of Egypt national football team. He played as an attacking midfielder or on the right wing for Egyptian national ...more

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Ahmed Raouf Egypt national football team Ahmed Raouf is an Egyptian footballer in Al-Masry. Raouf was a member in Egypt national football team squad participated in 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup and won the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations. ...more

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Amr Zaki Hull City A.F.C. Amr Zaki is an Egyptian footballer who currently playes for Egyptian side Arab Contractors. Zaki has played as a striker throughout his career. He has played for numerous different clubs in ...more

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Ahmed Al-Muhammadi Sunderland A.F.C. Ahmed Eissa Elmohamady Abdel Fattah is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a winger for English club Hull City and the Egypt national team. Elmohamady was part of the Egyptian ...more

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Ibrahim Salah Zamalek Ibrahim Salah Abdel-Fattah is an Egyptian football midfielder. He currently plays for Zamalek.

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Al-Ahly Ahmed Fathy is an Egyptian international footballer who plays for Umm Salal in Qatar Stars League . Born in Banha, he has played a variety of roles in the midfield, including right and defensive ...more

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Al-Ahly Hady Sherif Khashaba is an Egyptian former footballer who played at both professional and international levels as a midfielder.

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Mido Zamalek Ahmed Hossam Hussein Abdelhamid, more commonly known as Mido, is an Egyptian football manager who is currently the director of Zamalek Youth Academy. He most recently managed Zamalek in the ...more

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Ahmed Khairy Egypt national football team Ahmed Khairy is an Egyptian footballer.

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Mohamed Hikal Mohamed Hikal is a male boxer from Egypt. He is best known for having won a bronze medal in the men's middleweight division at the 2005 World Amateur Boxing Championships. In a remarkable ...more

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Mohamed Abdel-Shafy Egypt national football team Mohamed Abdel-Shafy is an Egyptian footballer who plays as a Left-back for Saudi Professional League side Al-Ahli on loan from Zamalek. He is also a member of the Egypt national football team ...more

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Mahmoud El-Khatib popularly nicknamed Bibo, is a former Egyptian football player.

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Hossam Ashour Al-Ahly Hossam Ashour is an Egyptian footballer. He plays as a defensive midfielder for Egypt's African Super Cup Championship club Al-Ahly as well as Egypt's national football team. He is a talented ...more

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Al-Ahly Wael Gomaa is a retired Egyptian footballer. He played as a defender for Egypt's African Champion Al-Ahly club as well as Egypt's National Football Team.

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Hossam Ghaly Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Hossam El Sayed Ghaly is an Egyptian international footballer who plays for Egyptian club Al-Ahly. Ghaly plays mainly as a central midfielder, less frequently as a right full-back and due to ...more

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Amr Samaka Petrojet Amr Ahmed Fathi commonly known as Amr "Samaka" is an Egyptian footballer currently playing for Lebanese Premier League club Al-Safa' SC.

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Hossam Hassan Al-Masry Hossam Hassan Hussein is an Egyptian retired footballer who played as a striker, and the current manager of Al-Ittihad Alexandria in the Egyptian Premier League. A prolific goalscorer, he is ...more

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Ahmed Magdi Ahmed Magdy is an Egyptian football player.

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Mahmoud Abdel Aziz is a volleyball player who competed for Egypt at the 2000 Olympic Games. He is not the same person as the actor.

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Sherif Ekramy El Gouna FC Sherif Ekramy is an Egyptian footballer. He currently plays as a goalkeeper for Al-Ahly and the Egyptian national team. He has previously played for Feyenoord, Ankaragücü and most ...more

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Hussein Hegazi was an Egyptian international footballer who became the first African player to play in England after playing with Dulwich Hamlet and Fulham in 1911. Hegazi also played for Sekka, ...more

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Zamalek Mahmoud Abdel Razek Fadlallah, commonly known as Shikabala is an Egyptian footballer who currently plays for Portuguese club Sporting CP. Growing through the youth ranks of Zamalek, he served ...more

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Mohamed Shaaban Egypt national football team Mohamed Shaaban, is an Egyptian football attacking midfielder who currently plays for Egyptian Premier League side Zamalek SC as well as the Egyptian national team.

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Hossam Hassan Hossam Abdallah is an Egyptian soccer player.

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Mohamed Barakat Al-Ahly Mohamed Barakat is a retired Egyptian footballer. Barakat played the offensive right wing for Egypt's Al-Ahly and the Egyptian National Team. He is a right-footed attacking midfielder and ...more

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Ahmed Abd El-Zaher Egypt national football team Ahmed Abd El-Zaher is an Egyptian footballer who currently plays for the Egyptian Premier League side Al-Ahly. He was also part of the Egypt U-20 National Football team that participated in the ...more

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Ahmed Hegazy Egypt national football team Ahmed Hegazy is an association football player who currently plays for Serie B side Perugia on loan from Fiorentina. He plays as a Central Defender. He has been capped to play for Egypt's ...more

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Mahmoud Fathalla Zamalek Mahmoud Fathalla is an Egyptian footballer who lastly played for Zamalek SC and currently plays for El-Gaish.

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Emad Moteab Al-Ittihad Emad Moteab is an Egyptian football striker. He plays for Al-Ahly Egyptian club as well as the Egyptian national team. At his current club Al-Ahly, some have commented that his combination with ...more

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Hosni Abd Rabo Egypt national football team Hosni Ibrahim is an Egyptian soccer player.