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The Best Soccer Players from Egypt 

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Updated January 27, 2020 19.3k votes 2.9k voters 89.1k views 300 items

Ever wonder who the best soccer players from Egypt? Whether you're simply curious or want to help determine just who is the greatest, you'll enjoy this list of the top soccer (or “football”) players from Egypt, along with photos when available. This list of best Egyptian soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Egyptian soccer player, you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

This list includes the likes of great players such as Amr Al-Sulaya, Ahmed Eid Abdel Malek, and more. So, whether you're wondering "Who are the best Egyptian footballers?" or "Who is the greatest Egyptian soccer player of all time?", you'll find your answer here—as determined by soccer fans worldwide. 

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Egypt in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Egyptian soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.

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Mohamed Salah is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Egypt
Mohamed Salah Forward from Basyoun, Egypt

Nationality: Egypt

Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly (born 15 June 1992) is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Liverpool and the Egypt national team. Considered one ...more
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Mohamed Aboutrika is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Egypt
Forward and Midfielder from Giza, Egypt

Nationality: Egypt

Mohamed Mohamed Mohamed Aboutrika (Arabic: محمد محمد محمد أبو تريكة‎; born 7 November 1978) is a retired Egyptian professional footballer who played as a second striker and an attacking ...more
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Mahmoud El Khatib is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Egypt
Forward and Midfielder from Dakahlia Governorate, Egypt

Nationality: Egypt

Mahmoud El Khatib (Egyptian Arabic: محمود الخطيب‎) (born 30 October 1954) popularly nicknamed Bibo, is a former Egyptian football player and the 18th and current President of Al Ahly Sporting ...more
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Essam El-Hadary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Egypt
Goalkeeper from Damietta, Egypt

Nationality: Egypt

Essam Kamal Tawfiq El Hadary (Egyptian Arabic: عصام الدين كمال توفيق الحضرى‎; born 15 January 1973) is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Nogoom. Nicknamed the ...more
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Hossam Hassan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Egypt
Hossam Hassan Midfielder from Cairo, Egypt

Nationality: Egypt

Hossam Hassan (Arabic: حسام حسن‎; born April 30, 1989 in Cairo, Egypt) is an Egyptian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Ceramica Cleopatra. He is the older brother of Ibrahim ...more
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Mohamed Zidan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Egypt
Forward from Port Said, Egypt

Nationality: Egypt

Mohamed Abdullah Zidan (Egyptian Arabic: محمد عبد الله زيدان‎; born 11 December 1981) is an Egyptian former footballer. He played as a striker, featuring in the Bundesliga for Mainz 05, SV ...more
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Hazem Emam is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Egypt
Hazem Emam

Nationality: Egypt

Hazem Emam (Arabic: حازم إمام‎; born 7 September 1988) is an Egyptian footballer who plays for Zamalek SC as a Right Back.
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Ahmed Hassan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Egypt
Winger and Midfielder from Maghagha, Egypt

Nationality: Egypt

Ahmed Hassan or Ahmad Hassan (Arabic: أحمد حسن‎) may refer to:
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Mohamed Barakat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Egypt
Forward and Midfielder from Cairo, Egypt

Nationality: Egypt

Mohamed Barakat (Arabic: محمد بركات‎; born 20 November 1976) is a retired Egyptian footballer. A right-footed playmaker, Barakat usually played as an offensive right winger or attacking ...more
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Wael Gomaa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Egypt
Defender from El-Mahalla El-Kubra, Egypt

Nationality: Egypt

Wael Gomaa (Egyptian Arabic: وائل جمعة‎ Wael Gom'aa; born 3 August 1975) is a retired Egyptian footballer. He played as a defender for Egypt's African Champion Al Ahly club as well as Egypt's ...more
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Mido is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Egypt
Mido Forward from Cairo, Egypt

Nationality: Egypt

Ahmed Hossam Hussein Abdelhamid (Arabic: أحمد حسام حسين‎; born 23 February 1983), publicly known as Mido, is an Egyptian football manager, currently in charge of El Makkasa. He is also a ...more
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Ahmed Fathi "Bougy&... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Egypt
Ahmed Fathi "Bougy"

Nationality: Egypt

Ahmed Fathi Mohamed, more commonly known as Bogy, (born January 30, 1989, in Ismailia, Egypt) is an Egyptian footballer who plays as a striker. He shares a nickname with Egyptian wrestler ...more
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Hossam Ghaly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Egypt
Hossam Ghaly Midfielder from Kafr el-Sheikh, Egypt

Nationality: Egypt

Hossam El Sayed Ghaly (Arabic: حسام غالي‎; born 15 December 1981), also known as El Capitano, is an Egyptian retired professional football player who lastly played for the Egyptian club Al Ahly. ...more
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Shikabala is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Egypt
Forward and Midfielder from Aswan, Egypt

Nationality: Egypt

Mahmoud Abdel Razek Hassan Fadlallah (Arabic: محمود عبد الرازق "شيكابالا‎ IPA: [mæħˈmuːd ʕæbdelˈɾæːzeʔ, -eɾˈɾæː- fɑdˈlɑllɑ]; born 5 March 1986), commonly known as ...more
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Ahmed Hegazy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Egypt
Ahmed Hegazy Defender from Ismaïlia, Egypt

Nationality: Egypt

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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Amr Zaki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Egypt
Amr Zaki Forward from Mansoura, Egypt, Egypt

Nationality: Egypt

Amr Zaki (Arabic: عمرو زكي‎; born 1 April 1983) is a retired Egyptian professional footballer who played as a striker throughout his career. He has played for numerous different clubs in Egypt, ...more
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Emad Moteab is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Egypt
Forward from Al Sharqia Governorate, Egypt

Nationality: Egypt

Emad Moteab (Arabic: عماد متعب‎) (born 20 February 1983 in Sharkia, Egypt) is a retired Egyptian football striker. He played for Al Ahly SC as well as the Egyptian national team. At his last ...more
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Hany Ramzy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Egypt
Defender from Cairo, Egypt

Nationality: Egypt

Hany Guda Ramzy (Arabic: هاني جودة رمزي‎, Coptic: ϩⲁⲛⲓ ⲅⲟⲩⲧⲁ ⲣⲉⲙⲍⲓ) (born 10 March 1969) is an Egyptian football coach and former defender.
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Hosni Abd Rabo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Egypt
Hosni Abd Rabo Midfielder from Ismaïlia, Egypt

Nationality: Egypt

Hosny Abd Rabo (Arabic: حسني عبد ربه‎; born 1 November 1984) is an Egyptian retired professional footballer. Hosny was usually deployed as a deep-lying playmaker in midfield for both his club ...more
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Mohamed Nagy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Egypt
Mohamed Nagy Forward and Midfielder from Damanhur, Egypt

Nationality: Egypt

Mohamed Nagy Ismail Afash (Arabic script: محمد ناجى إسماعيل ‎); born 30 October 1984), known by his nickname Gedo (جدّو‎, Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [ˈɡedːo], which means Grandpa in Egyptian ...more
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Ahmed El-Kass is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Egypt
Ahmed El-Kass

Nationality: Egypt

Ahmed Abdou Abd El-Aziz El-Kass (Egyptian Arabic: أحمد الكاس; born 8 July 1965), is an Egyptian football manager and former football player.
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Hazem Emam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Egypt
Midfielder from Cairo, Egypt

Nationality: Egypt

Hazem Emam (Arabic: حازم إمام‎; born April 16, 1975) is a retired Egyptian footballer. He spent most of his career as an attacking midfielder for Zamalek SC. Hazem is one of the most talented ...more
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Mohamed El Nenny is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Egypt
Mohamed El Nenny Midfielder from El-Mahalla El-Kubra, Egypt

Nationality: Egypt

Mohamed El Nenny is an Egyptian footballer who plays for Arab Contractors SC.
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Mohamed Abdel-Shafy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Egypt
Mohamed Abdel-Shafy Defender from Cairo, Egypt

Nationality: Egypt

Mohamed Abdel Shafy (Arabic: محمد عبد الشافي‎; born on 1 July 1985) is an Egyptian footballer who plays as a left-back for the Egypt national team and Zamalek SC
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Abdallah El-Said is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Egypt
Abdallah El-Said Forward from Egypt

Nationality: Egypt

Abdallah Mahmoud El Said Bekhit (Egyptian Arabic: عبد الله محمود السعيد بخيت‎; born 13 July 1985) is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays for Egyptian premier League side Pyramids and ...more