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The Best Soccer Players from Egypt

Updated January 27, 2020 22k votes 3.1k voters 92.1k views300 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

    Forward

    BirthplaceBasyoun, Egypt

    NationalityEgypt

    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 of...  more

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    Mohamed Aboutrika

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceGiza, Egypt

    NationalityEgypt

    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 midfielder...  more
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    Mahmoud El Khatib

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceDakahlia Governorate, Egypt

    NationalityEgypt

    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 Club....  more
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    Essam El-Hadary

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceDamietta, Egypt

    NationalityEgypt

    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 "High...  more
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    BirthplacePort Said, Egypt

    NationalityEgypt, Germany

    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 Werder...  more
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    Hossam Hassan

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceCairo, Egypt

    NationalityEgypt

    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 Hassan.Hassan was...  more
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    Hazem Emam

    Hazem Emam (Arabic: حازم إمام‎; born 7 September 1988) is an Egyptian footballer who plays for Zamalek SC as a Right Back. ...  more
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    Wael Gomaa

    Defender

    BirthplaceEl-Mahalla El-Kubra, Egypt

    NationalityEgypt

    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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    Mohamed Barakat

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceCairo, Egypt

    NationalityEgypt

    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 midfielder...  more
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    Ahmed Hassan

    Winger, Midfielder

    BirthplaceMaghagha, Egypt

    NationalityEgypt

    Ahmed Hassan or Ahmad Hassan (Arabic: أحمد حسن‎) may refer to:...  more
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    Mido

    Forward

    BirthplaceCairo, Egypt

    NationalityEgypt

    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 television...  more
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    BirthplaceAl Sharqia Governorate, Egypt

    NationalityEgypt

    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 club...  more
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    Ahmed Fathi "Bougy"

    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 Mohamed...  more
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    Hossam Ghaly

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceKafr el-Sheikh, Egypt

    NationalityEgypt

    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. He...  more
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    Amr Zaki

    Forward

    BirthplaceMansoura, Egypt

    NationalityEgypt

    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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    Ahmed El-Kass

    Ahmed Abdou Abd El-Aziz El-Kass (Egyptian Arabic: أحمد الكاس; born 8 July 1965), is an Egyptian football manager and former football player. ...  more
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    Hosni Abd Rabo

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceIsmaïlia, Egypt

    NationalityEgypt

    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 and...  more
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    Hany Ramzy

    Defender

    BirthplaceCairo, Egypt

    NationalityEgypt

    Hany Guda Ramzy (Arabic: هاني جودة رمزي‎, Coptic: ϩⲁⲛⲓ ⲅⲟⲩⲧⲁ ⲣⲉⲙⲍⲓ) (born 10 March 1969) is an Egyptian football coach and former defender....  more
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    Ahmed Hegazy

    Defender

    BirthplaceIsmaïlia, Egypt

    NationalityEgypt

    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 under-20...  more
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    Shikabala

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceAswan, Egypt

    NationalityEgypt

    Mahmoud Abdel Razek Hassan Fadlallah (Arabic: محمود عبد الرازق "شيكابالا‎ IPA: [mæħˈmuːd ʕæbdelˈɾæːzeʔ, -eɾˈɾæː- fɑdˈlɑllɑ]; born 5 March 1986), commonly known as Shikabala (IPA: [ʃikæˈbæːlæ]), is...  more
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    Mohamed Nagy

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceDamanhur, Egypt

    NationalityEgypt

    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 Duiedar

    Defender

    BirthplaceGiza, Egypt

    NationalityEgypt

    Ahmed Dowidar (Arabic: أحمد دويدار‎) is an Egyptian footballer. He currently plays as a defender for Smouha in the Egyptian Premier League. Dowidar is also a member of the Egypt national football...  more
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    Sabri Raheel

    Sabri Raheel (Arabic: صبري رحيل‎) (born on 2 October 1987) is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Egyptian Premier League side Al Ahly. He also played for Al Ahly's arch...  more
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    Hazem Emam

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceCairo, Egypt

    NationalityEgypt

    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 players...  more
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    Radwan Yasser

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceDakahlia Governorate, Egypt

    NationalityEgypt

    Radwan Yasser or Yasser Radwan (born 22 April 1972) is a retired Egyptian footballer who played as a midfielder. He was a member of the Egypt national football team in the Africa Cup of Nations in...  more
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