Ahmed Hegazy

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Ahmed Hegazy
Ahmed Hegazy.jpg
Hegazy with Egypt in 2011
Personal information
Full name Ahmed El-Sayed Hegazy
أحمد السيد حجازى
Date of birth (1991-01-25) January 25, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Ismailia, Egypt
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Club information
Current team
Number 6
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Ismaily 28 (0)
2012– Fiorentina 3 (0)
National team
2009–2011 Egypt U-20 23 (2)
2011– Egypt U-23 26 (0)
2011– Egypt 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 May 2012


Ahmed Hegazy (Arabic: أحمد حجازي‎) (born January 25, 1991) is an association football player who plays for Serie A side Fiorentina. He plays as a Central Defender. He has been capped to play for Egypt's under-20 national team, under-23 national team, and recently, the first team as well[1]



His professional playing career began in November 24, 2009, when he made his debut with Egyptian club, Ismaily playing as a Full Back.


On 22 December 2011, the Egyptian club announced that he has made a deal with Fiorentina, an Italian football club, in exchange for 1.5 million euros. The Egyptian company will receive 15% sell on fee.[2] He was given the number 3 shirt. Hegazy made his unofficial debut for Fiorentina this week, playing 30 minutes in a friendly against Viareggio Calcio, He played 15 min in his Official debut against Atalanta B.C. in 18 Nov 2012, and scored his first goal for La Viola later that month in the second half of a Coppa Italia match against Juve Stabia on November 28. On 12 December 2012 Fiorentina announced that Hegazy had completed a surgery after sustaining a severe leg injury in training. The club also announced that Ahmed Hegazy had undergone reconstructive surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament. The expected recovery period before the player could return to sports activity is 5–6 months.


International goals[edit]

Scores and results lists Egypt's goals first
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 4 June 2013 Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt  Botswana 1–1 1–1 Friendly

Style of play[edit]

Ahmed Hegazy is widely known as the 'Nesta of the Pyramids'. He was given this nickname as his playing style somewhat resembles the playing style of his Italian counterpart, Alessandro Nesta.

Career Statistics[edit]


Club performance League Cup Europe Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2012–13 Fiorentina Serie A 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
2013–14 Fiorentina Serie A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 1


  1. ^ "Egypt win in African Youth Championship opener", ahramonline, April 17, 2011, retrieved May 11, 2011 
  2. ^ "Ismaily approve Ahmed Hegazi’s €1.5 million move to Fiorentina". Goal.com. 11 April 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012.