Hegazy with Egypt in 2011
|Full name||Ahmed El-Sayed Hegazy
أحمد السيد حجازى
|Date of birth||January 25, 1991|
|Place of birth||Ismailia, Egypt|
|Height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Playing position||Centre Back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
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
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. 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.
- Scores and results lists Egypt's goals first
|1.||4 June 2013||Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt||Botswana||1–1||1–1||Friendly|
Style of play
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.
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- "Ismaily approve Ahmed Hegazi’s €1.5 million move to Fiorentina". Goal.com. 11 April 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012.