Egypt national football team

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Egypt
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Pharaohs
Association Egyptian Football Association
Sub-confederation UNAF (North Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Shawky Gharib
Asst coach Alaa Nabil
Captain Wael Gomaa
Most caps Ahmed Hassan (184)
Top scorer Hossam Hassan (68)
Home stadium Cairo International Stadium
FIFA code EGY
FIFA ranking 24 Increase +2
Highest FIFA ranking 9 (July 2010, August 2010, September 2010, December 2010)
Lowest FIFA ranking 75 (March 2013)
Elo ranking 35
Highest Elo ranking 15 (August 2010)
Lowest Elo ranking 62 (March 1986, June 1997)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Italy 2–1 Egypt Egypt
(Ghent, Belgium; 28 August 1920)
Biggest win
Egypt United Arab Rep. 15–0 Laos 
(Indonesia; November 1963)
Biggest defeat
 Italy 11–3 Egypt Egypt
(Amsterdam, Netherlands; 10 June 1928)
World Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 1934)
Best result Round 1
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 22 (First in 1957)
Best result Champions; 1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010
Confederations Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 1999)
Best result 1st round, 1999, 2009

The Egypt national football team, also known as The Pharaohs represents Egypt in association football and is governed by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), the governing body for football in Egypt. Egypt's home ground is Cairo International Stadium in Cairo and their head coach is Shawky Gharib. They are the most successful African team at Confederation level, winning the ACN seven times: the inaugural ACN in Sudan in 1957, at home in 1959, 1986 and 2006, and in Burkina Faso in 1998, Ghana in 2008, and Angola in 2010. Egypt have been as high as 9th in the FIFA World Rankings, making them one of only two African national teams to enter the world top ten. Despite this, Egypt has so far made only two appearances in the World Cup (1934, 1990), with no victories.

History[edit]

The first Egyptian national football team was constituted in 1920.

Kit providers[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Current staff[edit]

Position Name Notes
Head coach Egypt Shawky Gharib
Coach Egypt Alaa Nabil
Assistant Coach Egypt Abdel Sattar Sabry
Egypt Osama Nabih
Goalkeeping coach Egypt Mohamed Sallam
Team director Egypt Ahmed Hassan
Fitness coach Egypt Kamal Abdelwahed
Team doctor Egypt Tarek Solaiman
Masseur Egypt Hassanein Hamza
Physiotherapist Egypt Hossam El Ibrashy
Kit manager Egypt Abdullah El Sayed
Media officers Egypt Walid Mahdy
Egypt AbdulRahman Magdy

Former managers[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the Friendly match against Bosnia and Herzegovina on 5 March 2014. Caps and goals as of 6 March 2014, consequent to the match.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Essam El-Hadary (1973-01-15) 15 January 1973 (age 41) 140 0 Egypt Wadi Degla
16 1GK Ahmed El-Shennawy (1991-05-14) 14 May 1991 (age 22) 13 0 Egypt Masry
23 1GK Sherif Ekramy (1983-07-01) 1 July 1983 (age 30) 15 0 Egypt Al-Ahly
2 2DF Ali Ghazal (1992-02-01) 1 February 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Portugal Nacional
3 2DF Ahmed Elmohamady (1987-09-09) 9 September 1987 (age 26) 66 2 England Hull City
4 2DF Okka (1984-01-03) 3 January 1984 (age 30) 24 1 Egypt Smouha
5 2DF Shawky El Said (1987-01-01) 1 January 1987 (age 27) 1 0 Egypt Ismaily
6 2DF Ramy Rabia (1993-05-20) 20 May 1993 (age 20) 6 2 Egypt Al-Ahly
7 3MF Ahmed Fathy (1984-11-10) 10 November 1984 (age 29) 100 3 Egypt Al-Ahly
8 3MF Tarek Hamed (1988-10-24) 24 October 1988 (age 25) 2 0 Egypt Smouha
10 3MF Saleh Gomaa (1993-08-01) 1 August 1993 (age 20) 10 1 Portugal Nacional
11 3MF Ahmed Hamoudi (1989-07-21) 21 July 1989 (age 24) 7 1 Egypt Smouha
12 3MF Ibrahim Abdel-Khalik (1986-04-20) 20 April 1986 (age 28) 2 0 Egypt Smouha
14 3MF Hossam Ghaly (1981-12-15) 15 December 1981 (age 32) 59 3 Belgium Lierse
17 3MF Mohamed El-Nenny (1992-07-11) 11 July 1992 (age 21) 29 0 Switzerland Basel
18 3MF Ibrahim Hassan (1991-07-25) 25 July 1991 (age 22) 0 0 Egypt Ismaily
22 3MF Mohamed Salah (1992-06-15) 15 June 1992 (age 21) 27 16 England Chelsea
9 4FW Amr Gamal (1991-08-03) 3 August 1991 (age 22) 1 0 Egypt Al-Ahly
13 4FW Mohamed Ragab (1990-06-19) 19 June 1990 (age 23) 0 0 Egypt Petrojet
15 4FW Geddo (1984-10-30) 30 October 1984 (age 29) 37 19 Egypt Al-Ahly
19 4FW Khaled Kamar (1988-02-02) 2 February 1988 (age 26) 1 0 Egypt El-Shorta
20 4FW Mohamed Farouk (1989-09-14) 14 September 1989 (age 24) 1 0 Egypt Al-Mokawloon Al-Arab

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up for the team in the last 12 months. (Retired players were not included)

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Mohamed Sobhy (1981-08-30) 30 August 1981 (age 32) 6 0 Egypt Ismaily v.  Ghana, 19 November 2013
GK Mossad Awad (1993-01-15) 15 January 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Egypt Al-Ahly v.  Guinea, 10 September 2013
GK Abdelwahed El-Sayed (1977-06-03) 3 June 1977 (age 36) 38 0 Egypt Zamalek v.  Uganda, 14 August 2013
DF Wael Gomaa (1975-08-03) 3 August 1975 (age 38) 113 1 Egypt Al-Ahly v.  Ghana, 19 November 2013
DF Sayed Moawad (1979-05-25) 25 May 1979 (age 34) 60 2 Egypt Al-Ahly v.  Ghana, 19 November 2013
DF Mohamed Abdel-Shafy (1985-07-01) 1 July 1985 (age 28) 30 2 Egypt Zamalek v.  Ghana, 19 November 2013
DF Sherif Abdel-Fadil (1983-07-02) 2 July 1983 (age 30) 18 0 Egypt Al-Ahly v.  Ghana, 19 November 2013
DF Mohamed Nagieb (1983-01-13) 13 January 1983 (age 31) 12 0 Egypt Al-Ahly v.  Ghana, 19 November 2013
DF Ahmad Shedid (1985-01-01) 1 January 1985 (age 29) 12 0 Egypt Al-Ahly v.  Ghana, 19 November 2013
DF Hazem Emam (1988-09-07) 7 September 1988 (age 25) 5 1 Egypt Zamalek v.  Ghana, 19 November 2013
DF Adam El-Abd (1984-09-11) 11 September 1984 (age 29) 7 0 England Bristol City v.  Ghana, 6 October 2013 (Preliminary)
DF Mahmoud Alaa (1991-01-28) 28 January 1991 (age 23) 4 0 Egypt Haras El-Hodood v.  Uganda, 2 October 2013
DF Mohamed Abdel Fattah (1991-04-17) 17 April 1991 (age 23) 4 0 Egypt Wadi Degla v.  Uganda, 2 October 2013
DF Ahmed Hegazy (1991-01-25) 25 January 1991 (age 23) 19 1 Italy Fiorentina v.  Uganda, 14 August 2013
DF Mahmoud Fathalla (1982-02-12) 12 February 1982 (age 32) 59 2 Egypt Zamalek v.  Zimbabwe, 16 June 2013
DF Saad Samir (1989-04-01) 1 April 1989 (age 25) 3 0 Egypt Al-Ahly v.  Zimbabwe, 16 June 2013
DF Sabri Raheel (1987-10-20) 20 October 1987 (age 26) 0 0 Egypt Al-Ahly v.  Zimbabwe, 16 June 2013
MF Hosny Abd Rabo (1984-11-01) 1 November 1984 (age 29) 97 17 Egypt Ismaily v.  Ghana, 19 November 2013
MF Ahmed Eid (1980-05-15) 15 May 1980 (age 33) 57 11 Libya Al-Ahly Benghazi v.  Ghana, 19 November 2013
MF Shikabala (1986-03-05) 5 March 1986 (age 28) 26 1 Portugal Sporting v.  Ghana, 19 November 2013
MF Ibrahim Salah (1987-04-01) 1 April 1987 (age 27) 21 1 Saudi Arabia Al-Orobah v.  Ghana, 19 November 2013
MF Walid Soliman (1984-12-01) 1 December 1984 (age 29) 20 1 Egypt Al-Ahly v.  Ghana, 19 November 2013
MF Hossam Ashour (1986-03-09) 9 March 1986 (age 28) 12 0 Egypt Al-Ahly v.  Ghana, 19 November 2013
MF Amr Al-Sulaya (1990-02-04) 4 February 1990 (age 24) 16 0 Egypt Ismaily v.  Ghana, 15 October 2013
MF Abdallah Said (1985-07-13) 13 July 1985 (age 28) 10 0 Egypt Al-Ahly v.  Ghana, 15 October 2013
MF Mohamed Ibrahim (1992-03-01) 1 March 1992 (age 22) 14 1 Egypt Zamalek v.  Ghana, 15 October 2013 (Preliminary)
MF Ahmed Temsah (1986-04-12) 12 April 1986 (age 28) 26 2 Egypt El Dakhleya v.  Ghana, 6 October 2013 (Preliminary)
MF Basem Ali (1988-10-27) 27 October 1988 (age 25) 13 0 Egypt Al-Mokawloon Al-Arab v.  Uganda, 2 October 2013
MF Omar Gaber (1992-01-30) 30 January 1992 (age 22) 12 0 Egypt Zamalek v.  Uganda, 2 October 2013
MF Ahmed Samir Mohamed (1994-08-25) 25 August 1994 (age 19) 3 1 Egypt El Dakhleya v.  Uganda, 2 October 2013
MF Ahmed Tawfik (1991-10-01) 1 October 1991 (age 22) 2 0 Egypt Zamalek v.  Uganda, 2 October 2013
MF Ahmed Samir Farag (1986-20-05) 5 August 1986 (age 27) 21 0 Egypt Zamalek v.  Guinea, 10 September 2013
MF Ahmed Refaat (1993-06-20) 20 June 1993 (age 20) 1 0 Egypt ENPPI v.  Guinea, 10 September 2013
MF Nour El-Sayed INJ (1985-09-01) 1 September 1985 (age 28) 1 0 Egypt Zamalek v.  Zimbabwe, 9 June 2013
MF Ayman Hefny (1985-12-31) 31 December 1985 (age 28) 0 0 Libya Al-Ahly Tripoli v.  Botswana, 4 June 2013
FW Amr Zaki (1983-04-01) 1 April 1983 (age 31) 63 30 Morocco Raja Casablanca v.  Ghana, 19 November 2013
FW Kahraba (1994-04-13) 13 April 1994 (age 20) 3 0 Switzerland Luzern v.  Ghana, 19 November 2013
FW Koka (1993-03-05) 5 March 1993 (age 21) 1 1 Portugal Rio Ave v.  Ghana, 6 October 2013
FW Ahmed Gaafar (1985-12-21) 21 December 1985 (age 28) 4 1 Egypt Zamalek v.  Zimbabwe, 16 June 2013
FW Ahmed Hassan Mekky (1987-04-20) 20 April 1987 (age 27) 25 6 Libya Al-Ahly Tripoli v.  Zimbabwe, 16 June 2013 (Preliminary)
Notes
  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.

Results and fixtures[edit]

Date Location Opponent Score Occasion
12 October 2012 Sharjah  Congo 3–0 Friendly
16 October 2012 Abu Dhabi  Tunisia 0–1 Friendly
14 November 2012 Tblisi  Georgia 0–0 Friendly
28 December 2012 Doha  Qatar 2–0 Friendly
10 January 2013 Abu Dhabi  Ghana 0–3 Friendly
14 January 2013 Abu Dhabi  Ivory Coast 2–4 Friendly
6 February 2013 Madrid  Chile 1–2 Friendly
7 March 2013 Doha  Qatar 1–3 Friendly
22 March 2013 Alexandria  Swaziland 10–0 Friendly
26 March 2013 Alexandria  Zimbabwe 2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
4 June 2013 Cairo  Botswana 1–1 Friendly
9 June 2013 Harare  Zimbabwe 4–2 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
16 June 2013 Maputo  Mozambique 1–0 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
14 August 2013 El Gouna  Uganda 3–0 Friendly
10 September 2013 El Gouna  Guinea 4–2 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
30 September 2013 Cairo  Uganda 2-0 Friendly
2 October 2013 Cairo  Uganda 3-0 Friendly
15 October 2013 Kumasi  Ghana 1-6 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
14 November 2013 Cairo  Zambia 2-0 Friendly
19 November 2013 Cairo  Ghana 2-1 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
5 March 2014 Innsbruck  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-0 Friendly
25 May 2014 London  Portugal Friendly
30 May 2014 Santiago  Chile Friendly
4 June 2014 Barranquilla  Colombia Friendly
August 2014 Cairo  Iraq Friendly

Records[edit]

As of 5 March 2014. Players in bold are still active at international level.

On 31 January 2010, Egypt set a new record, not being defeated for 19 consecutive African Cup of Nations matches, since their last match at the 2004 African Cup of Nations. Egypt also won their 9th consecutive match in the ACN, beating Ghana in the 2010 African Cup of Nations final match, and becoming the first team to win three consecutive ACN titles.

Subsequent to leading Egypt to its third consecutive ACN victory under his tenure, Egypt coach Hassan Shehata was offered the role of coaching the Nigeria national football team in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.[4] In February 2010, the EFA agreed to let Shehata take charge of Nigeria in 2010 World Cup only if official request was sent.[5] Ultimately, Shehata did not take the position.

Competitive records[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did Not Enter
Italy 1934 First Round 13th 1 0 0 1 2 4 Squad 2 2 0 0 11 2
France 1938 Withdrew
Brazil 1950 Did Not Enter
Switzerland 1954 Did Not Qualify 2 0 0 2 2 7
Sweden 1958 Withdrew
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970 Did Not Enter
West Germany 1974 Did Not Qualify 2 1 0 1 2 3
Argentina 1978 10 6 2 2 15 11
Spain 1982 2 0 1 1 0 1
Mexico 1986 6 3 2 1 3 4
Italy 1990 Group Stage 20th 3 0 2 1 1 2 Squad 8 4 3 1 7 2
United States 1994 Did Not Qualify 6 3 2 1 9 3
France 1998 6 3 1 2 15 5
South Korea Japan 2002 10 5 4 1 22 9
Germany 2006 10 5 2 3 26 15
South Africa 2010 13 9 1 3 22 7
Brazil 2014 8 7 0 1 19 14
Russia 2018 To Be Determined To Be Determined
Qatar 2022
Total Group Stage 2/19 4 0 2 2 3 6 85 48 18 19 153 83

FIFA Confederations Cup[edit]

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
Saudi Arabia 1992 Did Not Qualify
Saudi Arabia 1995
Saudi Arabia 1997
Mexico 1999 Group Stage 7th 3 0 2 1 5 9 Squad
South Korea Japan 2001 Did Not Qualify
France 2003
Germany 2005
South Africa 2009 Group Stage 6th 3 1 0 2 4 7 Squad
Brazil 2013 Did Not Qualify
Russia 2017 To Be Determined
Qatar 2021
Total Group Stage 2/9 6 1 2 3 9 16

Africa Cup of Nations[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record Africa Cup of Nations Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Sudan 1957 Champions 1st 2 2 0 0 6 1 Squad No Qualification
United Arab Republic 1959 Champions 1st 2 2 0 0 6 1 Squad No Qualification
Ethiopia 1962 Runners-up 2nd 2 1 0 1 4 5 Squad Qualified as defending champions
Ghana 1963 Semi-final 3rd 3 2 1 0 11 5 Squad
Tunisia 1965 Withdrew After Qualifying
Ethiopia 1968 Withdrew 3 2 1 0 6 4
Sudan 1970 Semi-final 3rd 5 3 1 1 10 5 Squad 2 1 1 0 2 1
Cameroon 1972 Did Not Qualify 4 3 0 1 6 6
Egypt 1974 Semi-final 3rd 5 4 0 1 13 5 Squad Qualified as hosts
Ethiopia 1976 Semi-final 4th 6 1 2 3 9 12 Squad 4 3 1 0 11 3
Ghana 1978 Did Not Qualify 2 0 1 1 5 4
Nigeria 1980 Semi-final 4th 5 2 1 2 6 7 Squad 2 1 0 1 4 3
Libya 1982 Withdrew 2 2 0 0 7 3
Ivory Coast 1984 Semi-final 4th 5 2 2 1 6 6 Squad 4 2 1 1 3 2
Egypt 1986 Champions 1st 5 3 1 1 5 1 Squad Qualified as hosts
Morocco 1988 Group Stage 6th 3 1 1 1 3 1 Squad Qualified as defending champions
Algeria 1990 Group Stage 8th 3 0 0 3 1 6 Squad 4 2 1 1 8 2
Senegal 1992 Group Stage 11th 2 0 0 2 0 2 Squad 6 3 3 0 13 5
Tunisia 1994 Quarter-finals 5th 3 1 1 1 4 1 Squad 6 2 2 2 6 5
South Africa 1996 Quarter-finals 7th 4 2 0 2 5 6 Squad 10 6 3 1 24 5
Burkina Faso 1998 Champions 1st 6 4 1 1 10 1 Squad 6 2 3 1 12 4
GhanaNigeria 2000 Quarter-finals 5th 4 3 0 1 7 3 Squad Qualified as defending champions
Mali 2002 Quarter-finals 6th 4 2 0 2 3 3 Squad 6 4 1 1 11 6
Tunisia 2004 Group Stage 9th 3 1 1 1 3 3 Squad 4 3 0 1 14 1
Egypt 2006 Champions 1st 6 4 2 0 12 3 Squad Qualified as hosts
Ghana 2008 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 15 5 Squad 6 3 3 0 9 2
Angola 2010 Champions 1st 6 6 0 0 15 2 Squad 7 9 1 3 22 7
GabonEquatorial Guinea 2012 Did Not Qualify 6 1 2 3 5 5
South Africa 2013 2 0 1 1 4 3
Morocco 2015 To Be Determined To Be Determined
Libya 2017
Total 7 Titles 22/29 90 51 15 24 154 84 86 49 25 12 172 71

Arab Cup of Nations[edit]

Arab Cup of Nations record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
Lebanon 1963 Did Not Participate
Kuwait 1964
Iraq 1966
Saudi Arabia 1985
Jordan 1988 Semi-final 3rd 6 3 2 1 6 0 Squad
Syria 1992 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 5 3 Squad
Qatar 1998 Group Stage 10th 2 1 0 1 3 5 Squad
Kuwait 2002 Did Not Participate
Saudi Arabia 2012 Group Stage 7th 3 0 2 1 3 4 Squad
Total 1 Title 4/9 15 7 5 3 17 12

Olympic Games record[edit]

Football at the Summer Olympics has been an under-23 tournament since 1992.
Olympic Games
Appearances: 9
Year/Host Round Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Greece Athens 1896 No football tournament
France Paris 1900 Did Not Participate
United States Saint Louis 1904
United Kingdom London 1908
Sweden Stockholm 1912
Belgium Antwerp 1920 First round 1 0 0 1 1 2 No Qualification
France Paris 1924 Quarter finals 2 1 0 1 3 5
Netherlands Amsterdam 1928 Fourth Place 4 2 0 2 12 19
United States Los Angeles 1932 No football tournament
Germany Berlin 1936 First Round 1 0 0 1 1 3 No Qualification
United Kingdom London 1948 First Round 1 0 0 1 1 3
Finland Helsinki 1952 First Round 2 1 0 1 6 7
Australia Melbourne 1956 Withdrew from Finals 2 2 0 0 9 3
Italy Roma 1960 First Round 3 0 1 2 4 11 4 3 0 1 11 5
Japan Tokyo 1964 Fourth Place 6 2 1 3 18 16 4 3 1 0 14 6
Mexico Mexico 1968 Withdrew from Qualifiers
Germany Munich 1972 Did Not Qualify 2 1 0 1 2 3
Canada Montreal 1976 2 0 1 1 1 2
Soviet Union Moscow 1980 Withdrew from Finals 4 1 3 0 7 4
United States Los Angeles 1984 Quarter Final 4 1 1 2 5 5 6 3 2 1 6 3
South Korea Seoul 1988 Did Not Qualify 4 2 1 1 7 2
Total 9/19 24 7 3 14 51 71 28 15 8 5 57 28

Honours[edit]

African Competitions[edit]

Winners (7): Gold medal africa.svg 1957, Gold medal africa.svg 1959, Gold medal africa.svg 1986, Gold medal africa.svg 1998, Gold medal africa.svg 2006, Gold medal africa.svg 2008, Gold medal africa.svg 2010 (Most successful team)
Runners-up (1): Silver medal africa.svg 1962
Third place (3): Bronze medal africa.svg 1963, Bronze medal africa.svg 1970, Bronze medal africa.svg 1974
Fourth place (3): 1976, 1980, 1984
Champions (1): 1 1987
Third place (1): 3 1973
Runners-up (1): 2 1988
Champions (1): 1 2011 (Most successful team)

Arab Competitions[edit]

Champions (4): 1 1953,1 1965,1 1992,1 2007 (Most successful team)
Runners-up (1): 2 1961
Champions (1): 1 1992
Third Place (1): 3 1988
Champions (2): 1 1972,1 1975 (Most successful team)

Mediterranean Games[edit]

Champions (1): 1 1955
Silver Medalist (1): 2 1951
Bronze Medalist (1): 3 1983

Francophone Games[edit]

Silver Medalist (1): 2 1994
Bronze Medalist (1): 3 2001

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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