Egypt national handball team

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Egypt
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Nickname The Pharoahs
Association Egyptian Handball Federation
Coach Marwan Ragab
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Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances 5 (first in 1992)
Best result 6th (1996)
World Championship
Appearances 13 (first in 1964)
Best result 4th (2001)
African Men's Handball Championship
Appearances 19 (first in 1979)
Best result Winners : (1991, 1992, 2000, 2004, 2008)
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The Egyptian national handball team is the national handball team of Egypt and is controlled by the Egyptian Handball Federation. The Team's performance in the '90s boosted the sport's popularity in the country and attracted media and official attention, especially after scoring a huge upset against former World champions Romania in the 1995 World Men's Handball Championship held in Iceland.

Egypt also became the first non-European team to reach the World Championship semi-finals in the 2001 Men's tournament that was held in France. The Egyptians dubbed that team as the "Dream Team".

Results[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Year Position Pld W D L
Germany 1936 Did not enter
Germany 1972 Did not enter
Canada 1976 Did not enter
Soviet Union 1980 Did not enter
United States 1984 Did not enter
Korea 1988 Did not enter
Spain 1992 11th 6 1 0 5
United States 1996 6th 6 3 0 3
Australia 2000 7th 8 4 0 4
Greece 2004 12th 6 0 0 6
China 2008 10th 5 0 2 3
United Kingdom 2012 Did not enter
Brazil 2016 TBD
Total 5/12 31 8 2 21

World Championship[edit]

Year Position Pld W D L
Germany 1938 Did not enter
Sweden 1954 Did not enter
Germany 1958 Did not enter
Germany 1961 Did not enter
Czechoslovakia 1964 14th 3 0 0 3
Sweden 1967 Did not enter
France 1970 Did not enter
East Germany 1974 Did not enter
Denmark 1978 Did not enter
Germany 1982 Did not enter
East Germany 1986 Did not enter
Czechoslovakia 1990 Did not enter
Sweden 1993 12th 7 1 0 6
Iceland 1995 6th 9 5 0 4
Japan 1997 6th 9 6 1 2
Egypt 1999 7th 9 6 0 3
France 2001 4th 9 5 1 3
Portugal 2003 15th 7 2 1 4
Tunisia 2005 14th 5 3 0 2
Germany 2007 17th 6 2 0 4
Croatia 2009 14th 9 4 0 5
Sweden 2011 14th 7 2 0 5
Spain 2013 16th 6 1 1 4
Qatar 2015 Qualified
Total 13/24 86 37 4 45

African Championship[edit]

Year Position
Tunisia 1974 Did not enter
Algeria 1976 Did not enter
Republic of the Congo 1979 Runners Up
Tunisia 1981 Fourth Place
Egypt 1983 Fourth Place
Tunisia 1985 Runners Up
Morocco 1987 Runners Up
Algeria 1989 Runners Up
Egypt 1991 Champions
Côte d'Ivoire 1992 Champions
Tunisia 1994 Third Place
Year Position
Benin 1996 Third Place
South Africa 1998 Third Place
Algeria 2000 Champions
Morocco 2002 Third Place
Egypt 2004 Champions
Tunisia 2006 Runners Up
Angola 2008 Champions
Egypt 2010 Runners Up
Morocco 2012 Third Place
Algeria 2014 Third Place
Egypt 2016 Qualified
Total 20/22

All-Africa Games[edit]

Mediterranean Games[edit]

Pan Arab Games[edit]

Islamic Solidarity Games[edit]

Year Round GP W D L Final Position
Saudi Arabia 2005 Third Place 7 5 - 2 3rd
Indonesia 2013 No Handball tournament Held
Total 1/1 7 5 - 2 -

Youth Olympics[edit]

Year Round GP W D L Final Position
Singapore 2010 Champions 4 3 1 - 1st
China 2014 Runners-Up 4 3 1 2nd
Total 2/2 8 6 1 1 -

Junior World Championship[edit]

Youth World Championships[edit]

Year Round GP W D L Final Position
Qatar 2005 Preliminary Round 5 2 - 3 6th
Bahrain 2007 Main Round 7 4 - 3 5th
Tunisia 2009 Preliminary Round 6 2 - 4 12th
Argentina 2011 Quarter-finals 7 5 - 2 5th
Hungary 2013 Round of 16 9 4 - 5 11th
Total 5/5 34 17 - 17 -

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Head coach: Marawan Ragab

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Karim Mostafa El Hendawy (1988-05-01)1 May 1988 (aged 24) 1.86 m 90 Egypt Al Ahly
55 LW Mahmoud Gaber (1988-11-07)7 November 1988 (aged 24) 1.85 m 66 Egypt Smouha
7 LB Mostafa Khalil (1992-03-03)3 March 1992 (aged 20) 1.87 m 40 Egypt Al Ahly
8 P Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim (1984-03-07)7 March 1984 (aged 28) 1.80 m 150 Egypt Al Ahly
9 CB Islam Hassan (1988-07-02)2 July 1988 (aged 24) 1.86 m 100 Tunisia Club Africain
10 RB Mamdouh Taha (1987-02-12)12 February 1987 (aged 25) 1.87 m 162 Egypt Police
12 GK Mohamed Mahmoud EL Nakib (1974-04-06)6 April 1974 (aged 38) 1.90 m 166 Egypt Sporting
15 P Mohamed Abdelrahman (1987-12-12)12 December 1987 (aged 25) 1.80 m 35 Egypt Al Ahly
17 LW Mostafa Beshir (1992-03-04)4 March 1992 (aged 20) 1.87 m 72 Egypt Al Ahly
19 CB Mohamed Hesham (Moody) (1990-05-10)10 May 1990 (aged 22) 1.84 m 90 Egypt Sporting
20 CB Mohamed Alaa (1988-01-13)13 January 1988 (aged 24) 1.78 m 110 Egypt Aviation
22 LB Yahia el Derea (1990-03-13)13 March 1990 (aged 22) 1.92 m 90 Egypt Heliopolis
24 P Ibrahim Mohamed El Masry (1989-03-11)11 March 1989 (aged 23) 1.86 m 75 Egypt Al Ahly
66 RB Ahmed Mostafa El Ahmar (handballer) 27 January 1984 (aged 28) 1.80 m 160 Qatar Qatar Army
86 GK Mohamed Ali (1992-09-02)2 September 1992 (aged 20) 1.88 m 99 Egypt Gezira
89 P Mohamed Mamdouh (1989-04-01)1 April 1989 (aged 23) 1.85 m 100 Qatar Qatar Army
90 LB Ali Zein (1990-12-14)14 December 1990 (aged 22) 1.90 m 98 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel
91 RW Mohamed Hisham Sanad (1991-01-16)16 January 1991 (aged 21) 1.81 m 90 Egypt Heliopolis

Famous past players[edit]

  • Ahmed Mostafa ElAhmar' The best player to come in Egypt's history. Left Handed and very talented player. Played for zamalek for many years. Now at Al-Jaish in Qatar
  • 'Mohamed El Alfy' One of the best handball players in Egypt's history and a very talented coach, he played for Heliopolis, Ahly and National team captain.
  • Alaa Elsayed (Arabic: علاء السيد‎) skipper of the first Egyptian National Handball to Win the African Championship in Cairo 1991, played for Altayaran Club, later became administrative manager of the National Team
  • Hamada El Rooby(Arabic: حمادة الروبي‎) One of the best goalkeepers in Egyptian history and was in the dream of 2001 who took 4th place in the World Cup.
  • Ahmed Belal (Arabic: أحمد بلال‎) Mastermind of the Egyptian National Team for a decade, played for Olympic Club of Alexandria, played in Germany
  • Ashraf Awaad (Arabic: أشرف عواض‎) skipper of the Egyptian youth team who won the World Youth Cup in Cairo 1993, to be the first non-European to win a world title at any level in handball, member of the Awaad clan who provided Egyptian Handball by several members namely Hazem and Belal.hussein, hassan, ibrahim and the young boy abdul rahman, played for Al Ahly
  • Bassem Elsobky (Arabic: باسم السبكي‎) Goalkeeper of Zamalek club, one of the best goalkeepers ever
  • Ayman Salah(Arabic: أيمن صلاح‎) Goalkeeper of Zamalek club, one of the best goalkeepers ever
  • Gohar Nabil (Arabic: جوهر نبيل‎) pivot of Ahly club one of the best pivots in world
  • Magdy Abo El Magd (Arabic: مجدي ابو المجد‎)pivot and captain of Zamalek team. officially one of the best players in zamalek club history and a talented working hard coach with clubs and the national team
  • Hassan Yousry (Arabic: حسن يسري‎) The mastermind of the Egyptian national team from 2004-2011 from the best CB in Egyptian history currently playing in AL jaish in Qatar.
  • Mamdouh Hashem'''' Captain of the National team from 1980 to 1985 First Egyptian to play professional handball in Europe played for 2 years in Tuzem Essn club in Germany then he moved to Saudi Arabia as a professional player then as a coach. Later on he moved to Egypt where he took responsibility as the general manager of Al Zamalek club where he achieved with them many local and African championships.
  • Khaled Elawady (Arabic: خالد العوضى‎) goalkeeper of Ahly club, one of the best goalkeepers in Egypt
  • Hussein Zaky First Player To Play Abroad For Cuidad Real And Other Big Teams In Europe and was in the dream team of 2001 and was the goal top scorer the world Cup in France 2001.
  • Sherif Abdelghany Although this player is not given the credit he deserves, he is known for his power, agility and speed. Being the Heliopolis Club ace, Abdelghany has pushed his team to the first division, and will undoubtedly be a player whom the top teams shall fight for.
  • Mohamed Elgammal played for sporting club as left back
  • Medhat Motaweh Goal keeper for the national team in the 1960s. He was agile shot stopper. One of the best goalies in Egyptian handball history, he was known to occasionally score from his position.
  • 'Hussein Labib Right wing at Zamalek club
  • Hassan Sakr Right back at Zamalek club
  • 'Mostafa El-Ahmar Left Back at Zamalek club
  • Hisham Nasr Left back at Zamalek club
  • Khaled Fathy Center Half And Mastermind Of The Egyptian National Team In the 80s
  • Mohamed Gamal Maher fattest player ever to play on a national team in international competition weighing in at 206 kg

Notable former coaches[edit]

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