The club was founded in May 1962 as sports social club and was called the Heliopolis Sporting Club (El Shams), based in the northern section of Cairo Governorate.
As of 2010, El Shams football team participated only once in the Egyptian Premier League and that was in 1997-98. The team won 5, draw 9, and lost 16 matches earning the 16th place (last place). As a result the team was relegated to the Egyptian Premier B.
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