Farouk Gaafar

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Farouk Gaafar
Personal information
Full name Farouk Fouad Gaafar
Date of birth 29 October 1952
Place of birth Sayeda Zienab, Cairo, Egypt
Playing position Centre Midfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1984 Zamalek
National team
Egypt 26
Teams managed
1990–1991 Gomhureyet Shebeen
2006–2007 Egypt
1996–1997 Baladeyet El Mahalla
1998–1999 Zamalek (Asst.)
1999 Zamalek
1999 Suez Club
1999–2000 Ghazl El Mahalla
2002 Ismaily
2002 Al-Riyadh
2003 Baladeyet El-Mahalla
2003 Tersana
2003–2004 Al-Masry
2005 Suez Cement
2005–2006 Zamalek
2006–2008 Tersana
2008–2013 Tala'ea El-Gaish
2013–2014 Ghazl El Mahalla
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Farouk Gaafar فاروق جعفر (Nick Names: Roo-a & King of Midfield) is an Egyptian former football player and manager.

He played midfielder for Zamalek and the Egypt national football team. He finished eighth in the magazine France Football voting for the 1975 African Player of the Year.[1]

Following his playing career, Gaafar managed Egypt[2] during 1996 and 1997 and later El Geish club.

Honours[edit]

As a player[edit]

Zamalek

Individual

  • Best Playmaker in African Cup of Nations 1974
  • Best Playmaker in African Cup of Nations 1976
  • 7th African footballer of the year by France Football 1975
  • 8th African footballer of the year by France Football 1977

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pierrend, José Luis (2000-02-14). "African Player of the Year 1975". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  2. ^ Said, Tarek (2006-11-23). "Egyptian National Team Coaches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 

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