Hassan Shehata

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Hassan Shehata
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Personal information
Date of birth (1949-06-19) 19 June 1949 (age 65)
Place of birth Kafr El-Dawwar, Egypt
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Pre–1962 Kafr El Dawar
1962–1967 Zamalek
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1968 Zamalek (11)
1968–1971 Kazma
1971–1983 Zamalek (77)
National team
1972–1980 Egypt
Teams managed
1983–1985 Zamalek U-20
1985–1986 Zamalek (Assistant)
1986–1988 Al Wasl (Emirates)
1989–1990 Al-Merreikh (Sudan)
1990–1992 El Shourta
1992–1993 Ittihad Alexandria
1993–1994 El Shourta
1995–1996 Zamalek (Assistant)
1996–1997 El Minya
1997–1998 Sharqia
1998–1999 El Shams
1999 Al-Ahly Benghazi (Libya)
1999–2000 Suez
2001–2003 Egypt U20
2003–2004 El Mokawloon
2004–2011 Egypt
2011–2012 Zamalek
2012 Al-Arabi (Qatar)
2014 Difaâ El Jadidi
2014– El Mokawloon
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Hassan Shehata (Egyptian Arabic: حسـن شحـاتة) (born 19 June 1949) is an Egyptian football coach and former player, He played In Zamalek FC and awarded as Best player in Asia 1970. as a Coach, He was the head coach Egyptian national team from 2004 to 2011 to become "the longest-serving coach in the Egyptian national team history". He led Egypt to three successive titles at the African Cup of Nations in the years 2006, 2008 and 2010 to become the first African nation to achieve this streak/record. And the Egyptian Team become 9th in FIFA World Rankings
in 2008 He was awarded as CAF Coach of the Year. and in 2010 become best African Coach ranking in IFFHS,[1] He selected in Top five African coaches.[2][3]

Hassan Shehata in Zamalek in 70s
Hassan Shehata in Kazma FC 1970

Egyptian national team[edit]

Shehata with Egyptian Team in CAN 2008 final

In 2004, Shehata became Egyptian national team coach after the sacking of Italian coach Marco Tardelli.[4][5][6] In the 2006 African Cup of Nations, which was hosted by Egypt, he led the team to its first Cup of Nations in 8 years, defeating Côte d'Ivoire in the final.

During the African Cup semi-final against Senegal, Shehata had a serious row with Mido, when Mido reacted badly to being substituted.[7] Shehata was vindicated minutes later when Amr Zaki, the player replacing Mido, scored the winning goal and brought Egypt into the final. Shehata did allow Mido to accept his medal at the closing ceremonies of the African Cup of Nations, after Mido had made a public apology a few days before.[8]


Honours as a player[edit]

For Zamalek[9]

  • 1 Egyptian league title for Zamalek 1977/78
  • 3 Egyptian Cups for Zamalek 1974/75,1976/77,1978/79


  • 2 times Egyptian League top scorer (1976/77 & 1979/80)
  • 3rd best African footballer of the year 1974 (France Football)
  • Best Footballer in Asia 1970
  • Best Footballer in African Cup 1974
  • Best Footballer in Egypt 1976
  • Received Egyptian Merit of Sport 1980

Honours as a manager[edit]

For Egypt[9]

For El Mokawleen[9]


  • Promoted Menia, Sharquia & Suez to Division I in 3 successive seasons



  1. ^ a b IFFHS Coach Ranking: Hassan Shehata best African | Starafrica.com
  2. ^ a b Top five African coaches - MTN FOOTBALL
  3. ^ a b c d e 5 best african world football coaches - Bleacher Report
  4. ^ "Marco Tardelli is Egypt's New Manager". Egyptian Players. 
  5. ^ "Tardelli Thanks Fans for Standing by Pharaohs". Egyptian Players. 
  6. ^ Obayiuwana, Osasu (2004-03-26). "Egypt's new coach Marco Tardelli has acknowledged the difficulty of leading the Pharaohs to the 2006 World Cup". BBC sport. 
  7. ^ Kenyon, Matthew (2006-02-08). "Mido thrown out of Egyptian squad". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2007-08-17. 
  8. ^ "Mido reconciles with Egypt coach". BBC Sport. 2006-02-09. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Hassan Shehata". Egyptian Sports. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "2006 African Nations Final". Soccerway. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 

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