Hosny Abd Rabo

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Hosny Abd Rabo
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Personal information
Full name Hosny Abd Rabo Abdel Mottaleb Ibrahim
Date of birth (1984-11-01) 1 November 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth Ismaïlia, Egypt
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current club Ismaily
Number 12
Youth career
Ismaily
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Ismaily 58 (18)
2005–2007 Strasbourg 22 (1)
2006–2007 Ismaily (loan) 27 (10)
2007– Ismaily 23 (8)
2008–2009 Ahli Dubai (loan) 28 (10)
2010–2012 Ismaily 14 (7)
2012 Al-Ittihad Jeddah 5 (1)
2012–2013 Al Nassr 13 (2)
2013– Ismaily
National team
2004– Egypt 98 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2007.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 March 2013

Hosny Abd Rabo Abdel Mottaleb Ibrahim (Arabic: حسني عبد ربه عبد المطلب إبراهيم‎) (born on 1 November 1984 in Ismaïlia, Egypt) is an Egyptian footballer, who currently plays as a defensive midfielder for the Saudi Professional League club Al Nassr FC. Hosny is also an integral member of the Egypt national football team and was a member of the 2008 African Nations Cup winning team, as well as being chosen as Player of the Tournament.

Career[edit]

Ismaily[edit]

Hosny started his professional football career at Ismaily in Egypt, and was the youngest player in the Egyptian first division when Ismaily won the League Championship in the season 2001–02. In 2003, Hosni joined the Egyptian U-20's in the FIFA World Youth Championship 2003 in the Arab Emirates. In this tournament he caught the eyes of big clubs in Europe such as Juventus, Trabzonspor, Arsenal, and also smaller sides such as Nantes, and Strasbourg, but his club Ismaily refused to sell the player, since he was considered an integral part of the team.

At the end of 2003, he played in the Arabian Club Championship final but lost, achieving the same result in the 2003 African Champions League. In 2004 Hosny was selected for the first time in his career to play for the Egyptian national team in the 2004 African Cup of Nations in Tunisia and was one of the youngest players in the tournament.

He re-joined Ismaily in January 2011.

RC Strasbourg[edit]

In summer 2005, Hosny signed a five-year contract with French club RC Strasbourg, for whom he appeared in 22 Ligue 1 matches.[1] He was called up for the Egyptian national team that would participate in the 2006 African Cup of Nations in Egypt, but was injured just one week before the tournament started and could not play. The Egyptian national team eventually went on to win the tournament against Côte d'Ivoire.

Return to Ismaily[edit]

In the 2005–06 season, Strasbourg was relegated to Ligue 2. Hosny then left the team on a season loan deal, returning to his original club Ismaily.

Due to his impressive performance with the Egyptian national team in the 2008 African Cup of Nations tournament, with the player chosen as Player of the Tournament.

After the loan spell ended, and since Strasbourg failed to promote to Ligue 1, Hosny agreed to extended his stay at Ismaily on a permanent deal. However, this move did not receive consent from the French club, and they decided to sue the player for signing a contract with another club without their consent.

Ahli Dubai[edit]

On 29 July 2008, and in an unexpected move, it was announced that Hosny had signed a loan deal for two seasons for Emirate club Al-Ahli of Dubai, despite the player having been linked with offers from top European clubs in England and Spain. Ismaily club later announced that the only official offer they received, other than Ahli Dubai's offer, was from Spanish club Osasuna.

It was a bit of shock to the player's fans and the Egyptian fans in general that the player would move to an Emirate club rather than a top European club, especially after Hosny's mouth-dropping performances in the Africa Cup of Nations Ghana 2008 for which he won Player of the Tournament award.

Immediately after the player's move was made public, and in a surprising change of events, officials in Egyptian Premier League club Al-Ahly announced that they intend to sue Hosny for moving to Ahli Dubai, despite having earlier signed a contract for them.

Al Nassr FC[edit]

On 2 Jul 2012, Hosny signed a one year loan deal with Saudi club Al Nassr FC.

National team[edit]

Hosny made his debut for the Egyptian national team against Sudan on 6 June 2004. He was called for the Egyptian national team for the 2006 African Cup of Nations held in Egypt, but was injured one week before the tournament started and was consequently excluded from the tournament squad. As a member of the National Team, he won The 11th Pan Arabic Games held in Egypt in 2007. He was the key player in the Egyptian team that won the 2008 African Cup of Nations, and scored 4 goals, made 2 assists, excelled in defense, midfield and in attack, and was named Player of the Tournament.

2008 African Cup of Nations[edit]

Hosny scored 2 goals in the first match against Cameroon, one from penalty. Although the referee repeated it he also scored from it, And in each time the keeper went in the other direction of the ball. The second goal was 36 m away from the Goal line. In the second match against Sudan Hosny entered the 18-area passed the keeper but was tackled so gained a Penalty kick where he scored, although the referee repeated it, Also Hosny scored a goal. Hosny also assisted the third goal for Abo Trieka.

His performance with national team encouraged French football magazine L'Equipe to publish a report about him saying that he led his team defensively and offensively and was like a Maestro in Midfield with his accurate passes and hard shots and great effort.

There was a great competition, Egyptians Amr Zaki, Mohamed Abotreika, and Essam El Hadary, Ghanaian Sulley Montari of Portsmouth with the Egyptian Hosny Abd Rabou of El-Ismaily but Cameronian Great former player Roger Milla who is best African player in last 50 years and Nigerian Coach Berty Fogets and Ben Kofe and Zambian Star Kalocha Boalya and Sudanian Shata who is the Chief of Technical committee in CAF with all Technical Board preferred him.

Kalocha Boalya stated that Hosny contributions in scoring goals, making assists and holding the team together as he could defend and attack and exist inside penalty area so can hit the post with a very good header in the final although he is a defending midfielder nominated him to win the award.

Shata stated that Hosny fulfilled all the conditions present in the complete player, he is goal scorer, shooter, Play maker, and has good manner and leading character.

The overall performance of Hosny made him the first nominate for winning the golden ball of the tournament as he scored 4 Goals, made two assists, winning Man of the Match twice, excelled in defending and attacking and controlling the rhythm of the play, as a leader for his team qualified him to pick up The Player of the Tournament award ahead of Ivorian Didier Drogba of Chelsea FC and Ghanaian Michael Essien of Chelsea FC and Cameronian Samuel Eto of Barcelona FC and Ivorian Kieta and Malian Diara of Real Madrid.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Egypt's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 September 2006 Cairo International Stadium, Cairo  Burundi 2–0 4–1 2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 22 January 2008 Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi  Cameroon 1–0 4–2 2008 Africa Cup of Nations
3. 22 January 2008 Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi  Cameroon 4–1 4–2 2008 Africa Cup of Nations
4. 26 January 2008 Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi  Sudan 1–0 3–0 2008 Africa Cup of Nations
5. 4 February 2008 Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi  Angola 1–0 2–1 2008 Africa Cup of Nations
6. 6 June 2008 Stade du Ville, Djibouti  Djibouti 2–0 4–0 2010 World Cup qualifier
7. 5 July 2009 Military Academy Stadium, Cairo  Rwanda 2–0 3–0 2010 World Cup qualifier
8. 10 October 2009 Konkola Stadium, Chililabombwe  Zambia 1–0 1–0 2010 World Cup qualifier
9. 28 January 2010 Complexo da Sr. da Graça, Benguela  Algeria 1–0 4–0 2010 Africa Cup of Nations

Honours[edit]

National team

Club
  • the best player in this caf 2008
  • winner of Angola 2010 CAF playing for Egypt

Ismaily[edit]

  • Egyptian League 2001/2002.
  • Egyptian Cup runner up 2003.
  • Egyptian league runner up 2002/2003.
  • African Champions League runner up 2003.
  • Arab club Championship runner up 2004.
  • Egyptian League runner up 2007/2008.

Al-Ahli (Dubai)[edit]

  • UAE Super Cup 2008.
  • UAE Football League 2008/2009.

Individual

  • Nicknamed " The Caesar " (Arabic:القيصر) in Ismaily.
  • Ismailyonline Poll Chosen his goal against Al-Ahly on 01/09/2003 in The Egyptian Premier League, Best Ismailian Goal in 80 years.
  • He Scored The 1500th Ismaily's Goal in The Egyptian Premier League match vs Petrojet in 26 August 2006.
  • Dream Channel's Midfield player of the year in Egypt 2006.
  • Best Player in Egypt 2007.
  • Best Arabic player 2007/2008 Dar El wasat poll.
  • Modern sport Channel's player of the year in Egypt 2007.
  • Nile sport channel's 2007/2008 player in Egypt.
  • Al Ahram sport Best Midfield player of the year in Egypt2007.
  • Player of the tournament in the ACN 2008 in Ghana.
  • Came joint second in the top scorers charts in the ACN 2008 tournament.
  • Chosen in the starting XI team of the tournament in the ACN 2008 tournament.
  • Featured on the front-page of FIFA.com on 9 June: Abd rabou egypt's hope fifa.com

References[edit]

Hosny Abd Rabo's Site

External links[edit]