Ibrahim Said

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Ibrahim Saeed
Personal information
Full name Ibrahim Saeed
(Arabic:إبراهيم سعيد)
Date of birth (1979-10-16) October 16, 1979 (age 34)
Place of birth Alexandria, Egypt
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Salam Zgharta
Number 14
Youth career
El-Ahly
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998-2003 Al Ahly 76 (18)
2003 Everton (loan) 0 (0)
2004-2006 Al-Zamalek 27 (4)
2006-2007 Caykur Rizespor 15 (1)
2007-2008 Ankaragücü (loan) 17 (1)
2008-2009 Ismaily 9 (1)
2009 Al-Ahly Tripoli 12 (0)
2010-2011 Ittihad Alexandria 1 (0)
2013 Assyriska Föreningen 15 (0)
2014- Salam Zgharta 0 (0)
National team
2000-2008 Egypt 72 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ibrahim Saeed (Arabic: إبراهيم سعيد‎) (born October 16, 1979) is an Egyptian footballer playing for Salam Zgharta in Lebanese Premier League.[1] He has been described as being "quick, tough tackler, great distribution and a great right foot"[2]

Career[edit]

With Al Ahly[edit]

He started his senior career at Al Ahly in 2004. He moved on loan to English club Everton F.C. in 2003, but did not play a competitive match for the club. After claiming his mother was very sick, he returned home after only a short stay at Everton. It has been claimed this was an excuse to go back to compete in a local derby for the team he supported.

With Zamalek[edit]

After clashing with officials, players, and coaches at his club El Ahly, Ibrahim made a controversial switch over to Ahly's arch-rivals Zamalek after months of speculation on his future. He had vowed to see out the rest of his contract with Ahly without playing, and the soccer federation took up a case against Ibrahim that his club brought against him. The president of Zamalek, Kamal Darwish, had to pay a large fine the EFA (Egyptian Football Association) handed Ibrahim before he could appear for Zamalek in the Egyptian league.

After the long lay-off away from the playing field, Ibrahim slowly but surely started to prove just how talented he was, and became one of the key members of the Zamalek squad. Thanks to his good form with Zamalek, "Heema"(as fans refer to him as) was called up to the Egyptian national team in the run-up to the 2006 African Nations Cup which was to be played in Egypt. Ibrahim made some remarkable performances in the tournament, shoring up the Egyptian defensive line as a sweeper & stopper.

In Turkey[edit]

The opening of the 2007 winter transfer window saw Ibrahim move to Turkey, joining Caykur Rizespor. In summer the same year, Said was signed by Ankaragücü in light of his success at Caykur Rizespor.

Back To Egypt[edit]

At the start of the 2008/09 season, Said joined Egyptian Side Ismaily.But due to disagreement with the board, He terminated his Contract.

In Libya[edit]

At the 2009/10 season, Said joined Al-Ahly Tripoli club.

North America[edit]

with the help of the USA soccer goal coach Zaki Abdelfattah He went on a 14 day Trial for Toronto FC He Played 3 Pre-season matches with The Canadian Team, But due to Disagreement on Financial Issues, He decided not to sign for Toronto FC, He moved back to New York, although Philadelphia Union offered a contract, He didn't sign for the American clubs cause he is not very admired by the people Major League Soccer team because of Financial Disagreement, Then He moved back to Egypt.

Return to Egypt with Al-Ittihad Al-Sakandary[edit]

He returned to Egypt at the beginning of the 2010/11 season joining Al-Ittihad Al-Sakndary but following a dispute with then Head Coach Carlos Cabral he was sidelined for the majority of the first half of the season but returned after Cabral 's resignation in a match against former club Al Ahly.

Sekkat Al-hadid[edit]

He later joined sekkat al-hadid camp after cutting up his contract with Al-itthad .He then announced that he would like to retire in one of Egypt's biggest clubs either Al Ahly or Zamalek SC or Ismaily.

Retirement thoughts[edit]

Ibrahim said thought of retirement in 2011 but changed his thoughts due to the lack of good defenders in Egypt .

Assyriska Föreningen[edit]

Ibrahim Said announced on his Twitter that he joined Assyriska Föreningen on a free transfer after 2 years out of competitive playing

Salam Zgharta[edit]

He joined Lebanese FA Cup champions Salam Zgharta on 1-year-deal after passing medical examination.[3]

Career Statisitcs[edit]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Egypt's goal tally first:

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 24 February 2001 Sam Nujoma Stadium, Windhoek, Namibia  Namibia 1-1 1-1 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifier
2. 17 June 2001 Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan, Ivory Coast  Ivory Coast 2-2 2-2 2002 African Cup of Nations qualifier

Titles[edit]

National Side 2 African Cup of Nations Title 2006 & 2008 1 Pan Arab Games Gold Medal 2007

6 Titles With Ahly

2 Egyptian League title 1998/1999 & 1999/2000 2 Egyptian Cup titles 2000/2001 & 2002/2003 1 African Champion League title 2001 1 African Super Cup title 2001 2 CONCAF cups 1999/200 2000/2001

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Player Profile". toffeeweb.com. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  3. ^ [2]