Magdi Abdelghani Sayed Ahmed
Date of birth
27 July 1959
Place of birth
1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Magdi Abdelghani Sayed Ahmed (born 27 July 1959; Arabic مجدي عبد الغني سيد أحمد), known as Abdelghani, is an Egyptian retired footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.
He played most of his professional career, which spanned nearly 15 years, with
Al-Ahly and Beira-Mar.
Egypt at the 1990 World Cup, scoring the team's only goal in the tournament, against Netherlands in a 1-1 draw.
Club career [ edit ]
Cairo, Abdelghani was a first-team mainstay for several years at local Al-Ahly, before immigrating to Portugal in 1988 at the age of 29, signing with lowly S.C. Beira-Mar, which he helped always maintain its first division status whilst averaging four goals per season, even though he appeared sparingly in his last year.
Abdelghani finished his career back in his country, first with
El-Mareekh then Al-Mokawloon al-Arab. In 1987, he finished fourth in the race for African Footballer of the Year. [1 ]
International career [ edit ]
Abdelghani gained 50
caps for Egypt, representing the nation at the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy and scoring its only goal of the tournament, a penalty in the 1–1 group stage draw against Holland. [2 ]
He also competed at the
1988 Summer Olympics, and helped the [3 ] Pharaons win the 1986 African Cup of Nations, on home soil.
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