Mahmoud El Khatib

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Mahmoud El-Khatib
Personal information
Full name Mahmoud El-Khatib
Date of birth (1954-10-30) 30 October 1954 (age 60)
Place of birth in Aga city at Dakahlia, Egypt
Playing position Forward (Retired)
Club information
Current team
Ahly's Vice-president
Youth career
1969-1972 Al Ahly
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972-1988 Al-Ahly 199 (108)
National team
1974-1986 Egypt
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mahmoud El-Khatib (Arabic: محمود الخطيب‎) (born 30 October 1954)[1] popularly nicknamed Bibo, is a former Egyptian football player.


  • "Bibo" played for Al-Ahly (the African club of the century) between 1972–1988 and for the Egyptian National Team between 1974-1986 (scoring 27 goals). He made his debut in the second week of the 1972/73 season of the Egyptian League against Taiaran on 13 October 1972.
  • Mahmoud El Khatib (the name speaks for itself), is one of the most skilled, if not the most skilled football player, who defined playgrounds throughout Egyptian and African history.
  • "Bibo" moved to Al-Ahly in 1972 and spent 16 years with the club before he retired in 1988 due to numerous injuries he'd suffered over the years, as with many skilled players, "Bibo" was often the target of defenses attention, and often fouled. The problem became of such concern to Al-Ahly managerial staff that prior to one game another player was given Bibo's number 10 jersey to wear.
  • "Bibo" Won the Egyptian League title ten times, the Egyptian Cup six times, The African Cup Winner's Cup three times, and the African Champions League twice with his club Al-Ahly. He was also chosen best player in Egypt five times during his career.


  • Arab Sportsman of the 20th century.
  • Known to be the best Egyptian Player in the history of the game.
  • Scored 108 goals for Al-Ahly in the Egyptian league.
  • Achieved Top Egyptian League Scorer twice (1977/78 & 1980/81)
  • African Club Cups' All-time Top Scorer (37 goals).
  • Named the second best African Footballer in the last 50 years by the Confederation of African Football.[2]
  • The only Egyptian to win the Golden Shoe

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