Saleh Gomaa

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Saleh Gomaa
Personal information
Full name Saleh Gomaa
Date of birth (1993-08-01) 1 August 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Arish, Sinai, Egypt
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 ENPPI 20 (2)
2014– Nacional 13 (1)
National team
2011–2014 Egypt U-20 28 (7)
2012–2014 Egypt U-23 23 (3)
2011– Egypt 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:17, 12 April, 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:17, February 1, 2014 (UTC)

Saleh Gomaa (born August 1, 1993) is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club Nacional and the Egyptian national team. He has competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2013 African U-20 Championship.[1] As a 19-year-old, he played at the 2013 African U-20 championship in Algeria and won "The Player of the Tournament", when the Egyptians won their trophy. He is the elder brother of Egyptian footballer Abdallah Gomaa.

Club career[edit]

Saleh Gomaa, often touted as the ‘Egyptian Andres Iniesta’, has played for the Egypt national team and was the youngest player in the squad when he represented Egypt at the 2012 London Olympics. In just a matter of one year, Gomaa has represented Egypt for the U20, U23, and the first team squad.[2] Gomaa appeared competitively for the first time in 2011 when he was promoted ENPPI’s first team.

Gomaa received numerous offers from clubs in Europe, including Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Anderlecht

International career[edit]

Gomaa was a member of the Egypt national under-20 football team that won the 2013 African U-20 Championship in Algeria. He scored two goals in the competition, including a penalty in the final against Ghana. He was selected as the best player of the tournament.[3]

Gomaa was a key player for the Egyptian team at the CAF U23 Championship in Morocco.[4]