Ahmed Abd El-Zaher

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Ahmed Abd El-Zaher
Personal information
Full name Ahmed Abd El-Zaher
Date of birth (1985-01-15) January 15, 1985 (age 30)
Place of birth Gharbia, Egypt
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Al-Ahly
Number 21
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2013 ENPPI 77 (25)
2013– Al-Ahly 32 (8)
2014 Al-Ittihad (Tripoli) (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2010– Egypt 10 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 April 2013

Ahmed Abd El-Zaher (Arabic: أحمد عبد الظاهر‎ born 15 January 1985 in Gharbia) is an Egyptian footballer who currently plays for the Egyptian Premier League side Al-Ahly. He was also part of the Egypt U-20 National Football team that participated in the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Club career[edit]

Abd El-Zaher had a modest showing during the beginning of the 2009–10 Egyptian Premier League. That completely changed when head coach Stoycho Mladenov took control at ENPPI. Abd El-Zaher saw more regular first team football and repaid his manager faith by scoring 5 league goals by the end of that season.[1] Mladenov then left to Bulgarian CSKA Sofia and Mokhtar Mokhtar then took over the team in the 2011-12 season. Abd El-Zaher finished that season as top scorer of the league tied with Zamalek's Shikabala. They both had 13 goals. Early in 2012, Mladenov made a request to ENPPI to move Abd El-Zaher to his club CSKA Sofia in the 2012 summer transfer window. The move was possible but ENPPI were somewhat reluctant to lose one of their top strikers. In January 2013, he moved to league rivals Al-Ahly on a four-year deal. In November 2013, Abd El-Zaher was deprived of his Champions League win bonus, suspended and put up for sale in the January transfer window for doing a Rabia sign in support of recently deposed President Mohamed Morsi after scoring a goal.[2][3][4][5] On 5 December 2013, the Egyptian Football Association took sanctions a step further, announcing that Abd El-Zaher has been banned from representing Egypt for one year in addition to a 3-month local ban.[6] He moved to Al-Ittihad Club (Tripoli) on loan from Al-Ahly in December 2013 as punishment for the Rabia sign.

International career[edit]

Ahmed Abd El-Zaher was part of the Egypt U-20 National Football team that participated in the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship.[7][8] He participated in all of Egypt's three group matches, but did not score any goals.

International goals[edit]

Correct as of 27 November 2012

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 17 November 2010 Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt  Australia
1 – 0
3 – 0
Friendly
2. 27 November 2012 Al-Gharafa Stadium, Dubai, Qatar  Kenya
5 – 0
5 – 0
Friendly

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