Ahmed Hassan Mahgoub

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Kouka
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Personal information
Full name Ahmed Hassan Mahgoub Abdelmoneim[1]
Date of birth (1993-03-05) 5 March 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Cairo, Egypt
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Braga
Number 9
Youth career
–2011 Al Ahly
2011–2012 Rio Ave
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Rio Ave 66 (24)
2015– Braga 52 (16)
National team
2011 Egypt U19 2 (1)
2011–2013 Egypt U20 25 (7)
2011–2014 Egypt U23 4 (1)
2013– Egypt 15 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:32, 7 February 2018 (UTC+2)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 February 2018

Ahmed Hassan Mahgoub Abdelmoneim (Arabic: أحمد حسن محجوب; born 5 March 1993), known as Kouka[2] or Koka,[3][4] is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club S.C. Braga and the Egyptian national team as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Al Ahly[edit]

Kouka started his youth career with Al Ahly SC. After Al Ahly did not offer him a professional contract, he decided to leave and in December 2011 he joined Portuguese side Rio Ave.

Rio Ave[edit]

Kouka played for Rio Ave's youth team for one season. He was promoted to the first team in the beginning of the 2012–13 season and debuted on 9 September 2012 against F.C. Paços de Ferreira. In February 2015 Kouka was second in the top scorers chart in the Portuguese league.[5]

Braga[edit]

On 26 August 2015, Kouka signed a five-year contract with S.C. Braga.[6][7] On 22 October 2015, he scored the first goal in Braga's 3-2 Europa League group stage win against Olympique de Marseille. In tears during his celebration, Hassan dedicated the goal to his father, who had died the day before.

International career[edit]

As an Egyptian under-20 national team player, Kouka played at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey scoring twice against Iraq[8] and England,[9] while assisting his country's only goal against Chile.[10]

In May 2018 he was named in Egypt’s preliminary squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Ahmed Hassan with Egypt national team

Club[edit]

As of match played 4 March 2017[3]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other[nb 1] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rio Ave 2012–13 17 8 2 0 5 2 24 10
2013–14 25 3 7 1 4 2 36 6
2014–15 22 12 3 2 1 0 9 1 35 15
2015–16 2 1 2 1
Total 66 24 12 3 10 4 9 1 0 0 97 32
Braga 2015–16 23 10 6 0 4 1 11 3 46 14
2016–17 14 2 1 0 1 0 6 2 1 0 23 4
Total 37 12 7 0 5 1 17 5 1 0 67 18
Total 103 36 19 3 15 5 26 6 1 0 164 50

International[edit]

[3][12][13]

National Team Year Apps Goals
Egypt 2013 1 1
2014 2 0
2015 3 4
2016 4 0
2017 3 0
Total 13 5

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Egypt's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 August 2013 El Gouna Stadium, El Gouna  Uganda 1–0 3–0 Friendly
2. 11 October 2015 Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi  Zambia 1–0 3–0 Friendly
3. 2–0
4. 17 November 2015 Borg El Arab Stadium, Alexandria  Chad 3–0 4–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 4–0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Braga

International[edit]

Egypt

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 June 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2018. 
  2. ^ "Ahmed Hassan Kouka (@HassanKouka)". Twitter. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "Koka". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ahmed Hassan Koka". Goal. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Egypt striker Kouka hails fans for his success - Talents Abroad - Sports - Ahram Online". english.ahram.org.eg. 
  6. ^ "Hassan: "É um salto muito bom para mim"" [Hassan: "It is a very good jump for me"]. SC Braga (in Portuguese). 15 September 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "SC Braga é o destino de Hassan" [SC Braga is Hassan's destination]. ZeroZero (in Portuguese). 26 August 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  8. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013 - Matches - Iraq-Egypt - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. 
  9. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013 - Matches - Egypt-England - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. 
  10. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013 - Matches - Chile-Egypt - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. 
  11. ^ "World Cup 2018: All the confirmed squads for this summer's finals in Russia". 
  12. ^ "Kouka". Worldfootball. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  13. ^ "Ahmed Hassan Mahgoub". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 
  14. ^ Football, CAF - Confederation of African. "CAF - CAF Error Page" (PDF). www.cafonline.com. 

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