Pyramids FC

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Pyramids FC
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Full name Pyramids Football Club
نادي بيراميدز لكرة القدم
Founded 2008; 10 years ago (2008) (as Al Assiouty Sport)
Ground 30 June Stadium
Capacity 30,000
Owner Turki Al Sheikh
Chairman Hossam El Badrry
Manager Ricardo La Volpe
League Egyptian Premier League
2017–18 Egyptian Premier League, 9th
Website Club website

Pyramids Football Club (Arabic: نادي بيراميدز لكرة القدم‎), is an Egyptian football club based in Cairo, Egypt. The club currently plays in the Egyptian Premier League, the highest league in the Egyptian football league system.[1]

History[edit]

Al Assiouty Sport era: 2008–2018[edit]

Al Assiouty Sport was formed in 2008 in Assiut. The club was promoted to the Egyptian Premier League for the first time in its history in 2014, after winning the promotion play-offs.[2]

Turki Al Sheikh takeover: 2018–present[edit]

In the summer of 2018 the Chairman of the Saudi Sports Authority Turki Al Sheikh took over the team. Team name was changed from Al Assiouty Sport to Pyramids FC starting a real revolution on the Egyptian football.[3] On 28 June 2018, former Al Ahly’s coach, Hossam El Badry was announced as chairman of the club, Ahmed Hassan as spokesman and football team supervisor, Hady Khashaba as football director and former Botafogo coach Alberto Valentim as the new manager.[4]

Current squad[edit]

Source:[5]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Egypt GK Al-Mahdy Soliman
2 Egypt DF Ahmed Ayman Mansour
3 Egypt DF Abdallah Bakry
4 Egypt DF Omar Gaber
5 Egypt DF Ali Gabr
6 Egypt MF Mohamed Fathi
7 Brazil FW Carlos Eduardo
8 Brazil MF Rodriguinho
9 Germany FW Dani Schahin
10 Brazil FW Keno
11 Egypt MF Mohamed Magdy
12 Egypt MF Ahmed Tawfik
13 Egypt DF Ragab Bakkar
14 Egypt MF Nabil Dunga
No. Position Player
15 Egypt DF Sherif Daboo
16 Egypt GK Ahmed El-Shenawy
17 Egypt MF Mohamed Farouk
19 Egypt MF Mohannad Lashin
20 Egypt MF Mohamed Rezk
21 Egypt DF Mohamed Hamdy Sharaf
22 Egypt DF Hamada Tolba
23 Egypt DF Islam Seyam
25 Egypt GK Ahmed Daador
26 Syria DF Omar Midani
27 Egypt MF Ahmed Afifi
32 Egypt MF Nasr Mansi
34 Egypt MF Mohamed Karim
-- Egypt MF Adelaziz El-Shaer
-- Egypt DF Mohamed Abdel Fattah

Managers[edit]

Key
* Caretaker manager
Pyramids FC managers
Name Nationality From To P W D L Win % Notes
Record
Alberto Valentim  Brazil 1 July 2018 16 August 2018 3 2 1 0 066.67 [6]
Ricardo La Volpe  Argentina 18 August 2018 0 0 0 0 ! [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://pyramidsfc.com/
  2. ^ "الأسيوطي سبورت يتأهل للدوري الممتاز" [Al Assiouty Sport promoted to the Egyptian Premier League] (in Arabic). FilGoal. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  3. ^ Egyptian football revolution to take Africa by storm
  4. ^ Pyramids FC announces their chairman, coach and new signings
  5. ^ "Pyramids FC announces their final list" [قائمة بيراميدز النهائية للدوري] (in Arabic). FilGoal. 3 August 2018. 
  6. ^ "Kingfut". 
  7. ^ "Pyramids FC name Ricardo La Volpe as new head coach". Seif Soliman. Retrieved 18 August 2018.