Ali Mohsen

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Ali Al-Moraisi
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Personal information
Full name Ali Mohsen Saad Al-Moraisi
Date of birth (1940-09-16)September 16, 1940
Place of birth Aden, Colony of Aden
Date of death November 26, 1993(1993-11-26) (aged 53)
Place of death Sana'a, Yemen
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1964 Zamalek
National team
1961 Egypt
Teams managed
1970–1974 Horseed
1975 South Yemen under-20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ali Mohsen Al-Moraisi (Arabic: علي محسن المريسي‎) (died 1994) was Yemen’s greatest football player, and the first to ply his trade in the Egyptian league with Arab giants Zamalek in the 1960s. He was the first foreigner to ever finish top-scorer of the Egyptian league.[1]

He once scored in a 7-1 defeat by Real Madrid in 1961, while playing for a select side with several players from Zamalek, Ahly and Al-Masry.[2]

Played against the greatest players in the world such as: Pele, Di Stéfano, Zagallo, Puskás, Didi, Garrincha, Santos, Santa Maria, Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst, also played with the greatest stars the Arabs : Ammo Baba, from Iraq, Sidiik Mnzul, Borai Abdalkhar, from Sudan, Chicha of Morocco, Hassan Al-Amir, from Algeria .. And others

After retiring from playing, he coached Somalia in 1973, and managed Al-Satra in Southern Yemen, before moving to Johar Al-Rab. The national stadium in Sana'a is named after the player.

He was appointed councilor for Minister of Youth and Sports until his death in 1994. The Ali Mohsen Al-Moraisi Tournament has been played annually in his honour since 1992, in cooperation with Aden Football Association.

The Moraisi Football Tournament was started in 1992, in cooperation with Aden Football Association.





1972, 1973, 1974


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  1. ^ "Classic football: Zamalek, Egypt's white knights". Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  2. ^ Torre, Raúl (2008-01-03). "International Trip of Real Madrid CF 1961". RSSSF.