Amir Azmy

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Amir Azmy
Personal information
Full name Amir Azmy Mohamed Megahed
Date of birth (1983-02-14) February 14, 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth Cairo, Egypt
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Ittihad El-Shorta
Number 5
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000-2004 Zamalek 12 (0)
2004-2006 PAOK 30 (2)
2006-2008 Al-Shabab 0 (0)
2008 Anorthosis Famagusta FC 12 (0)
2008 Hacettepe Spor Kulübü 10 (0)
2009 AEK Larnaca 5 (0)
2009 Diyarbakırspor 1 (0)
2010 Al Taawon 10 (0)
2011-2012 Misr El Makasa 5 (0)
2013 FC Zugdidi
2014- Ittihad El-Shorta
National team
2005- Egypt 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, June 30, 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 21, 2010

Amir Azmy Megahed (Arabic: أمير عزمي مجاهد‎‎; born February 14, 1983 in Cairo) is an Egyptian footballer. He currently plays as a center back for the Egyptian Premier League club Ittihad El-Shorta.

Career[edit]

In December 2003, Azmy was suspended from football for 14 months following a positive doping test at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship. Azmy pledged not guilty for the dope found in his blood, and claimed that it was a component of a prescribed drug he took as part of his muscular enhancement training. He appealed for the suspension to be cancelled, but the appeal was not accepted.[1]

After spending the suspension period, he signed for PAOK and was a regular starter before being transferred to Al-Shabab in KSA in what was eventually an unsuccessful experience for the player, where he featured very rarely as a starter.

As a result, Amir moved to the Cyrpriot League and joined Anorthosis Famagusta and was a key member of the team in their winning of the Cypriot title and qualifying as a result to the European Champions League.

After signing to Hacettepe Spor in June 2008,[2] Azmy rapidly became a regular starter among the back four of the team. He featured as a starter in the first four games of the Turkish League, and made some decent displays, among which he was chosen as Man of the Match against Eskişehirspor.

In September 2008, Azmy started the match against Fenerbahçe, and was chosen to man-mark the Spanish international Daniel Güiza. He played a decent game, and well-managed to prevent the player's attacking chances, and helped his team to beat Fenerbahçe 1-0 for the first time in history.

On September 25, 2008, Amir Azmy was chosen among a list of seven players playing abroad to feature for Egypt in their last game of the World Cup 2010 Qualifiers first round against Djibouti on October 12.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Egypt considers drugs tests". BBC News. December 28, 2003. Retrieved April 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ "AMIR AZMY MOHAMED MEGAHED". TFF. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 

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