Egypt national football team

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Egypt
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Pharaohs
(Arabic: الفراعنة‎‎)
Association Egyptian Football Association
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation UNAF (North Africa)
Head coach Héctor Cúper
Captain Essam El-Hadary
Most caps Ahmed Hassan (184)
Top scorer Hossam Hassan (68)
Home stadium Cairo International Stadium
Borg El Arab Stadium
FIFA code EGY
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 53 Decrease 10 (15 September 2016)
Highest 9 (July–September 2010, December 2010)
Lowest 75 (March 2013)
Elo ranking
Current 45 Increase 3 (10 July 2016)
Highest 11 (August 2010)
Lowest 62 (9 March 1986, 12 June 1997)
First international
 Italy 2–0 Egypt 
(Ghent, Belgium; 28 August 1920)
Biggest win
 Egypt 15–0 Laos 
(Jakarta, Indonesia; 15 November 1963)[1]
Biggest defeat
 Italy 11–3 Egypt 
(Amsterdam, Netherlands; 10 June 1928)
World Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 1934)
Best result Group stage, 1934 and 1990
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 22 (First in 1957)
Best result Champions, 1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, and 2010
Confederations Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 1999)
Best result Group stage, 1999 and 2009

The Egypt national football team (Arabic: منتخب مصر الوطني لكرة القدم‎‎ al-Muntakhab al-Miṣrīy al-Waṭanīy li-Kurat al-Qadam, literally "The Egyptian National Selection for Football"), nicknamed "The Pharaohs", represents Egypt in international association football and is governed by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), the governing body for football in Egypt. The team plays its home games at Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria, and their current head coach is Héctor Cúper.

Egypt is the most successful national team in Africa, having won the Africa Cup of Nations on a record seven occasions: the inaugural edition in 1957 and on home soil in 1959, as well as the 1986 edition, Burkina Faso in 1998, 2006, Ghana in 2008 and Angola in 2010 edition. Egypt has also been as high as ninth in the FIFA World Rankings, making the team one of only three African national teams to enter the world's top ten. Despite their continental record, Egypt has so far made only two appearances in the World Cup (in 1934 and 1990), failing to win a game on both occasions. The Egypt national team was the first African and Middle Eastern team to qualify to the World Cup.

History[edit]

The first Egyptian national football team was constituted in 1920 to compete in the Summer Olympics in Belgium. The opening match of their campaign was a loss against the Italians. Egypt had appeared in two FIFA World Cups and they are the most successful team in the Africa Cup of Nations, winning the competition seven times, with the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations being the most recent one.

Egypt in the FIFA World Cup[edit]

Egypt qualified to the FIFA world cup twice in 1934 and 1990. Egypt was the first African country to qualify to the World Cup and lost to Hungary 4–2 in their first and only match.

Africa Cup of Nations[edit]

Egypt first participated in the first Africa Cup of Nations tournament in 1957. In their first game, which was a semi-final, they faced Sudan, winning 2–1 with goals from Raafat Attia and Ad-Diba, enabling Egypt to play in their first final. In the final, they faced Ethiopia, in which Egypt won 4–0, with these goals being scored by Ad-Diba, thus making them champions for the first time in the Africa Cup of Nations. The top scorer of this tournament was Ad-Diba from Egypt with five goals.[2]

In their second participation in the Africa Cup of Nations in 1959, Egypt became champions again. There were only three teams in that tournament, being Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt itself. Egypt again was undefeated in this tournament, like in the previous tournament in 1957, defeating both Ethiopia and Sudan.[3]

Their third appearance, which was in the 1962 African Cup of Nations, hosted in Ethiopia, in which Egypt faced Uganda in the semi-finals, there were only four teams in this tournament, by a score of 2–1. Egypt then advanced to the finals, where they faced the hosts Ethiopia, but they lost 4–2 during extra time, thus losing their first final in the Africa Cup of Nations, along with Ethiopia being champions for the first time and also being the first nation to win it other than Egypt, who were champions twice.[4]

Their fourth appearance came in 1963 in Ghana. Egypt was placed in Group B with Sudan and Nigeria, winning Nigeria with a score of 6–3, but drawing 2–2 against Sudan. Despite being undefeated in the group stage, they were ranked second, behind Sudan by goal difference. Egypt, as runners-up in Group B, participated in the 3rd place match, playing against Ethiopia, winning Ethiopia 3–0.[5]

For the 1965 Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt did qualify for the tournament, but they withdrew because of their diplomatic relationship with Tunisia, who were hosts of the tournament.[6]

Again, Egypt withdrew from the 1968 Africa Cup of Nations, against hosted in Ethiopia.[7]

In the 1970 Africa Cup of Nations, hosted again in Sudan, Egypt were in Group B along with Ghana, Guinea, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, known as Congo-Kinshasa back then. In their opening match, Egypt defeated Guinea by a score of 4–1, in which Ali Abo Greisha scored twice, Hassan El-Shazly scored once, and Taha Basry also scored once during that game. Egypt's next game was against Ghana, which ended as a 1–1 draw, with Ibrahim Sunday scoring for Ghana and Bazooka scoring for Egypt. In their third game in this tournament, they faced Congo-Kinshasa, in which Egypt won 1–0 by a goal from Abo Greisha. Egypt ended being in first place, thus advancing to the next round, where they faced Sudan. In the game against Sudan, Egypt lost their first game in the Africa Cup of Nations by a scored of 2–1, with El-Shazly scoring the equalizer that put Egypt to extra time, before being scored again by Sudan, thus eliminating them from playing the final. However, in the third place match, they won Ivory Coast by a score of 3–1, making Egypt become third place again in this tournament.[8]

For the 1972 Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt failed to qualify for the first time in this tournament after being eliminated by Morocco by an aggregate score of 5–3.[9]

However, Egypt returned for the 1974 African Cup of Nations, in which they were hosts for the first time. In the group stage, Egypt were in Group A with Zambia, Uganda, and the Ivory Coast. Egypt was successful, defeating Uganda 2–1, Zambia with a score of 3–1, and the Ivory Coast by a score of 2–0. They progressed to the semi-finals to play against Zaire. Egypt lost 2–3 against Zaire, so Egypt had to face Congo for third place. Egypt won Congo by a score of 4–0.[10]

In the 1976 African Cup of Nations, in Ethiopia, they were in Group A with the hosts Ethiopia, Guinea, and Uganda. Egypt defeated Uganda 2–1, but drew against Uganda 1–1 and Ethiopia, also 1–1. Despite this, Egypt advanced to the final round. In the final round, Egypt lost all their games. Egypt lost to Morocco 2–1, 4–2 against Guinea, and 3–2 against Nigeria. However, they scored in these three matches.[11] This is the first Africa Cup of Nations tournament that Egypt lost 3 consecutive games.

Egypt again failed to qualify for the 1978 African Cup of Nations in Ghana.[12]

Egypt reappeared for the 1980 African Cup of Nations in Nigeria. Egypt, Nigeria, the Ivory Coast, and Tanzania, were in Group A. They won in their first game against the Ivory Coast 2–1, defeated Tanzania 2–1 too, but lost to the host Nigeria by a score of 1–0, scored by Okey Isima. Egypt progressed to the next round which was the semi-finals, to face Algeria. Egypt lost this game 4–2 in penalties, after drawing 2–2 after extra time. For the third place match, Egypt lost to Morocco, making Egypt being in the fourth place rank.[13]

Egypt withdrew during qualifying for the 1982 Africa Cup of Nations in Libya.[14]

For the 1984 Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt returned. Egypt, Cameroon, the Ivory Coast, and Togo, were drawn in Group A. Egypt won against Cameroon 1–0, the Ivory Coast 1–2, but drew with Togo 0–0. Egypt advanced to the next round, the semi-finals, to face Nigeria. Egypt lost to Nigeria in penalties, with the score in penalties being 7–8, after drawing 2–2. For the third place match, Egypt lost 3–1 to Algeria.[15]

Even though Egypt were in fourth place in the previous tournament, it changed. In the 1986 Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt became the host again. In their opening game, Egypt lost to Senegal 1–0. However, Egypt went on to win their two remaining games in the group stage, with scores of 2–0 against the Ivory Coast, and 2–0 against Mozambique. Egypt were in first place in Group A, and in the semi-finals, Egypt won against Morocco 1–0, advancing to the final since the 1962 edition, to play against Cameroon, who had Roger Milla. Egypt won the game 5–4 in penalties, after drawing 0–0, thus becoming champions for the third time since the tournament from 1959.[16]

In the 1988 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco, Egypt were not as successful than in the 1986 edition. Egypt entered this championship as the current title holders. They were in Group B with Cameroon, Nigeria, and Kenya. In their game against Cameroon, they lost 1–0 by a goal from Roger Milla. However, they did not lose against Nigeria and Kenya, as Egypt drew 1–1 against Nigeria in Stade Moulay Abdellah in Rabat, and defeated Kenya 3–0, also in Stade Moulay Abdellah, with two goals from Gamal Abdelhamid and one goal from Ayman Younes. Despite, they were a point below from entering the next round, which was the semi-finals.[17]

In the 1990 Africa Cup of Nations in Algeria, it got worse. Egypt did qualify for this tournament, and they were put in Group A, along with Algeria, Nigeria, and the Ivory Coast. Egypt lost all their group stage games, thus making Egypt fail to obtain at least one point for the first time in the Africa Cup of Nations. The scores the 3–1 defeat to the Ivory Coast, the 1–0 defeat to Nigeria, and the 2–0 defeat to Algeria.[18]

In the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations, hosted in Senegal, Egypt entered by qualifying to this tournament. Egypt were placed in Group D with Ghana and Zambia. In their game against Zambia, Egypt lost 1–0. In their game against Nigeria, they lost again by a score of 1–0 too. Egypt again failed to obtain a least a point for the second time, being consecutive, along with losing all their games in the group stage.[18]

In the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations, in Tunisia, Egypt were in Group B with Nigeria and Gabon. In their first game, against Gabon, Egypt won 4–0 with goals from Ayman Mansour, Hamza El-Gamal, in which they scored once in that game, and Bashir Abdel Samad, who scored two. In their second game, they drew against Nigeria 0–0. Egypt were able to qualify to the next round, which were the quarter-finals, being first place in Group B by goal difference, to face Mali. In this game, Egypt lost 0–1 to Mali in Stade El Menzah in Tunis, thus knocking out Egypt from the tournament.[19]

In the 1996 edition, hosted in South Africa, Egypt participated in this tournament. Egypt were placed in Group A with the hosts South Africa, Cameroon, and Angola. In their first game, Egypt faced Angola, successful winning 2–1 with both goals scored from Ahmed El-Kass. In their second game, however, Egypt lost 2–1 against Cameroon. In their third game, against South Africa, Egypt defeated South Africa 0–1, with the goal from El-Kass. Egypt qualified to the quarter-finals, as runners-up of the group, being behind the hosts. In the quarter-finals, Egypt were to face Zambia. In this game, Egypt lost 3–1. This eliminated Egypt, with South Africa winning their first title, and as hosts.[20]

In the 1998 Africa Cup of Nations, in Burkina Faso, Egypt qualified for this tournament. Egypt were placed in Group D, with Mozambique, Zambia, and Morocco. In their first game, Egypt won Mozambique 2–0, with the two goals from Hossam Hassan. In the game against Zambia, Egypt again won 4–0, with the goals being a hat trick from Hassan and one from Radwan. In their third game however, Egypt lost against Morocco, 1–0, with the goal scored in the 90th minute from Mustapha Hadji. Despite this defeat, Egypt qualified to the quarter-finals, as runners-up of Group D, and they were to face against the Ivory Coast. In this game, Egypt won 5–4 in penalties, after a 0–0 draw. This made Egypt advance to the semi-finals since the 1986 tournament. In their semi-final, Egypt faced the hosts Burkina Faso, in which Egypt defeated Burkina Faso by a score of 2–0, with the goals scored from Hassan. This made Egypt go to the final since the 1986 tournament, the same tournament that was their last tournament as champions, to play against South Africa. In the final, Egypt were successful, winning 2–0, with a goal from Ahmed Hassan and a goal from Tarek Mostafa. Egypt won their fourth title since they won as hosts in the 1986 tournament.[21]

For the 2000 Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt entered as the defending champions. This tournament was in Ghana and Nigeria. They were in Group C with Senegal, Zambia, and Burkina Faso. In these three games, Egypt won the three of them. Their match against Zambia was a 2–0 victory, a 1–0 victory over Senegal, and a 4–2 win against Burkina Faso. With these three victories, Egypt were the group leaders and they advanced to the quarter-finals. In the quarter-finals, they lost to Tunisia 0–1, the goal was scored by a penalty kick. Egypt were eliminated from the tournament, in which Cameroon won their third title.[22]

In the 2002 African Cup of Nations, in Mali, Egypt qualified for this tournament. Egypt were placed in Group D with Senegal, Tunisia, and Zambia. In their opening match, Egypt lost 0–1 to Senegal. However, Egypt won their two remaining group stage games, with the scores of 1–0 against Tunisia and 2–1 against Zambia. Egypt advanced to the quarter-finals, as runners-up, with six points, to face Cameroon. In this game, being Cameroon vs. Egypt, in the quarter-finals, Egypt lost 1–0. This score eliminated Egypt. In this tournament, Cameroon won their fourth title, being the second title won consecutively.[23]

Egypt qualified to the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations, which was hosted in Tunisia. Egypt were placed in Group C with Algeria, Zimbabwe, and Cameroon. Egypt won 1–2 against Zimbabwe, lost 2–1 to Algeria, and drew 0–0 against Cameroon. Egypt failed to qualify for the quarter-finals due to that Algeria scored a goal more than Egypt, after leveling on points and goal difference. Tunisia, the hosts won their first title, beating Morocco in the final.[24]

The 2006 Africa Cup of Nations was hosted in Egypt, making Egypt automatically qualified. They were in Group A with Libya, Morocco, and the Ivory Coast. In the opening match, Egypt defeated Libya 3–0. In the second game, Egypt drew 0–0 against Morocco. However, in the third game, Egypt won 3–1 against the Ivory Coast, thus making Egypt as the group leader and advancing to the next round, the quarter-finals. In the quarter-finals phase, Egypt faced DR Congo, in which Egypt won 4–1, thus making Egypt advance to the semi-finals. In the semi-finals, Egypt faced Senegal. In this game, Egypt won Senegal 2–1, thus making Egypt qualify for the final to face the Ivory Coast, after playing against each other in the group stage. In the final match, Egypt drew 0–0 with the Ivory Coast, sending them to extra time, and still, the score remained 0–0. After extra time, the game was taking to the penalty shoot-out phase. In the penalty shoot-out phase, Egypt were victorious, winning 4–2 against the Ivory Coast, and claiming their fifth title, being the third title won as hosts, the last time Egypt won the tournament before this was in 1986.[25]

In the 2008 African Nations Cup in Ghana, Egypt qualified for this tournament. In this tournament, Egypt were placed in Group C with Cameroon, Zambia, and Sudan. Egypt beat Cameroon 4–2, won against Libya by a score of 3–0, but drew 1–1 against Zambia. Egypt entered the quarter-finals as the group leader. In the quarter-final, Egypt faced and beat Angola 2–1. Then, Egypt advanced to the semi-finals to face the Ivory Coast. The last time they faced each other was in the 2006 final, in which Egypt won the game, claiming their fifth title. In the semi-finals, Egypt were victorious, beating Ivory Coast 1–4. Egypt advanced to the finals to face the Cameroonians. In this game, Egypt won 0–1 thanks to a goala goal from Mohamed Aboutrika, helping Egypt win their sixth title.[26] This also marked Egypt winning two consecutive Africa Cup of Nations.

In the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, in Angola, Egypt qualified for the tournament. Egypt were in Group C with Nigeria, Benin, and Mozambique. Egypt won their three group stage games, thus advancing to the quarter-finals, to face Cameroon. In this match, Egypt won 3–1 after extra time, thus eliminating the Cameroonian team. In the semi-finals, they faced Algeria, in which Egypt won 4–0, making Egypt go to the final for the third consecutive time. In the final, Egypt faced Ghana. In this game, Egypt won 1–0 against Ghana, with the goal scorer being Gedo. This led Egypt to their seventh title, win their third consecutive cup, become the first nation to win three consecutive Africa Cup of Nations titles, becoming the most successful team in this tournament.[27]

However, for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, even though Egypt were the defending champions, they failed to qualify.

They also failed to qualify for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

For the third consecutive time, Egypt failed to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations, this time in Equatorial Guinea in 2015.

For the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, which is going to be hosted in Gabon, Egypt have to qualify to enter. Egypt were seeded into Group G with Nigeria, Tanzania, and Chad. In their first game, against Tanzania, Egypt won 3–0. This made Egypt joint group leader by goal difference with Nigeria, with both nations having won their first game.[28] On 4 June 2016, in their qualifying away match against Tanzania, Egypt won 2–0 and managed to secure their berth in the 2017 edition of the championship. This marked Egypt's return to the competition after 7 years having missed out on the previous 3 editions.

Kit[edit]

Period Kit providers
1990–1997 Germany Adidas
1998 Egypt Venecia
1999–2004 Germany Puma
2004–2006 Germany Adidas
2006–2012 Germany Puma[29]
2012– Germany Adidas[30]

Coaching staff[edit]

Current staff[edit]

Héctor Cúper, the current manager of the Egypt national football team.
Position Name Notes
Head Coach Argentina Héctor Cúper
Assistant coach Egypt Osama Nabih
1st Assistant coach Argentina José Fantaguzzi
Goalkeeping coach Egypt Ahmed Nagy
Team director Egypt Ehab Leheta
Analyst and Assistant Coach Egypt Mahmoud Fayez
Physical trainer Greece Antonio Sarioglou
Team doctor Egypt Mahmoud Abou El Ela
Masseur Egypt Badr Hamed
Physiotherapist Egypt Hossam El Ibrashy
Kit manager Egypt Abdullah El Sayed
Media officer Egypt Mostafa Tantawi

Former managers[edit]

 

Source: Egyptian National Team Coaches

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 28 players were called up for the friendlies against Guinea on 30 August 2016 and South Africa 6 September 2016.[32]
Caps and goals as of 6 September 2016 consequent to the match against South Africa.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Essam El-Hadary (captain) (1973-01-15) 15 January 1973 (age 43) 145 0 Egypt Wadi Degla
23 1GK Ali Lotfi (1989-10-14) 14 October 1989 (age 26) 1 0 Egypt ENPPI
16 1GK Ahmed El-Shenawy (1991-05-14) 14 May 1991 (age 25) 27 0 Egypt Zamalek

13 2DF Mohamed Abdel-Shafy (1985-07-01) 1 July 1985 (age 31) 40 1 Saudi Arabia Al Ahli
21 2DF Ayman Ashraf (1991-04-09) 9 April 1991 (age 25) 1 0 Egypt Smouha
8 2DF Ahmed Duiedar (1987-10-29) 29 October 1987 (age 28) 9 0 Egypt Zamalek
7 2DF Ahmed Fathy (1984-11-10) 10 November 1984 (age 31) 112 3 Egypt Al Ahly
4 2DF Omar Gaber (1992-01-30) 30 January 1992 (age 24) 20 0 Switzerland Basel
2 2DF Ali Gabr (1987-01-10) 10 January 1987 (age 29) 7 1 Egypt Zamalek
6 2DF Islam Gamal (1989-01-11) 11 January 1989 (age 27) 1 0 Egypt Zamalek
20 2DF Hamada Tolba (1981-08-25) 25 August 1981 (age 35) 6 0 Egypt Al Masry

15 3MF Mostafa Fathi (1995-02-25) 25 February 1995 (age 21) 5 0 Egypt Zamalek
26 3MF Tarek Hamed (1988-10-24) 24 October 1988 (age 27) 5 0 Egypt Zamalek
27 3MF Mahmoud Hassan (1994-10-01) 1 October 1994 (age 21) 9 2 Belgium Mouscron
28 3MF Ayman Hefny (1985-12-31) 31 December 1985 (age 30) 2 0 Egypt Zamalek
3 3MF Ahmed El Mohamady (1987-09-09) 9 September 1987 (age 29) 68 2 England Hull City
25 3MF Sam Morsy (1991-09-10) 10 September 1991 (age 25) 1 0 England Barnsley
17 3MF Mohamed El Nenny (1992-07-11) 11 July 1992 (age 24) 44 3 England Arsenal
5 3MF Ibrahim Salah (1987-04-01) 1 April 1987 (age 29) 32 1 Egypt Zamalek
14 3MF Ramadan Sobhi (1997-06-27) 27 June 1997 (age 19) 8 1 England Stoke City
11 3MF Walid Soliman (1984-12-01) 1 December 1984 (age 31) 25 1 Egypt Al Ahly

9 4FW Amr Gamal (1991-08-03) 3 August 1991 (age 25) 12 3 Egypt Al Ahly
18 4FW Ahmed Hassan Mahgoub (1993-03-05) 5 March 1993 (age 23) 9 5 Portugal Braga
12 4FW Marwan Mohsen (1989-02-26) 26 February 1989 (age 27) 15 3 Egypt Al Ahly
22 4FW Basem Morsy (1991-07-26) 26 July 1991 (age 25) 8 7 Egypt Zamalek
19 4FW Abdallah Said (vice-captain) (1985-07-13) 13 July 1985 (age 31) 20 3 Egypt Al Ahly
10 4FW Mohamed Salah (1992-06-15) 15 June 1992 (age 24) 43 25 Italy Roma
24 4FW Hossam Salama (1983-11-15) 15 November 1983 (age 32) 1 0 Egypt Smouha

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up for the team in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Sherif Ekramy (1983-07-01) 1 July 1983 (age 33) 18 0 Egypt Al Ahly v.  Tanzania, 4 June 2016
GK Mohamed El-Shenawy (1988-12-18) 18 December 1988 (age 27) 0 0 Egypt Al Ahly v.  Tanzania, 4 June 2016
GK Al-Mahdy Soliman (1986-11-30) 30 November 1986 (age 29) 0 0 Egypt Smouha v.  Libya, 29 January 2016

DF Basem Ali (1988-10-27) 27 October 1988 (age 27) 11 0 Egypt Al Ahly v.  Zambia, 11 October 2015
DF Ali Fathy (1992-01-02) 2 January 1992 (age 24) 3 0 Egypt Zamalek v.  Libya, 29 January 2016
DF Karim Hafez (1996-03-12) 12 March 1996 (age 20) 1 0 France Lens v.  Tanzania, 4 June 2016
DF Mohamed Hany (1996-01-25) 25 January 1996 (age 20) 1 0 Egypt Al Ahly v.  Burkina Faso, 27 February 2016
DF Ahmed Hegazy (1991-01-25) 25 January 1991 (age 25) 28 1 Egypt Al Ahly v.  Tanzania, 4 June 2016
DF Mohamed Nasef (1987-01-30) 30 January 1987 (age 29) 1 0 Egypt ENPPI v.  Libya, 29 January 2016
DF Ramy RabiaINJ (1993-05-20) 20 May 1993 (age 23) 18 3 Egypt Al Ahly v.  Tanzania, 4 June 2016
DF Sabri Raheel (1987-10-02) 2 October 1987 (age 28) 5 0 Egypt Al Ahly v.  Tanzania, 4 June 2016
DF Saad Samir (1989-04-01) 1 April 1989 (age 27) 2 0 Egypt Al Ahly v.  Chad, 17 November 2015

MF Hossam Ashour (1986-03-09) 9 March 1986 (age 30) 12 0 Egypt Al Ahly v.  Tanzania, 4 June 2016
MF Hazem Emam (1988-09-07) 7 September 1988 (age 28) 13 1 Egypt Al Ittihad v.  Tanzania, 4 June 2016
MF Hossam GhalyRET (1981-12-15) 15 December 1981 (age 34) 70 3 Egypt Al Ahly v.  Nigeria, 29 March 2016
MF Saleh Gomaa (1993-08-01) 1 August 1993 (age 23) 12 0 Egypt Al Ahly v.  Burkina Faso, 27 February 2016
MF Mohamed IbrahimINJ (1992-03-01) 1 March 1992 (age 24) 8 0 Egypt Zamalek v.  Tanzania, 4 June 2016
MF Karim Mamdouh (1993-03-11) 11 March 1993 (age 23) 1 0 Egypt Wadi Degla v.  Libya, 29 January 2016
MF Nour El-Sayed (1984-01-09) 9 January 1984 (age 32) 2 0 Egypt Al Ittihad v.  Tanzania, 4 June 2016
MF Salah Soliman (1990-01-20) 20 January 1990 (age 26) 1 0 Egypt ENPPI v.  Libya, 29 January 2016
MF Ahmed Tawfik (1991-10-01) 1 October 1991 (age 24) 1 0 Egypt Zamalek v.  Chad, 17 November 2015
MF Amr Warda (1993-09-13) 13 September 1993 (age 23) 4 0 Greece Panetolikos v.  Tanzania, 4 June 2016
MF Moamen Zakaria (1988-04-12) 12 April 1988 (age 28) 8 0 Egypt Al Ahly v.  Tanzania, 4 June 2016

FW Mohamed Hamdy (1991-05-16) 16 May 1991 (age 25) 1 0 Egypt Al Ahly v.  Zambia, 11 October 2015
FW Mahmoud Kahraba (1994-04-13) 13 April 1994 (age 22) 8 1 Saudi Arabia Al Ittihad v.  Libya, 29 January 2016
FW Ahmed Magdy (1989-12-09) 9 December 1989 (age 26) 1 0 Egypt El Entag El Harby v.  Libya, 29 January 2016
FW Ahmed Hassan Mekky (1987-04-20) 20 April 1987 (age 29) 26 5 Egypt Zamalek v.  Chad, 17 November 2015
FW Ahmed Raouf (1982-09-15) 15 September 1982 (age 34) 11 1 Egypt Al Masry v.  Burkina Faso, 27 February 2016
Notes
  • SUS Player suspended
  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury
  • PRE Preliminary squad / standby
  • RET Retired from the national team
  • WD Player withdrew from the squad for non-injury related reasons

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

Matches in last 12 months, as well as any future scheduled matches.

2015[edit]

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

Records[edit]

As of 4 June 2016. Players in bold are still active at international level.

On 31 January 2010, Egypt set a new record, not being defeated for 19 consecutive African Cup of Nations matches, since their last match at the 2004 African Cup of Nations. Egypt also won their 9th consecutive match in the ACN, beating Ghana in the 2010 African Cup of Nations final match, and becoming the first team to win three consecutive ACN titles.

Subsequent to leading Egypt to its third consecutive ACN victory under his tenure, Egypt coach Hassan Shehata was offered the role of coaching the Nigeria national football team in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.[34] In February 2010, the EFA agreed to let Shehata take charge of Nigeria in 2010 World Cup only if official request was sent.[35] Ultimately, Shehata did not take the position.

Competitive records[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did Not Enter
Italy 1934 First Round 13th 1 0 0 1 2 4 Squad 2 2 0 0 11 2
France 1938 Withdrew
Brazil 1950 Did Not Enter
Switzerland 1954 Did Not Qualify 2 0 0 2 2 7
Sweden 1958 Withdrew
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970 Did Not Enter
West Germany 1974 Did Not Qualify 2 1 0 1 2 3
Argentina 1978 10 6 2 2 15 11
Spain 1982 2 0 1 1 0 1
Mexico 1986 6 3 2 1 3 4
Italy 1990 Group Stage 20th 3 0 2 1 1 2 Squad 8 4 3 1 7 2
United States 1994 Did Not Qualify 6 3 2 1 9 3
France 1998 6 3 1 2 15 5
South Korea Japan 2002 10 5 4 1 22 9
Germany 2006 10 5 2 3 26 15
South Africa 2010 13 9 1 3 22 7
Brazil 2014 8 7 0 1 19 14
Russia 2018 To Be Determined 2 1 0 1 4 1
Qatar 2022 To Be Determined
Total Group Stage 2/20 4 0 2 2 3 6 87 49 18 20 157 84

Africa Cup of Nations[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record Africa Cup of Nations Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Sudan 1957 Champions 1st 2 2 0 0 6 1 Squad No Qualification
United Arab Republic 1959 Champions 1st 2 2 0 0 6 1 Squad No Qualification
Ethiopia 1962 Runners-up 2nd 2 1 0 1 4 5 Squad Qualified as defending champions
Ghana 1963 Semi-final 3rd 3 2 1 0 11 5 Squad
Tunisia 1965 Withdrew After Qualifying
Ethiopia 1968 Withdrew 3 2 1 0 6 4
Sudan 1970 Semi-final 3rd 5 3 1 1 10 5 Squad 2 1 1 0 2 1
Cameroon 1972 Did Not Qualify 4 3 0 1 6 6
Egypt 1974 Semi-final 3rd 5 4 0 1 13 5 Squad Qualified as hosts
Ethiopia 1976 Semi-final 4th 6 1 2 3 9 12 Squad 4 3 1 0 11 3
Ghana 1978 Did Not Qualify 2 0 1 1 5 4
Nigeria 1980 Semi-final 4th 5 2 1 2 6 7 Squad 2 1 0 1 4 3
Libya 1982 Withdrew 2 2 0 0 7 3
Ivory Coast 1984 Semi-final 4th 5 2 2 1 6 6 Squad 4 2 1 1 3 2
Egypt 1986 Champions 1st 5 3 1 1 5 1 Squad Qualified as hosts
Morocco 1988 Group Stage 6th 3 1 1 1 3 1 Squad Qualified as defending champions
Algeria 1990 Group Stage 8th 3 0 0 3 1 6 Squad 4 2 1 1 8 2
Senegal 1992 Group Stage 11th 2 0 0 2 0 2 Squad 6 3 3 0 13 5
Tunisia 1994 Quarter-finals 5th 3 1 1 1 4 1 Squad 6 2 2 2 6 5
South Africa 1996 Quarter-finals 7th 4 2 0 2 5 6 Squad 10 6 3 1 24 5
Burkina Faso 1998 Champions 1st 6 4 1 1 10 1 Squad 6 2 3 1 12 4
Ghana Nigeria 2000 Quarter-finals 5th 4 3 0 1 7 3 Squad Qualified as defending champions
Mali 2002 Quarter-finals 6th 4 2 0 2 3 3 Squad 6 4 1 1 11 6
Tunisia 2004 Group Stage 9th 3 1 1 1 3 3 Squad 4 3 0 1 14 1
Egypt 2006 Champions 1st 6 4 2 0 12 3 Squad Qualified as hosts
Ghana 2008 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 15 5 Squad 6 3 3 0 9 2
Angola 2010 Champions 1st 6 6 0 0 15 2 Squad 7 9 1 3 22 7
Gabon Equatorial Guinea 2012 Did Not Qualify 6 1 2 3 5 5
South Africa 2013 2 0 1 1 4 3
Equatorial Guinea 2015 6 2 0 4 5 6
Gabon 2017 Qualified 5 3 1 0 9 1
Cameroon 2019 To Be Determined To Be Determined
Ivory Coast 2021
Total 7 Titles 22/29 90 51 15 24 154 84 97 55 26 16 186 78

FIFA Confederations Cup[edit]

Egypt have appeared in two of the nine FIFA Confederations Cups contested, the team was eliminated on both times during the group stage. Egypt's first Confederations Cup appearance was in 1999 as a result of winning the Africa Cup of Nations in 1998. The second appearance was in 2009 as the Africa Cup of Nations winners in 2008. During the second appearance, the team achieved their first win over Italy 1–0 in the second round of the group stage.

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
Saudi Arabia 1992 Did Not Qualify
Saudi Arabia 1995
Saudi Arabia 1997
Mexico 1999 Group Stage 7th 3 0 2 1 5 9 Squad
South Korea Japan 2001 Did Not Qualify
France 2003
Germany 2005
South Africa 2009 Group Stage 6th 3 1 0 2 4 7 Squad
Brazil 2013 Did Not Qualify
Russia 2017 To Be Determined
2021
Total Group Stage 2/9 6 1 2 3 9 16

Arab Cup of Nations[edit]

Arab Cup of Nations record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
Lebanon 1963 Did Not Participate
Kuwait 1964
Iraq 1966
Saudi Arabia 1985
Jordan 1988 Semi-final 3rd 6 3 2 1 6 0 Squad
Egypt 1992 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 5 3 Squad
Qatar 1998 Group Stage 10th 2 1 0 1 3 5 Squad
Kuwait 2002 Did Not Participate
Saudi Arabia 2012 Group Stage 7th 3 0 2 1 3 4 Squad
Total 1 Title 4/9 15 7 5 3 17 12

Olympic Games record[edit]

Football at the Summer Olympics has been an under-23 tournament since 1992.
Olympic Games
Appearances: 9
Year/Host Round Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Greece Athens 1896 No football tournament
France Paris 1900 Did Not Participate
United States Saint Louis 1904
United Kingdom London 1908
Sweden Stockholm 1912
Belgium Antwerp 1920 First round 1 0 0 1 1 2 No Qualification
France Paris 1924 Quarter finals 2 1 0 1 3 5
Netherlands Amsterdam 1928 Fourth Place 4 2 0 2 12 19
United States Los Angeles 1932 No football tournament
Germany Berlin 1936 First Round 1 0 0 1 1 3 No Qualification
United Kingdom London 1948 First Round 1 0 0 1 1 3
Finland Helsinki 1952 First Round 2 1 0 1 6 7
Australia Melbourne 1956 Withdrew from Finals 2 2 0 0 9 3
Italy Roma 1960 First Round 3 0 1 2 4 11 4 3 0 1 11 5
Japan Tokyo 1964 Fourth Place 6 2 1 3 18 16 4 3 1 0 14 6
Mexico Mexico 1968 Withdrew from Qualifiers
Germany Munich 1972 Did Not Qualify 2 1 0 1 2 3
Canada Montreal 1976 2 0 1 1 1 2
Soviet Union Moscow 1980 Withdrew from Finals 4 1 3 0 7 4
United States Los Angeles 1984 Quarter Final 4 1 1 2 5 5 6 3 2 1 6 3
South Korea Seoul 1988 Did Not Qualify 4 2 1 1 7 2
Total 9/19 24 7 3 14 51 71 28 15 8 5 57 28

Honours[edit]

African Competitions[edit]

Winners (7): Gold medal africa.svg 1957, Gold medal africa.svg 1959, Gold medal africa.svg 1986, Gold medal africa.svg 1998, Gold medal africa.svg 2006, Gold medal africa.svg 2008, Gold medal africa.svg 2010 (Most successful team)
Runners-up (1): Silver medal africa.svg 1962
Third place (3): Bronze medal africa.svg 1963, Bronze medal africa.svg 1970, Bronze medal africa.svg 1974
Fourth place (3): 1976, 1980, 1984
Champions (2): 1st, gold medalist(s) 1987, 1st, gold medalist(s) 1995
Third place (1): 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1973
Runners-up (2): 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1988, 2007
Champions (1): 1st, gold medalist(s) 2011 (Most successful team)

Arabic Competitions[edit]

Champions (4): 1st, gold medalist(s) 1953,1st, gold medalist(s) 1965,1st, gold medalist(s) 1992,1st, gold medalist(s) 2007 (Most successful team)
Runners-up (1): 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1961
Champions (1): 1st, gold medalist(s) 1992
Third Place (1): 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1988
Champions (2): 1st, gold medalist(s) 1972,1st, gold medalist(s) 1975 (Most successful team)

Mediterranean Games[edit]

Champions (1): 1st, gold medalist(s) 1955
Silver Medalist (1): 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1951
Bronze Medalist (1): 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1983

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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