Egypt national football team

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Egypt
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)الفراعنة
(The Pharaohs)[1]
AssociationEgyptian Football Association
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationUNAF (North Africa)
Head coachRui Vitória
CaptainMohamed Salah
Most capsAhmed Hassan (184)
Top scorerHossam Hassan (68)
Home stadiumCairo International Stadium
Borg El Arab Stadium (temporarily)
FIFA codeEGY
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 40 Steady (25 August 2022)[2]
Highest9 (July – September 2010, December 2010)
Lowest75 (March 2013)
First international
 Italy 2–1 Egypt 
(Ghent, Belgium; 28 August 1920)
Biggest win
 United Arab Republic 15–0 Laos 
(Jakarta, Indonesia; 15 November 1963)
Biggest defeat
 Italy 11–3 Egypt 
(Amsterdam, Netherlands; 9 June 1928)
World Cup
Appearances3 (first in 1934)
Best resultRound of 16 (1934)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances25 (first in 1957)
Best resultChampions (1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010)
Arab Cup
Appearances5 (first in 1985)
Best resultChampions (1992)
FIFA Confederations Cup
Appearances2 (first in 1999)
Best resultGroup stage (1999, 2009)

The Egypt national football team (Arabic: منتخب مصر لكرة القدم), known colloquially as "the Pharaohs",[1] represents Egypt in men's international football, and is governed by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), the governing body of football in Egypt. The team's historical stadium is Cairo International Stadium, although matches are sometimes played at Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria.

Egypt has won the African Cup a record seven times. In the international stage, Egypt has made three appearances in the World Cup and was the first Arab and African team to make an appearance. They also hold the record for the oldest player to have played at the World Cup and being the only national team with a perfect winning record against Germany.[4]

History[edit]

Egypt national team in 1920

The first Egyptian national football team was constituted in 1920, the first African football team created to compete in the Summer Olympics in Belgium. The opening match of their campaign was a loss against the Italians. Between 1958 and 1961, the country had a political unity with Syria and went under the name of United Arab Republic, though the Egyptian team's records are attributed to Egypt only by FIFA as it was represented by Egyptian footballers and the team played in the Africa Cup of Nations. The Pharaohs had appeared in three 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. They are the best team in the world.

Africa Cup of Nations[edit]

Egypt first participated in the first Africa Cup of Nations tournament in 1957. In their first game, a semi-final, they faced Sudan, winning 2–1; Egypt won 4–0 in the final.[5]

In their second participation in the Africa Cup of Nations in 1959, Egypt became champions again. There were only three teams in that tournament, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt, who were undefeated.[6] They lost their first final in the Africa Cup of Nations in 1962.[7]

Their fourth appearance came in 1963 in Ghana. Egypt was placed in Group B with Sudan and Nigeria, defeating Nigeria 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 3–0.[8]

For the 1965 Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt qualified for the tournament, but withdrew because of their diplomatic relationship with hosts Tunisia.[9] They also withdrew in 1968.[10]

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 and drew Ghana 1–1, defeating Congo-Kinshasa 1–0. Egypt ended being in first place, thus advancing to the next round, where they faced Sudan. Egypt eventually lost their first game in the Africa Cup of Nations by a scored of 2–1, then in the third place match, won Ivory Coast 3–1.[11]

Egypt failed to qualify for the first time in 1972 after being eliminated by Morocco by an aggregate score of 5–3.[12] However, Egypt returned for 1974, hosting the event. They finished third place.[13] Two years later, in Ethiopia, they were in Group A with the hosts, Guinea, and Uganda. Egypt defeated Uganda 2–1, but drew against Uganda and Ethiopia. Egypt advanced to the final round, and lost all matches.[14] This is the first Africa Cup of Nations tournament that Egypt lost 3 consecutive games. Egypt then failed to qualify for 1978.[15]

Egypt reappeared for the 1980 African Cup of Nations, defeating Ivory Coast and defeated Tanzania, but lost to hosts Nigeria 1–0. Egypt progressed to the semi-finals to face Algeria, who defeated the Egyptians on penalties.[16] For the Four years later, Egypt defeated Cameroon and Ivory Coast, and drew Togo, eventually finishing fourth behind Algeria.[17]

For 1986, Egypt hosted; they lost to Senegal 1–0. However, Egypt went on to win their two remaining games in the group stage, 2–0 against the Ivory Coast and Mozambique. Egypt advanced to the final for the first time since 1962, eventually winning.[18] Egypt qualified for 1990, losing all group stage matches, thus making Egypt fail to obtain at least one point for the first time in the Africa Cup of Nations.[19]They repeated this in 1992.[19]

In the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia, Egypt defeated Gabon 4–0 and tied Nigeria 0–0. They lost to Mali 1–0 in the quarterfinals.[20] Egypt won their fourth title in 1998, defeating South Africa in the final.[21]

Egypt qualified for the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations, in Tunisia. Egypt were placed in Group C with Algeria, Zimbabwe, and Cameroon. Egypt won 2–1 against Zimbabwe, lost 2–1 to Algeria, and drew 0–0 against Cameroon, failing to qualify for the quarter-finals due to Algeria scoring more goals than Egypt in the group stage, after being equal on points and goal difference.[22]

The 2006 Africa Cup of Nations was hosted in Egypt; the hosts were in Group A with Libya, Morocco, and the Ivory Coast. Egypt defeated Libya 3–0, tied 0–0 against Morocco, and won 3–1 against the Ivory Coast. Egypt would eventually win the tournament on penalties, and would also win the 2008 and 2010 tournaments.[23][24] They would then fail to qualify for the next three AFCON tournaments.

Egypt qualified for the 2017 tournament, drawing against Mali in their first match in Group D.[25] Successive 1–0 wins against Uganda and Ghana saw the Pharaohs qualify to the quarter-finals as group winners.[26][27] Egypt faced Morocco at the quarter-final stage, and defeated them for the first time in 31 years to set up a semi-final clash with Burkina Faso.[28] Mohamed Salah's goal against the Stallions was canceled out by an Aristide Bancé strike; however, veteran goalkeeper Essam El Hadary saved two spot-kicks in the penalty shootout to earn a spot in the final for Egypt.[29] Egypt then faced Cameroon, and lost the final for the second time.

In the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, hosts Egypt were knocked out by South Africa in the round of 16, despite three wins in the group stage.[30] In the 2021 Africa Cup, Egypt went to the final despite dire performances in the group stage and beating Ivory Coast on penalties after a 0–0 draw. Egypt then beat Cameroon 3–1 in penalties after a 0–0 draw, to reach their 10th final, beating Ghana's record of final appearances. Egypt suffered their first of two losses to Senegal in 2022, both on penalties (in the AFCON final and in World Cup qualifying), both winning penalties scored by Sadio Mané.[31]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

Egypt national team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

Egypt has qualified for the FIFA World Cup three times: in 1934, in 1990 and for the 2018 editions. Egypt was the first African country to qualify for the World Cup, beating Mandatory Palestine. It lost to Hungary 4–2 in their first and only match in 1934.

In 1990, Egypt qualified after beating Algeria 1–0 in the playoffs. They were drawn in Group F, with Ireland, England and the Netherlands. Since the Egyptians favored defensive tactics,[citation needed] they scored only one goal in the 1990 World Cup. A 1–1 draw with UEFA Euro 1988 champions Netherlands gave the Egyptians their first point in the World Cup. This was followed by a draw against Ireland and a 1–0 loss to England.

On 8 October 2017, Egypt qualified for the 2018 World Cup after a 2–1 win over Congo.[32]

In the 2018 World Cup, Egypt was drawn with Saudi Arabia, Uruguay and the hosts, Russia. They started their first game against Uruguay, without Salah, who was injured in the UEFA Champions League final. Despite this, they lost 1–0, and goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy was voted man of the match. He refused the reward due to sponsorship by Budweiser.[33]

Salah returned to the starting lineup when Egypt faced Russia. Russia led 3–0, and then Salah scored Egypt's first World Cup goal in 28 years.

Egypt's third and final match was a Red Sea Derby against Saudi Arabia, also out of contention after two losses. Essam El Hadary became the oldest player in the World Cup at 45 years and 161 days.[citation needed]

Héctor Cúper, who was criticised due to his defensive strategies against Saudi Arabia, was sacked.[34] The Egyptian Football Association was also criticised due to having its base in Chechnya, far from where Egypt's matches were played.[35] The Egyptian media and the public heavily criticized EFA's management of the team.[36][37][38]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Uruguay 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Russia (H) 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4 6
3  Saudi Arabia 3 1 0 2 2 7 −5 3
4  Egypt 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4 0
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host

Home stadium[edit]

Egypt's home games are early years were played at Cairo International Stadium since 1960, during renovations they play at Borg El Arab Stadium

Kits and crests[edit]

The Egypt national football team's Home color is red, away is white and third is green.

Kit suppliers[edit]

Kit supplier Period
Germany Adidas 1990–1995
Egypt Venecia 1995–1998
Germany Puma 1999–2004
Germany Adidas 2004–2006
Germany Puma 2006–2011
Germany Adidas 2012–2018
Germany Puma 2019–

Results and fixtures[edit]

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

2021[edit]

30 September Friendly Egypt  2–0  Liberia Alexandria, Egypt
21:00 CAT (UTC+2)
  • Sherif 58', 67'
Report Stadium: Borg El Arab Stadium
Referee: Youssef Essrayri (Tunisia)
1 December 2021 FIFA Arab Cup Group D Egypt  1–0  Lebanon Doha, Qatar
16:00 AST (UTC+3)
Report Stadium: Al Thumama Stadium
Attendance: 11,757
Referee: Daniel Siebert (Germany)
4 December 2021 FIFA Arab Cup Group D Sudan  0–5  Egypt Doha, Qatar
19:00 AST (UTC+3) Report
Stadium: Stadium 974
Attendance: 14,464
Referee: Matthew Conger (New Zealand)
7 December 2021 FIFA Arab Cup Group D Algeria  1–1  Egypt Al Wakrah, Qatar
22:00 AST (UTC+3)
Report
Stadium: Al Janoub Stadium
Attendance: 32,418
Referee: Facundo Tello (Argentina)
11 December 2021 FIFA Arab Cup Quarter-finals Egypt  3–1 (a.e.t.)  Jordan Al Wakrah, Qatar
18:00 AST (UTC+3)
Report Stadium: Al Janoub Stadium
Attendance: 28,306
Referee: Said Martínez (Honduras)
15 December 2021 FIFA Arab Cup Semi-finals Tunisia  1–0  Egypt Doha, Qatar
18:00 AST (UTC+3)
Report Stadium: Stadium 974
Attendance: 36,427
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)

2022[edit]

23 September Friendly Egypt  3–0  Niger Alexandria, Egypt
Stadium: Borg El Arab Stadium
Referee: Sadok Selmi (Tunisia)
27 September Friendly Egypt  3–0  Liberia Alexandria, Egypt
Stadium: Borg El Arab Stadium
Referee: Youssef Sraïri (Tunisia)

2023[edit]

Coaching history[edit]

  1. Egypt Hussein Hegazi (1920–24)
  2. Scotland James McCrae (1934–36)
  3. Egypt Tewfik Abdullah (1940–44)
  4. England Eric Keen (1947–48)
  5. England Edward Jones (1949–52)
  6. Egypt National Committee1 (1953–54)
  7. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ljubiša Broćić (1954–55)
  8. Egypt Mourad Fahmy (1955–57)
  9. United Arab Republic Mohamed El-Guindi & Hanafy Bastan (1958)
  10. Hungary Pál Titkos (1959–61)
  11. United Arab Republic Mohamed El-Guindi & Hanafy Bastan (1962)
  12. United Arab Republic Fouad Ahmed Sedki (1963)
  13. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Branko Horvatek (1963–64)
  14. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Andrija Pflander (1964–65)
  15. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dimitri Tadić (1965)
  16. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Andrija Kovač (1965)
  17. Hungary Sándor Kapocsi (1965–67)
  18. United Arab Republic Saleh El Wahsh & Kamal El Sabagh (1968–70)
  19. West Germany Dettmar Cramer (1971–74)
  20. West Germany Burkhard Pape (1975–77)
  21. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dušan Nenković (1977–78)
  22. Egypt Taha Ismail (1978)
  23. Hungary Bundzsák Dezso (1979)
  24. Egypt Fouad Ahmed Sedki (1980)
  25. Egypt Abdel Monem El Hajj (1980)
  26. Egypt Hamada El Sharqawy (1980)
  27. West Germany Karl-Heinz Heddergott (1982–84)
  28. Egypt Saleh El Wahsh (1984)
  29. England Mike Smith (1985–88)
  30. Egypt Mahmoud El Gohary (1988–90)
  31. Germany Dietrich Weise (1990–91)
  32. Egypt Mahmoud Saad (1992)
  33. Egypt Mahmoud El Gohary (1992)
  34. Egypt Mohamed Shehta (1993)
  35. Romania Mircea Rădulescu (1993–94)
  36. Egypt Taha Ismail (1994)
  37. Netherlands Nol de Ruiter (1994–95)
  38. Egypt Mohsen Saleh (1995)
  39. Netherlands Ruud Krol (1996)
  40. Egypt Farouk Gaafar (1996–1997)
  41. Egypt Mahmoud El Gohary (1997–99)
  42. France Gerard Gili (1999–00)
  43. Egypt Mahmoud El Gohary (2000–02)
  44. Egypt Mohsen Saleh (2002–04)
  45. Italy Marco Tardelli (2004–05)
  46. Egypt Hassan Shehata (2004–11)
  47. United States Bob Bradley (2011–13)
  48. Egypt Shawky Gharieb (2013–14)
  49. Argentina Héctor Cúper (2015–18)
  50. Mexico Javier Aguirre (2018–19)
  51. Egypt Hossam El Badry (2019–21)
  52. Portugal Carlos Queiroz (2021–22)
  53. Egypt Ehab Galal (2022)
  54. Portugal Rui Vitória (2022–)

Note: 1 A committee of six former Egypt internationals.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were selected for the 2023 AFCON qualification matches against Guinea on 2 June 2022.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Mohamed El Shenawy (1988-12-18) 18 December 1988 (age 33) 41 0 Egypt Al Ahly
1GK Gabaski (1989-01-29) 29 January 1989 (age 33) 9 0 Egypt National Bank of Egypt
1GK Mohamed Sobhy (1999-07-15) 15 July 1999 (age 23) 1 0 Egypt Pharco
1GK Seif Eissa (2006-01-01) 1 January 2006 (age 16) 7 9 Egypt ENPPI

2DF Ahmed Hegazi (1991-01-25) 25 January 1991 (age 31) 78 2 Saudi Arabia Al Ittihad
2DF Mahmoud Alaa (1991-01-28) 28 January 1991 (age 31) 15 0 Egypt Zamalek
2DF Ali Gabr (1989-01-01) 1 January 1989 (age 33) 29 1 Egypt Pyramids
2DF Mahmoud El Wensh (1995-06-01) 1 June 1995 (age 27) 26 2 Egypt Zamalek
2DF Mahmoud Marei (1998-04-24) 24 April 1998 (age 24) 0 0 Egypt Future
2DF Ayman Ashraf (1991-04-09) 9 April 1991 (age 31) 25 2 Egypt Al Ahly
2DF Ahmed Abou El Fotouh (1998-03-22) 22 March 1998 (age 24) 20 1 Egypt Zamalek
2DF Mohamed Hamdy (1995-03-15) 15 March 1995 (age 27) 2 0 Egypt Pyramids
2DF Mohamed Hany (1996-01-25) 25 January 1996 (age 26) 8 0 Egypt Al Ahly
2DF Omar Kamal (1993-09-29) 29 September 1993 (age 29) 10 0 Egypt Future
2DF Omar Gaber (1992-01-30) 30 January 1992 (age 30) 31 1 Egypt Pyramids
2DF Yasser Ibrahim (1993-02-10) 10 February 1993 (age 29) 2 0 Egypt Al Ahly
2DF Mohamed Abdel Monem (1999-02-01) 1 February 1999 (age 23) 10 1 Egypt Al Ahly

3MF Emam Ashour (1998-02-20) 20 February 1998 (age 24) 4 0 Egypt Zamalek
3MF Hussein El Shahat (1991-09-06) 6 September 1991 (age 31) 10 0 Egypt Al Ahly
3MF Mohamed Elneny (1992-07-11) 11 July 1992 (age 30) 92 8 England Arsenal
3MF Dunga (1996-04-06) 6 April 1996 (age 26) 8 0 Egypt Pyramids
3MF Mohanad Lasheen (1996-05-29) 29 May 1996 (age 26) 7 0 Egypt Tala'ea El Gaish
3MF Canaria (1999-01-25) 25 January 1999 (age 23) 0 0 Egypt Smouha
3MF Afsha (1996-03-06) 6 March 1996 (age 26) 18 5 Egypt Al Ahly
3MF Trézéguet (1994-10-01) 1 October 1994 (age 28) 57 8 Turkey Trabzonspor
3MF Hamdy Fathy (1994-09-29) 29 September 1994 (age 28) 24 2 Egypt Al Ahly
3MF Amr El Solia (1990-04-02) 2 April 1990 (age 32) 48 1 Egypt Al Ahly

4FW Mohamed Salah (captain) (1992-06-15) 15 June 1992 (age 30) 86 49 England Liverpool
4FW Mostafa Fathi (1994-05-12) 12 May 1994 (age 28) 15 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Taawoun
4FW Zizo (1996-01-10) 10 January 1996 (age 26) 21 1 Egypt Zamalek
4FW Ibrahim Adel (2001-04-23) 23 April 2001 (age 21) 1 0 Egypt Pyramids
4FW Ahmed Refaat (1993-06-20) 20 June 1993 (age 29) 5 2 Egypt Future
4FW Ramadan Sobhi (1997-01-23) 23 January 1997 (age 25) 37 2 Egypt Pyramids
4FW Omar Marmoush (1999-02-07) 7 February 1999 (age 23) 11 1 Germany VfB Stuttgart
4FW Marwan Hamdy (1996-11-15) 15 November 1996 (age 25) 13 1 Egypt Smouha
4FW Mohamed Sherif (1996-02-04) 4 February 1996 (age 26) 18 5 Egypt Al Ahly
4FW Mostafa Mohamed (1997-11-28) 28 November 1997 (age 24) 18 2 France FC Nantes

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up for el 3abat team in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Mohamed Fawzy (1993-07-10) 10 July 1993 (age 29) 0 0 Egypt Ismaily 2021 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
GK Mohamed Bassam (1990-12-25) 25 December 1990 (age 31) 0 0 Egypt Tala'ea El Gaish 2021 FIFA Arab Cup PRE
GK Mahmoud Genish (1987-05-25) 25 May 1987 (age 35) 3 0 Egypt Future v.  Gabon, 16 November 2021

DF Akram Tawfik (1997-11-08) 8 November 1997 (age 24) 9 1 Egypt Al Ahly 2021 Africa Cup of Nations
DF Marwan Dawoud (1997-08-27) 27 August 1997 (age 25) 2 1 Egypt ENPPI 2021 Africa Cup of Nations
DF Ahmed Yassin (1997-08-07) 7 August 1997 (age 25) 3 0 Egypt National Bank of Egypt 2021 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
DF Ahmed Ramadan (2003-03-23) 23 March 2003 (age 19) 0 0 Egypt Smouha 2021 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
DF Mohamed Fathallah (1993-06-25) 25 June 1993 (age 29) 0 0 Egypt Ghazl El Mahalla 2021 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
DF Ahmed Fathy (1984-11-10) 10 November 1984 (age 37) 136 3 Egypt Pyramids 2021 FIFA Arab Cup PRE
DF Baher El Mohamady (1996-11-01) 1 November 1996 (age 25) 12 1 Egypt Ismaily 2021 FIFA Arab Cup PRE
DF Ahmed Tawfik (1991-10-01) 1 October 1991 (age 31) 5 0 Egypt Pyramids 2021 FIFA Arab Cup PRE
DF Hussein El Sayed (1991-09-18) 18 September 1991 (age 31) 2 0 Egypt Pyramids 2021 FIFA Arab Cup PRE

MF Abdallah El Said (1985-07-13) 13 July 1985 (age 37) 58 6 Egypt Pyramids 2021 Africa Cup of Nations
MF Tarek Hamed (1988-10-24) 24 October 1988 (age 33) 50 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 2021 FIFA Arab Cup PRE
MF Ahmed Samir (1994-08-25) 25 August 1994 (age 28) 1 0 Egypt Tala'ea El Gaish 2021 FIFA Arab Cup PRE
MF Mohamed Metwalli (1999-01-25) 25 January 1999 (age 23) 0 0 Egypt Smouha v.  Gabon, 16 November 2021

FW Ahmed Hassan (1993-03-05) 5 March 1993 (age 29) 26 5 Turkey Alanyaspor 2021 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
FW Ahmed Yasser Rayyan (1998-01-24) 24 January 1998 (age 24) 3 0 Turkey Altay 2021 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
FW Hussein Faisal (1999-03-04) 4 March 1999 (age 23) 4 1 Egypt Smouha 2021 FIFA Arab Cup
FW Osama Faisal (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 (age 21) 3 0 Egypt National Bank of Egypt 2021 FIFA Arab Cup
FW Salah Mohsen (1998-09-01) 1 September 1998 (age 24) 5 1 Egypt Al Ahly 2021 FIFA Arab Cup PRE
FW Hossam Hassan (1993-09-02) 2 September 1993 (age 29) 3 0 Egypt Al Ahly 2021 FIFA Arab Cup PRE

INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad / standby.
RET Retired from the national team.
SUS Player suspended from the squad for disciplinary reasons.
WD Player withdrew from the squad for non-injury related reasons.

Records[edit]

As of 23 September 2022[39]
Players in bold are still active with Egypt.

Most appearances[edit]

Ahmed Hassan has the most caps of any African male footballer, with 184.
Rank Player Caps Goals Career
1 Ahmed Hassan 184 33 1995–2012
2 Hossam Hassan[a] 176 68 1985–2006
3 Essam El Hadary 159 0 1996–2018
4 Ahmed Fathy 136 3 2002–present
5 Ibrahim Hassan 131 14 1988–2002
6 Hany Ramzy 123 3 1988–2003
7 Wael Gomaa 114 1 2001–2013
8 Ahmed El Kass 112 25 1987–1997
Abdel Zaher El Sakka 112 4 1997–2010
10 Rabie Yassin 109 1 1982–1991

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Hossam Hassan[a] (list) 68 176 0.39 1985–2006
2 Mohamed Salah 49 86 0.57 2011–present
3 Hassan El Shazly 42 62 0.68 1961–1975
4 Mohamed Abou Trika 38 100 0.38 2001–2013
5 Ahmed Hassan 33 184 0.18 1995–2012
6 Amr Zaki 30 63 0.48 2004–2013
7 Emad Moteab 28 70 0.4 2004–2015
8 Ahmed El Kass 25 112 0.22 1987–1997
9 Mahmoud El Khatib 24 54 0.44 1974–1986
Gamal Abdel Hamid 24 79 0.3 1979–1993

Team records[edit]

In 2017, Egypt set a new record of 24 consecutive Africa Cup of Nations matches played without defeat, dating back to their last tournament appearance in 2010. During this run, Egypt also reached a record nine consecutive wins in AFCON matches after beating Ghana in the 2010 final, while becoming the first team to win three consecutive AFCON titles. The unbeaten run came to an end on 5 February 2017, after Egypt lost 1–2 to Cameroon in the 2017 final.

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 Did not enter
Italy 1934 Round of 16 13th 1 0 0 1 2 4 Squad 2 2 0 0 11 2
France 1938 Withdrew Withdrew
Brazil 1950 Did not enter Did not enter
Switzerland 1954 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 2 7
Sweden 1958 Withdrew Withdrew
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970 Did not enter 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 Group stage 31st 3 0 0 3 2 6 Squad 8 5 1 2 12 5
Qatar 2022 Did not qualify 8 5 2 1 11 5
CanadaMexicoUnited States 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total Group stage 3/22 7 0 2 5 5 12 101 58 21 22 176 93

Africa Cup of Nations[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record 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-finals 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-finals 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-finals 3rd 5 4 0 1 13 5 Squad Qualified as hosts
Ethiopia 1976 Semi-finals 4th 6 1 2 3 9 12 Squad 4 3 1 0 11 3
Ghana 1978 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 4 5
Nigeria 1980 Semi-finals 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-finals 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 8th 3 0 0 3 1 6 Squad 4 2 1 1 8 2
Senegal 1992 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 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 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 13 9 1 3 22 7
Equatorial Guinea Gabon 2012 Did not qualify 6 1 2 3 5 5
South Africa 2013 2 0 1 1 3 4
Equatorial Guinea 2015 6 2 0 4 5 6
Gabon 2017 Runners-up 2nd 6 3 2 1 5 3 Squad 4 3 1 0 7 1
Egypt 2019 Round of 16 10th 4 3 0 1 5 1 Squad 6 4 1 1 16 5
Cameroon 2021 Runners-up 2nd 7 3 3 1 4 2 Squad 6 3 3 0 10 3
Ivory Coast 2023 To be determined To be determined
Guinea 2025
Total 7 Titles 25/33 107 60 20 27 168 90 113 61 29 23 207 87

FIFA Confederations Cup[edit]

Egypt appeared in two of the ten FIFA Confederations Cups contested, being eliminated in the group stage on both occasions. 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, where they won against Italy 1–0.

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
Total Group stage 2/10 6 1 2 3 9 16

FIFA Arab Cup[edit]

FIFA Arab Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
Lebanon 1963 Did not enter
Kuwait 1964
Iraq 1966
Saudi Arabia 1985
Jordan 1988 Semi-final 3rd 6 3 2 1 6 0 Squad
Syria 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 enter
Saudi Arabia 2012 Group stage 7th 3 0 2 1 3 4 Squad
Qatar 2021 Semi-finals 4th 6 3 2 1 10 2 Squad
Total 1 Title 5/10 21 10 7 4 27 14

Pan Arab Games[edit]

Pan Arab Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Champions 1st 3 3 0 0 22 3
Did not enter
Champions 1st 6 6 0 0 30 2
Did not enter
Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 10 1
Did not enter
Total 3 Titles 3/10 13 12 1 0 62 6

Olympic Games[edit]

Football at the Olympic Games record
Appearances: 12 Qualified : 14
Year/Host Round Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Greece Athens 1896 No football tournament
1900–1912 Did not participate
Belgium Antwerp 1920 First round 1 0 0 1 1 2 No qualification
France Paris 1924 Quarter-final 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
Spain Barcelona 1992 First round 3 1 0 2 5 6 6 4 2 0 11 3
United States Atlanta 1996 Did not qualify 4 2 1 1 5 4
Australia Sydney 2000 8 4 3 1 15 9
Greece Athens 2004 6 0 0 6 1 13
China Beijing 2008 4 1 2 1 6 4
United Kingdom London 2012 Quarter-final 4 1 1 2 6 8 9 5 1 3 12 6
Brazil Rio de Janeiro 2016 Did not qualify 1 1 0 0 4 0
Japan Tokyo 2020 Quarter-final 4 1 1 2 2 2 5 5 0 0 11 4
Total 11/25 31 9 4 18 62 85 65 31 17 17 111 67

All-Africa Games[edit]

All-Africa Games record
Appearances: 7
Year/Host Round Pld W D L GF GA
Republic of the Congo Brazzaville 1965 Did not qualify
Nigeria Lagos 1973 Bronze medal 5 3 0 2 12 12
Algeria Algiers 1978 Withdrew after Round 1 3 2 1 0 6 2
Kenya Nairobi 1987 Gold medal 5 3 1 1 7 5
Egypt Cairo 1991 Fifth place 4 1 1 2 5 6
Zimbabwe Harare 1995 Gold medal 5 4 0 1 8 3
South Africa Johannesburg 1999 Did not qualify
Nigeria Abuja 2003 Group stage 3 0 0 3 2 6
Algeria Algiers 2007 Group stage 3 0 0 3 4 8
Mozambique Maputo 2011 Withdrew
Republic of the Congo Brazzaville 2015 Withdrew
Total 7/11 28 13 3 12 44 39

Palestine Cup of Nations[edit]

African Games[edit]

Football at the African Games has been an under-23 tournament since 1991.
African Games record
Appearances: 3
Year/Host Round Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Republic of the Congo Brazzaville 1965 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 5 8
Nigeria Lagos 1973 Bronze medalists 5 3 0 2 12 12 3 2 1 0 7 4
Algeria Algiers 1978 Withdrew during tournament 3 2 1 0 6 2 2 2 0 0 5 0
Kenya Nairobi 1987 Winners 5 3 1 1 6 4 2 2 0 0 10 2
Total 1 title 13 8 2 3 24 18 9 7 1 1 27 14

All-time results[edit]

The following table shows Egypt's all-time international record, correct as of 15 January 2022.

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA
Total 695 338 162 179 1130 708

Egypt - Historical results

Honours[edit]

African competitions[edit]

Winners: 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
Runners-up: Silver medal africa.svg 1962, Silver medal africa.svg 2017, Silver medal africa.svg 2021
Third place: Bronze medal africa.svg 1963, Bronze medal africa.svg 1970, Bronze medal africa.svg 1974
Fourth place: 1976, 1980, 1984
Champions: 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1987, 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1995
Third place: 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1973
Runners-up: 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1988, 2007

Arab competitions[edit]

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

Note: * The 1992 edition organised as part of the Pan Arab Games, and also counted as Arab Cup.

Other competitions[edit]

Champions: 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1955
Silver Medalist: 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1951
Bronze Medalist: 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1983
Runners-up: 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1993
  • Nile Basin Tournament
Champions: 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2011
Champions: 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2005

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Matches against UAE and Morocco (in 1988), Kuwait (in 1989), Mali (twice in 1994) and Ghana (in 1997) are not considered full internationals by FIFA but they are recognised by the Egyptian FA.[40]

Egypt is the only national team that won the Africa Cup Of Nations 3 times in a row.

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