Hany Ramzy

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Hany Ramzy
Personal information
Full name Hany Guda Ramzy
Date of birth (1969-03-10) 10 March 1969 (age 50)
Place of birth Cairo, Egypt
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
1977–1988 Al Ahly
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1990 Al Ahly
1990–1994 Neuchâtel Xamax 85 (9)
1994–1998 Werder Bremen 98 (3)
1998–2005 1. FC Kaiserslautern 130 (12)
2005–2006 1. FC Saarbrücken 4 (0)
National team
1988–2003 Egypt 124 (6)
Teams managed
2005–2008 ENPPI (assistant)
2007 ENPPI
2008–2009 Egypt U-20 (assistant)
2009–2010 Egypt U-20
2010–2012 Egypt U-23
2011 Egypt (caretaker)
2012–2013 Lierse
2013–2014 Wadi Degla
2015 ENPPI
2016–2017 Dubai
2018 Egypt(assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hany Guda Ramzy (Arabic: هاني جودة رمزي‎, Coptic: ϩⲁⲛⲓ ⲅⲟⲩⲧⲁ ⲣⲉⲙⲍⲓ) (born 10 March 1969) is an Egyptian football coach and former defender.

Early life[edit]

Ramzy was born in Abdeen region of Cairo to Coptic Orthodox parents. He has one sister, Miriam.

Ramzy began his career at the age of 10. A scout from Tersana club saw him and tried to persuade him to join the youth team in the club but his father Guda Ramzy – one of Al-Ahly's fans – refused to have his son join Tersana or Al-Zamalek clubs. So his father and his uncle took him to Al Ahly, Captain Mustafa Hussein saw him and decided to put him in the youth club of the red castle. Step by step, Ramzy joined the youth national team at less than 17 years old; Captain Ahamad Rafat was his coach in this time.

Professional career[edit]

Despite his young age, Ramzy's playing ability earned him a spot on Al Ahly's first team. Captain Mahmoud El-Gohary also picked him for the Egyptian National Team's journey to the World Cup in Italy. That was the key of success for the 20-year-old player and soon he became Egypt's youngest professional.

In 1990, he started his professional career with the Swiss club Neuchâtel Xamax, as a centre-half. The Swiss nicknamed him "The Rock."

In summer 1994, Ramzy was the first Egyptian player in the Bundesliga as he joined the German Club SV Werder Bremen with a $1.5 million transfer fee to become the most expensive player in Egypt.

After the 1998 African Nations Cup, Ramzy joined the Red Devils of 1. FC Kaiserslautern with his mate in the Egyptian national team Samir Kamona and wore jersey number six. Ramzy was famous in Kaiserslautern as he scored 12 goals from the center back position but in April 2003 after a knee injury, Ramzy spent two seasons in agony as he watched from the sidelines until his contract came to an end.

After Kaiserslautern released him, Ramzy told BBC that he intended to join Al-Wahda of the United Arab Emirates and would be traveling to negotiate his contract. But on 19 October 2005, Ramzy signed for 2. Bundesliga club 1. FC Saarbrücken for 18 months until 30 June 2007.

During his knee injury, Ramzy started taking lectures about coaching in Berlin, Germany. He decided to become a manager after his retirement, so he started as a member in the coaching staff in Kaiserslautern's youth team.

Ramzy became the assistant for the German coach Rainer Zobel, head manager of Egyptian club ENPPI. Due to lack of success, in January 2007 the club decided to replace Zobel with Ramzy to the end of the season whatever the results were. Ramzy said that it was a big responsibility and a good step to open the door for young coaches to manage teams in Egypt.

Ending the 2006–07 season in the ninth place, Ramzy returned to his original job as assistant coach. The club signed a contract with Egyptian coach Anwar Salama, the former manager of Petrol Assiut.

In the middle of September 2008, Ramzy took a new step toward the international training career, he became the assistant manager of the Egypt national football team U20 under the leadership of coach Miroslav Soukup. In late December 2009, he was named as the new head coach of the Egypt U-21 national football team.

In December 2009, it was announced that Ramzy had signed a two-year contract as the manager of the Egypt U-23 national football team.


  • Ramzy named as the 19th Best African player in the last 50 years.
  • Named as the 5th Best African Footballer by France football 1990.
  • Named as the 9th Best African Footballer by CAF 2000 and CAF 2001.
  • Named as the Best Libero in the 1992 African Nations Cup.
  • Named as the Best Defensive Midfielder defender in the 2002 African Nations Cup.
  • Ramzy once held an Egyptian record as he played five consecutive African Nations Cups in years 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2002. But this record has been broken by teammate Ahmed Hassan, who has played in 8 consecutive African Nations Cups, which is an Egyptian and African record.


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