Hassan Moustafa

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Hassan Moustafa
حسن مصطفى
Hassan Moustafa 2013.jpg
5th President of International Handball Federation
Assumed office
26 November 2000
Honorary PresidentErwin Lanc Austria
1st Vice-PresidentStaffan Holmqvist Sweden (2000 – 2007)

Miguel Roca Mas Spain (2009 – 2017)

Joël Delplanque France (2017 – )
Preceded byErwin Lanc Austria
Chairman of IHF Commission of Coaching and Methods
In office
PresidentErwin Lanc Austria
Preceded byProf. Dr. Ioan Kunst-Ghermănescu Romania
Succeeded byNaser Saleh Abu Marzouq Kuwait
Personal details
Born (1944-07-28) 28 July 1944 (age 75) [1]
Cairo (Kingdom of Egypt)
EducationDoctorate in sports administration
Alma materGerman College of Physical Education and Sports, Leipzig[1]
OccupationSports administrator
ReligionSunni Islam

Hassan Moustafa (born 28 July 1944 in Cairo, Kingdom of Egypt) is an Egyptian sports administrator and former handball player. Moustafa is the fifth and current President of International Handball Federation and a former President of Egyptian Handball Federation.

Early life and education[edit]

Hassan Moustafa was born in Cairo in 1944. Moustafa studied in German College of Physical Education and Sports in Leipzig (Germany) and completed a doctoral thesis on the topic: The administration elements of a successful mission of clubs and federation.[1] He speaks fluent English and Arabic.

Handball career[edit]

Moustafa devoted his life to handball. He played for the Al-Ahly Club for fifteen years and played for the Egyptian national team for ten years. After the end of his playing career, he was involved in coaching and elected as best coach in Egypt in 1998. He was also an international handball referee.[1]

Sports administration[edit]

Besides being elected as the President of International Handball Federation in the year 2000, Moustafa was the President of Egyptian Handball Federation from 1984 to 1992 and from 1996 to 2008. He was also elected as the Secretary General of Egyptian Olympic Committee. He was elected as the Chairman of IHF Commission of Coaching and Methods of International Handball Federation from 1992 to 2000.[1]

IHF Presidency[edit]

Moustafa has been President of the International Handball Federation since 2000.[1] During the 2009 World Men's Handball Championship a conflict emerged between Moustafa and the Secretary General of the IHF, Peter Mühlematter.[2] Following table shows the results of election of the President of International Handball Federation.

Election of the President of International Handball Federation
Year Venue Candidate 1 Candidate 2
2000 Portugal Estoril Egypt Hassan Moustafa
103 / 122
Austria Erwin Lanc
Withdrew before election
2004 Egypt El Gouna Egypt Hassan Moustafa
85 / 134
Sweden Staffan Holmqvist
46 / 134
2009 Egypt Cairo Egypt Hassan Moustafa
115 / 142
Luxembourg Jean Kaiser
25 / 142
2013 Qatar Doha Egypt Hassan Moustafa
150 / 163
2017 Turkey Antalya Egypt Hassan Moustafa
104 / 152


  1. ^ a b c d e f Curriculum Vitae: Dr Hassan Moustafa EGY - 2000. International Handball Federation. Accessed February 2016.
  2. ^ "Anschuldigungen gegen IHF-Präsident. Generalsekretär zum Rücktritt aufgefordert" (in German). Spiegel Online. 1 February 2009. Retrieved 5 February 2009.
Preceded by
Erwin Lanc
IHF President
2000 - Present
Succeeded by