Hossam Hassan

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Hossam Hassan
Personal information
Full name Hossam Hassan Hussein
Date of birth (1966-08-10) 10 August 1966 (age 52)
Place of birth Helwan, Cairo, Egypt
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Pyramids (Head coach)
Youth career
1983–1985 Al-Ahly
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1990 Al-Ahly 78 (31)
1990–1991 PAOK 19 (5)
1991–1992 Neuchâtel Xamax 8 (3)
1992–1999 Al-Ahly 153 (78)
2000 Al Ain 10 (3)
2000–2004 Zamalek 61 (38)
2004–2006 Al-Masry 47 (15)
2006–2007 Tersana 21 (6)
2007 El-Ittihad Alexandria 5 (0)
Total 402 (179)
National team
1985–2006 Egypt 169[1][2] (69)
Teams managed
2008 Al-Masry
2009 Telecom Egypt
2009–2011 Zamalek
2011 Ismaily
2012 Al-Masry
2013 Misr El-Makasa
2013–2014 Jordan
2014 Zamalek
2014–2015 Al-Ittihad Alexandria
2015–2018 Al-Masry
2018– Pyramids
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hossam Hassan Hussein (Arabic: حسام حسن حسين‎; born 10 August 1966) is an Egyptian retired footballer who played as a striker, and the current manager of Pyramids in the Egyptian Premier League.

A prolific goalscorer, he is Egypt's all-time top scorer with 69 goals in 169 appearances.[1][3] His twin brother Ibrahim also played professional football, and they shared teams for most of their extensive careers.[4][5]

Hassan represented the national team in the 1990 World Cup and seven Africa Cup of Nations tournaments. He is regarded as one of the best players in African football history[6].

Club career[edit]

Other than two spells abroad in Switzerland and Greece, Cairo-born Hassan played mainly for hometown's Al-Ahly, for which he made his first-team debuts aged 18, playing his last match for the club sixteen years later. He ranked first in the club in several categories and won a total of 25 titles with it, including 11 leagues; he was only one of two players ever to find the net in derbies for each team.

During his spell at Neuchâtel Xamax in Switzerland he is most remembered for scoring four goals in one game against Celtic in the 1991–92 UEFA Cup.[7]

In 2000, already at 34, Hassan left Al-Ahly, going to represent Al Ain SCC, Zamalek SC – adding three more leagues and the 2002 CAF Champions LeagueAl-Masry Club, Tersana and Al-Ittihad Al-Sakndary, while continuing to score at length. He retired aged almost 42, having played most of the time with his sibling Ibrahim, including abroad.

International career[edit]

He appeared for the nation at the 1990 FIFA World Cup, helping the Pharaohs achieve two draws while narrowly going down 0–1 to England. Ibrahim was also an undisputed starter.

Aged 40, Hassan was captain of the national team at the 2006 African Cup of Nations, and played three times and netted once for the hosts, winning the last of his three continental competitions.

International goals[edit]

Coaching career[edit]

On 29 February 2008 Hassan was named both general manager and coach of former club Al-Masry,[8] before signing at modest Itesalat.[9]

After the sacking of French coach Henri Michel, he was named manager of former side Zamalek, on 30 November 2009.[10] his first match in charge was on 3 December, which ended in a controversial 1–2 away loss against Haras El Hodood, as opposing player Ahmed Eid Abdel Malek was not supposed to play in that match, having been sent off the previous one (Abdel Malek ended up playing, and scored Hodood's first goal).

Hassan's first win at Zamalek came on the 12th, against Al-Masry (3–0). In twelve matches he took the club from 14th place to second, only losing one game and drawing another, before being sacked.

He is currently the Head coach of Al Masry.

Personal life[edit]

Hassan openly supported longtime president Hosni Mubarak during the 2011 Egyptian revolution, which eventually led to the politician's resignation.

He, along with his brother Ibrahim, led marches in support of Mubarak.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 29 March 2012
Season Club League League Cups Continental
1
Other2 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1984–85 Al-Ahly Egyptian League 2 0 3 0 - - - - 5 0
1985–86 17 6 0 0 7 3 - - 24 9
1986–87 18 4 0 0 8 1 - - 26 5
1987–88 18 9 0 0 2 2 - - 20 11
1988–89 18 10 5 2 0 0 - - 23 12
1989–90 5 2 0 0 0 0 - - 5 2
1990–91 0 0 0 0 1 2 - - 1 2
Total 78 31 8 2 18 8 107 41
1990–91 PAOK Superleague 19 5 2 1 - - - - 21 6
Total 19 5 2 1 - - - - 21 6
1991–92 Neuchâtel Xamax Swiss League 8 3 0 0 3 4 - - 11 7
Total 8 3 0 0 3 4 - - 11 7
1992–93 Al-Ahly Egyptian League 25 15 2 0 10 2 - - 37 17
1993–94 10 4 0 0 1 0 - - 11 4
1994–95 18 7 0 0 0 0 4 1 22 8
1995–96 18 11 6 5 0 0 1 1 25 17
1996–97 26 14 1 0 0 0 4 1 31 15
1997–98 26 9 0 0 0 0 - - 26 9
1998–99 24 15 1 0 1 1 4 0 30 16
1999–00 6 3 0 0 6 6 0 0 12 9
Total 153 78 10 5 18 9 13 3 194 96
1999–00 Al Ain UAE League 10 3 0 0 - - - - 10 3
Total 10 3 0 0 - - - - 10 3
2000–01 Zamalek Egyptian League 16 7 1 0 7 3 3 3 27 13
2001–02 21 18 3 1 13 6 1 0 38 25
2002–03 15 9 3 1 2 1 6 1 26 12
2003–04 9 4 0 0 1 0 6 0 16 4
Total 61 38 7 2 23 10 19 7 110 57
2004–05 Al-Masry Egyptian League 25 10 6 3 - - - 31 13
2005–06 22 5 0 0 - - - - 22 5
Total 47 15 6 3 53 18
2006–07 Tersana Egyptian League 20 6 1 0 - - - 21 6
Total 20 6 1 0 32 14
2007–08 Al-Ittihad Egyptian League 5 0 0 0 - - - 5 0
Total 5 0 0 0 5 0
Career total 401 179 34 13 62 31 32 10 531 234
1Played in CAF Champions League, CAF Winners' Cup, CAF Super Cup and UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League.
2Includes other competitive competitions, including the Egyptian Super Cup, Arab Champions League, Arab Cup Winners' Cup, Arab Super Cup, Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup and Afro-Asian Cup.

International[edit]

[1][3]

Egypt national team
Career Apps Goals
1985–2006 169 69

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of December 11, 2018
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Al Masry Egypt February 2008 December 2008 27 9 11 7 033.33
Telecom Egypt SC Egypt March 2009 October 2009 9 3 3 3 033.33
Zamalek[12] Egypt November 2009 July 2011 57 33 16 8 057.89
Ismaily Egypt August 2011 September 2011 2 1 0 1 050.00
Al-Masry Egypt January 2012 February 2012 3 2 1 0 066.67
Misr El-Makasa[13] Egypt February 2013 May 2013 10 1 4 5 010.00
Jordan Jordan June 2013 July 2014 20 9 8 3 045.00
Zamalek Egypt July 2014 October 2014 6 1 2 3 016.67
Al Ittihad SC Egypt October 2014 July 2015 35 12 13 10 034.29
Al-Masry Egypt July 2015 October 2018 140 68 41 31 048.57
Pyramids Egypt October 2018 Present 5 4 1 0 080.00
Total 314 143 100 71 045.54

Honours and Achievements[edit]

Player[edit]

Club[edit]

Ahly SC
Ain
Zamalek SC

International[edit]

Egypt

Individual[edit]

See also[edit]

List of men's association football players with 50 or more international goals

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c More goals than caps (FIFA.com)
  2. ^ The untouchables (FIFA.com)
  3. ^ a b "Hossam Hassan – Century of International Appearances". RSSSF. 23 July 2003. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  4. ^ Hassan, Egypt's iron man; FIFA.com
  5. ^ The game's terrible twins; FIFA.com, 12 February 2010
  6. ^ The 50 Greatest African Players of All Time
  7. ^ "1991-10-22: Neuchatel Xamax 5-1 Celtic, UEFA CupThis is a featured page". thecelticwiki.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Hossam Hassan appointed as El-Masri Coach". Yallakora.
  9. ^ Hossam Hassan resigns as Telecom manager
  10. ^ Hassan replaces Zamalek's Michel Archived 28 July 2012 at Archive.is
  11. ^ "Pro-Mubarak celebrities blacklisted by Egyptians". Arab News. 8 March 2011. Archived from the original on 17 May 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
  12. ^ http://www.filgoal.com/Arabic/News.aspx?NewsID=142652
  13. ^ "تقرير .. حسام حسن يفشل فى الفوز للمباراة الـ 11 على التوالي". يلاكورة.كوم (in Arabic). Retrieved 2018-07-10.

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