Hussein Hegazi

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Hussein Hegazi
Personal information
Date of birth (1891-09-14)14 September 1891
Place of birth Cairo, Khedivate of Egypt
Date of death 8 October 1961(1961-10-08) (aged 70)
Place of death Egypt
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1911 Dulwich Hamlet
1911 Fulham 1 (1)
1911–1914 Dulwich Hamlet
1914–1915 Sekka
1915–1923 Al Ahly
1923–1928 El-Mokhtalat
1928–1929 Al Ahly
1929–1931 El-Mokhtalat
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hussein Hegazi (Arabic: حسين حجازي‎, translit. Ḥusayn Ḥijāziyy; 14 September 1891 – 8 October 1961) was an Egyptian international footballer who became the first African player to play in England after playing with Dulwich Hamlet and Fulham in 1911.[1][2]

Hegazi also played for Sekka, Al Ahly and Zamalek SC in Egypt, and participated at the 1920 Summer Olympics and the 1924 Summer Olympics.[3]

There is a street named after him in Cairo.[4]


  1. ^ "An Egyptian enigma". Al-Ahram Weekly. Archived from the original on 9 January 2009. Retrieved 24 April 2009.
  2. ^ Glenn Moore (16 February 2005). "Graham fears multi-national squads will undermine England". The Independent. Retrieved 5 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Hussein Hegazi Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2009.
  4. ^ "The Forgotten Story of Hussein Hegazy". Southwark News. 14 October 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2018.

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