Mahmoud Samna

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Mahmoud Samna
Personal information
Full name Mahmoud "Samna" Abdel-Aati
Date of birth (1983-11-01) November 1, 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Egypt
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre-back , Defensive-midfielder , Sweeper
Club information
Current team
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Tersana ??
2004–2007 Al-Ittihad Al-Iskandary ?? (1)
2008–2009 Asyut Petroleum 24 (3)
2009–pres. Petrojet
National team
?? Egypt U-18 10 (0)
Egypt U-20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mahmoud Samna (Arabic: محمود سمنه‎) (born November 1, 1983) is an Egyptian football defender who currently plays for Egyptian Premier League side Petrojet.


Samna is one of the most famous defenders in the Egyptian Premier League, known for his strong style of play. A fighting, hard-working defender, who also has very good attacking headers.

At the start of the 2007-2008 season, when the manager Mohamed Amer was under pressure from fans after losing a number of matches, Samna was caught on camera going to the away stand of the Cairo International Stadium to calm the Al-Ittihad Al-Iskandary fans down himself, and asking them to stop chanting against his manager.[1]

His headed goal for Al-Ittihad Al-Iskandary at Petrojet in the final days of the 2007-2008 season is one of the most famous in the Alexandrian club's history, as it kept them from being relegated for the first time from the Egyptian Premier League.

He joined Asyut Petroleum from Al-Ittihad Al-Iskandary in 2008 for a record club salary fee. In summer 2009, he rejected offers from El Zamalek and Ismaily and signed for Petrojet for around €100,000.[2]

Transfer Speculation[edit]

It has been reported that he was going to sign for Turkish Super Lig club Galatasaray in summer 2009 [3] and prior to this, African champions Al-Ahly, in January 2009.[4]

In March 2010, he received an offer from Finnish Veikkausliiga club FC Lahti,[5] which Petrojet rejected.[6] [7]

International career[edit]

He has been a regular international for the Under-18 Egypt and played for the Under-20 Egypt as well.


  1. ^ "Mahmoud Samna urges fans to back Omar". Ittehad Fans. 
  2. ^ "Shorouk Newspaper". Shorouk News. 
  3. ^ "Galatasaray Almost Signed Samna". EgyptianPlayers. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  4. ^ "Ahly Offer for Samna". Sohba Net. Retrieved 2009-07-30. 
  5. ^ "Finnish club offers for Samna, Player hopes offer is accepted". Yalla Kora. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  6. ^ "Petrojet Through to CAF Cup Last-16s". Al-Wafd. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 
  7. ^ "Petrojet: Samna isn't for sale". Youm7. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 

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