Mahmoud Abdel Rahim

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Personal information
Full name Mahmoud Abdel Rahim Ahmed
Date of birth (1987-05-25) 25 May 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Alexandria, Egypt
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 16
Youth career
Olympic Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Olympic Club
2011– Zamalek 50 (0)
National team
2018– Egypt 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:52, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:58, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Mahmoud Abdel Rahim (Arabic: محمود عبد الرحيم‎; born 25 May 1987), known by his nickname Genesh (Arabic: جنش‎), is an Egyptian footballer who plays for Egyptian Premier League side Zamalek and the Egyptian national team as a goalkeeper.[1]



Gennesh joined Zamalek from Olimpi after Zamalek manager then Hassan Shehata recommended him for the club. He played multiple matches with Zamalek but he was mainly the second goalkeeper after the legendary goalkeeper Abdelwahed El-Sayed. His real start with Zamalek was in 2014–15 Egypt Cup when Zamalek manager Jesualdo Ferreira decided that he will play all cup matches with the substitute goalkeepers Mohamed Abou Gabal and Gennesh, to give Ahmed El-Shenawy some rest. Gennesh played match in round 16 against Haras El Hodoud making a remarkable performance and helping his club winning 3–1. He played the next match against El Ittihad Alexandria in quarterfinal helping his club winning by saving 3 penalties. He played the next match in semifinal against Smouha SC. He helped his club passing to the final by saving 4 penalties in the penalty shootout. He played the final against Zamalek main rival Al Ahly SC helping Zamalek winning the cup after winning 2–0. Zamalek fans started calling this championship "Gennesh Championship" because he was the main reason to win it.

Gennesh also played against Orlando Pirates in CAF Confederation Cup helping Zamalek win 4–1.

On 11 February 2017, Gennesh helped Zamalek win the Egyptian Super Cup after defeating Al Ahly 3–1 in penalties. Gennesh saved two penalties.




  1. ^ "Mahmoud Gennesh - Player profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 February 2019.