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|Date of birth||February 20, 1938|
|Place of birth||Cairo, Egypt|
|Date of death||September 3, 2012(aged 74)|
|Place of death||Amman|
|1965–1977||Al Ahly (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Mahmoud-el-Gohary (lang-arz|محمود الجوهري) was a professional football player who played in the Egyptian National Football team as a striker. After his retirement Gohary became a coach for two Egyptian National Teams, "Al-Ahli" and "Zamalek". He is the only coach who has trained both teams, and during his coaching, Egypt qualified for the 1990 World Cup.
El-Gohary (الكابتن محمود الجوهرى) is considered to be one of the most important figures in the history of Egyptian and African football. In his previous career as a football player for Al Ahli, he was the top scorer in the 1959 African Cup of Nations which Egypt went on to win. He was the first person to win the African Cup of Nations as both a player and coach. It was the first time for Egypt to win the title away in a different country in Africa.
His greatest achievement as a football coach was qualifying with Egypt’s National Team for the World Cup in 1990, after the country's 56-year absence from the tournament.
At Al Ahli, he won the first African League Titles - African League Winners & African League Cup winners. With Zamalek, he won the first African Super Cup against Al-Ahli.
El-Gohary's strongest impact was on Egyptian and Jordanian Football. Under El-Gohary's management, the Jordanian national team reached its highest FIFA World Rankings in its history when they acquired the rank of 37 in August 2004.
Under the leadership of El-Gohary, the Jordan national team was able to qualify for their first AFC Asian Football Confederation in China 2004. Jordan reached the quarterfinals of the tournament but failed to qualify for the semifinals after losing to Japan in a penalty shoot-out, resulting in a score of 1-1.
In the WAFF Championship Tournaments of 2004 and 2007, El-Gohary helped Jordan win third place.
After he retired as a football coach, he became the technical advisor for the Jordan Football Association; elevated Jordanian football to the highest level for different National Teams of varying ages. He successfully transformed the Jordanian Football League to a professional body, and he has various Football Academies for youth placed under Prince Ali's name.
He died on 3 September, 2012, in Amman, Jordan.
As a player
- 1959 African Cup of Nations winner
- Top scorer of 2nd African Cup Of Nations (Egypt 1959)
- He is the first one of two people who has won the African Cup of Nations both as a player and as a coach, the second being Stephen Keshi
- 6 Egyptian leagues: 1955–1956–1957–1958–1960–1961
- 2 Egyptian cups: 1955/56–1960/61
As a coach
Egypt national team
- 1998 African Cup of Nations winner
For Ahly (Egypt)
- 2 Egyptian leagues
- 3 Egyptian cups
- 1 CAF Champions League
- 1 African cup winners cup
For Zamalek (Egypt)
For Al-Wehda (UAE):
- 1 United Arab Emirates Cup, 1996
Jordan national team
- 2002 Arab Nations Cup: Semifinals
- 2004 AFC Asian Cup: Quarter finals
- 2004 West Asian Football Federation Championship: Third Place
- 2007 West Asian Football Federation Championship: Semifinals
- Three times Best Arab Coach Winner 1989–93–98
- Chosen by FIFA among the best 20 coaches of the year 1998
- Best African coach 1998 Winner by Football Afrique
- "Legendary Egyptian coach Mahmoud el Gohary dies ages 74". BBC Sport. 3 September 2012.