Mahmoud El-Gohary

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mahmoud El-Gohary
Personal information
Date of birth (1938-02-20)February 20, 1938
Place of birth Cairo, Egypt
Date of death September 3, 2012(2012-09-03) (aged 74)
Place of death Amman
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1961 Al Ahly
National team
1958–1961 Egypt
Teams managed
1965–1977 Al Ahly (assistant)
1977–1981 Al-Ittihad (assistant)
1981–1982 Al-Ittihad
1982–1984 Al Ahly
1984–1985 Al-Sharjah
1985–1986 Al Ahly
1986–1988 Al-Ahli Jeddah
1988–1990 Egypt
1991–1993 Al Ahly
1993–1994 Zamalek SC
1995–1996 Al-Wahda
1996–1997 Oman
1997–2001 Egypt
2001–2007 Jordan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

"Mahmoud-el-Gohary" was a professional player who played in the Egyptian National team as a striker then he retired and became a coach for: The Egyptian National Team, "Al-Ahli" and "Zamalek", team, he was the only coach who trained both "Al-Ahli" and "Zamalek," his coaching helped qualify Egypt to the World Cup in 1990. He was born on (Egyptian Arabic: محمود الجوهري‎) (February 20, 1938 – September 3, 2012)


El-Gohary (الكابتن محمود الجوهرى) is one of the most important figures in the history of Egyptian and African football and is considered by many as the best Egyptian football coach ever.

• His greatest achievement as a football coach was qualifying with Egypt’s National Team to go to the World Cup in 1990 after a 56-year absence from the tournament.

• As a football player, he played for Al Ahli, and he was the top scorer of the 1959 edition of the African Cup of Nations, which was won by Egypt.

• He was the first to win the African Cup of Nations both as a player and coach in 1998. It was the first time for Egypt to win the title away in a different country in Africa.

• He is the only Egyptian to coach both Ahli and Zamalek and win with both local and African Tournaments.

• With 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 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, and helped Jordan reached the quarterfinals of the tournament, but failed to qualify for the semifinals after losing to Japan in a penalty shoot-out after the match had ended with extra halves resulting 1-1. El-Gohary also helped Jordan achieve great match results in FIFA World Cup qualifications for 2006. 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 Jordan Football Association Changing the Football in Jordan to the highest level from different National Teams ages, Changing the Jordanian Football League to become Professional, and having Football Academies for the Youth under Prince Ali's name

He died on 3 September 2012 in Amman, Jordan.[1]


As a player[edit]

National team

  • 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 have won the African Cup of Nations both as a player and as a coach, the second being Stephen Keshi

For Ahly

  • 6 Egyptian leagues: 1955–1956–1957–1958–1960–1961
  • 2 Egyptian cups: 1955/56–1960/61

As a coach[edit]

Egypt national team

For Ahly (Egypt)

For Zamalek (Egypt)

For Al-Wehda (UAE):

  • 1 United Arab Emirates Cup, 1996

Jordan national team


  • 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


External links[edit]