Mahmoud Mokhtar El-Tetsh

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El Tetsh
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Personal information
Full name Mahmoud Mokhtar
Date of birth (1905-10-12)October 12, 1905
Place of birth Cairo, Egypt
Date of death February 21, 1965(1965-02-21) (aged 59)
Place of death Cairo, Egypt
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1922 Al Ahly
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1922–1940 Al Ahly
National team
1928–1936 Egypt 10 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mahmoud Mokhtar, nicknamed El-Tetsh (September 29, 1905 – February 21, 1965),[1][2] was an Egyptian football player. He was born in 1905 in Cairo, Egypt and played for Al Ahly club in 1922. He joined the first team in the same year and played his first game with Al Ahly against an English aviation team in the Sultan Cup of Egypt. Al Ahly won 2–1, with el-Tetsh scoring the winning goal.

People nicknamed Mukhtar el-Tetsh because of his short stature and ability to jump, which delighted people. He was known to a small Bahlawan in London, who performed at the Buckingham Palace concerts.

El Tetsh was considered to be the most talented footballer in the country's history and attracted the hearts of many of his countrymen who travelled to Al Ahly's stadium, which was later to be named after him, merely to catch a glimpse of him in action.[3]

El-Tetsh was part of the captain of the National Team for ten years until he decided to retire from the game, which he did at the height of his career in 1940. Egypt also participated in the 1924, 1928 and 1936 Olympics.

El-Tetsh assumed the post of secretary general of the Egyptian Olympic Committee from 1956 until 1959.

The Ahly Club in el-Gezira has a stadium named after el-Tetsh to commemorate his role in raising the level of the game in the Ahly Club.

Career statistics[edit]

Palestinian goalkeeper Willy Berger and defender Pinhas Fiddler trying to stop Mokthar from having a goal, 1934

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 28 May 1928 Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam, Netherlands  Turkey 7–1 Win 1928 Summer Olympics
2. 28 May 1928 Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam, Netherlands  Turkey 7–1 Win 1928 Summer Olympics
3. 28 May 1928 Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam, Netherlands  Turkey 7–1 Win 1928 Summer Olympics
4. 3 June 1928 Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam, Netherlands  Portugal 2–1 Win 1928 Summer Olympics
5. 16 March 1934 British Army Ground, Cairo, Egypt  Palestine, British Mandate 7–1 Win 1934 FIFA World Cup qualification
6. 16 March 1934 British Army Ground, Cairo, Egypt  Palestine, British Mandate 7–1 Win 1934 FIFA World Cup qualification
7. 16 March 1934 British Army Ground, Cairo, Egypt  Palestine, British Mandate 7–1 Win 1934 FIFA World Cup qualification
8. 6 April 1934 Hapoel Ground, Tel-Aviv, Palestine Mandate  Palestine, British Mandate 4–1 Win 1934 FIFA World Cup qualification
9. 6 April 1934 Hapoel Ground, Tel-Aviv, Palestine Mandate  Palestine, British Mandate 4–1 Win 1934 FIFA World Cup qualification
Correct as of 27 December 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mahmoud Mokhtar El-Tetsh". Sports Reference.com. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Biography of Mahmoud Mokhtar El-Tetsh" (in Arabic). sis.gov.eg. Archived from the original on August 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Al Ahly SC". FIFA.com. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 

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