Mohamed Latif

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Mohamed Latif
Personal information
Full name Mohamed Latif
Date of birth (1909-10-23)23 October 1909
Place of birth Egypt
Date of death 17 March 1990(1990-03-17) (aged 80)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Zamalek
1935–1936[1] Rangers 1 (0)
National team
Egypt
Teams managed
Zamalek
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mohamed Latif (Arabic: ;محمد لطيف‎ 23 October 1909 – 17 March 1990) was an Egyptian professional footballer. He played for the clubs Al-Zamalek of Egypt and Rangers F.C. of Scotland,[2] as well as for the Egyptian national team.

Career[edit]

Latif helped the Egyptian national team qualify for the 1934 World Cup, scoring three goals against British mandate football team during the qualification rounds.[3] He also played at the finals tournament in Egypt's only match, against Hungary.

After the World Cup, Latif came to Glasgow, as did goalkeeper Mustafa Mansour, possibly at the suggestion of Egypt's national coach, Scotsman James McRea.[4][5] He played his only Scottish League match for Rangers in the 1935/36 season, against Hibs.[6][7]

In 1936, he was part of the Egyptian team that played in the Olympic tournament in Berlin.[8]

He then worked as Zamalek coach in the 1950s and later. He is most well known for his role as a sports announcer for decades prior to his retirement and subsequent departure.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Rangers player Mohammed Latif". FitbaStats. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  2. ^ Dr.Tarek Said's Homepage - Egyptian Soccer History
  3. ^ WORLD CUP 1934 - QUALIFYING
  4. ^ Zinda 31 August 2004
  5. ^ Ben Carrington; Ian McDonald (2001). 'Race', Sport, and British Society. Psychology Press. p. 38. ISBN 9780415246293. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  6. ^ Scottishleague.Net Sfaqs
  7. ^ Anna Pukas (19 June 2018). "The Egyptian football players who paved the way for Mo Salah". Arab News. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Mohamed Latif Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2009-08-06.

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