Mohamed Latif

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Mohamed Latif
Personal information
Full name Mohamed Latif
Date of birth (1909-10-23)October 23, 1909
Place of birth Egypt
Date of death March 17, 1990(1990-03-17) (aged 80)
Playing position Forward
National team

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,[1] as well as for the Egyptian national team.


Latif helped the Egyptian national team qualify for the 1934 World Cup, scoring three goals against British mandate football team during the qualification rounds.[2] He also played at the finals tournament in Egypt's only match, against Hungary.

After the World Cup, Latif was brought to Glasgow by Egypt's national coach, the Scotsman James McRea.[3] He played his only Scottish League match in the 1935/36 season, against Hibs.[4]

In 1936, he was part of the Egyptian team that played in the Olympic tournament in Berlin.[5]

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.


  1. ^ Dr.Tarek Said's Homepage - Egyptian Soccer History
  3. ^ Zinda 31 August 2004
  4. ^ Scottishleague.Net Sfaqs
  5. ^ "Mohamed Latif Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 

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