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
Egypt

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.

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.[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.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Dr.Tarek Said's Homepage - Egyptian Soccer History
  2. ^ WORLD CUP 1934 - QUALIFYING
  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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