Nader El-Sayed

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Nader El-Sayed
Personal information
Full name Nader El-Sayed
Date of birth (1972-12-31) 31 December 1972 (age 46)
Place of birth Dakahlia, Egypt
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Dekernes Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1998 El Zamalek 103 (0)
1998–2000 Club Brugge 29 (0)
2000–2002 Ma'aden/ Goldi 20 (0)
2002–2003 Akratitos 17 (0)
2003–2004 El-Ittihad 16 (0)
2004–2005 El-Masry 27 (0)
2005–2006 Al Ahly 2 (0)
2007–2008 ENPPI Club 4 (0)
National team
1992–2005 Egypt 110 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 December 2006
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 December 2006

Nader El-Sayed (Arabic: نادر السيد‎) (born 31 December 1972) is an Egyptian former goalkeeper, who last played for Egyptian Premier League club ENPPI, and has been capped more than 100 times with the Egyptian national team. In 2015, he became an ambassador of The SATUC Cup, a new charitable global football competition for U16 orphans, refugess and disadvantaged children.

Club career[edit]

He was widely recognized for the first time as goalkeeper for notable Egyptian club El Zamalek. After showing some classy performances for his club, he took the chance to move to Club Brugge in the Belgian League in 1998. After failing to reserve a starting place with his team, he decided to try his luck with Akratitos in the Greek Super League.[1]

Nader participated with Al Ahly in the 2005 FIFA Club World Championship 5th place playoff against Sydney F.C. in Tokyo, the match which Sydney won 2-1.[2]

On 9 January 2007 it was announced that Nader transferred to ENPPI after failing to reserve a starting place in Al Ahly.

International career[edit]

He used to play for Egypt national team until 2005,[2] where he lost his place due to his irregular participating with Al Ahly. His last national game was against Ivory Coast away, ended with a loss for guests 2-0. This match was in 2006 World Cup Qualifiers. Nader's first national game was against Jordan ended with a draw 1-1.

Nader was the Captain of Egyptian team at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona[2] and participated in 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship in Portugal.[2]

Also, he was the first Egyptian goalkeeper to be chosen twice as best keeper in African Cup of Nations since 1957. He had chosen in Burkina Faso 1998 and Ghana and Nigeria 2000 .


National Team




  • Two times Best African goalkeeper in African Cup of Nations1998 & 2000.
  • Best goalkeeper in African Youth Nation Cup 1991
  • Best Arab goalkeeper 1992
  • Best Egyptian goalkeeper 1992-1998

Penalty shootouts[edit]

Nader is famous for saving penalty kicks. He saved 21 kicks in penalty shoot-outs winning many tournaments for his country and his club


  1. ^ "Foreign Players in Greece since 1959/60". RSSSF. Retrieved 9 April 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d Nader El SayedFIFA competition record

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