Saleh Gomaa

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Saleh Gomaa
Personal information
Full name Saleh Gomaa
Date of birth (1993-08-01) 1 August 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth South Sinai, Egypt
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Al Ahly
Number 22
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 ENPPI 21 (1)
2014–2015 Nacional (loan) 36 (2)
2015– Al Ahly 32 (6)
National team
2011–2014 Egypt U20 28 (0)
2012–2014 Egypt U23 23 (3)
2011– Egypt 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 March 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 February 2014

Saleh Gomaa (born August 1, 1993) is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays for Al Ahly and the Egyptian national team. He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2013 African U-20 Championship.[1] As a 19-year-old, he played at the 2013 African U-20 championship in Algeria and won "The Player of the Tournament" award, when the Egyptians won their trophy. He is the elder brother of the Egyptian footballer Abdallah Gomaa.

Club career[edit]

Gomaa, often touted as the "Egyptian Andres Iniesta", has played for the Egypt national team and was the youngest player in the squad when he represented Egypt at the 2012 London Olympics. In just one year, Gomaa represented Egypt for the U20, U23, and the first team squads.[2]

Gomaa appeared competitively for the first time in 2011 when he was promoted to ENPPI’s first team.

International career[edit]

Gomaa was a member of the Egypt national under-20 football team that won the 2013 African U-20 Championship in Algeria. He scored two goals in the competition, including a penalty in the final against Ghana. He was selected as the best player of the tournament.[3]

Gomaa was a key player for the Egyptian team at the CAF U23 Championship in Morocco.[4]