Taher Abouzeid

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Taher Abouzeid
Minister of State for Sports
Assumed office
16 July 2013
Prime Minister Hazem Al Beblawi
Preceded by El Amry Farouk
Personal details
Nationality Egyptian
Political party New Wafd Party (formerly)[1]
Religion Sunni Islam

'Amer 'Taher Abouzeid' El Sayed',known as Taher Abouzeid or Abouzaid (Arabic: عامر طاهر أبو زيد السيد‎‎) born 1 April 1962, is the Egyptian Minister of State for Sports[2] and a retired footballer. He played as a midfielder for Al Ahly and the Egyptian national team.

Sports career[edit]

Taher Abouzeid
Personal information
Full name Amer Taher Abouzaid Sayed
Date of birth (1962-04-01) 1 April 1962 (age 54)
Place of birth Asyut, Egypt
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Attacking midfield
Youth career
Al Ahly
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1993 Al Ahly 393 (189)
National team
1984–1990 Egypt

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2007.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 July 2007

In the FIFA U20 World Cup 1981 Taher Abouzaid was the top-scorer of the Egyptian team with four goals and the scorer of the tournament. For many years Abouzeid played for the Egypt national football team. He participated in the 1984 African Cup of Nations where he was top scorer with 4 goals. In the [3] 1986 African Cup of Nations he was the Egyptian team scorer with three valuable goals winning the African Cup 1986 for himself and his country. However, in 1988 he was excluded from the Egyptian national team squad competing in the African Cup of Nations. He also played in the 1990 FIFA World Cup finals.[4]

Abouzaid also played for Egypt at the 1984 Summer Olympics.[5]

He was on the El-Ahly's board of directors.



National Team



  1. ^ "New 'For Egypt' list launched to run in parliamentary elections". Egypt Independent. 5 February 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Egypt's interim president swears in first government". Ahram Online. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Soccer - African Nations Cup Leading Scorers". CNNSI. 20 January 2004. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  4. ^ Taher Abou ZeidFIFA competition record
  5. ^ "Amer Taher Abou Zeid Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 

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