Tarek El-Said

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Tarek El-Said
Personal information
Full name Tarek El-Said Mohamed Aly Abdo
(Arabic:طارق السعيد محمد علي عبده)
Date of birth (1978-04-05) 5 April 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Tanta, Egypt
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Left-midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Zamalek 70 (16)
2001–2002 Anderlecht 11 (1)
2002–2006 Zamalek 62 (7)
2006–2008 Al-Ahly ? (?)
National team
1999–2005 Egypt[1] 61 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2006.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 July 2006

Tarek El-Said (Arabic: طارق السعيد‎‎) (born October 9, 1978) is a former Egyptian footballer. He was a left winger who played for Al-Ahly, Zamalek, and Anderlecht in the Belgian First Division.[2]

Tarek started as a youth player in Al-Ahly team under the coaching of Hossam El-Badry. Then he transferred to Zamalek at the age of 14, he earned his chance to play for the first team in 1998. He helped Zamalek achieve many tournament successes, and got the title of Egyptian League Top Scorer (2000/2001) and was chosen the best Egyptian footballer in the same year. Then Tarek traveled to wear the shirts of famous Belgian club RSC Anderlecht, for a whole year. He returned Zamalek, because of injury.

After 3 years of difficulties in Zamalek, he regained his top performance with Al-Ahly after returning home again in July 2006. His accurate crosses helped to qualify for 2006 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan.[3]

Tarek played for the Egyptian Olympic team until 1999. He debuted for the senior side on 12 Nov 1999 against Ghana in a friendly match that ended 2-1 for Ghana. His last national game was versus Belgium in a friendly game that ended 4-0 for the Egyptians, 9 Feb 2005.



Al Ahly


  • Egyptian League Top Scorer (2000/2001) with 13 goals.
  • Best Egyptian footballer in the year 2000
  • Scored 5 Goals for Zamalek in African Club Cups


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