In honor of all the Egyptian players who play football in other clubs and leagues abroad, we’re dedicating this article to giving them the recognition they deserve. Here are 10 Egyptian football players who play abroad who we’re incredibly proud of. Globe Soccer Awards
By Mariam Elhamy
No need to introduce Mo Salah because anyone who doesn’t know him has probably literally been living under a rock! He plays as a forward for Premier League club Liverpool and captains the Egypt national team. He is considered one of the best players in the world.
Mohamed Elneny plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Arsenal and the Egypt national team. He started out in the Egyptian Premier League, before moving to Swiss club Basel where he won eight honors, including the Swiss Super League in each of his four seasons.
Ahmed Hossam Hussein AKA Mido is a football manager and former player who played as a striker. Mido started with Zamalek in Egypt in 1999. He left for Gent of Belgium in 2000, where he won the Belgian Ebony Shoe.
This led to him moving to many teams in Europe then rejoining Zamalek in 2011. He played for Egypt 51 times, scoring 20 goals. Mido retired from football in 2013. Globe Soccer Awards
Ahmed Hassan is a former footballer who played as an attacking midfielder or on the right wing. He is the most capped international male footballer in history, having made 184 appearances for the Egypt national team.
Hassan is regarded as one of the best players in African football history.
Ahmed Hassan Mahgoub AKA Kouka plays as a striker for Greek club Olympiacos and the Egypt national team. He started at Al Ahly but joined Portuguese Rio Ave in 2012. He was part of the Egypt squad that reached the final of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. FIFA
Hany Ramzy is a coach and former defender. He started at Al Ahly club. He then joined the Swiss club Neuchâtel Xamax then German Club SV Werder Bremen with a $1.5 million transfer fee to become the most expensive player in Egypt at the time. Globe Soccer Awards
Amr Warda plays as an attacking midfielder for Greek club PAOK and the Egypt national team. He helped Egypt reach the final by scoring the last penalty in the semifinals over Burkina Faso. He was named in Egypt’s preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. FIFA
Ahmed Elmohamady plays as a right-back for Premier League club Aston Villa and is the captain of the Egypt national team. Elmohamady moved to Premier League club Sunderland in 2010, initially on loan from the Egyptian side ENPPI. FIFA
Mahmoud Ahmed Ibrahim AKA Trézéguet plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Aston Villa and the Egypt national team. He was named in Egypt’s squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He later played with Kasımpaşa and became the highest-scoring Egyptian player in the Turkish top flight in a single season. Globe Soccer Awards
Samy Morsy plays as a defensive midfielder for English Championship club Middlesbrough and the Egypt national team. He was named as Wigan’s Player of the Year for the 2019–20 campaign. FIFA