Egypt has long been known as one of the best footballing nations in Africa. But on the back of a powerful revolution and the overthrow of longtime dictator Hosni Mubarak, Egypt has risen to be an aspiring soccer powerhouse. Egypt National Football team is an internationally famous team in the world.
Here’s how this nation is taking its national team to a new level. When you think of Egypt, what comes to mind? All of these are true. But it was not always this way.
History of the Egypt National football team
Egypt national football team is the national football team of Egypt and the official representative of the country in international football competitions. It is controlled by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), a member organization of FIFA. The team competes as a member of CAF, which is one of FIBA’s six continental federations. The team famous player is Mohamed El Shenawy, Ahmed Yassin, Ahmed Hegazi, and more.
The team joined the Africa Cup of Nations first time in 1957. The history of the Egyptian national football team is long and glorious. In 1972, the first African team to qualify for the World Cup. In 1978, Egypt won its first Africa Cup of Nations title. The 1982 African Cup of Nations was their first major tournament victory in the continental competition. In 1990, they won their second African Cup of Nations title. The Egypt team is the most famous and successful team in the Africa Cup of Nations, having won the cup seven times.
Egypt Football team info details
Now let’s see here details about the Egypt football team are given here.
The team Nickname: الفراعنة (The Pharaohs)
Association: Egyptian Football Association
Confederation: CAF (Africa)
Head Coach: Carlos Queiroz
Captain: Mohamed Salah
Most Caps: Ahmed Hassan (184)
Top Scorer: Hossam Hassan (68)
FIFA Code: EGY
Home Stadium: Cairo International Stadium
Current ranking: 45 Steady (23 December 2021)
Highest: 9 (July – September 2010, December 2010)
Lowest: 75 (March 2013)
First international: Italy 2 – 1 Egypt (Ghent, Belgium; 28 August 1920)
Biggest win: United Arab Republic 15–0 Laos
(Amsterdam, Netherlands; 9 June 1928)
World Cup Result
FIFA World Cup Appearances: 3 (first in 1934)
Best Result: Round of 16 (1934)
Africa Cup of Nations Appearance: 25 (first in 1957)
Best Result: Champions (1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010)
FIFA Confederations Cup
Appearances: 2 (first in 1999)
Best Result: Group stage (1999, 2009)
Egypt Football team Jersey
The team’s color is red and white. They are using a red t-shirt and white pants.
Egypt national football team is one of the fanciest teams in the African championship at this time. They have impressive gold and white uniforms, big up-front playing jerseys with golden arched support. Their logo “The Scorpion” or two-headed cobra is a tribute to Ancient Egyptian culture throughout their history
Egypt has worn its colors since it first appeared as a country at the 1924 Olympics in Paris. But Egypt’s jerseys also carry an interesting historical element
Egypt National Football team players
They played against Saudi Arabia in 2018. Before, five minutes the interval Ahmed Fathy was adjudged to have purposely handled Yasser Al-Shahrani’s cross inside the area. Now, let’s see the Egyptian football team players with their date of birth details. The team was selected to play Africa Cup of Nations 2021 and the current squad of the cup players is.
|Players Name||Positions||Playing Club||Date of Birth (Age)|
|Mohamed El Shenawy||GK (Goalkeeper)||Al Ahly||18 December 1988 (34)|
|Mohamed Sobhy||GK||Pharco||15 July 1999 (23)|
|Mohamed Abou Gabal||GK||Zamalek||29 January 1989 (33)|
|Mahmoud Gad||GK||ENPPI||1 October 1998 (24)|
|Ahmed Hegazi||DF (Defender)||Al Ittihad||25 January 1991 (31)|
|Ayman Ashraf||DF||Al Ahly||9 April 1991 (age 31)|
|Mahmoud Hamdy||DF||Zamalek||1 June 1995 (27)|
|Ahmed Abou El Fotouh||DF||Zamalek||22 March 1998 (24)|
|Mahmoud Alaa||DF||Zamalek||28 January 1991 (31)|
|Mohamed Hamdy||DF||Pyramids||15 March 1995 (27)|
|Mohamed Abdel Monem||DF||Future||1 February 1999 (23)|
|Omar Kamal||DF||Future||29 September 1993 (29)|
|Akram Tawfik||DF||Al Ahly||8 November 1997 (25)|
|Trézéguet||MF (Mid-fielder)||Aston Villa||1 October 1994 (28)|
|Mohamed El Neny||MF||Arsenal||11 July 1992 (30)|
|Abdallah El Said||MF||Pyramids||13 July 1985 (37)|
|Amr El Solia||MF||Al Ahly||2 April 1990 (32)|
|Ramadan Sobhi||MF||Pyramids||23 January 1997 (25)|
|Hamdy Fathy||MF||Al Ahly||29 September 1994 (28)|
|Mohanad Lasheen||MF||Tala'ea El Gaish||29 May 1996 (26)|
|Ahmed Sayed||MF||Zamalek||10 January 1996 (26)|
|Mohamed Salah||FW (Forward)||Liverpool||15 June 1992 (30)|
|Omar Marmoush||FW||Stuttgart||7 February 1999 (23)|
|Marwan Hamdy||FW||Smouha||15 November 1996 (26)|
|Mostafa Mohamed||FW||Galatasaray||28 November 1997 (25)|
|Mohamed Sherif||FW||Al Ahly||4 February 1996 (26)|
They played in the Arab cup 2021 but, didn’t qualify for the final round.