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FIVB 2010 Men's Volleyball World Championship
25 September - 10 October 2010

 EGY / Egypt - Team Composition

Team manager Aly ELSERGANY
Head coach Antonio GIACOBBE
Assistant coach Sherif ELSHEMERLY
Doctor Ossama FARAG
Therapist / trainer Sameh ZALAM
Journalist Khalad FARAG
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Saleh Youssef S. Fathy 25/07/1982 194 91 345 332 Zamalek
  2   Abdallah Abdalsalam Abdallah Bekhit Abdalla 10/10/1983 202 85 352 331 AHLY
  4 Ahmed Abdelhay A. Salah 19/08/1984 197 87 342 316 AL AHLY SC
  5   Abdellatif Ahmed Tefa 13/08/1983 202 90 345 325 ZAMALEK
  L 6 Wael Alaydy Alaydy 8/12/1971 178 78 320 300 ZAMALEK
  C 7   Ashraf Abouelhassan Ashraf 17/05/1975 186 86 325 318 ZAMALEK
  9 Rashad Atia Rashad 2/09/1986 201 91 348 342 ZAMALEK SC
  10   Ahmed El Kotb A. Kotb 23/07/1991 202 86 343 335 AHLY
  11 Ahmed Afifi Yousef 30/03/1988 194 92 347 342 ZAMALEK SC
  13   Mohamed Badawy Moneim 11/01/1986 197 97 351 343 AL AHLY SC
  14 Ahmed El Shikh A. Aly 19/07/1988 201 83 339 327 ZAMALEK
  17   Mahmoud Abd El Kader Raouf 12/05/1985 195 94 342 316 AHLY
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

The Egyptian men's team can be broken down into three different generations, the first being players who joined the National Team during the period 1990–1999 and participated in all continental and international competitions from the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games to the 2006 World Championships in Japan.

The second generation is composed of players born between 1983-1984, who joined the Egyptian National Youth Team and participated in the 2001 Youth Boys' World Championship in Egypt, where they came in fourth. The players then participated in the 2003 Junior Men World Championship in Iran. They represent the majority of the senior team now, and first joined the side at the 2005 Mediterranean Games in Spain, where Egypt won gold.

In recent years the team have played at the 2005 FIVB World Grand Champions Cup as well as the 2006 World Championship in Japan and the 2006 World League, in the process becoming the first African team to play in the tournament. They most recently followed this up in 2010 where they finished 13th in the annual tournament, securing there place in next year’s competition.

The third generation of players was born in and after 1985 and recently joined the senior national team.

Egypt is Africa’s leading Volleyball country, having won more continental titles and participated in more international competitions than any other nation.

Coach profile

Egypt coach Antonio Giacobbe is considered one of the most successful foreign coaches in African Volleyball.

He was previously coach of Tunisia and most recently guided Egypt to sixth at the 2009 FIVB World Grand Champions Cup and a return to the FIVB World League in 2010 where Egypt picked up two wins to finish 14th .

Before becoming coach of Tunisia and Egypt he coached the Italian women’s team.


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