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Egypt is considered the biggest school in African Volleyball as it was the first country to practice this sport in the beginning of the last century. Volleyball was played in the Christian Club in Upper Egypt through some foreign delegations staying in the country at that time, especially in Aseut about 400 kms from Cairo, and also through some Greek and Italian people in Alexandria, Port Said.

In 1937 Volleyball was distributed in many areas in Egypt and so the sport was scheduled as an adjacent sport with the Basketball Federation. This federation supervised both Volleyball and basketball competitions and at that time Volleyball competitions were organized in summer while basketball was played in winter. In 1952 a separate Volleyball Federation was established to be the first national federation in Africa. In 1959 the Egyptian Federation became affiliated to the FIVB and in the same year competed in its first international competition which was the European Menís Championship in Romania.

Egyptian Volleyball became the African leader in all international competitions like the African Nations' Championship, the African Club competitions and FIVB world level championships.

The Egyptian menís team has won three African Nations Championships, ranking second behind Tunisia in African history, while Egypt has won nine Cups of Clubs' Championships and eight Cup Winners' Cups through its major clubs Al-Ahly and Zamalek.

The Egyptian menís team has also won three gold medals at the All Africa Games, including the last competition in Abuja, Nigeria in October 2003 and four Arab competitions.