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