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 EGY / Egypt - Team Composition
 
 
Team manager Abdel Rahman Oof
Head coach Zakaria Ahmed
Assistant coach Meselhy Hany
Doctor Bahgat Hosam
Therapist / trainer Agamy Abd El Rahman
Journalist Halil Gamal
 
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
C 1 Hamdy Awad ELSAFI 14.04.1972 202 105 346 327 AHLY
2   Abdallah Bekhit ABDALLAH 10.10.1983 198 72 352 331 AHLY
3 Mohamed Gabal GABAL 21.01.1984 195 97 345 320 El Gaish
4   Ahmed Abdelhay A. SALAH 19.08.1984 197 87 342 316 AHLY
5 Ossama Bekheit O.KEMSAN 12.01.1977 192 72 335 326 AHLY
L 6   Wael Alaydy ALAYDY 08.12.1971 178 78 320 300 ZAMALEK
8 Saleh Youssef S. FATHY 25.07.1982 194 91 345 332 ZAMALEK
9   Mohamed El Mahdy ELMAHDY 02.09.1978 196 96 340 335 AHLY
11 Mohamed Elnafrawy ELSAYED 09.06.1983 200 92 335 320 AHLY
13   Mohamed Badawy MONEIM 11.01.1986 197 97 351 343 ZAMALEK
14 Hossameldin Gomaa HOSSAM 15.02.1984 199 92 344 324 AHLY
18   Mohamed El Daabousi DAABOUSI 01.03.1987 202 107 348 342 ZAMALEK
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team Profile   Coach Profile

The Egyptian men's team is classified into three different generations, the first being those players who joined the National Team during the period 1990 1999, and participated in all Continental and International competitions played by their team, from the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games to the 2006 World Championships in Japan. The oldest player in the team, captain Awad Hamdy thus joined the National Team in 1990.

The second generation is composed of those players born in 1983-1984, who joined the Egyptian National Youth Team and participated in the 2001 Youth Boys' World Championship in Egypt, where they got the fourth ranking position. Then they qualified on the continental level and participated in the 2003 Junior Men World Championship in Iran. They represent the majority of the Senior team now, starting their victories with the Senior team in the 2005 Mediterranean Games in Spain. They took the gold medal. Then they qualified  to the 2005 World Grand Champions Cup in Japan by winning the African Nations Championship . They also qualified on the continental level to the 2006 World Championship in Japan and to the 2006 World League, making it the first ever African representation in this tournament. As well the second year they represented Africa in the 2007 World League, and 2008 World League after they won 2007All Africa Games, and 2007 African Cup of Nations were they qualified to 2007 World Cup as the Continental Champion.

The third generation who born in 1985 and after, and recently joined the Senior National Team.

 

In total Egypt is the Volleyball leader in Africa, where they participated in most international competitions after qualifying continentally. The team won the African Nations Championship in 1983 to qualify to the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. The Egyptian National men's Team qualified to the 2000  Sydney Olympic Games.  
The Egyptian Senior men's team qualified to the 2002 World Championships in Argentina. They also participated in the 2003 World Cups in Japan.

 

Head Coach: Ahmed Zakaria

Playing Career:

1- From 1973 till 1976 El Nasr club.

2- From 1974 till 1976 Youth national team.

3- From 1976 till 1991 senior men team Al Ahly club.

4- From 1976 till 1983 Senior men National team.

Champions as player:

1- 1977 World Cup in Japan.

2- 1978 World Championship in Italy.

3- 1979 Mediterranean Championship in Croatia.

4- 1979 World Military Championship in Greece.

5- 1981 Universidad Championship in Romania.

6- 1983 World Military Championship in Pakistan.

Coaching Career:

1- From 1991 till 1993 youth team Al Ahly club.

2- From 1993 till 1998 in Emirates.

3- From 1998 till 2001 senior men team Al Ahly club.

4- From 2003 till 2005 senior men team Petrojet club.

Coaching Career in the Egyptian National team:

1- Qualification Tournament for Sydney Olympic games 2000 held in Cairo.

2- Sydney Olympic Games 2000 Australia.

3- Qualification Tournament for World Championship Japan 2005 held in Cairo.

4- Mediterranean Tournament in Spain 2005.

5- African Championship qualifying for the World Grand Champion Japan 2005.

6- World Grand Champion 2005 Japan.

7- World League 2006 and 2007.

8- World Championship Japan 2006.

9- African Nations Championship South Africa 2007 qualifying for the World Cup Japan 2007.

10- World Cup Japan 2007.