FIVB Volleyball Club World Championships 2012

TEAM COMPOSITION


 ZML / Zamalek
Cairo, Egypt  

   
Team manager SIRAJ SABRI
Coach ELLAKANY MOHAMED
Assistant coach ELSHAFEI EMAD
Assistant coach 2 ELHOSARY HASSAN
Doctor HANNA AYMAN
Physiotherapist HELAL AHMED
Journalist DEMERDASH MOHAMED
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Country
  1 Saleh Youssef S. FATHY 25.07.1982 194 91 345 332 EGY
  2   Ahmed Ellakany ELLAKANY 12.03.1989 194 84 347 336 EGY
  4 Mohamed Khattab M. KHATTAB 05.11.1989 202 78 341 335 EGY
  5   Ahmed KABARY A. KABARY 23.09.1984 197 90 345 337 EGY
  L 6 Wael Alaydy ALAYDY 08.12.1971 178 78 320 300 EGY
  C 7   Ashraf Abouelhassan ASHRAF 17.05.1975 186 86 325 318 EGY
  10 Mohamed El Daabousi DAABOUSI 01.03.1987 202 107 348 342 EGY
  11   Ahmed Afifi YOUSSEF 30.03.1988 194 92 347 342 EGY
  13 Mohamed Badawy MONEIM 11.01.1986 197 97 351 343 EGY
  15   Ahmed Abdelaal A. ABDELAAL 08.06.1989 185 85 312 307 EGY
  16 Mohamed Seif Elnasr M. ALI 05.09.1983 202 89 345 339 EGY
  17   Reda Haikal REDA 07.11.1990 198 85 359 342 EGY
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The first volleyball team in Zamalek was started in September 1952. At that time they were headed by Mr. Osman Shahatah Hamid.

The team started participating in domestic competition in 1953. The club have been in the First Level Division - Local League for over three decades, and have emerged as winners 13 times since 1979. Internationally, Zamalek have won the African championship six times (1983, 1986, 1989, 1990, 2009 and 2012). They have also won the Arab championship twice, in 1986 and 1988.

Captain Mahmoud Faranoni was the force behind the establishment of the Zamalek Club volleyball team. He was one of the most distinguished coaches in the world, and coached Team Canada in addition to setting up the club’s volleyball team.

Faranoni was succeeded by Captian Nabile Kotb, a talented and distinguished player and a superstar in this time, then Captain Ahmed Elgamal from 1962 to 1983. Elgamal was also the Egyptian national team coach.

The current coach is Mr. Mohamed Ellakany.


 
Coach profile

Mohamed Ellakany was born in 1962. He was an Egyptian national team player from 1980 until 1990, and holds bachelor's degree in science and education.

Ellakany has coached Zamalek's men's team in the Egyptian League before, on three separate occasions in 1990, 1993 and 2000. He also coached Gezira men's team in the Egyptian League in 2002 and 2006, the Petrojet men's team in 2003 and 2008, and Bani Yas men's team in the U.A.E League in 2007.

Back at Zamalek for 2011 and 2012, Ellakany led the team to victory in the 2012 African Club Championship and qualified for the 2012 Club World championships in Doha.

Internationally, Ellakany first served as assistant coach for the Egyptian senior men's team from 1993 - 1996 before taking over as head coach all Africa games in 1999.

He was the coach of the Egyptian junior men's national team from 2009 to 2011.