Sunday, 16 May 2021
Back to FIVB's homepage
RSS RSS l Contact l 
2009 FIVB Men's Grand Champions Cup
Osaka - Nagoya, Japan
18 - 23 November 2009

 EGY / Egypt - Team Composition

Team manager Selim Khaled
Head coach Giacobbe Antonio
Assistant coach El Shemerly Sherif
Doctor Farag Osama
Therapist / trainer Abdul Mohsen Ahmed
  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   Abdalla Ahmed Abdalla 10/10/1983 199 78 333 321 AL-Arabi
  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 AL AHLY SC
  5 Abdel Latif Ahmed AbdelLatif 13/08/1983 201 90 335 325 Ahly
  L 6   Wael Alaydy Alaydy 8/12/1971 178 78 320 300 ZAMALEK
  7 Ashraf Abouelhassan Ashraf 17/05/1975 186 86 325 318 ZAMALEK
  8   Saleh Youssef S. Fathy 25/07/1982 194 91 345 332 Zamalek
  9 Rashad Atia Rashad 2/09/1986 201 91 348 342 TALA'EA EL-GAISH SC
  10   Mahmoud Elkoumy M. Elkoumy 19/10/1983 196 80 330 326 AHLY
  11 Ahmed Afifi Yousef 30/03/1988 194 92 347 342 ZAMALEK
  12   Hossam Abdalla Hossam 16/02/1988 203 97 326 0 Ahly
  13 Mohamed Badawy Moneim 11/01/1986 197 97 351 343 AL AHLY SC
  14   Ahmed Elshikh A. Aly 19/07/1988 202 86 340 0 ZAMALEK
  15 Ahmed Abdel Fattah Mosad 14/06/1986 198 95 335 325 POLICE UNION
  16   Mohamed Seif Elnasr M. Ali 5/09/1983 202 89 345 339 ZAMALEK
  17 Mohamed Thakil Hossiny 12/07/1986 184 71 326 315 ZAMALEK SC
  18   Mohamed El Daabousi Daabousi 1/03/1987 202 107 348 342 ZAMALEK
  L 19 Mohamed Moawad Momo 26/08/1987 194 90 321 310 AHLY
  20   Mohamed Issa Mostafa 12/04/1988 200 80 335 0 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 oldest player on the team, captain Awad Hamdy, joined the National Team in 1990.

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 started their winning ways with the senior team at the 2005 Mediterranean Games in Spain, where Egypt won gold.

The team then qualified for the 2005 World Grand Champions Cup in Japan by winning the African Nations Championship, before qualifying for the 2006 World Championship in Japan and the 2006 World League, in the process becoming the first African team to play in the tournament.

The team represented Africa in the 2007 and 2008 World League tournaments and won the 2007 All Africa Games and 2007 African Cup of Nations, where they also qualified for the 2007 World Cup as the African champion.

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

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

The team won the African Nations Championship in 1983 to qualify for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Egypt qualified for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, the 2002 World Championships in Argentina and the 2003 World Cup in Japan.

In 2008, Egypt won the African Championship and qualified for the Olympic Games in Beijing.

The team has already qualified for the 2010 World Championship in Italy after winning the African Qualification Tournament in August 2009.

Egypt qualified for the World Grand Champions Cup by repeating as African champions in October in Morocco.



Coach profile

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

The 62-year-old Italian raised the level of Volleyball in Tunisia remarkably during his long tenure as coach there, to a point where Tunisia has now won all the continental competitions and represented the continent in international competitions most often.

He most recently guided Egypt through a difficult qualification tournament for the 2010 World League, beating Japan in back-to-back matches to earn a berth at the elite men’s tournament.

Under Giacobbe’s guidance, Egypt has also qualified for the 2010 World Championship in Italy and won the African Championship to qualify for the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup.

Before starting with Tunisia, Giacobbe worked as a coach in Italy before being appointed head coach of the Italian
National Women’s Team.

The former professor of sports then took over the reins as head coach of the Tunisian Men’s Team in 1999 and guided the country to incredible success.

Prof. Antonio Giacobbe was born on February 12, 1947 in Livorno, Italy.




  Photo gallery