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World League 2010
21st Edition

- EGY / Egypt - Player's biography
Team name  A. Salah
First name Ahmed
Last name Abdelhay
Age (birth date) 36  (19/08/1984)
Hometown Cairo
Languages Arabic, English
Position Height Weight Spike Block
197 cm 87 kg 342 cm 316 cm
National Selections Olympic W.Champ. Other Total  
  10 61 175 246
Volleyball career
International debut Cairo, Egypt 
Club debut Al Ahly SC
Actual Club AL AHLY SC 
Hobbies Sports 
Favourites Books: Novels
Food: Italian
Movie: Comedies
Music: Mariah Carey
Other sports: Football

Ahmed Salah is considered as the best player in Africa, playing in the position 2 as a wing spiker. The 26-year old player who had played in his country's squad for the Boys' U-21 World Championship in Iran in 2003 got to the Senior team for the first time in the All Africa Games in Nigeria, in October 2003, and clinched the gold medal - his first trophy with the national team. He started his international career with the U19 national team and led them to a fourth place in the World Championship of this age category in Cairo in 2001, which is regarded as the best ever result in Egypt's international Volleyball history. He finsihed fourth best player of the competition. He won the U-21 African Nations Championship in Cairo in 2002 and was chosen as the best player of the competition.

With his local club, Al-Ahly, he won the Arab Cup of Clubs' Champions in Lebanon in 2002, as well as the African Cup of Clubs Champions in 2003 and 2004. This season  he repeated the same achievements with his team, receiving the best player award at both events.

Ahmed joined the national team several times:
Olympic Games  in Beijing in 2008 .
FIVB World League in 2008,2007 and 2006.
Qualification to WCH Japan2006.
Qualification to WGCC Japan 2005, finishing at the fifth place.
Mediterranean Games in Spain in 2005, clinching the gold medal.
United Islamic Championship in Saudi Arabia in 2005, finishing second.
All Arab Games in Algeria in 2004, ranking first.


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