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World League 2010
21st Edition

 EGY / Egypt - Team Composition

Team manager El Sirgany, Aly
Head coach Giacobbe, Antonio
Assistant coach El Shemerly, Sherif
Doctor Farag, Osama
Therapist / trainer Zalam, Sameh
  No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Mahmoud Abd El Kader Raouf 12/05/1985 195 94 342 316 AHLY
  2   Abdallah Abdalsalam Abdallah Bekhit Abdalla 10/10/1983 202 85 352 331 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 AL AHLY SC
  5 Abdellatif Ahmed Tefa 13/08/1983 202 90 345 325 ZAMALEK
  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
  C 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 El Koumy El KOUMY 19/10/1983 194 80 325 315 Al 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 97 351 335 ZAMALEK
  14   Ahmed El Kotb A. Kotb 23/07/1991 202 86 343 335 AHLY
  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 M. Dabousy 1/03/1987 202 90 334 329 Petrojet
  L 19 Mohamed Moawad Momo 26/08/1987 194 90 321 310 AHLY
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team 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 the team, from the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games to the 2006 FIVB World Championships in Japan.

The second generation is composed of those players born from 1983-1984, who joined the Egyptian National Youth Team and participated in the 2001 Youth Boys' World Championship in Egypt, where they finished fourth. They then qualified for the 2003 Junior Men World Championship in Iran. They represent the majority of the senior team now. They won the gold medal at the Mediterranean Championships and qualified for the 2005 World Grand Champions Cup in Japan by winning the African Nations Championship. They also qualified for the 2006 World Championship in Japan and to the 2006 World League, becoming the first ever African representation in this tournament. They continued to represent Africa in the 2007 and 2008 World League after they won the 2007 All Africa Games, and at the 2007 African Cup of Nations they qualified for the 2007 World Cup.

The third generation is those who were born in after 1985 and only recently joined the senior national team.
In total Egypt is the Volleyball leader in Africa. 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 also qualified for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

They also qualified for the 2002 World Championships in Argentina as well as the 2003 World Cup in Japan.
In 2008 the side won the African Championship and qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Furthermore the African side have also qualified for the 2010 World Championship 2010 in Italy after winning the African Qualifications in August 2009.

Most recently they ranked sixth in the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup 2009 after winning the 2009 African Championship 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 at the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup where the side finished sixth as well as 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.


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