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Player Profile: Mohamed El-Nenny

Posted on July 18, 2012

Mohamed El-Nenny

Designed by @mmghanem_

Date of Birth: 
July 7, 1992
1.80m (5 ft 9 in)
Current Club: 
Previous Club(s): Arab Contractors
Defensive Midfielder

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Mohamed El-Nenny is one of ’s hottest new talents and so far best-hidden secrets. At the age of 20, El-Nenny was the youngest player in Bob Bradley’s Egyptian squad. He has already impressed the American sufficiently to become a regular starter in the heart of ’s midfield ahead of experienced players like , Mohamed Shawky and even legend Ahmed Hassan. Given their pedigree, that is a massive achievement in itself.

But El-Nenny didn’t just spring up out of nowhere. At the age of 18 he because a regular starter for Arab Contractors in the Egyptian Premier League, an impressive accomplishment considering how distrustful Egyptian coaches tend to be of their youngsters. He recorded two goals in a losing effort to in 2010-11, and in the following season recorded three assists in 14 matches as a defensive midfielder before his season was cut short because of the tragic events in Port Said in February.

With Egypt, El-Nenny has accumulated a massive amount of experience in a short amount of time. He was a regular with the U20s at the age of 18, before moving up to the U23 team and becoming a regular there too. When Bob Bradley was appointed manager of Egypt, El-Nenny would play for both the U23 team and the national team—a testament to how highly rated he is among all of Egypt’s staff.

Now a regular for the Egyptian national team and FC Basel, El-Nenny has cemented his place Egypt’s most successful young talent behind . He will be rock in Egypt’s midfield for many years to come.


– Excellent vision and distribution

– Accurate short and long passing

– Good stamina (rare among Egyptian footballers)

– High effort level

– Needs to bulk up to handle tough opposition

– Still a very raw talent

Arab Contractors4033
FC Basel - Super League + Cup2101
FC Basel - Europa League800
Egypt U201822
Egypt U23111
Table updated as of 7/28/2013


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