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INTERVIEW: Egyptian captain in Switzerland – Introducing Wael Tolba

Posted on February 11, 2014

Wael Mohamed Nagy - Wael Tolba

Diving deep into the lower divisions of Swiss football,’s Ziad Ibrahim speaks with Egyptian captain of FC Schwamendingen Wael Tolba on his time in Switzerland and ambitions to become a coach in Egypt.

Name: Wael Mohamed Nagy Tolba
Date of Birth: April 6, 1981
Height: 1.82 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position: Centre-Back
Current Club: FC Schwamendingen (Switzerland)
Previous Clubs: Al-Nasser (Egypt)

Wael Tolba is a right-footed centre-back who played for Al-Nassr in Egypt, before temporarily quitting football at the age of 20 to focus on his education. Tolba later took advantage of his family’s move to Switzerland and signed for lower division side FC Schwamendingen during the 2011/2012 season.

Despite being a 32-year old player, Wael aims to be competing on a higher level in Switzerland within the next five years.

FC Schwamendingen is a club based in Switzerland, and competes in the 5th division,” Tolba told King Fut‘s Ziad Ibrahim.

Regarding his club, Wael Mohamed Nagy, better known as Tolba, told us how the system works in regards to affiliation with other clubs in Switzerland, similar to Egypt’s Wadi Degla, Lierse SK and KV Turnhout.

“FC Schwamendingen is in affiliation with four clubs, two of which compete in the 5th division, one competes in the 4th division and one competes in the 2nd division. The player who plays for one of the four clubs is eligible to play for the other three clubs, according to their needs and according to the player’s performance.”

Wael Tolba

When Tolba decides to hang up his boots and retire from playing football, he plans to undergo training courses to become a professional coach, which is his major ambition.

“I wish that I can be useful to Egypt as a coach after I get my coaching license in five years,” Nagy concluded.

It’s worth noting that Wael Tolba is the fifth Egyptian playing in Switzerland (that we currently know of), along with Mohamed El-Nenny (FC Basel), Mahmoud Kahraba and Omar Thaali (FC Luzern), and Sherif Ashraf (FC Biel-Bienne). wishes Wael Tolba the best of luck with the remainder of his career.


  1. josef

    February 11, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Sorry but this is a bit lame, you have a lot of Egyptians here in Europe but you managed to get someone from the fifth division? Come on Kingfut. Do more research. Look for Egyptians with double nationalities. Who actually play for a decent club. I’m not trying to say this guy is bad and I do wish him luck with his career but just a bit too simple now.

  2. Ziad Ibrahim

    February 11, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    We have many interviews with dual nationality players coming soon, but we also feel there are Egyptian players with unique stories like Tolba’s, who don’t receive the recognition they deserve.

  3. josef

    February 11, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    Fair enough, looking forward reading about them.

  4. Wael Tolba

    February 12, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    thank you very much Zizo

  5. Tamina

    February 12, 2014 at 1:19 AM

    Er ist ein sehr guter Spieler! Ein Vorbildlicher und ehrlicher Fussballspieler! Bravoo!!

  6. Gökhan K.

    February 12, 2014 at 1:42 AM

    Wael Tolba, ein sehr talentierter Fußballspieler in der Schweiz mit Ägyptischer- Herkunft. Für sein Manschaft bedeutet er sehr viel als Captain.
    Sehr starker Spieler!!!

  7. Josiah Alder

    February 12, 2014 at 1:51 AM

    Wael Tolba is a very fantastic soccer player! He will be very successful!

    Schwammendingen for “Schweizer Liga” with Wael Tolba as Captain!!

    I wish you also best!

    Grüsse Josiah Alder vom Team Bestway

  8. Senad

    February 12, 2014 at 7:46 AM

    Er ist ein guter spieler und seehr motiviert man sieht das er mit leidenschafft spielt.

  9. Olivia

    February 12, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Nr. 2

    • Olivia

      February 12, 2014 at 11:35 AM

      Nr. 2 is Nr. 1!! Go! Wael, go!

  10. Egy

    February 15, 2014 at 6:29 PM


  11. Egy

    February 15, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    Bravoooooooo Tolba

  12. Jarek Smugala

    March 7, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Wael Tolba ist ein gute spieler 🙂

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