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Egyptians in Europe – Why Mohamed Salah is a game-changer?

Posted on April 16, 2015

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Throughout this article, KingFut editor Omar Niyazi examines past superstars of Egyptian football, their ventures into the depths of European football and where it all went wrong.

, seven time African Cup of Nations winner, dominators of continental championships, producers of prodigal talents. There is no doubting that the Egyptian system has had, and still does have the potential to produce some of the best players in the world. From players like Hany Ramzy back in the 1990s to Mido, and Mohamed Zidan in more recent times, Egyptians have been trying to ply their trade in the world’s top leagues for years, with mixed results. Poor discipline, struggles to maintain adequate levels of fitness and inability to adapt to playing styles of their respective clubs and leagues, there have been various problems that have plagued these potential stars of the game. However, the game is changing. And the game changer, , is leading the way, lighting up the path, proving that with raw ability plus sheer determination, Egypt has the potential to be creating some of the most exciting and consistent players in Europe’s top leagues.

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  1. Ahmed , Cairo

    April 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM

    You didn’t mention how many players returned from Portugal , Germany, Switzerland because of unprofessional behavior like Mohamed Ibrahim, Zidan, Kahraba and many more!

    Nevertheless good article, keep it up!

  2. Nader

    April 16, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    In terms of professionalism you could mention Elmo at Hull, who never had any issue, even in tough times at Sunderland he stood calm and fought back. Although talent wise he is not even in the Egyptian Top 10 he managed to perform week in week out in of the best leagues world-wide!

  3. Karim

    April 25, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Mido played again for Egypt a few times after being suspended in 2006.

  4. H

    September 4, 2015 at 4:26 AM

    Yes mo7ammady is a true professional. He is the only egyptian who accepted his limitations and played to his best ability in the correct environment. Msh tamma3 khaales.

    Other flops include:

    7adary (couldn’t handle civilization akeed)
    Fat7y (he’s just rubbish)
    Gedo (couldn’t handle nobody praising him like a god and went back to his mama)

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