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KingFut’s Pharaoh of the Month: Ramadan Sobhi

Posted on April 1, 2017

KingFut Pharaoh of the Month

KingFut’s award will be recognizing the best Egyptian athlete in the world each month. Our first winner is .

The KingFut Pharaoh of the Month for March 2017 is ’s Ramadan Sobhi. Since he transferred to the Premier League, Sobhi did not get much of a chance to showcase his skills until last month. Thanks to Hughes’ confidence in the young Egyptian, and an injury to star winger Xherdan Shaqiri, Ramadan Sobhi has started to play frequently with the Potters. The 20-year-old has gained confidence from his colleagues to add to the momentum he had after the African Cup of Nation in February.

In March, Stoke City played three matches. First off, against Middlesbrough, in which his side won 2-0. Despite Marko Arnautović bagging a brace, it was Ramadan who really stood out that match. The Egyptian gem shined over the full 90 minutes, with 85% pass accuracy (33/39), six dribbles (a Premier League high for gameweek 27), two key passes, two shots, and surprisingly, five tackles.

Potters’ second match last month was against Manchester City, where Sobhi also played the full match to help his side draw 0-0 at the Etihad Stadium. Their last match was a 2-1 loss against Chelsea; despite the loss, Ramadan showed moments of brilliance against one of the league’s best defenses.

Mark Hughes, after each match, spoke about the importance of Ramadan’s skills for their team, and praised the young Egyptian’s ability to build a good relation with his teammates in such a short time.

Overall in the month of March, Ramadan Sobhi has played a total of 270 minutes, and despite not being directly involved in the goals like his compatriot Mohamed Salah in Rome, the former star stole the headlines, earned the confidence of his club, manager and teammates, and has won over the Stoke City faithful.


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