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Player Profile: Ahmed Elmohamady

Ahmed Elmohamady Profile

Designed by Mohaned Ghanem

Name:
Date of Birth: September 9, 1987
Height: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Nationality: Egyptian
Current Club: (England)
Previous Club(s): Sunderland, , Ghazl El-Mahalla
Position: Right Wing-Back
Foot: Right

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Ahmed Elmohamady or “Elmo” as he was affectionately nicknamed by Sunderland fans, began his career as a forward but now strictly plays on the right-side of defense or midfield. After catching the attention of a number of European clubs with his displays for the Egyptian national team at the 2010 African Cup of Nations, he moved to Sunderland from ENPPI on a one-year loan for £500, 000 with an option to a 3-year extension. This option was taken up the following summer for £2 million, the highest transfer fee in history for a player from the Egyptian Premier League.

Elmohamady was a regular starter in his first season in Europe, made a total of 36 Premier League appearances with Sunderland. He played right-wing for the majority of the season, a more advanced role than he’s used to with the national team. Elmo was known for his immense speed, crossing ability and flashy dribbling with Egypt. Despite his frequent marauding runs down the wing for Sunderland, there was much room for improvement on his final delivery. Since Steve Bruce’s sacking, Elmo has lost his spot in the Sunderland squad. He hasn’t started a single game under Martin O’Neill, and only made a handful of substitute appearances. On August 30, 2012, Elmohamady signed for Egyptian-owned Hull City on a season-long loan.

Elmohamady features regularly with Egypt under Bob Bradley, where he’s commonly played as a right wing-back.


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Pros:

– Speed and stamina.
– Constantly delivers crosses into the box.
– Wins most challenges in the air.
– Decent header.
– Quality short passes.
– Likes to beat his man with a nutmeg.

Cons:

– Questionable delivery from crosses.
– Often predictable  down the right.
– Poor left-foot.
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TeamsAppearancesGoalsAssists
Ghazl Mahalla730
ENPPI932012
Sunderland6113
Hull City129818
Egypt6626
TOTAL3563439
Table updated as of June 5th 2015

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Habib El Magrissy is an Egyptian sports fan who splits his time between Boston and Cairo. A Tottenham Hotspur and Al Ahly supporter, he closely follows European football and the Egyptian national team. He is also a licensed youth soccer coach in the state of Massachusetts. His other interests include basketball, tennis, and volleyball.

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