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Hidden Pharaohs: Copenhagen’s Yones Felfel

Yones Felfel


KingFut’s’ series will introduce our readers to some of the many players of Egyptian origins, who may seem somewhat unknown to Egyptian and African football fans. In its first installment, Ziad Ibrahim sheds some light on FC Copenhagen’s Danish-Egyptian starlet, Yones Oliver Felfel.

Full Name: Yones Oliver Felfel
Date of Birth: November 24, 1995
Place of Birth:
Height: 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Current Club: FC Copenhagen
Previous Club(s): Hellerup Idrætsklub (HIK)
International Career: Denmark U-16, U-19 National Teams
Position: Striker, Right Winger

Yones Oliver Felfel – commonly known as Felfel – is a young Danish-Egyptian talent who defends the colours of Denmark’s most successful club, FC Copenhagen. Felfel, born in Denmark in 1995, began his football career with Danish club Hellerup Idrætsklub (HIK), before joining FC Copenhagen in 2010. Following a number of impressive displays with the U-19 side, the forward was promoted to the Denmark champions’ first team during the winter break of the 2013/2014 season, in which the Lions finished second. Copenhagen coach Ståle Solbakken awarded Felfel his Superliga debut on 14 March 2014, when he replaced Thomas Kristensen in an away game against SønderjyskE, playing the last seven minutes.

European Participation:

Yones Felfel

with FC Copenhagen against Olympique Lyonnais

The 19-year old forward was also a part of Copenhagen’s 2013–14 UEFA Youth League campaign, where he impressed against FC Barcelona, Galatasaray and went on to score away against Juventus and Real Madrid at home, while also assisting twice.

On the 31st of March 2014, Yones signed his first professional contract with FC Copenhagen, which guarantees him a place in the Danish club until the summer of 2016.

According to the widely-known football statistic website Transfermarkt, Felfel’s market value is estimated to be £88,000 (approx. €110,000, or 1 million EGP), which would surely increase with his expected participation this season, as Solbakken depended on the young attacker on several occasions during the team’s pre-season.

International Career:

Born to an Egyptian father and a Danish mother, Yones Felfel naturally chose to represent Denmark’s national team in different youth stages, as he for the Danish U-16s in 2010, and played twice for the Danish U-19s. However, Felfel has previously expressed his desire to represent at the senior level, as he sent a video message to the Egyptian fans after journalist Waseem Ahmed reached out the the young Pharaoh.

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  1. Egyptiano

    September 13, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    c’est n’importe quoi de faire la promotion de joueurs banales…il suffit donc de jouer en europe, quelques soient le club, même dans un trou perdu pour gagner un peu d’attention et esperé jouer en selection nationale ? Seule les meilleurs meritent d’être appelé, et les succès de l’équipe ont toujours été acquise en grande majorité par des joueurs qui jouent au pays. Seule ceux d’un niveau exceptionnel à l’étranger peuvent être appelé.

    • gogi

      September 13, 2014 at 6:18 PM

      He is in the Danish U-19 selection and plays for the best Danish club. He has massive talent and it’d be great if we could win him for the Egyptian senior team. He’s not a “joueur banal”…

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