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Ex-Egypt striker Amr Zaki announces his retirement from football

Amr Zaki vs Ivory Coast AFCON  2006

‘The Bulldozer’ announced his retirement from football on his Twitter account after what has been a frustrating last few years for the Egyptian striker.

Zaki has wrapped up an illustrious career that had humble beginnings at El-Mansoura and once saw him touted as one of the highlights of African football during his stint at Wigan.

Following several unsuccessful spells at various clubs since, including Hull City (England), Elazığspor (Turkey), Al-Salmiya (Kuwait), Raja Casablanca (Morocco), Al Ahed (Lebanon) and finally Arab Contractors back in Egypt, the 32-year-old striker has announced his retirement through his official Twitter handle.

“7 years ago today was my first match and goal in the English Premier league and today I say thank you football for 15 years of giving. Retiring for good,” Zaki tweeted.

Besides his time at Wigan, his other high moments include starring for ENPPI, Zamalek and the Egyptian national team in the semi-finals of the AFCON 2006 and 2008 before going on to win both tournaments.

The burly striker netted 29 goals in 63 caps for the Pharaohs.

I have dedicated part of my time in this bad world to following African football. From CECAFA to WAFU, COSAFA to UNAF & even the forgotten UNIFFAC.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Kraken

    August 17, 2015 at 11:00 AM

    Still think zidan and zaki are good enough for england right now. Strength and speed with clinical finishing is hard to find. We egyptians should adopt a more
    Japanese sense of professionalism.

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