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FIFA include Hossam Hassan in Illustrious ’20 Club’

 

Hossam Hassan

has been hailed by as part of a select group of players whose footballing careers spanned at least 20 years.

The current Al Masry manager has been mentioned alongside European greats like the Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given, Germany legend Lothar Matthaus, and ex-Arsenal and Spurs player Pat Jennings.

The list also includes Ecuador defender Ivan Hurtado and Colombian shot-stopper Faryd Mondragon.

When interviewed by FIFA in 2013 Hossam Hassan said, “The World Cup is any player’s goal. Words can not describe how I felt in Italy in 1990.”

Hassan featured for eight clubs over 22 years, making 402 appearances and scoring 179 goals, as well as featuring 169 times for with an Egyptian all-time record of 69 international goals.

Youssef Wael is a massive Al Ahly and Manchester United supporter from Cairo, Egypt. One of the few Egyptians who never really wanted to have a career in football, just played it as a hobby. Wael also played squash for 7 years.

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