Ahmed Fathi scoops Al Ahly Player of the Year award
Egypt international Ahmed Fathi has been voted as Al Ahly’s 2017 player of the year by the club’s supporters, the club have announced.
The 33-year-old has had an astonishing year with both club and country, winning the domestic double with Al-Ahly, and reaching the CAF champions league final, where they lost to Wydad Casablanca.
He also reached the African Cup of Nations final with Egypt and played a major role in the Pharaohs’ qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The Ismaily SC academy graduate moved to Al-Ahly in 2007, meaning that he stayed at the club for over ten years, during which he won eight Egyptian Premier League titles, one Egyptian Cup, one Egyptian Super Cup, three CAF Champions League trophies and two CAF Super Cups.
The former Sheffield United player also featured on the 2017 CAF team of the year as the first choice right-back, along with Egyptian teammate and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah.
Fathi will be looking to add another medal to his already illustrious trophy cabinet, when the Red Devils face rivals Al Masry in the Egyptian Super Cup final on Friday, January 12.