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Review | How have the Pharaohs fared in the Saudi Professional League?

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The 2017/18 Saudi Professional League campaign saw an unprecedented 13 Egyptians ply their trade in the Saudi top flight, but how did they perform this season?

Al-Hilal have won the Saudi League for the 15th time in their history after their emphatic 4-1 win over . Egypt had 13 players represented in the league, with only Brazil having more foreign players in the league. Five Pharaohs spent a full season in the league, while the other eight spent one half of the season abroad.

Egypt’s 13 players scored 20 goals among themselves with Zamalek-loanee Mahmoud ‘Shikabala’ the top scorer with nine goals. Essam El-Hadary also had a decent season keeping six clean sheets and becoming the first foreign goalkeeper to play in the league and score. Only two other keepers kept more clean sheets than the National Team Captain.

KingFut gives a review of the players and how they performed in Saudi Arabia ahead of the World Cup.

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