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Legendary goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary close to retirement

Essam El-Hadary

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As per his agent Mohamed Sheha, Egypt’s legendary goalkeeper will end another chapter of his career as he is close to announcing his retirement from football.

After 159 international caps with Egypt, Essam El-Hadary hung up his boots with the national team following a career full of achievements, which included winning the African Cup of Nations four times in 1998, 2006, 2008 and 2010.

He is currently playing for Ismaily which he joined on a free transfer for one year after he left Saudi Arabian side Al Taawoun.

“El-Hadary is waiting for the return of Ismaily from Burundi, then he will end everything with the club and announce his retirement,” Sheha said in radio comments to ON Sport FM.

El-Hadary, who became the oldest player to ever participate in the World Cup, did not join his side for their clash against Burundian side Le Messager in the round of 64 of the CAF Champions League and was referred to investigation.

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In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.

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