5 Overseas Egyptian Football Players Other Than Salah To Watch Out For


Mohamed Salah and Mohamed ElNeny are slayin'  it on European turf with their superior skills in their respective Roma and Arsenal, garnering more proud Egyptian fans to the top-notch Italian and English clubs. Yet, a lot of us know nothing about other Egyptians gaining momentum in Europe and America and who will soon be heading to the big clubs just like the aforementioned trailblazers.

1) Ahmed "Kouka" Hassan 

Ahmed "Kouka" Hassan


After proving that he is a five-star striker with his first Portuguese club, Rio Ave, Ahmed "Kouka" Hassan caught S.C. Braga’s attention, who then promptly signed the young Pharaoh for five years. Kouka played 16 games this season for his team and scored 12 goals. He started his career with Al Ahly’s youth team but was never offered a professional contract with The Red Devils, which led him to seek his fortune in Europe. 


2) Mahmoud "Trezeguet" Hassan 

Mahmoud "Trezeguet" Hassan


A number of European clubs had their eyes on Al Ahly’s attacking midfielder, who eventually went on a one-year loan deal to the Belgian RSC Anderlecht, with a possibility of getting signed after the term was up. Even though he only played 107 minutes since his relocation to Brussels, a lot is waiting for "Trezeguet", seeing as the club showed interest in signing the player for four years. His biggest obstacle right now is most probably the language barrier, per his coach.


3) Amr Warda

Amr Warda


The 22-year-old is playing in the Super League in Greece for Panetolikos F.C. and was linked to Greek giants Olympiakos, PAOK and Panathinaikos last year, after his impressive performance with his current club. Before leaving Egyptian soil, he played one match with Al Ahly, got loaned to Ittihad of Alexandria, then signed a three-year contract on a free transfer to Panetolikos. As confirmed by Kingfut.com, Warda received an offer to move to the Seria A to play for Sampdoria.

4) Sam Morsy

Sam Morsy


This gifted British-Egyptian currently plays for Wigan Athletic, the club where retired football striker, Amr Zaki, used to play in the English Premier League. Morsy’s football career started with Wolverhampton Wanderers and stayed there till he was 16, but he wasn’t offered a professional contract. Right after, he went to Port Value where he was given a second chance to prove himself. And that he definitely did, as he was spotted by Chesterfield to complete his big move, which has been the highlight of his career so far. With Chesterfield he won the club’s Player of the Year Award in 2014 in his first season, in addition to winning the League Two title.


5) Amro Tarek

Amro Tarek


An Egyptian-American left-back who joined a few clubs around the world, three of which were in Egypt. Tarek currently plays for the MLS side, Colombus Crew on loan from Real Betis in Spain. The 23-year-old started his career after moving from his birthplace, Los Angeles, to Egypt’s Assiyut, where he started playing for Asmant Assiyut when he was only seven years old. Tarek then joined two clubs in Germany before returning to Egypt to play for El Gouna in the Egyptian Premier League. Egyptians started to notice Tarek only when Real Betis started to talk about the young player and managed to get him to Spain to sign a contract.