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Alaa Ali (Arabic: علاء علي‎; 28 January 1988 – 11 November 2019) was an Egyptian footballer who played as an attacking midfielder for Egyptian Premier League side Smouha and the Egypt national team. Ali was well-known for his left-footed shot.

Alaa Ali
Personal information
Full name Alaa El-din Ali Abdel-Rahim
Date of birth (1988-01-28)28 January 1988
Place of birth Egypt
Date of death 11 November 2019(2019-11-11) (aged 31)
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Youth career
Zamalek
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2013 Zamalek
2013Telephonat Beni Suef (loan)
2013–2015 Smouha
2015–2016 Tala'ea El Gaish
2016–2017 Wadi Degla
2017–2018 Al Masry
2018–2019 Petrojet
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing CareerEdit

Coming through Zamalek's youth academy and establishing himself as one of their best players, Ali went out on loan to Telephonat Beni Suef in 2013. Ali signed for Smouha in 2013. Later on, he played for short periods for Tala'ea El Gaish, Wadi Degla, Al Masry and Petrojet.[1]

DeathEdit

Ali died on 11 November 2019, aged 31, due to cancer.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alaa Ali Zamalek SC @ Foot Mercato
  2. ^ "Former Zamalek striker Alaa Ali dies at 31". ahramonline. 11 November 2019.