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The Egyptian national basketball team is organized and run by the Egyptian Basketball Federation (Arabic: الاتحاد المصري لكرة السلة‎).[2]

Egypt Egypt
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FIBA ranking52 Steady (26 February 2019)[1]
Joined FIBA1934
FIBA zoneFIBA Africa
National federationEgyptian Basketball Federation
CoachAmr Abouelkhir
Nickname(s)The Pharaohs
Olympic Games
Appearances7
FIBA World Cup
Appearances6
AfroBasket
Appearances23
MedalsGold medal africa.svg Gold: (1962, 1964, 1970, 1975, 1983)
Silver medal africa.svg Silver: (1972, 1981, 1987, 1989, 1993, 2013)
Bronze medal africa.svg Bronze: (1978, 1985, 1992, 1999, 2001, 2003)
EuroBasket
Appearances4
MedalsGold medal europe.svg Gold: (1949)
Bronze medal europe.svg Bronze: (1947)
Uniforms
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Team Egypt has a legacy of remarkable achievements. Winning the title of the EuroBasket 1949 is its most celebrated achievement. In addition its 5th-place finish at the 1950 FIBA World Championship as well as its 9th-place finish at the 1952 Summer Olympics, remain the best results ever of an African nation at each tournament. Further, the title of the EuroBasket 1949, is the most prestigious basketball title of an African nation as well. At the FIBA Africa Championship, Egypt holds a record number of 17 medals (alongside Angola).

Egypt joined the International Federation of Basketball (FIBA) in 1934 and has Africa's longest basketball tradition.

Contents

HistoryEdit

EuroBasket 1937Edit

 
Egyptians posing with EuroBasket 1937 champions Lithuanians.

The Egyptians finished last at the second European basketball championship, the EuroBasket 1937 held by FIBA Europe continental federation. They had lost their first two preliminary round games against Estonia and Lithuania before withdrawing from the tournament. Their remaining matches were lost by default, including the final preliminary match, the classification semifinal, and the 7th/8th playoff.

EuroBasket 1947Edit

Egypt was much more successful in their next appearance, the EuroBasket 1947. They won all three of their preliminary group matches and their first semifinal group game. Their only loss of the tournament came to eventual gold medallist Soviet Union in the second semifinal group game, before Egypt won their third. Their 2–1 record in the semifinal group placed them second and set up a bronze medal match against Belgium, whom Egypt had defeated in the preliminary round. Egypt won again in a close 50–48 match, winning their first European medal.

EuroBasket 1949Edit

The following championship was both hosted and won by Egypt. In a relatively small event with seven teams, none of which had placed better than third previously (France and Egypt had both done so), the Egyptians had little trouble winning their first five games. By the luck of the draw, Egypt did not face France until the last game of the tournament, so while the standings were based entirely on the seven-team round robin, the two undefeated teams found themselves facing each other in the last game of the tournament. Dominating 36–16 after the first half, the Egyptians added another point to their lead in the second half to win the game 57–36. The star player and captain Albert Tadros, earned praise for his great skill and excellent leadership. Overall, some of the prominent players include winners of the event were the Albert Tadros & Hussain Montasser. Later, Tadros was honored as the best player in what was considered the world basketball championship at the time and Montasser was the top-scorer.

EuroBasket 1953Edit

In Moscow, the Egyptian team once again competed. The EuroBasket 1953 saw the Egypt squad win their preliminary group easily, scoring more points in the round than anyone save the Soviet Union and Bulgaria, the latter of which had had one more game than Egypt. The final round was less conducive to Egyptian success, however; they defeated only Italy on their way to a 1–6 record. Their six losses included a forfeit to Israel, whom Egypt refused to play. The squad took 8th place of the 8 teams in the final round and 17 overall.

Later yearsEdit

In much later years Mohammed Sayed-Soliman Known as Salaawa was the 1984 Olympic Games top-scorer. Medhat Warda was the best player in Africa 1983 and Amro Aboulkhair was considered by some critics the second best point guard in the 1984 olympics. Ismail Ahmed and Alain Attalah were also among the most prominent players

In the aftermath of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, several of Egypt's elite players did not compete at the 2011 FIBA Africa Championship. Most notably, college-standout Omar Orabi, the Egyptian American Omar Samhan, and Ahmad Ismail all star forward in the Lebanese Basketball League.

Performance tableEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Year Position Tournament Host
1936 15–18 Basketball at the 1936 Summer Olympics Berlin, Germany
1948 19 Basketball at the 1948 Summer Olympics London, United Kingdom
1952 9–16 Basketball at the 1952 Summer Olympics Helsinki, Finland
1972 16 Basketball at the 1972 Summer Olympics Munich, Germany
1976 12 Basketball at the 1976 Summer Olympics Montreal, Canada
1984 12 Basketball at the 1984 Summer Olympics Los Angeles, United States
1988 12 Basketball at the 1988 Summer Olympics Seoul, South Korea
2020 To Be Determined Basketball at the 2020 Summer Olympics Tokyo, Japan

FIBA World CupEdit

Year Position Tournament Host
1950 5 1950 FIBA World Championship Buenos Aires, Argentina
1959 11 1959 FIBA World Championship Chile
1970 13 1970 FIBA World Championship Yugoslavia
1990 16 1990 FIBA World Championship Argentina
1994 14 1994 FIBA World Championship Canada
2014 24 2014 FIBA World Cup Spain
2019 Did not qualify 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup China
2023 To Be Determined 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup Philippines, Japan and Indonesia

FIBA EuroBasketEdit

Between 1937 and 1953, Egypt competed in the European Championship.

Year Position Tournament Host
1937 8 EuroBasket 1937 Riga, Latvia
1939 EuroBasket 1939 Kaunas, Lithuania
1946 EuroBasket 1946 Geneva, Switzerland
1947   EuroBasket 1947 Prague, Czechoslovakia
1949   EuroBasket 1949 Cairo, Egypt
1951 EuroBasket 1951 Paris, France
1953 8 EuroBasket 1953 Moscow, USSR

FIBA Africa ChampionshipEdit

Year Position Tournament Host
1962   FIBA Africa Championship 1962 Cairo, Egypt
1964   FIBA Africa Championship 1964 Casablanca, Morocco
1965 FIBA Africa Championship 1965 Tunis, Tunisia
1968 FIBA Africa Championship 1968 Casablanca, Morocco
1970   FIBA Africa Championship 1970 Alexandria, Egypt
1972   FIBA Africa Championship 1972 Dakar, Senegal
1974 FIBA Africa Championship 1974 Bangui, Central African Republic
1975   FIBA Africa Championship 1975 Alexandria, Egypt
1978   FIBA Africa Championship 1978 Dakar, Senegal
1980 FIBA Africa Championship 1980 Rabat, Morocco
1981   FIBA Africa Championship 1981 Mogadishu, Somalia
1983   FIBA Africa Championship 1983 Alexandria, Egypt
1985   FIBA Africa Championship 1985 Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
1987   FIBA Africa Championship 1987 Tunis, Tunisia
1989   FIBA Africa Championship 1989 Luanda, Angola
1992   FIBA Africa Championship 1992 Cairo, Egypt
1993   FIBA Africa Championship 1993 Nairobi, Kenya
1995 FIBA Africa Championship 1995 Algiers, Algeria
1997 4 FIBA Africa Championship 1997 Dakar, Senegal
1999   FIBA Africa Championship 1999 Luanda, Angola
2001   FIBA Africa Championship 2001 Casablanca, Morocco
2003   FIBA Africa Championship 2003 Alexandria, Egypt
2005 FIBA Africa Championship 2005 Algiers, Algeria
2007 4 FIBA Africa Championship 2007 Luanda, Angola
2009 10 FIBA Africa Championship 2009 Tripoli Libya
2011 11 FIBA Africa Championship 2011 Antananarivo, Madagascar
2013   2013 FIBA Africa Championship Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire
2015 5 2015 FIBA Africa Championship Radès, Tunisia
2017 8 AfroBasket 2017 Radès, Tunisia & Dakar,Senegal

African GamesEdit

  • 1965 :  
  • 1973 :  
  • 1991 :  
  • 1995 :  
  • 1999 :  
  • 2007 :  
  • 2011 : 5th
  • 2015 :  
  • 2019 : To Be Determined

Pan Arab GamesEdit

  • 1953 :  
  • 1957 : ?
  • 1961 :  
  • 1965 :  
  • 1976 : ?
  • 1985 : ?
  • 1992 : ?
  • 1997 : ?
  • 1999 :  
  • 2004 :  
  • 2007 :  
  • 2011 :  

Mediterranean GamesEdit

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Team for the 2017 FIBA Africa Championship.[3]

Egypt men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
G 5 Gendy, Amr 26 – (1991-06-14)14 June 1991 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Gezira  
G 6 Gunady, Ramy (C) 35 – (1981-12-20)20 December 1981 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Gezira  
F 7 Mohamed, Ahmed 22 – (1995-01-24)24 January 1995 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Al Ahly  
G 9 El-Gammal, Ibrahim 29 – (1988-03-23)23 March 1988 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Al Ahly  
G 10 El-Sabagh, Mouhanad 29 – (1988-04-23)23 April 1988 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Al Ahly  
C 11 Elmekawi, Moustafa 22 – (1994-10-22)22 October 1994 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Zamalek  
F 12 Shousha, Youssef 24 – (1993-06-09)9 June 1993 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Sporting  
F 14 Ibrahim, Rami 29 – (1988-02-06)6 February 1988 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Zamalek  
G 20 Okasha, Motaz 27 – (1990-02-14)14 February 1990 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Zamalek  
G 44 ElSadani, Romeh 23 – (1994-05-30)30 May 1994 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Gezira  
C 66 Kamal, Haytham 29 – (1987-11-17)17 November 1987 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Sporting  
F 95 Bakr, Ahmed 22 – (1995-08-01)1 August 1995 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Gezira  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Sabry Saleh
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 19 August 2017

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Haytham Kamal Moustafa Elmekawi Ahmed Bakr
PF Rami Ibrahim Ahmed Mohamed
SF Youssef Shousha Romeh Elsaadany
SG Ibrahim El-Gammal Amr Al Gendy
PG Ramy Gunady Motaz Okasha Mouhanad El-Sabagh

Notable playersEdit

Other current notable players from Egypt:

Egypt roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
F Abdel Nader 24 – (1993-09-25)25 September 1993 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Oklahoma City Thunder  
C Omar Samhan 28 – (1988-11-03)3 November 1988 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Cariduros de Fajardo  
F Assem Marei 25 – (1992-06-16)16 June 1992 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Karşıyaka Basket  
G Ehab Amin 22 – (1995-08-01)1 August 1995 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Oregon Ducks men's basketball  
F Ismail Ahmed Abdelmoneim 41 – (1976-09-23)23 September 1976 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Al Riyadi BC  
F Yaser Saleh 19 – (1998-09-30)30 September 1998 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Dafni BC  
F Ahmed Hamdy Mohamed Moawad 24 – (1993-08-01)1 August 1993 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) BC Rustavi  

Legend
  • Club – describes current club
  • Age – describes age on 10 March 2018

Head coach historyEdit

Past rostersEdit

1947 EuroBasket: finished 3rd among 14 teams

Albert Tadros, Gabriel "Gaby" Catafago, Youssef Abbas, Fouad Abdelmeguid el-Kheir, Abdelrahman Ismail, Hussein Montasser, Wahid Saleh, Zaki Harari, Hassan Moawad, Zaki Yehia, Guido Acher, Maurice Calife

EuroBasket 1949: finished 1st among 7 teams

Gabriel "Gaby" Catafago, Albert Tadros, Youssef Abouaouf, Fouad Abdelmeguid el-Kheir, Abdelrahman Ismail, Hussein Montasser, Nessim Salah el-Dine, Wahid Saleh, Medhat Youssef, Mohammed Soliman, Youssef Abbas, Mohammed Ali el-Rashidi (Coach: Carmine "Nello" Paratore), Team captain: Albert Tadros

Team for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Egypt men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
F 4 Samir, Seif 21 – (1993-06-05)5 June 1993 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Al Ahly  
G 5 Gendy, Amr 23 – (1991-06-14)14 June 1991 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Gezira  
C 6 Kamal, Haytham 26 – (1987-11-17)17 November 1987 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Al Ittihad  
G 7 Badr, Wael (C) 35 – (1978-12-01)1 December 1978 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Sporting  
F 8 Abouelanin, Moamen 28 – (1986-06-25)25 June 1986 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Al Ittihad  
G 9 El-Gammal, Ibrahim 26 – (1988-03-23)23 March 1988 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Al Ahly  
G 10 El-Sabagh, Mouhanad 26 – (1988-04-23)23 April 1988 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Al Ittihad  
G 11 Genedy, Sherif 35 – (1979-04-03)3 April 1979 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Gezira  
F 12 Shousha, Youssef 21 – (1993-06-09)9 June 1993 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Al Ittihad  
G 13 Elmekawi, Moustafa 19 – (1994-10-22)22 October 1994 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) El Zamalek  
F 14 Ibrahim, Rami 26 – (1988-02-06)6 February 1988 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Al Ittihad  
F 15 Rabie, Ashraf 31 – (1983-01-16)16 January 1983 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Al Ittihad  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Sabry Saleh
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 30 August 2014

Team for the 2015 FIBA Africa Championship.

Egypt men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
C 1 Kamal, Haytham 27 – (1987-11-17)17 November 1987 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Al Ittihad  
G 4 Amin, Ehab 20 – (1995-08-01)1 August 1995 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Texas A&M Corpus Christi  
G 5 Gendy, Amr 24 – (1991-06-14)14 June 1991 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Gezira  
G 6 Gunady, Ramy (C) 33 – (1981-12-20)20 December 1981 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Zamalek  
G 9 El-Gammal, Ibrahim 27 – (1988-03-23)23 March 1988 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Al Ahly  
G 10 Tawfik, Ahmed 27 – (1987-11-02)2 November 1987 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) Sporting  
C 11 Ahmed, Aly 23 – (1992-03-15)15 March 1992 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) CSU Bakersfield University  
F 12 Shousha, Youssef 22 – (1993-06-09)9 June 1993 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Sporting  
F 14 Ibrahim, Rami 27 – (1988-02-06)6 February 1988 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Al Ittihad  
G 30 Hesham, Ahmed 22 – (1992-10-14)14 October 1992 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Sporting  
F 50 Marei, Assem 23 – (1992-06-16)16 June 1992 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Minnesota State University  
F 55 Oraby, Omar 23 – (1991-09-08)8 September 1991 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in) Gezira  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Mohamed Gaber
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 19 August 2015

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 26 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  2. ^ FIBA National Federations – Egypt, fiba.com, accessed 24 February 2012.
  3. ^ Guinea - Afrobasket 2017 roster
  4. ^ https://www.fiba.com/downloads/assistmagazines/2008/31.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.deposoft.com.ar/repo/publicaciones/Mario%20Blasone%20-%20The%20Triple%20Threat%20(Full%20Book).pdf
  6. ^ http://archive.aawsat.com/details.asp?article=185893&issueno=9018#.WHCBpFN97IU
  7. ^ Head coaches, fiba.com, accessed 8 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Juan Antonio Orenga será... ¡seleccionador de Egipto!". Solobasket. 25 April 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  9. ^ http://www.shorouknews.com/news/view.aspx?cdate=13072017&id=200f7b2e-c026-483a-a2a1-c4c780af60c3
  10. ^ "Alfred Julbe, nuevo seleccionador de Egipto". Marca. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2019.

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