Al Masry SC

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Al Masry Sporting Club (Arabic: النادي المصري للألعاب الرياضية) is an Egyptian sports club based in Port Said, Egypt. The club is mainly known for its professional football team, that competes in the Egyptian Premier League, the highest division of the Egyptian football league system.

Al Masry
Full nameAl Masry Sporting Club
Short nameMAS, MSC
Founded18 March 1920; 103 years ago (1920-03-18)
GroundAl Masry Club Stadium
ChairmanKamel Abou Ali
CoachAli Maher
LeagueEgyptian Premier League
2022–23Egyptian Premier League, 5th
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Al Masry's active sections





Field hockey

Al Masry has never won the league, but won their one Egyptian Cup in 1998. The club plays their home matches at the Port Said Stadium, with a capacity of 17,988.

History Edit

Founded on 18 March 1920 by a group of Egyptians in Port Said, it was the first club for Egyptians in a city that already had many clubs for the foreign communities living there.

In February 2012 the Port Said Stadium disaster took place, where rioting Masry fans caused the deaths of 72 rival fans, and hundreds of injuries. 69 Masry fans were convicted, with 26 receiving the death penalty, and numerous others receiving life sentences.

After the riots, the remainder of the 2011–12 Egyptian Premier League season was cancelled by the Egyptian Football Association. Al Masry decided to refrain from competing in the 2012–13 season as a sign of respect to the relatives of the victims of the disaster, although it obtained a decision from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) confirming the club's right to participate in the Egyptian Premier League and all other activities of the Egyptian Football Association.[1] Nevertheless, 2012–13 season was not completed and was cancelled due to the political situation in Egypt.

Al Masry resumed participation in the Egyptian Premier League in the 2013–14 season; the club suffered from unstable performance and results for two consecutive seasons, although it maintained its position in the Egyptian Premier League. Al Masry started the 2015–16 season under the coaching of the Egyptian former player of the team Hossam Hassan, who adopted a new policy depending on youth and unknown players. That season the team came in at fourth place in the Egyptian Premier League and succeeded to qualify to the CAF Confederation Cup after 14 years of absence from African completions.

Colours and crest Edit

The Egyptian flag (1922–1958).

Al Masry's crest is composed of a green pharaonic Horus eagle that holds the Sun disk over its head in between its two upraised wings; the crest was inspired by the shape of Tutankhamun's pendants referring to challenge and strength, so the team is nicknamed the green eagles. The club's main colours, green and white come from Egypt's flag after the Egyptian Revolution of 1919 as a symbol of patriotism.[2]

Stadiums Edit

Al Masry formerly played their home games at a small stadium in Port Said, but its capacity was too small for the club's support. As a consequence, Al Masry built its own new stadium which is named Port Said Stadium in 1953 and was officially inaugurated in 1955.[3]

Sayed Metwally Complex Edit

Sayed Metwally Complex
LocationPort Said, Egypt
OwnerAl Masry SC
OperatorAl Masry SC
CapacityNo Seats
Al Masry SC
Al Masry Juniors
and all other youth levels

The Sayed Metwally Complex is the training center of Egyptian multi-sport club Al Masry SC. It has two grass pitches and is mainly used by the senior squad and the youth teams. It was renovated in 2011 to be ready to host the training sessions of the first team and its friendly matches. In November 2013 Al Masry board of directors took a decision to name the Pitches after the club's late president Sayed Metwally who took the office for almost 26 years.[4]

Presidents Edit

Name From To
 /  Sir Ahmed Hosny[5] 1920 1925
  Mohamed El-Tobshy 1925 1930
  Sir Awad Fakosa 1930 1935
  Ibrahim Youssef Lehita 1935 1940
 / /  Abd El Rahman Pasha Lotfi 1940 1964
  Major General Khalil Tarman 1964 1967
 /  Abd El Hamid Hussien 1971 1974
  Mohamed Moussa 1974 1978
  Ahmed Fouad El-Makhzangy Feb 1978 Dec 1979
  Major General Ibrahim El-Mor May 1980 Aug 1980
 /  Sayed Metwaly 1980 1988
  Major General Ibrahim El-Mor 1988 1989
  Sayed Metwaly 1989 1991
  Adel El-Gazar March 1991 May 1991
  Sayed Metwaly 1991 1997
  Kamel Abou-Aly Aug 1997 Dec 1997
  Abd El wahab Kouta Jan 1998 2002
  Sayed Metwaly Sept 2002 2008
  Aly Fragallah 2008 2009
  Kamel Abou-Aly 2009 2013
  Yasser Yehia 2014 July 2015
  Samir Halabia 23 July 2015 Present

Honours Edit

Performance in CAF competitions Edit

  • PR = Preliminary round
  • FR = First round
  • SR = Second round
  • PO = Play-off round
  • QF = Quarter-final
  • SF = Semi-final
Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1999 African Cup Winners' Cup FR   Sudan Al Merrikh 1–0 0–1 1–1 (4–3 p)
SR   Ghana Asante Kotoko 1–0 0–1 1–1 (4–2 p)
QF   DR Congo AS Dragons 3–0 0–1 3–1
SF   Tunisia Club Africain 0–4 0–0 0–4
2002 CAF Cup FR   Kenya Mathare United 2–0 2–0 4–0
SR   Botswana Botswana Defence Force XI 2–0 2–4 4–4 (a)
QF   Madagascar AS Adema 2–0 1–0 3–0
SF   Algeria JS Kabylie 1–0 0–2 1–2
2017 CAF Confederation Cup PR   Nigeria Ifeanyi Ubah 1–0 0–1 1–1 (3–0 p)
FR   Mali Djoliba w/o 0–2 w/o[a]
PO   Uganda KCCA 1–0 0–1 1–1 (3–4 p)
2018 CAF Confederation Cup PR   Zambia Green Buffaloes 4–0 1–2 5–2
FR   Tanzania Simba 0–0 2–2 2–2 (a)
PO   Gabon CF Mounana 2–1 1–1 3–2
Group B   Mozambique UD Songo 2–0 1–1 2nd
  Sudan Al Hilal 2–0 1–1
  Morocco RS Berkane 1–0 0–0
QF   Algeria USM Alger 1–0 1–0 2–0
SF   DR Congo AS Vita Club 0–0 0–4 0–4
2018–19 CAF Confederation Cup FR   Burkina Faso Salitas 0–2 0–0 0–2
2019–20 CAF Confederation Cup FR   Zanzibar Malindi 3–1 4–1 7–2
PO   Seychelles Côte d'Or 2–0 4–0 6–0
Group A   Mauritania FC Nouadhibou 1–0 3–2 2nd
  Nigeria Enugu Rangers 4–2 1–1
  Egypt Pyramids 1–2 0–2
QF   Morocco RS Berkane 2–2 0–1 2–3
2021–22 CAF Confederation Cup SR   Uganda URA 1–0 0–0 1–0
PO   Nigeria Rivers United 1–0 1–2 2–2 (a)
Group C   DR Congo TP Mazembe 2–0 0–2 2nd
  Cameroon Coton Sport 2–0 0–0
  Congo AS Otohô 1–0 0–1
QF   Morocco RS Berkane 2–1 0–1 2–2 (a)
  1. ^ FIFA suspended the Malian Football Federation on 17 March 2017. As a result, Djoliba could not play the second leg, and Al Masry won on walkover.[6]

Performance in Arab competitions Edit

1999 – Bronze Medalist
2008 – First Round

IFFHS rankings Edit

Players Edit

Current squad Edit

As of 18 January 2023

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   EGY Essam Tharwat
27 GK   EGY Mahmoud Gad
31 GK   EGY Mohamed Shehata
GK   EGY Ihab El Aiady
3 DF   ALG Imadeddine Boubekeur
4 DF   EGY Mohamed Dabash
7 DF   EGY Karim El Eraki
13 DF   EGY Amr El Saadawy
14 DF   TUN Elyes Jelassi
17 DF   EGY Hussein Al Sayed
38 DF   EGY Islam Al Mazayen
DF   EGY Mohamed Gad
DF   EGY Karim Alaa
8 MF   EGY Amr Moussa (captain)
10 MF   EGY Hassan Ali
20 MF   NGA Emeka Christian Eze
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 MF   EGY Ahmed El Sheikh
30 MF   EGY Islam Abou Slemma
35 MF   EGY Ahmed Shadad
40 MF   EGY Osama El Gazzar
39 MF   EGY Zyad Farag
MF   EGY Islam Ateia
MF   EGY Sherif Dabo
MF   EGY Mostafa Abou El Hassan
MF   EGY Ragab Omran
9 FW   EGY Amr Marei
18 FW   ALG Abderrahim Deghmoum
19 FW   EGY Marwan Hamdy
21 FW   EGY Mohamed Grendo
28 FW   NGA Anthony Okpotu
37 FW   CMR Franck Mbella Etouga
FW   EGY Mohamed El Gamal

Coaching staff Edit

Position Staff
Manager   Ali Maher
General Coach   Mohammed Abdul-Kareem
Assistant coach   Saif Dawood
Goalkeeper Coach   Mostafa Fathi
Football Director   Vacant
Administrator   Mahmoud Gaber
Club Doctor  
Physiotherapist   Ahmed Sameh
Masseur   Yousry Sadek
Masseur   Hussien Hassan
Masseur   Mohamed Ayad

Source: [8]


Captains Edit

Managers Edit

Other sports Edit

Al Masry SC also competes in other sports, such as handball, athletics, swimming, gymnastics, billiards, table tennis and field hockey.

Al Masry FM Radio Edit

Al Masry FM is the official radio station of the club; it was launched as an Internet radio station on 28 December,[year missing] making it Egypt's first radio station belonging to a club.[citation needed]

Sponsors Edit

See also Edit

References Edit

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  2. ^ "Al Masry Sporting Club :: الموقع الرسمي للنادي المصري للألعاب الرياضية :: تأسس عام 1920 :: كيف و متى أصبح للمصري شعار؟". Al Masry club. Archived from the original on 1 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Al Masry Sporting Club: الموقع الرسمي للنادي المصري للألعاب الرياضية :: تأسس عام 1920 ::استاد المصرى". Al Masry club. Archived from the original on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Al Masry board names the club's training pitch after Metwally". Archived from the original on 15 December 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Al Masry Sporting Club: الموقع الرسمي للنادي المصري للألعاب الرياضية :: تأسس عام 1920 ::مجلس الإدارة الحالى السابق". Al Masry club. Archived from the original on 9 February 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  6. ^ "FIFA Suspends Malian Football Association (FEMAFOOT)". 17 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Club World Ranking by footballdatabase". footballdatabase. 3 June 2018.
  8. ^ "الموقع الرسمي للنادي المصري للألعاب الرياضية -". Archived from the original on 25 October 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
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  10. ^ "". 15 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Ahmed Refaat - Stats and titles won".

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