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Hany Said (Arabic: هاني سعيد‎) (born 22 April 1980) is an Egyptian footballer, who currently plays as a center-back for Misr Lel-Makkasa.

Hany Said
Personal information
Full name Hany Mohammed Said Zakaria
Date of birth (1980-04-22) 22 April 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth Cairo, Egypt
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Center-back, libero,
defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Misr Lel-Makkasa
Number 6
Youth career
Al Ahly
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Al Ahly 12 (2)
1998–2003 Bari 43 (1)
2000Bellinzona (loan) 4 (0)
2003 Messina 11 (0)
2003 Fiorentina 8 (0)
2004 Pistoiese
2004–2005 Mons 10 (0)
2005–2006 Al Masry
2006–2008 Ismaily 79 (0)
2008–2011 Zamalek 61 (4)
2011–2013 Misr Lel-Makkasa 15 (0)
2013 Smouha 13 (0)
2013– Misr Lel-Makkasa 124 (5)
National team
2000–2010 Egypt[1] 71 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:31, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:40, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Born in Cairo, Egypt, Said started his youth career at Al Ahly in 1997. The following year, he moved to the Italian club AS Bari where he played for three seasons in Serie A.

In February 2003, after five years with Bari, Said moved to Serie B side Messina for ths second half of the 2002–03 season. In summer 2003 he moved to Fiorentina where he could not find his place. During the 2004–2005 season he played for and suffered relegation with Belgian first-tier club Mons.

In 2006, Said left Al Masry for Ismaily.[2]

His performances during the Africa Cup of Nations 2008 in Ghana made Said a target for Egypt's biggest clubs, Zamalek SC and Al Ahly. On 5 July 2018, Zamalek announced the signing of Said on a reported three-year contract.[3] Two days later, it was reported Said had refused to sign the contract despite having signed a pre-contract agreement.[4] On 12 July, Said was fined by the Egyptian Football Association EGP 350,000 and obliging him to play Zamalek after he had stated he was not "willing to play for any team in Egypt other than Ahli".[5]

In summer 2001, after his contract with Zamalek ended Said joined Misr Lel-Makkasa on a free transfer.[6] In August, Zamalek attempted to re-sign him.[7][8]

In April 2018, Said announced he would retire at the end of the season.[9]

International careerEdit

In March 2002 CAF and FIFA banned Hany for 6 months after testing positive for drugs in 2002 African Cup of Nations which was held in Mali.[10]

He returned to Egypt national football team in 2004 but he did not participate in the winning team of 2006, however Hassan Shehata the coach of Egypt has recalled him in the preliminary squad for 2008 Africa Cup of Nations which won the cup too.



  1. ^ Hani Mohammed Said - International Appearances
  2. ^ Shoeb, Omar (7 July 2006). "Ismaili sign Masri's Saied". FilGoal. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  3. ^ AbdelAziz, Omar (5 July 2008). "Zamalek sign Saied from Ismaili". FilGoal. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Saied makes a shock U-turn in Zamalek move". FilGoal. 7 July 2008. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  5. ^ AbdelAziz, Omar (12 July 2008). "Saied fined, obliged to join Zamalek". FilGoal. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  6. ^ Mohamed, Mahmoud (10 July 2011). "Maqassa land Zamalek's Hany Said for three years". Ahram Online. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  7. ^ Eslam Omar (4 August 2011). "Coach Shehata brings Hani Said back to Zamalek". Ahram Online. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  8. ^ Eslam Omar (14 August 2011). "Maqassa's Hani Said unlikely to return to Zamalek". Ahram Online. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  9. ^ Farid, Mohamed (8 April 2018). "Hany Said retires at the end of the season". Egypt Today. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Hani Said gets dope ban". BBC Sport. 18 March 2002. Retrieved 10 August 2018.

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