Hassan Shehata (Egyptian Arabic: حسـن شحـاتة; born 19 June 1949), nicknamed The Boss (Egyptian Arabic: المعلم, romanized: El Me'alem, lit. 'The Teacher'), is an Egyptian former association football player and is currently a head coach.
Shehata in 2012
|Full name||Hassan Hassan Shehata|
|Date of birth||19 June 1947|
|Place of birth||Kafr El Dawwar, El Beheira, Egypt|
|Kafr El Dawar|
|1986–1988||Al Wasl (Emirates)|
|1997–1998||El Sharkia SC|
|1999||Al-Ahly Benghazi (Libya)|
|2014||Difaâ El Jadidi|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He played for Zamalek and was given the award for Best Player in Asia in 1970.
In 2004, Shehata became Egyptian national team coach after the sacking of Italian coach Marco Tardelli. In the 2006 African Cup of Nations, which was hosted by Egypt, he led the team to its first Cup of Nations in eight years, defeating the Ivory Coast in the final.
During the African Cup semi-final against Senegal, Shehata had a serious row with Mido, when Mido reacted badly to being substituted. Shehata was vindicated minutes later when Amr Zaki, the player replacing Mido, scored the winning goal which took Egypt to the final. Shehata did allow Mido to accept his medal at the closing ceremonies of the African Cup of Nations, after Mido had made a public apology a few days before.
He led Egypt to three successive titles at the African Cup of Nations in 2006, 2008 and 2010. He thus became the second coach to win the trophy three times (a record) after Ghana's Charles Gyamfi, and the only one to win three consecutive cups. Egypt became the first African nation to achieve this streak/record. As a result of this, the Egyptian team were ranked as high as 9th in the FIFA World Rankings. In 2008, he was awarded the title of CAF Coach of the Year.
In 2015, he became President of the SATUC Football Cup, a new charitable global football competition for U16 orphans, refugees and disadvantaged children.
- 2 times Egyptian League top scorer (1976–77 & 1979–80)
- 3rd best African footballer of the year 1974 (France Football)
- Best Footballer in Asia 1970
- Best Footballer in African Cup 1974
- Best Footballer in Egypt 1976
- Received Egyptian Merit of Sport 1980
As a managerEdit
- African Cup of Nations Champion: 2006, 2008, 2010
- African Youth Cup of Nations Champion 2003
- As manager of Egyptian youth team he qualified for World Cup under 20 years
- Nile Basin Tournament Champion 2011
For El Mokawleen
- Promoted Menia, Sharquia & Suez to Division I in 3 successive seasons
- Hassan Shehata - International Appearances
- "اخبار |قبل مواجهة أهلي جاريدو .. شحاتة يكتسح المدرب الأجنبي في الدوري المصري". FilGoal. 2015-04-27. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
- "Marco Tardelli is Egypt's New Manager". Egyptian Players. Archived from the original on 2010-12-17.
- "Tardelli Thanks Fans for Standing by Pharaohs". Egyptian Players. Archived from the original on 2010-12-17.
- Obayiuwana, Osasu (2004-03-26). "Egypt's new coach Marco Tardelli has acknowledged the difficulty of leading the Pharaohs to the 2006 World Cup". BBC sport.
- Kenyon, Matthew (2006-02-08). "Mido thrown out of Egyptian squad". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2007-08-17.
- "Mido reconciles with Egypt coach". BBC Sport. 2006-02-09. Retrieved 2008-02-10.
- Hassanin Mubarak. "African Nations Cup-Winning Coaches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2015-08-06.
- Karel Stokkermans. "African Nations Cup". Rec.Sport.Soccer.Statistics.
- "IFFHS Coach Ranking: Hassan Shehata best African - Non classé - Football - StarAfrica.com". En.starafrica.com. 2010-10-28. Archived from the original on 2016-01-05. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
-  Archived May 13, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
- Ed Dove (2013-03-14). "5 Best African World Football Coaches". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
- "Hassan Shehata". Egyptian Sports. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
- "2006 African Nations Final". Soccerway. Retrieved 8 October 2014.