Hassan Shehata

Hassan Shehata (Arabic: حسن شحاتة‎; born 19 June 1949) is a former, Egyptian professional football player. Before retirement he played as a Forward. He then proceed to become a football manager, who is now retired. Shehata led Egypt to victory in three titles, all which were at the African Cup of Nations: 2006, 2008 and 2010. He was the first ever coach to win 3 consecutive Africa Cup of Nations titles. Shehata is one of only two coaches to win the Africa Cup 3 times, along with Ghana's Charles Gyamfi.

Hassan Shehata
Hassan Shehata.jpg
Shehata in 2012
Personal information
Full name Hassan Hassan Shehata
Date of birth (1949-06-19) 19 June 1949 (age 72)
Place of birth Kafr El Dawwar, El Beheira, Egypt
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
FC Mauerwerk (Tech. Advisor)
Youth career
Kafr El Dawar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1969 Zamalek
1969–1973 Kazma
1973–1983 Zamalek
National team
1970–1981 Egypt[1] 52 (14)
Teams managed
1983–1985 Zamalek U20
1985–1986 Zamalek (Assistant)
1986–1988 Al-Wasl
1989–1990 Al-Merreikh
1990–1992 Ittihad El Shorta
1992–1993 Al Ittihad Alexandria
1993–1994 Ittihad El Shorta
1995–1996 Zamalek (Assistant)
1996–1997 El Minya
1997–1998 El Sharkia
1998–1999 El Shams
1999 Al-Ahly Benghazi
1999–2000 Suez
2000 Al-Fujairah
2001 Dina Farms[2]
2001–2003 Egypt U20
2003–2004 El Mokawloon
2004–2011 Egypt
2011–2012 Zamalek
2012 Al-Arabi
2014 Difaâ El Jadidi
2014–2015 El Mokawloon
2015–2016 Petrojet
2018– FC Mauerwerk (Tech. Advisor)
Representing  Egypt (as manager)
Africa Cup of Nations
Winner 2006 Egypt
Winner 2008 Ghana
Winner 2010 Angola
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Managerial careerEdit

In 2004, Shehata became Egypt's national team coach after the sacking of Italian coach Marco Tardelli.[3][4][5] In the 2006 African Cup of Nations, 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 argument with one of his players, Mido. That was a resultant of Mido reacting negatively to being substituted.[6] 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. Following the incident in a few days, Mido issued a public apology.[7]

As mentioned earlier, Shehata led Egypt to three successive titles at the African Cup of Nations in 2006, 2008 and 2010.[8] Thus, Egypt became the first African nation to achieve such record.[9] Consequently, the Egyptian team were ranked as high as 9th in the FIFA World Rankings. Due to his great coaching ability throughout during that period, In 2008, he was awarded the title of CAF Coach of the Year.

In 2010, FFHSI had ranked him as the best African Coach.[10] He was also selected as one of the top five African coaches internationally.[11][12]

In 2015, he became President of the SATUC Football Cup, a new charitable global football competition for U16 orphans, refugees and disadvantaged children.


  1. ^ Hassan Shehata - International Appearances
  2. ^ "اخبار |قبل مواجهة أهلي جاريدو .. شحاتة يكتسح المدرب الأجنبي في الدوري المصري". FilGoal. 2015-04-27. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  3. ^ "Marco Tardelli is Egypt's New Manager". Egyptian Players. Archived from the original on 2010-12-17.
  4. ^ "Tardelli Thanks Fans for Standing by Pharaohs". Egyptian Players. Archived from the original on 2010-12-17.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Kenyon, Matthew (2006-02-08). "Mido thrown out of Egyptian squad". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2007-08-17.
  7. ^ "Mido reconciles with Egypt coach". BBC Sport. 2006-02-09. Retrieved 2008-02-10.
  8. ^ Hassanin Mubarak. "African Nations Cup-Winning Coaches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2015-08-06.
  9. ^ Karel Stokkermans. "African Nations Cup". Rec.Sport.Soccer.Statistics.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ [1] Archived May 13, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Ed Dove (2013-03-14). "5 Best African World Football Coaches". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2015-12-27.