Hossam Mohamed Ashour Rahman (Arabic: حسام عاشور, born 9 March 1986) is an Egyptian professional footballer. He plays as a defensive midfielder for Egyptian Premier League side Al Ahly where he is currently the team's captain.
Ashour lining up for Al Ahly in 2011
|Full name||Hossam Mohamed Ashour Rahman|
|Date of birth||9 March 1986|
|Place of birth||Cairo, Egypt|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 December 2017|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:06, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
After progressing through the club's youth system, Ashour established himself in the first team and has won over 30 domestic and continental competitions with the club, making him the most decorated player in the club's history. He has made more than 500 appearances in all competitions.
Born in Cairo, Ashour began his career in the youth system at Al Ahly before being promoted to the first team at the age of seventeen by manager Manuel José de Jesus after attracting his attention in a youth training session. He made his debut in the Egyptian Premier League during the 2003–04 season during a march against El Mansoura. He became the youngest player in the club's history to captain the side in a match against Ittihad El Shorta during the 2009–10 season after club captain Osama Hosny was substituted.
In 2014, Ashour made his 100th appearance in the CAF Champions League during a match against Tanzanian side Young Africans, becoming only the fourth Al-Ahly player reach the tally after Essam El-Hadary, Wael Gomaa and Shady Mohamed.
In May 2017, Ashour was banned for four matches and fined 40,000 Egyptian pounds after being charged with assaulting a referee. Al Ahly manager Hossam El-Badry was also charged for an incident with the referee during the match. Ashour was appointed club captain in his thirteenth year with Al Ahly, winning his first trophy as captain in January 2018 in a 1–0 victory over Al-Masry in the 2017 Egyptian Super Cup. The trophy was his 33rd senior trophy for the club, making him the most decorated player in the club's history.
Ashour represented Egypt at under-20 level, playing in the 2005 African Youth Championship in Benin as the side finished as runners-up to Nigeria. He also played for the side at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship as Egypt were eliminated in the group stage. He later played for the Egypt Olympic squad.
- Egyptian Premier League: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
- Egypt Cup: 2005–06, 2006–07, 2016–17
- Egyptian Super Cup: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017
- CAF Champions League: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2013
- CAF Confederation Cup: 2014
- African Super Cup: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014
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