Hossam Hassan

Hossam Hassan Hussein (Arabic: حسام حسن حسين‎; born 10 August 1966) is an Egyptian former professional football player who played as a striker. A prolific goalscorer, he is Egypt's all-time top scorer with 68 goals in 176 appearances.[1][2] His twin brother Ibrahim also played professional football, and they shared teams for most of their extensive careers.[3][4]

Hossam Hassan
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Hossam Hassan in 2018
Personal information
Full name Hossam Hassan Hussein
Date of birth (1966-08-10) 10 August 1966 (age 54)
Place of birth Helwan, Cairo, Egypt
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Al Ittihad Alexandria (Manager)
Youth career
1983–1984 Al Ahly
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1990 Al Ahly 78 (31)
1990–1991 PAOK 19 (5)
1991–1992 Neuchâtel Xamax 8 (3)
1992–2000 Al Ahly 153 (78)
2000–2000 Al Ain 10 (3)
2000–2004 Zamalek 61 (38)
2004–2006 Al Masry 47 (15)
2006–2007 Tersana 21 (6)
2007 Al Ittihad Alexandria 5 (0)
Total 402 (179)
National team
1985–2006 Egypt 176 (68)
Teams managed
2008 Al Masry
2009 Telecom Egypt
2009–2011 Zamalek
2011 Ismaily
2012 Al Masry
2013 Misr Lel Makkasa
2013–2014 Jordan
2014 Zamalek
2014–2015 Al Ittihad Alexandria
2015–2018 Al Masry
2018–2019 Pyramids
2019–2020 Smouha
2020– Al Ittihad Alexandria
Honours
Men's football
Representing  Egypt
Africa Cup of Nations
Winner 1986 Egypt
Winner 1998 Burkina Faso
Winner 2006 Egypt
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hassan represented the national team in the 1990 World Cup and seven Africa Cup of Nations tournaments. He is regarded as one of the best players in African football history and is the second most capped player in men's international football.[5]

Club careerEdit

Other than two spells abroad in Switzerland and Greece, Cairo-born Hassan played mainly for hometown's Al Ahly, for which he made his first-team debuts aged 18, playing his last match for the club sixteen years later. He ranked first in the club in several categories and won a total of 25 titles with it, including 11 leagues; he was only one of two players ever to find the net in derbies for each team.

During his spell at Neuchâtel Xamax in Switzerland he is most remembered for scoring four goals in one game against Celtic in the 1991–92 UEFA Cup

In 2000, already at 34, Hassan left Al-Ahly, going to represent Al Ain SCC, Zamalek SC – adding three more leagues and the 2002 CAF Champions LeagueAl-Masry Club, Tersana and Al-Ittihad Al-Sakndary, while continuing to score at length. He retired aged almost 42, having played most of the time with his sibling Ibrahim, including abroad.

International careerEdit

He appeared for the nation at the 1990 FIFA World Cup, helping the Pharaohs achieve two draws while narrowly going down 0–1 to England. Ibrahim was also an undisputed starter.

Aged 40, Hassan was captain of the national team at the 2006 African Cup of Nations, and played three times and netted once for the hosts, winning the last of his three continental competitions.

Coaching careerEdit

On 29 February 2008, Hassan was named both general manager and coach of former club Al-Masry,[6] before signing at modest Itesalat.[7]

After the sacking of French coach Henri Michel, he was named manager of former side Zamalek, on 30 November 2009.[8] his first match in charge was on 3 December, which ended in a controversial 1–2 away loss against Haras El Hodood, as opposing player Ahmed Eid Abdel Malek was not supposed to play in that match, having been sent off the previous one (Abdel Malek ended up playing, and scored Hodood's first goal).

Hassan's first win at Zamalek came on the 12th, against Al-Masry (3–0). In twelve matches he took the club from 14th place to second, only losing one game and drawing another, before being sacked.

He later had short spells with Ismaily, Al Masry and Misr Lel Makkasa. He then became the head coach of Jordan, where he led the team during the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification, including the AFC Fifth Round against Uzbekistan, then at the AFC–CONMEBOL play-off against Uruguay.

Later on, he returned to Egypt to coach Zamalek, Al Ittihad Alexandria, then Al Masry from 2015 to 2018, where he reached the 2017 Egypt Cup Final, and semi-final of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup. Afterwards, he managed Pyramids and Smouha, before returning to coach Al Ittihad Alexandria in October 2020.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Hassan openly supported longtime president Hosni Mubarak during the 2011 Egyptian revolution, which eventually led to the politician's resignation.

He, along with his brother Ibrahim, led marches in support of Mubarak.[10] He is the father of four children.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 29 March 2012
Season Club League League Cups Continental
1
Other2 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1984–85 Al Ahly Egyptian League 2 0 3 0 - - - - 5 0
1985–86 17 6 0 0 7 3 - - 24 9
1986–87 18 4 0 0 8 1 - - 26 5
1987–88 18 9 0 0 2 2 - - 20 11
1988–89 18 10 5 2 0 0 - - 23 12
1989–90 5 2 0 0 0 0 - - 5 2
1990–91 0 0 0 0 1 2 - - 1 2
Total 78 31 8 2 18 8 107 41
1990–91 PAOK Superleague 19 5 2 1 - - - - 21 6
Total 19 5 2 1 - - - - 21 6
1991–92 Neuchâtel Xamax Swiss League 8 3 0 0 3 4 - - 11 7
Total 8 3 0 0 3 4 - - 11 7
1992–93 Al Ahly Egyptian League 25 15 2 0 10 2 - - 37 17
1993–94 10 4 0 0 1 0 - - 11 4
1994–95 18 7 0 0 0 0 4 1 22 8
1995–96 18 11 6 5 0 0 1 1 25 17
1996–97 26 14 1 0 0 0 4 1 31 15
1997–98 26 9 0 0 0 0 - - 26 9
1998–99 24 15 1 0 1 1 4 0 30 16
1999–00 6 3 0 0 6 6 0 0 12 9
Total 153 78 10 5 18 9 13 3 194 96
1999–00 Al Ain UAE League 10 3 0 0 - - - - 10 3
Total 10 3 0 0 - - - - 10 3
2000–01 Zamalek Egyptian League 16 7 1 0 7 3 3 3 27 13
2001–02 21 18 3 1 13 6 1 0 38 25
2002–03 15 9 3 1 2 1 6 1 26 12
2003–04 9 4 0 0 1 0 6 0 16 4
Total 61 38 7 2 23 10 19 7 110 57
2004–05 Al-Masry Egyptian League 25 10 6 3 - - - 31 13
2005–06 22 5 0 0 - - - - 22 5
Total 47 15 6 3 53 18
2006–07 Tersana Egyptian League 20 6 1 0 - - - 21 6
Total 20 6 1 0 32 14
2007–08 Al-Ittihad Egyptian League 5 0 0 0 - - - 5 0
Total 5 0 0 0 5 0
Career total 401 179 34 13 62 31 32 10 531 234
1Played in CAF Champions League, CAF Winners' Cup, CAF Super Cup and UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League.
2Includes other competitive competitions, including the Egyptian Super Cup, Arab Champions League, Arab Cup Winners' Cup, Arab Super Cup, Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup and Afro-Asian Cup.

InternationalEdit

[1][2]

Egypt
Career Apps Goals
1985–2006 176[a] 68

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 18 December 2020
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Al Masry   29 February 2008 28 December 2008 27 9 11 7 033.33
Telecom Egypt   5 March 2009 29 October 2009 9 3 3 3 033.33
Zamalek[11]   30 November 2009 13 July 2011 57 33 16 8 057.89
Ismaily   9 August 2011 28 September 2011 2 1 0 1 050.00
Al Masry   15 January 2012 1 February 2012 3 2 1 0 066.67
Misr Lel Makkasa[12]   26 February 2013 28 May 2013 10 1 4 5 010.00
Jordan   25 June 2013 30 July 2014 20 9 8 3 045.00
Zamalek   30 July 2014 2 October 2014 6 1 2 3 016.67
Al Ittihad   27 October 2014 24 July 2015 35 12 13 10 034.29
Al Masry   25 July 2015 28 October 2018 140 68 41 31 048.57
Pyramids   29 October 2018 25 January 2019 11 6 5 0 054.55
Smouha   22 February 2019 12 January 2020 25 9 7 9 036.00
Al Ittihad   20 October 2020 ""Present"" 5 3 1 1 060.00
Total 350 157 112 81 044.86

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Al Ahly

Al Ain

Zamalek

InternationalEdit

Egypt

IndividualEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Matches against UAE and Morocco (in 1988), Kuwait (in 1989), Mali (twice in 1994) and Ghana (in 1997) are not considered full internationals by FIFA but they are recognised by the Egyptian FA.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b More goals than caps (FIFA.com)
  2. ^ a b c "Hossam Hassan – Century of International Appearances". RSSSF. 30 July 2020. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  3. ^ Hassan, Egypt's iron man; FIFA.com
  4. ^ The game's terrible twins; FIFA.com, 12 February 2010
  5. ^ The 50 Greatest African Players of All Time
  6. ^ "Hossam Hassan appointed as El-Masri Coach". Yallakora. Archived from the original on 18 August 2009. Retrieved 29 February 2008.
  7. ^ "Hossam Hassan resigns as Telecom manager". Archived from the original on 2 November 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2009.
  8. ^ Hassan replaces Zamalek's Michel Archived 28 July 2012 at archive.today
  9. ^ "Ittihad of Alexandria re-appoint Hossam Hassan as manager". kingfut.com. 13 October 2020.
  10. ^ "Pro-Mubarak celebrities blacklisted by Egyptians". Arab News. 8 March 2011. Archived from the original on 17 May 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
  11. ^ http://www.filgoal.com/Arabic/News.aspx?NewsID=142652
  12. ^ تقرير .. حسام حسن يفشل فى الفوز للمباراة الـ 11 على التوالي. يلاكورة.كوم (in Arabic). Retrieved 10 July 2018.

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