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. His twin brother Ibrahim also played professional football, and they shared teams for most of their extensive careers.
Hossam Hassan in 2018
|Full name||Hossam Hassan Hussein|
|Date of birth||10 August 1966|
|Place of birth||Helwan, Cairo, Egypt|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Al Ittihad Alexandria (Manager)|
|2007||Al Ittihad Alexandria||5||(0)|
|2013||Misr Lel Makkasa|
|2014–2015||Al Ittihad Alexandria|
|2020–||Al Ittihad Alexandria|
|* 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.
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.
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 League – Al-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.
After the sacking of French coach Henri Michel, he was named manager of former side Zamalek, on 30 November 2009. 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.
- As of 29 March 2012
|1984–85||Al Ahly||Egyptian League||2||0||3||0||-||-||-||-||5||0|
|1991–92||Neuchâtel Xamax||Swiss League||8||3||0||0||3||4||-||-||11||7|
|1992–93||Al Ahly||Egyptian League||25||15||2||0||10||2||-||-||37||17|
|1999–00||Al Ain||UAE League||10||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||10||3|
- 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.
- As of 18 December 2020
|Al Masry||29 February 2008||28 December 2008||27||9||11||7||33.33|
|Telecom Egypt||5 March 2009||29 October 2009||9||3||3||3||33.33|
|Zamalek||30 November 2009||13 July 2011||57||33||16||8||57.89|
|Ismaily||9 August 2011||28 September 2011||2||1||0||1||50.00|
|Al Masry||15 January 2012||1 February 2012||3||2||1||0||66.67|
|Misr Lel Makkasa||26 February 2013||28 May 2013||10||1||4||5||10.00|
|Jordan||25 June 2013||30 July 2014||20||9||8||3||45.00|
|Zamalek||30 July 2014||2 October 2014||6||1||2||3||16.67|
|Al Ittihad||27 October 2014||24 July 2015||35||12||13||10||34.29|
|Al Masry||25 July 2015||28 October 2018||140||68||41||31||48.57|
|Pyramids||29 October 2018||25 January 2019||11||6||5||0||54.55|
|Smouha||22 February 2019||12 January 2020||25||9||7||9||36.00|
|Al Ittihad||20 October 2020||""Present""||5||3||1||1||60.00|
- Egyptian Premier League (11): 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1988–89, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000
- Egyptian Cup: 1984–85, 1988–89, 1992–93, 1995–96
- African Cup Winners' Cup: 1984, 1985, 1986, 1993
- African Cup of Champions Clubs: 1987
- Arab Club Champions Cup: 1996
- Arab Cup Winners' Cup: 1994–95
- Arab Super Cup: 1997, 1998
- Afro-Asian Cup: 1988
- Egyptian Premier League: 2000–01, 2002–03, 2003–04
- Egyptian Cup: 2001–02
- Egyptian Super Cup: 2001, 2002
- CAF Champions League: 2002
- CAF Super Cup: 2003
- UAFA Club Cup: 2003
- Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup: 2003
- 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.
- More goals than caps (FIFA.com)
- "Hossam Hassan – Century of International Appearances". RSSSF. 30 July 2020. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- Hassan, Egypt's iron man; FIFA.com
- The game's terrible twins; FIFA.com, 12 February 2010
- The 50 Greatest African Players of All Time
- "Hossam Hassan appointed as El-Masri Coach". Yallakora. Archived from the original on 18 August 2009. Retrieved 29 February 2008.
- "Hossam Hassan resigns as Telecom manager". Archived from the original on 2 November 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2009.
- Hassan replaces Zamalek's Michel Archived 28 July 2012 at archive.today
- "Ittihad of Alexandria re-appoint Hossam Hassan as manager". kingfut.com. 13 October 2020.
- "Pro-Mubarak celebrities blacklisted by Egyptians". Arab News. 8 March 2011. Archived from the original on 17 May 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
- تقرير .. حسام حسن يفشل فى الفوز للمباراة الـ 11 على التوالي. يلاكورة.كوم (in Arabic). Retrieved 10 July 2018.