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Mohamed Ali Abu El Yazid Shawky (Arabic: محمد شوقي‎, born 15 October 1981) is an Egyptian retired footballer. He played Defensive midfielder for Egypt's national football team. He played every minute of Egypt’s 2006 Africa Cup of Nations campaign.

Mohamed Shawky
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Shawky in 2011
Personal information
Full name Mohamed Ali Abu El Yazid Shawky[1]
Date of birth (1981-10-15) 15 October 1981 (age 37)
Place of birth Port Said, Egypt
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Arab Contractors
Number 17
Youth career
1998–2000 Al-Masry
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Al-Masry 60 (15)
2003–2007 Al Ahly 92 (21)
2007–2010 Middlesbrough 18 (0)
2010 Kayserispor 11 (5)
2010–2012 Al Ahly 23 (9)
2012–2013 Al Naft 14 (8)
2014 Kelantan 16 (8)
2015 Arab Contractors 11 (5)
National team
2001–2012 Egypt[3] 65 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 February 2014
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 June 2013



Born in Port Said, Shawky began his playing career with Al-Masry before joining Al Ahly, where he became famous for his strong shots.[citation needed]

He joined Middlesbrough on 31 August 2007 for £650,000 and signed a three-year contract.[4] He made his Boro debut against Tottenham Hotspur on 26 September 2007 in the 3rd round of the 2007–08 League Cup. Shawky played the first half, with the match ending in a 2–0 win for Tottenham.

Hampered by injuries during his first season, Shawky played central midfield in Middlesbrough's opening premier league game of the 2008–2009 season against Tottenham Hotspur which Middlesbrough won 2–1. On 8 January 2010, Shawky signed a ​2 12-year contract with Kayserispor.[5] In June 2010, he and the club ended the contract by mutual consent, allowing Shawky to return to Egypt, joining Al Ahly. After 2 good seasons with Ahly, he put in a transfer request to leave Ahly in July 2012.He joined Malaysian Super League club Kelantan in 2014. He was released by the club after the season ended. He joined Arab Contractors Sporting Club in 2015 that played in Egyptian Premier League

International careerEdit

During the 2009 Confederations Cup, he scored against Brazil in Egypt's opening game.



  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 372. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0.
  2. ^ "Player Profile". Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  3. ^ Mohamed Ali Abu Shawki - International Appearances
  4. ^ "One in, one out for Boro". Sky Sports. 2007-08-31. Retrieved 2007-08-31.
  5. ^ Egypt Star Mohamed Shawky Joins Kayserispor

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