Mostafa Afroto

Mostafa Elhady , more commonly known as Mostafa Afroto (Arabic: مصطفى عفروتو‎), is an Egyptian footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or a second striker. He currently plays for Ala'ab Damanhour SC. Mostafa is nicknamed "Afroto" (or Little Genie) for his speed, pace and unpredictable moves on the pitch.

Personal information
Full name Mostafa Elhady
Date of birth (1989-02-21) 21 February 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth Cairo, Egypt
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Attacking Midfielder, Second Striker
Club information
Current team
Ala'ab Damanhour
Youth career
2007–2010 Al-Ahly
2008Smouha (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Al-Ahly 10 (2)
2011Al-Ittihad (loan) 8 (1)
2012–2013 FK Qarabağ 4 (0)
2013 Misr El-Makasa 5 (0)
2013–2014 ACS Poli Timișoara 0 (0)
2014–2015 Ala'ab Damanhour 32 (5)
2015–2016 Ismaily 16 (1)
2016–2017 El Sharkia 24 (0)
2017–2018 Entag El Harby 1 (0)
2018Saham Club (loan) ? (?)
2019– Ala'ab Damanhour 0 (0)
National team
2009 Egypt U-20 8 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 March 2019


Afroto made his first squad club debut on February 12, 2010, when he came as a substitute for Osama Hosny in the 63rd minutes, when his team was down 0–1 against Ittihad El-Shorta. Afroto scored the equalizer for his club from a marvelous long distance free kick. He moved on to inspire his teammates to achieve a 4–2 win by gaining a penalty scored by his teammate Mohamed Samir and scoring his second goal in the 90th minute in an exciting come back. This his made the thrilled fans of Al-Ahly to chant his name till the end of the match.[2]

On 21 August 2012, it was announced that he had officially signed for Azerbaijani giants Qarabağ.[3] After only four games for Qarabağ joined Misr El Makasa on a two and a half year contract.[4]


  1. ^ Egypt U20 Squadlist
  2. ^ Afroto gives Ahli thrilling win
  3. ^ "Official: Afroto joins Azerbaijani club". Retrieved 20 November 2013. External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "Hossam Hassan boosts Maqassa by landing exAhly Afroto". Retrieved 20 November 2013. External link in |publisher= (help)

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