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Amer Taher Abou Zeid Alsayed, publicly known as Taher Abou Zeid, or Taher Abouzaid ( both are correct translations from the original alphabet in Arabic: عامر طاهر أبو زيد السيد‎) is the Egyptian Minister of State for Sports[2] and a retired footballer. He played as a midfielder for Al Ahly and the Egyptian national team.

Taher Abouzeid
Minister of State for Sports
Assumed office
16 July 2013
Prime MinisterHazem Al Beblawi
Preceded byEl Amry Farouk
Personal details
Political partyNew Wafd Party (formerly)[1]

Sports careerEdit

Taher Abouzaid
Personal information
Full name Amer Taher Abouzaid Sayed
Date of birth (1962-04-01) 1 April 1962 (age 57)
Place of birth Asyut, Egypt
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Attacking midfield
Youth career
Al Ahly
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1993 Al Ahly 393 (189)
National team
1982–1990 Egypt[3] 57 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2007
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 July 2007

In the FIFA U20 World Cup 1981 Taher Abouzaid was the top-scorer of the Egyptian team and the scorer of the World Cup. For many years Abouzaid played for the Egypt national football team. In the 1984 African Cup of Nations he was also the top scorer with four goals. In the [4] 1986 African Cup of Nations he was the Egyptian team leading scorer helping his team to win the African Cup of Nations 1986. He also played in the 1990 FIFA World Cup finals.[5] Abouzaid also played for Egypt at the 1984 Summer Olympics.[6]

He was on the Al-Ahly's board of directors.



  • Top Scorer of the FIFA U20 World Cup 1981.
  • Top Scorer of the African Cup of Nations 1984.
  • Second best African footballer of the year 1984.
  • CAF official selection Africa all-star team 1986.
  • Scored Seven goals for Egypt in African Cups of Nations
  • Scored 23 Goals for Ahly in African Club Cups

International Career(Egypt)

  • Represented Egypt in 1981 FIFA U20 World Cup. (Top-scorer)
  • Represented Egypt in the 1984 African Cup of Nations. (Top-scorer)
  • Represented Egypt in the 1986 African Cup of Nations. ( CAF all-star team).
  • Represented Egypt in the 1984 Summer Olympics.
  • Represented Egypt in FIFA World Cup 1990.

Club Career (Ahly)


  1. ^ "New 'For Egypt' list launched to run in parliamentary elections". Egypt Independent. 5 February 2015. Archived from the original on 8 July 2016. Retrieved 5 February 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Egypt's interim president swears in first government". Ahram Online. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  3. ^ Taher Abouzaid - International Appearances
  4. ^ "Soccer - African Nations Cup Leading Scorers". CNNSI. 20 January 2004. Retrieved 26 May 2009.
  5. ^ Taher Abou ZeidFIFA competition record
  6. ^ "Amer Taher Abou Zeid Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 6 August 2009.

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