Zamalek SC

Zamalek Sporting Club (Arabic: نادي الزمالك الرياضي‎), commonly referred to as Zamalek, is an Egyptian sports club based in Cairo, Egypt. The club is mainly known for its professional football team, which currently plays in the Egyptian Premier League, the top tier of the Egyptian football league system.[4]

Zamalek SC
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Full nameZamalek Sporting Club
Nickname(s)
  • Nadi Al-Watania W Al-Karama (Patriotism and Dignity Club)[1]
  • Al-Nadi Al-Malaki (The Royal Club)[2]
  • Al-Qalaa Al-Baydaa (The White Castle)
  • Madrasat Al-Fin W Al-Handasa (The School of Art and Engineering)[3]
  • Al-Fares Al-Abyed (The White Knight)
Short nameZSC
Founded5 January 1911; 109 years ago (1911-01-05),
as Qasr El Nile Club
GroundCairo International Stadium
Capacity75,000
ChairmanMortada Mansour
Head coachJaime Pacheco
LeagueEgyptian Premier League
2019–20Egyptian Premier League, 2nd
WebsiteClub website

The club was founded on 5 January 1911 as Qasr El Nile Club and was first headed by the Belgian lawyer George Merzbach Bey. The name was changed, two years later, to Cairo International Sports Club, commonly abbreviated as C.I.S.C.,[5] which was colloquially translated to the Arabic name El Qāhirah El Mokhtalat Club or simply El Mokhtalat Club. The club was named in 1941 after King Farouk of Egypt and became known as Farouk El Awal Club, meaning Farouk I Club. Following the 1952 Egyptian revolution, the club name was once again changed to its current name.[6]

Zamalek established itself as a major force in Egyptian football during the 1920s, becoming the first Egyptian team to ever win a title which was the Sultan Hussein Cup in 1921, the first team to ever win the Egypt Cup in 1922,[7] and the first team to ever win the Cairo League in 1922–23.[8] It is one of two clubs that have played in every season of the Egyptian Premier League, and one of seven clubs that have never been relegated to the Egyptian Second Division. On the continental side, Zamalek has won five CAF Champions League titles, one CAF Confederation Cup title, four CAF Super Cup titles and one African Cup Winners' Cup title; making it one of the most successful clubs in Africa. It is also the first Egyptian team to ever win the CAF Super Cup when it beat archrival Al Ahly in 1994. On the international level, Zamalek is the first Egyptian team to ever win the Afro Asian Cup in 1987, and the most successful at winning it (2 times in 1987 and 1997). Zamalek is also the first Egyptian team to ever qualify to the FIFA Club World Cup when it qualified in 2000 to the 2001 edition, despite the cancellation of the championship later on. Zamalek is the top and most decorated football team in Africa in the twentieth century, with a record 4 titles of the most prestigious continental competition in Africa, the African Cup of Champions Clubs (Later known as CAF Champions League), as well as a record 9 continental and intercontinental championships (4 CAF Champions League, 2 CAF Super Cup, 1 African Cup Winners' Cup, 2 Afro-Asian Cup).

History

Early years, Qasr El Nile Club (1911–1913)

Little is known about the very early years of the club. According to historians,[9][10] the club was established by the Belgian lawyer George Merzbach Bey. On the twenty-fifth of December 1910, Merzbach Bey, while attending Cairo Tramways Company’s Christmas celebration, realized that the company's guest house hosting the celebration on the Nile banks is suitable as a sports club headquarters. Merzbach Bey then decided to establish a new club for the Belgians, Egyptians, and foreigners. During that time, Gezira Sporting Club, the main sporting club in Cairo, was for the exclusive use of the British Army and unavailable for non-British foreigners and Egyptians. Merzbach Bey left the Christmas celebration with a strong intention to establish the new club in that very place, which is currently occupied by Qasr El Nile casino and the Navy House. For the new club, he chose the name Qasr El Nile, which means The Nile Palace. He did not find difficulties in establishing the club as he enjoyed strong ties within the Palace of Khedive Abbas II, as well as many friendships with senior officials of the Egyptian society. He was also the private lawyer for both Baron Empain and his Cairo Tramways Company. On January 5, 1911, the club was established, and it was officially opened on February 6 of the same year.

 
George Merzbach Bey, the founder and first president of Zamalek SC
 
Howard Carter, the first vice president of Zamalek SC

The first board of directors consisted of Merzbach Bey as president; Howard Carter, the great archaeologist and Merzbach Bey's personal friend, as vice president; and Noah Amin Abdullah, Ahmed Mahmoud Azzam, Khoury Chalhoub (Lebanese, Representative of the Cairo Tramways Company), and Paolo Esposito (Italian, Representative of the Khedivial Palace) as board members. It was the first club in Cairo to emerge from non-English expatriate communities. They formed sports and social clubs, each with its own identity.[11] An essential aspect of the club was that it was for all people and not for any specific social, economic, or ethnic community. It started out and continued through World War I under the presidency of Merzbach Bey.

Cairo International Sports Club (C.I.S.C.), El Mokhtalat Club (1913–1941)

 
Zamalek SC team that won the first Egypt Cup in 1921

In 1913, the club moved to a second headquarters at the intersection of the current day 26 July and Ramesses Streets and changed its name to Cairo International Sports Club (C.I.S.C.), which was colloquially translated to the Arabic name El Qāhirah El Mokhtalat Club or simply El Mokhtalat Club. The second president of the club was Nicolas Arfagi Bianchi, who played as a left winger for the club's football team. The idea of the Royal Trophy started as a competition for Egyptian clubs and allied weapons weapons clubs. Al-Ahly rejected the idea because he did not want to play with the Allied clubs to keep Zamalek alone. In the second year of the competition, Al-Ahly was convinced of the need to participate as a new step for resistance and defiance and proving the existence of the Egyptians .. Then The clubs - Al-Ahly and Zamalek - have begun to agree not only to resist foreigners.Rather, they agreed to compete between them as well .. It was agreed to establish two games .. The first on the land of Zamalek on February 9, 1917 and Al-Ahly won over Al-Zamalek 1 / zero .. and the second on Al-Ahly on March 2, 1917 and won Zamalek 1 / zero .In the same year .. 1917 .. The Egyptians began their decisive battle to liberate the Zamalek club from the control of foreigners .. The Egyptians met and decided that Zamalek was in need of reviewing its conditions and conditions based on twelve points, including the fact that the club's land is owned by the Egyptian government and that the lease term has expired and has not been renewed No one and that the club's board of directors did not meet for a long time and the general assembly of the club also did not meet for two years .. and that the members of the board of directors are all foreigners .. and there are no records of the club except in the office of the Belgian general secretary Monsieu Choudouh, director of Pollack company .. and that the club does not have Accounts and bank balances .. There is no record for members .. The club has only a ball court, tennis courts, a small dressing room and a water slide .. The club walls are old and surrounded by billboards owned by an advertising company .. There is no printed law for the club with these points ..The battle started, it was not the Battle of Zamalek Zamalek, but it was a bet on the Egyptian footballing process in all of Egypt The battle started with the convening of a general assembly for the club on Al-Shawarby Street, and a decision was issued by the association to withdraw confidence from the club's board of directors consisting of Khawajis and to elect a new board of directors from the Egyptians .. Dr. Mohamed Badr as president, Mustafa Hassan as agent and Ibrahim Allam as secretary of the fund .. Fawzi, Captain Hassan and Abdo Al-Jabbawi

 
Dr. Mohamed Badr, the first Egyptian president of the Zamalek SC, after a long struggle with Nicolas Arfagi Bianchi, the head of the French community in Cairo, to restore the club to the Egyptians

The new board of directors held its first meeting and decided to continue the battle. They renewed the club in the name of the new president. They informed the prosecution of the disappearance of the club's records. During all this, and all these procedures and steps were taken, and the club itself guarded twenty strongmen from Bulaq, who decided and volunteered to protect an Egyptian club and to preserve it and protect its Egyptian The Ministry of the Interior and its English consultant interfered. More than one foreign embassy in Cairo interfered. But the Egyptians did not retreat or the sons of Zamalek surrendered. The first battles of Egyptian football and sport won, thanks to Zamalek .. There was no longer a place for foreigners In 1917, Egyptian members attempted to form an Egyptian board for the club, but this was blocked by the president of the club, a Frenchman called M. Bianchi, and the secretary M. Shoudoi, who was Belgian, and as a result, no general members meetings were held for the next few years.This era was the beginning of Zamalek's moniker of "Qahir-al-Aganib" (the conqueror of foreigners) due to their many underdog wins against renowned foreign teams.[12] In 1921, Zamalek won the Sultan Hussein Cup, becoming the first Egyptian team to ever win a title.In 1922, Zamalek won the first Egyptian Cup in its history and the first cup tournament to be held in Egypt.

 
Zamalek football team in 1939

The Egyptian members realized that it was important to gain a majority at the next general members meeting. As a result, when the next elections were held, the first Egyptian board was elected with Mohammad Badr as president, Mostafa Hassan as Deputy President, Ibrahim Allam as General Secretary, and Nicola Arkaji, Mahmoud Bassyouni, Hussein Fawzy and Abdo El Jabalawy as board members. After the first board, a new board in 1923 was formed with General Mohamed Heidar as president and Youssef Mohamad as secretary. In the winter of 1924, the club moved for the third time to a location on the west bank of the River Nile, and west of Gezira island (a.k.a. Geziret Al Zamalek), and became known as Cairo International Sports Club - Zamalek.[13] The 1924 location is currently occupied by El Balloon Theater.The beginning of Zamalek was successful in the local cups, as he participated in the Sultan Hussein Cup as a competition for Egyptian clubs and weapons clubs of the Allied Forces, and the club won the Sultan Hussein Cup for the first time in 1921 after its victory over Britain's Schrods 1–2. Zamalek won the first round of the Egyptian Cup, the club after its victory over the Egyptian club 5–0, and won the Sultan Hussein Cup for the second time in two weeks after winning the Egypt Cup. In 1922, the Cairo region League was launched, and the club won its first championship.Zamalek Club managed to win the Cairo Region League championship in the second year in which it was held in 1940 .. Also, Zamalek won .. or mixed .. Prince Farouk Cup three times in the thirties .. The first time in 1932 .. Then in 1935 .. Then in the year 1939 But after Prince Farouk became king, he sits on the throne of Egypt after his father, King Fuad I, died on April 28, 1936.

Farouk El Awal Club(1941–1952)

 
Farouk I Prince of Egypt handing the Egypt Cup to Zamalek SC football team

Farouk's story started with Egypt .. and with the Zamalek club .. Zamalek opened the 1940s by winning the King's Cup .. and the Cairo Region League Championship for the second time in the 1941/40 season .. After a year, Zamalek lost the final of the cup that Al-Ahly won .. and shared The two teams cup 1943/42 season In 1941, Farouk I, King of Egypt and Sudan, bestowed the royal sponsorship on the club, and the club name was changed to Nady Farouk El Awal (Farouk I Club). Mohamed Heidar Pasha, the club president at the time, was informed by the royal decision to change the name to Farouk I Club and accordingly Ismail Bak Shirin of Mohammed Ali's family took the post of the vice president of the club.[14] This period witnessed the biggest victories in the history of the Cairo derby (contested with Al Ahly), a pair of 6–0 wins for Zamalek in 1941–42 and 1943-1944.This record scoreline in the Cairo derby has not been broken since then.[15][16]

Zamalek Sporting Club and the post-1952 period (1952–1960)

 
Zamalek SC football team in the 1950–1951 season

Following the army coup in 1952, the club was renamed Zamalek after the area where the club was situated. The club later moved for the fourth time in its history to its final destination on 26 July Street, just 500 meters west of the Zamalek bridge, occupying an area of 35 acres (140,000 m2) and hosting 24 different sports. A new board was formed with Mohammad Shawky as president and secretary and Mohammad Hassan Helmy as assistant secretary. At the time, the rules required that half the club board be changed every year, and Helmy took the position of secretary-general. In 1954, the stadium needed renovations, so the board sought a businessman to take over the club and guide the renovation. Abd El Hamid El Shawarbi took the presidency and, although, he was elected for a second period, he was not able to do the job he wanted. Zamalek Faithful figures as Heidar Pasha and Haj Sayed El Annany contributed to forming the VIP stand and the first-class stand in a way that suited the high status of the club. This happened while El Shawarbi was outside Egypt, so when he came back, he resigned and the board continued after Shawky stepped up from his Deputy position to continue till September 1955. Still, the idea of bringing a businessman to help the club did not subside, and thus, the businessman Abd El Latif Abo Regeila became the club president in 1956; by then, the rules had been changed allowing the board to stay for 3 years. Once again, Shawky stepped down for the new businessman, although he was re-elected as a club president. Although Regeila was re-elected for a second term, he had to leave Egypt after he lost his money due to the governmental policy against private property. Still the club continued to search for another businessman, and chose Alwe El Gazzar, the owner of El Sheikh Sherieb Company and the president of the board of the Coca-Cola Company at the time. [17][18] [19][20]

First league championship and the start of local glittering (1960–1983)

 
Abdel-Latif Abu-Rajelha

Abdel Latif Abu Regaila is an Egyptian businessman and pioneer of public transport buses in Cairo. During his reign, the construction of the Zamalek Stadium was established, as well as the social building continued as the club's official president until 1961.In 1961, Zamalek paid Real Madrid to play against Zamalek.

 
Hamada Emam and Hazem Emam Legends of Zamalek football team

Hamada Emam was a popular player on the club who helped raise the club's profile.[21] In 1962, there was a new board with Hassan Amer as a president and emeritus deputy Mohammad Shawky, Mohammad Lateef, Galal Kereitam, Mahmoud Emam, and Mahmoud Hafez. Hassan Amer stayed as president until the defeat of the Egyptian army in 1967.

 
Hassan Shehata legend in 1975

Hassan Shehata,One of the best players in Egypt and Africa throughout history is a player and coach who was an integrated player on the defensive and offensive levels. He is considered the best player in the history of Egyptian football for what he presented and got the best player in Asia.He Made the popularity of Zamalek, especially in the Arab Gulf region After retirement, he achieved three championships with the nations of Africa and the latest boom Great inside the national team, playing the Intercontinental Cup, and playing the Egyptian team with a high and honorable level.[22] led Zamalek in the 1963/64 season as the team won the league for the second time.In 1968, during the War of Attrition Zamalek hosted the Ismaily and Al masry clubs and rest of the Suez Canal teams at its grounds Confirming to his role for helping his brothers.[23]  

 
Zamalek Football team in 1969

In 1967, the Minister of Youth and Sports Talat Khairy decided that the club boards would be appointed rather than elected, and hence

 
Mohammed Hassan Helmy The icon of Zamalek Club

Mohammed Hassan Helmy took the presidency[24] to become the first sportsman in Egypt to become a president of a club. He became an icon of Zamalek. He remained president until July 1971 where the rules were changed to allow board elections again and to forbid anyone from being president if they had already held to presidency for two consecutive terms. Tawfeek El Kheshen took over the presidency and the honorary presidency was given to Helmy.The 1970s generation was one of the best generations of football in Zamalek, and it included legendary players in the history of Egyptian and Arab football.

 
Zamalek SC Legends in Seventies in 1977

In 1973, Helmy was elected president and stayed as the head of the board till 1984.

Zamalek won the Egyptian Premier League, the first championship it gets. The Egyptian Premier League was the 1959–60 season. You were the first dead obstacle to enter since the tournament was launched in 1948. The squad consisted of Aldo and Shaheen, Hussein, Ahmed Mustafa, Samir Kotb, Mohamed Al-Rifai, Abdou Nasouhi, Raafat Atia, Issam Bahij and Al-Hamouli were Club coach Evan and club president Abd al-Latif Abu Rujaila. Zamalek successively won the Egyptian Premier League and won the Egyptian Premier League five times in seasons (1959–60, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1977–78, and 1983–84). Zamalek won the Egyptian Cup in that period five times (1960, 1962, 1975, 1977 and 1979). He also won during that period the October Cup, which is the tournament that was held as an alternative to the Egyptian Premier League because of Egypt hosting the 1974 African Nations Cup.[25]

African Uprising (1984–2004)

Zamalek won the first African title against Nigeria's Shooting Stars after beating them in Cairo 2-0 and in Nigeria 0-1

 
Zamalek SC won the first African title CAF Champions League in 1984

In 1984 Hassan Amer became president, followed by Hasan Abo el Fetouh in 1988. During his period, a new rule from the Ministry of Youth increasing the number of elected board members to ten, which was reduced in 1990. Under Fetouh, the club built many new buildings, including a gymnasium that is considered one of the biggest in the Middle East. He also increased the funding for most of the sports teams in the club and assisted in the winning of many championships during his era.[26][27][28][29] In 1990, Galal Ibrahim became the temporary president of the club due to the death of Fetouh until September 1990, when the general club meeting was held and elected Mohamad Nour El Daly as the president. In 1992, Galal Ibrhim became the new president.The club's president from 92 to 96 was Jalal Ibrahim, The rules were changed to require that the vice treasurer be selected mostly by the board members; Hamada Emam was selected by default to that position while Abdel Hamid Shaheen was elected treasurer. The board members were Ahmed Shereen Fawzy, Mahmoud Marouf, Mohamad Fayez El Zummur, Raouf Gaser, and Tarek Ghonaim. The new rules required the board to have two members under the age of 30. For these two spots, Samy Abo El Kheir and Ihab Ibrahim were elected. The members appointed by the high committee for youth and sports were Mohamad Amer, General Hanafy Reyad, and Farouk Abo El Nasr.

In 1993 Zamalek won CAF Champions League.

By 1994, Abdel Hamid Shaheen was not able to continue his duties due to his sickness, but the board chose to keep him in the position in honor of his devotion to the club, and thus Farouk Abo El Nasr was appointed to take over the duties while keeping Shaheen in the position. In 1995, changes came to the board due to the court removal of four members in the board due to their six absences from board meetings. These members included Mahmoud Marouf, Mohamad Fayez El Zummur, and Dr. Mohamad Amer. The newly appointed members were Mortada Mansour, Mahmoud Abdallah, Mounnir Hassan, and Ibrahim Latif. The high committee for youth and sports objected on linking the appointed members with the elected ones, so Mounnir Hassan and Ibrahim Latif forfeited their positions for the good of the club and to remove any embarrassment happening to the board.

 
Ahmad Hossam Mido

Ahmed Hossam Mido is one of the best players in Africa and Egypt, started his football career in 1999 and played at the age of sixteen years of age, and after that, he made a career in many European teams.After retirement, he trained the club team and won the Egypt Cup in 2014 as the youngest Egyptian coach to win a championship[30] The newly two appointed members for the club board were Mohamad Amer and Farouk Abo El Nasr in support of their abilities and dedication. Shereen Fawzy was selected to be treasurer till the new elections. On Thursday 4 July, Abd El Menem Emarah decided to release the club board and the Egyptian Football Federation board after the sad incidence in the game between Ahly and Zamalek season 95/96, as the board decided to freeze the football activity in the club. A one-year temporary club board was selected with Kamal Darweesh as president, Abd EL Aziz Kabil as vice president, and board members Hanafy Reyad, Magdy Sharaf, Ismail Selim, Azmy Megahed, and Mohamad Abd El Rahman Fawzy. Also, accountant Mahmoud Badr El Deen was appointed as treasurer.

Kamal Darwish's Era

Kamal Darwish was the president of Zamalek club for two terms from 1996 to 2005. It was a golden age for Zamalek in all sports, including football. He is one of the most prominent club presidents in Egypt, the Arab world and Africa, and he is one of the most loved among the fans of Zamalek. Zamalek won 16 football championships during his reign, but overall he achieved 1186 championships in 24 games and he assumed the chairmanship of the Board of Directors in 2013 on a temporary board for the second time. He is the president with most achievements in the history of Zamalek.[31]
In 2000 there was a match between Zamalek and Palestine in Gaza After breaking the Zionist siege,Zamalek was named the best club in the world by the IFFHS in February 2003. It was also the first Egyptian team to qualify for the 2001 FIFA Club World Cup in Spain but that competition doesn't happen because of funding problems. Zamalek won the African Champions League in 2002, and Zamalek won two African Super Cups in 1996 and 2003, and during the reign of the Majlis he won the first two championships in the Egyptian Super Cup in 2001 and 2002. Zamalek also won the Egyptian Premier League in that period 3 times (2000–01, 2002–03 and 2003–04), and won the Egypt Cup 1999 and 2002 season.[32][33]

Regression (2005–2013)

In 2005 many boards were dismissed by the decision of the Minister of Sport, which led to organizational uncertainty from 2005 until 2013.That changed the form of competition in Egypt for years. The football team only won two championships Egypt Cup 2008 and Egypt Cup 2013 and the other games were severely affected.The level of Zamalek continued to decline, as the period witnessed administrative instability in the club, since Mortada Mansour assumed the presidency of the club in 2005, the council did not last long and was dissolved, so that a certain council headed by Morsi Atallah came to run the club, before Mortada Mansour returned again to head the council once Others, who witnessed many cases pending before the courts, to dissolve the board of directors and restore it again, and the National Sports Council intervened to appoint a council headed by Muhammad Amir for a year before elections were held in May 2009, which resulted in the election of Mamdouh Abbas as the club's president. Then the Council of Mamdouh Abbas was dissolved in 2010 after Mortada Mansour obtained a court ruling stating that the elections were rigged, and then the administrative authority appointed an interim council to manage the club headed by Jalal Ibrahim, before the Council of Mamdouh Abbas returned again to exercise his duties after Mansour abandoned his lawsuit, Then Taher Abu Zaid disbanded the Mamdouh Abbas Council, where he formed an interim council headed by Kamal Darwish to head Zamalek, but by appointment, so Zamalek knew of instability.[34] on 10 November 2011, Zamalek Sporting Club Centennial was the 100 anniversary of the founding of Zamalek Sporting Club. The celebration included sporting, social and artistic events, though the main event was the friendly match against Atlético de Madrid; it was delayed for more than once because of the consequences of the Egyptian revolution.[35] [36][37][38]

Reconstruction, Reform and Rise Again

Mortada Mansour's Era (2014–present)

 
Zamalek sporting club Headquarter in 2015
 
Zamalek SC and RS Berkane squads in the 2019 CAF Confederation Cup Final

In 2014, Mortada Mansour took over the club and Zamalek rebounded again. Zamalek Club has achieved in his age many titles since its last term in many games, and a great social and construction boom has occurred in the club. In his first year,Zamalek return to the podium once again by winning the Egypt Cup in 2014 at the expense of fellow Smouha 1–0. In the next season 2014–15 season, Zamalek managed to form a good generation such as Tariq Hamed and Ayman Hefni helped him return to the podiums, so he managed to get the Egyptian Premier League so that Zamalek broke the record in obtaining the largest number of points in the league, and led him to the league stand by nine points from The closest competitors, and an impressive record, with only one loss in a year. Then the team achieved Egypt Cup championship at the end of the year, at the expense of Al Ahly SC team, 2–0, and reached the semifinals of the African CAF Confederation Cup in 2015. [39] In February 2014 administration of Zamalek announced the nickname of the club as the Club of the Century, as the most successful club of the 20th century in Africa (gaining 9 titles versus 7 for its closest rival). In 2016, Zamalek reached the final of the CAF Champions League and achieved the Egypt Cup and the Egypt Super Cup. In 2018, the Zamalek football team achieved the Egypt Cup. In 2019 Zamalek won the CAF Confederation Cup[40] and achieved four more titles, the Egypt Cup,the Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup, the Egypt Super Cup and the CAF Super Cup. Since 2014, the football team achieved 11 championships, the last of which was the Egyptian Super Cup and the African Super Cup that were achieved in the span of one week.[41][42] The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Zamalek Club,Mortada Mansour announced that "The trademark "Real Football Club of the Century" is registered in the Ministry of Supply and Trade in Egypt". Zamalek sent a complaint to the Egyptian Football Association in preparation for escalating the case of the Century Club to FIFA and the International Sports Court.

Names

  • Qasr El Nile Club (The Nile Palace) (1911–1913)
  • Cairo International Sports Club (C.I.S.C.), a.k.a. El Mokhtalat Club (Mixed Courts) (1913–1941)
  • Farouk El Awal Club (Farouk I Club) (1941–1952)
  • Zamalek Sporting Club (1952–Present)

The word "Zamalek" is of Turkish origin and comes from when Muhammad Ali Pasha, the ruler of Egypt in the first half of the nineteenth century, established camps for the leaders of the Army on the island in the Nile.[43]

Crest and Colours

In 1941, the royal emblem of the Kingdom of Egypt and Sudan was the official emblem of the club at the time; As the club's name changed from "Mixed Club" to "Farouk Club" by royal order from King Farouk I of Egypt and Sudan, the king attended the 1944 Egypt Cup final match, in which the mixed club won over Al-Ahly with the largest result in the history of the two teams' meeting with a score of 6-0 ) On the Army Union Stadium. After the revolution on the royal rule in Egypt, the club's name and logo changed after the revolution of July 23, 1952; The logo became a mixture of the sporting model and the ancient Egyptian civilization.

 
An icon for Zamalek SC

Zamalek club has used in its logo its main colors that express peace and struggle and that have not changed since its foundation where the background of the logo was used white color as the color of peace, surrounded by two horizontal or vertical red lines with white shorts because it is the symbol of the struggle for victory.The home jersey uses the original Zamalek colours.[44] In the upper half of the logo, the arrow that points towards the target appears in a pharaonic uniform, as an indication of the common goal between it and the club of Zamalek. This slogan means expressing belonging to Egypt and cherishing Egyptian civilization and pride for their culture and heritage. and also indicates that the goal of the club is always to achieve victory. As Pharaonic archer seeks to hit the target, as well as the Royal Club, which has a goal aimed at achieving it against competitors on the field.[45]

Kits

Kit suppliers and shirt sponsors

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1999–2001  

  Diadora

  Philips
2001–2004  

  Adidas

  Chipsey
  Pepsi
2004–2005   Venecia None
2005–2007  

  Adidas

  SIPES
2007–2008   Venecia   KFC/  Lion Chips
2008–2011  

  Adidas

  Ceramica Royal
2011–2012   York
2012–2013   Prego
2013–2014  Twist
2014–2015   SAIB Bank/  Pepsi
2015–2016  

  Macron[46]

  SAIB Bank/  Hyundai
2016–17  

  Joma

2017–2018   TE/  Lactel/  Oppo/  JAC
2018–  

  Puma[47]

Kit evolution

 
 
 
 
 
 
Classic
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1984
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1992–1993
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1994–1995
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1996–1997
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1997–1998
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2000–2001
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2002–2003
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2005–2007
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2008–2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2011–2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2012–2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2015–2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2016–2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2017–2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018–2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2020–

Source:[48]

Grounds

Cairo International Stadium
ستاد القاهرة الدولي
 
Full nameCairo International Stadium
LocationNasr City, Cairo
Capacity75,000
Record attendance120,000
SurfaceDesso GrassMaster
Construction
Built1955–1960
Opened23 July 1960
Renovated2005, 2019
ArchitectWerner March
Structural engineerACE Moharram Bakhoum

Cairo International Stadium

 
Panorama view of Cairo International Stadium

The club has no regular home ground. Their old stadium, Abdel-Latif Abu-Rajelha Stadium, is not suitable for hosting the first team's official matches due to its limited capacity, its central downtown location, and need of renovations. The players train in Abdel-Latif Abo Regeila but play their home matches in Cairo International Stadium for local matches and continental matches.[49][50][51]

Abdel-Latif Abu-Rajelha Stadium

 
Mohammed Hassan Helmy "Zamora" Stadium, before changing its name to Abdel-Latif Abu-Rajelha Stadium, and demolishing the stadium's stands

Abdel-Latif Abu-Rajelha Stadium, formerly known as Zamalek Stadium, then Mohammed Hassan Helmy "Zamora" Stadium, is a multi-use stadium in Cairo, Egypt. The stadium was initially named in honor of Mohammed Hassan Helmy, the former player and president of Zamalek. It was then renamed in 2014 to Abdel-Latif Abu-Rajelha Stadium after the former president of Zamalek Abdel-Latif Abu-Rajelha. It is currently used mostly for football matches and was the home of Zamalek before they moved to Cairo International Stadium because of the small capacity. The stadium held as high as 40,000 spectators before the capacity was reduced to 20,000 as controls were put in place.[52] [53][54]

Supporters

 
Zamalek fans tifo

Zamalek club fans are a group of Zamalek club fans and fans who attend the matches and encourage the team in the various governorates of Egypt and the Arab, African and foreign countries, and these fans are known to be loyal[55] and adored to their club at all times and several fans groups have emerged recently to support Zamalek club such as: White Knights Ultras Zamalek has an ultras group named the Ultras White Knights that was founded on 17 March 2007 and is known for its pyrotechnic displays. Their motto is "Brotherhood in blood and fans of the free public Club". In clashes on 8 February 2015 before the league match between Zamalek and ENPI Club at the Cairo Air Defense Stadium, 20 people were killed.[56]

Zamalek disasters

 
Helmy Zamora Stadium disaster 1974

Helmy Zamora Stadium disaster 1974

The year 1974 saw at least forty-eight people die in a stampede at a friendly game against Czechoslovak club Dukla Prague at the Helmy Zamora Stadium.[57]

30 June Stadium stampede 2015

The second disaster was on 8 February 2015, when twenty supporters were killed by policemen outside the 30 June Stadium.[58][59][60][61] [62][63]

Honours

Zamalek is one of the most successful clubs in both Egypt and Africa. They are one of the top twenty clubs with the most championships in the world, and in the seventh place in the ranking of clubs with the most continental and international championships, with a total of 13 continental honours.[64][65][66]

Zamalek SC honours
Type Competition Titles Seasons
Domestic Egyptian Premier League 12 1959–60, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1977–78, 1983–84, 1987–88 , 1991–92, 1992–93, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2014–15
Egypt Cup 27 (25 solo titles and 2 titles in conjunction with Al Ahly SC in 1943 and 1958.)

1922, 1932, 1935, 1938, 1941, 1943, 1944, 1952, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1988, 1999, 2002, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19
(* First ever winners)

Egyptian Super Cup 4 2001–02, 2002–03, 2015–16, 2019–20
(* First ever winners)
Sultan Hussein Cup 2 1920–21, 1921–22
Cairo League 13 1922–23, 1929–30, 1931–32, 1933–34, 1939–40, 1940–41, 1943–44, 1944–45, 1946–47, 1948–49, 1950–51, 1951–52, 1952–53
(* First ever winners)
October League 1 1974
Continent CAF Champions League 5 1984, 1986, 1993, 1996, 2002
CAF Confederation Cup 1 2018–19
CAF Super Cup 4 1994, 1997, 2003, 2020
African Cup Winners' Cup 1 2000
Intercontinental Afro-Asian Cup 2 1987, 1997
Arab Arab Club Championship 1 2003
Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup 2 2003, 2018
  •   record
  • S shared record

Statistics and Records

Performance in CAF competitions

  • PR = Preliminary round
  • FR = First round
  • SR = Second round
  • PO = Play-off round
  • QF = Quarter-final
  • SF = Semi-final
Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1976 African Cup Winners' Cup FR   Libya Al Ahli Tripoli 3–0 1–2 4–2
QF   Ethiopia Mechal 6–0 0–2 6–2
SF   Nigeria Shooting Stars 2–0 0–2 2–2 (3–5 p)
1978 African Cup Winners' Cup FR   Sudan Al Hilal 1–1 2–1 3–2
QF   Upper Volta RC Kadiogo 2–1 0–1 2–2 (a)
1979 African Cup of Champions Clubs FR   Uganda Simba 2–1 w/o w/o[a]
SR   Ethiopia Ogaden Anbassa w/o[b]
QF   Zaire CS Imana 3–1 w/o w/o[c]
1981 African Cup Winners' Cup FR   Somalia Lavori Publici w/o[d]
1984 African Cup of Champions Clubs FR   Tunisia CS Sfaxien 3–0 1–1 4–1
SR   Kenya Gor Mahia w/o[e]
QF   Zambia Nkana Red Devils 5–1 1–1 6–2
SF   Algeria JE Tizi Ouzou 3–0 1–3 4–3
Final   Nigeria Shooting Stars 2–0 1–0 3–0
1985 African Cup of Champions Clubs FR   Somalia Marine Club w/o[f]
SR   Sudan Al Hilal 4–0 1–1 5–1
QF   Burundi Vital'O 5–2 0–1 5–3
SF   Morocco FAR Rabat 1–0 0–1 1–1 (3–4 p)
1986 African Cup of Champions Clubs FR   Rwanda Panthères Noires 5–1 1–1 6–2
SR   Zimbabwe Dynamos 2–1 2–0 4–1
QF   Burundi AS Inter Star 3–0 0–1 3–1
SF   Cameroon Canon Yaoundé 2–0 1–2 3–2
Final   Ivory Coast Africa Sports 2–0 0–2 2–2 (4–2 p)
1987 African Cup of Champions Clubs FR   Equatorial Guinea Juvenil Reyes w/o[g]
SR   Zambia Nkana Red Devils 2–0 0–1 2–1
QF   Ghana Asante Kotoko 2–0 1–5 3–5
1989 African Cup of Champions Clubs FR   Sudan Al Mourada 2–1 0–1 2–2 (a)
1993 African Cup of Champions Clubs FR   Tanzania Malindi 4–0 1–0 5–0
SR   South Africa Kaizer Chiefs 1–0 1–2 2–2 (a)
QF   Algeria MC Oran 4–0 1–1 5–1
SF   Nigeria Stationery Stores 3–1 0–1 3–2
Final   Ghana Asante Kotoko 0–0 0–0 0–0 (7–6 p)
1994 CAF Super Cup Final   Egypt Al Ahly 1–0
1994 African Cup of Champions Clubs FR   Uganda Express w/o[h]
SR   Kenya Gor Mahia 2–1 1–1 3–2
QF   Gabon AS Sogara 1–0 2–2 3–2
SF   Zambia Nkana 2–0 0–1 2–1
Final   Tunisia Espérance de Tunis 0–0 1–3 1–3
1996 African Cup of Champions Clubs FR   Mauritius Sunrise Flacq United 3–1 1–2 4–3
SR   Mozambique Desportivo Maputo w/o[i]
QF   Morocco COD Meknès 2–0 2–2 4–2
SF   Tunisia CS Sfaxien 1–0 0–1 1–1 (4–3 p)
Final   Nigeria Shooting Stars 2–1 1–2 3–3 (5–4 p)
1997 CAF Super Cup Final   Egypt Al Mokawloon Al Arab 0–0 (4–2 p)
1997 CAF Champions League FR   Ethiopia Saint George 2–0 1–1 3–1
SR   Zambia Mufulira Wanderers 5–2 1–0 6–2
Group B   Mozambique Ferroviário Maputo 2–1 0–2 2nd
  Tunisia Club Africain 2–0 0–2
  Ghana Obuasi Goldfields 2–0 1–3
1998 CAF Cup FR   Kenya Gor Mahia 4–0 0–1 4–1
SR   Sudan Al Hilal 0–0 0–1 0–1
1999 CAF Cup FR   Burundi Elite w/o[j]
SR   Réunion US Stade Tamponnaise 3–0 0–0 3–0
QF   Nigeria Kwara United 4–0 1–2 5–2
SF   Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 3–1 0–2 3–3 (a)
2000 African Cup Winners' Cup FR   Tanzania Young Africans 4–0 1–1 5–1
SR   Ethiopia Ethiopian Coffee 2–1 1–2 3–3 (4–2 p)
QF   Senegal ASEC Ndiambour 3–1 0–1 3–2
SF   Réunion SS Saint-Louisienne 2–0 0–0 2–0
Final   Cameroon Canon Yaoundé 4–1 0–2 4–3
2001 CAF Super Cup Final   Ghana Hearts of Oak 0–2
2001 African Cup Winners' Cup FR   Sudan Al Hilal 1–0 1–0 2–0
SR   Zambia Nkana 2–0 2–2 4–2
QF   Tunisia Club Africain 1–0 1–3 2–3
2002 CAF Champions League FR   Rwanda APR 6–0 0–0 6–0
SR   Zambia Nkana 2–0 1–1 3–1
Group B   Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 3–1 0–1 1st
  Mozambique Costa do Sol 3–0 2–0
  Tunisia Espérance de Tunis 1–0 1–1
SF   DR Congo TP Mazembe 2–0 1–1 3–1
Final   Morocco Raja Casablanca 1–0 0–0 1–0
2003 CAF Super Cup Final   Morocco Wydad Casablanca 3–1
2003 CAF Champions League FR   Kenya Nzoia Sugar 3–0 4–1 7–1
SR   Tanzania Simba 1–0 0–1 1–1 (2–3 p)
2004 CAF Champions League FR   Rwanda APR 3–2 1–4 4–6
2005 CAF Champions League FR   Kenya Tusker 3–1 1–0 4–1
SR   Angola ASA 2–0 1–1 3–1
Group B   Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 2–1 1–1 2nd
  Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 1–1 1–2
  Tunisia Espérance de Tunis 1–1 2–1
SF   Egypt Al Ahly 1–2 0–2 1–4
2007 CAF Champions League PR   Burundi Vital'O 4–1 1–0 5–1
FR   Sudan Al Hilal 2–2 0–2 2–4
2008 CAF Champions League PR   Rwanda APR 2–0 2–1 4–0
FR   Ivory Coast Africa Sports 2–0 0–2 2–2 (5–4 p)
SR   Angola Inter de Luanda 3–0 1–2 4–2
Group A   Egypt Al Ahly 2–2 1–2 4th
  Zimbabwe Dynamos 1–0 0–1
  Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 0–0 0–3
2011 CAF Champions League PR   Kenya Ulinzi Stars 1–0 4–0 5–0
FR   Tunisia Club Africain w/o 2–4 w/o[k]
2012 CAF Champions League PR   Tanzania Young Africans 1–0 1–1 2–1
FR   Ivory Coast Africa Sports 1–0 1–2 2–2 (a)
SR   Morocco MAS Fez 2–0 2–0 4–0
Group B   Ghana Berekum Chelsea 1–1 2–3 4th
  Egypt Al Ahly 0–1 1–1
  DR Congo TP Mazembe 1–2 0–2
2013 CAF Champions League PR   Chad Gazelle 7–0 0–0 7–0
FR   DR Congo AS Vita Club 1–0 0–0 1–0
SR   Ethiopia Saint George 1–1 2–2 3–3 (a)
Group B   South Africa Orlando Pirates 2–1 1–4 3rd
  Congo AC Léopards 4–1 0–1
  Egypt Al Ahly 1–1 2–4
2014 CAF Champions League PR   Niger AS Douanes Niamey 2–0 1–0 3–0
FR   Angola Kabuscorp 1–0 0–0 1–0
SR   Zambia Nkana 5–0 0–0 5–0
Group A   Sudan Al Hilal 2–1 1–2 4th
  DR Congo TP Mazembe 0–0 0–1
  DR Congo AS Vita Club 0–1 0–1
2015 CAF Confederation Cup FR   Rwanda Rayon Sports 3–1 3–0 6–1
SR   Morocco FUS Rabat 0–0 3–2 3–2
PO   DR Congo SM Sanga Balende 3–1 0–1 3–2
Group B   Congo AC Léopards 2–0 0–1 1st
  South Africa Orlando Pirates 4–1 2–1
  Tunisia CS Sfaxien 1–0 3–1
SF   Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 3–0 1–5 4–5
2016 CAF Champions League FR   Cameroon Union Douala 2–0 1–0 3–0
SR   Algeria MO Béjaïa 2–0 1–1 3–1
Group B   Algeria ES Sétif w/o[l] 2nd
  South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 1–2 0–1
  Nigeria Enyimba 1–0 1–0
SF   Morocco Wydad Casablanca 4–0 2–5 6–5
Final   South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 1–0 0–3 1–3
2017 CAF Champions League FR   Nigeria Enugu Rangers 4–1 1–2 5–3
Group B   Algeria USM Alger 1–1 0–2 3rd
  Libya Al Ahli Tripoli 2–2 0–0
  Zimbabwe CAPS United 2–0 1–3
2018 CAF Confederation Cup FR   Ethiopia Wolaitta Dicha 2–1 1–2 3–3 (3–4 p)
2018–19 CAF Confederation Cup FR   Chad AS CotonTchad 7–0 0–2 7–2
PO   Morocco Ittihad Tanger 3–1 0–0 3–1
Group D   Kenya Gor Mahia 4–0 2–4 1st
  Algeria NA Hussein Dey 1–1 0–0
  Angola Petro de Luanda 1–1 1–0
QF   Morocco Hassania Agadir 1–0 0–0 1–0
SF   Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 1–0 0–0 1–0
Final   Morocco RS Berkane 1–0 0–1 1–1 (5–3 p)
2019–20 CAF Super Cup Final   Tunisia Espérance de Tunis 3–1
2019–20 CAF Champions League PR   Somalia Dekedaha 6–0 7–0 13–0
FR   Senegal Génération Foot 1–0 1–2 2–2 (a)
Group A   Angola 1º de Agosto 2–0 0–0 2nd
  DR Congo TP Mazembe 0–0 0–3
  Zambia ZESCO United 2–0 1–1
QF   Tunisia Espérance de Tunis 3–1 0–1 3–2
SF   Morocco Raja Casablanca 3–1 1–0 4–1
Final   Egypt Al Ahly 1–2
2020–21 CAF Champions League FR   Chad or   Djibouti Gazelle or GR/SIAF
Notes
  1. ^ Simba did not show up for the second leg. As a result, they were disqualified from the competition and Zamalek won on walkover.
  2. ^ Zamalek won on walkover after Ogaden Anbassa withdrew.
  3. ^ The second leg was abandoned in the second half with CS Imana leading 1–0 after fans invaded the pitch. Despite the match was played in Zaire, Zamalek were disqualified from the comptition by CAF and CS Imana won on walkover.
  4. ^ Lavori Publici won on walkover after Zamalek withdrew.
  5. ^ The first leg was suspended in the first half with Zamalek leading 1–0 after Gor Mahia players attacked the match officials. As a result, Gor Mahia were disqualified from the comptition by CAF and Zamalek won on walkover.
  6. ^ Zamalek won on walkover after Marine Club withdrew.
  7. ^ Zamalek won on walkover after Juvenil Reyes withdrew.
  8. ^ Zamalek won on walkover after Express withdrew.
  9. ^ Zamalek won on walkover after Desportivo Maputo withdrew.
  10. ^ Zamalek won on walkover after Elite withdrew.
  11. ^ The second leg was abandoned in the second half with Zamalek leading 2–1 after fans invaded the pitch. As a result, Zamalek were disqualified from the comptition by CAF and Club Africain won on walkover.
  12. ^ The CAF announced on 23 June 2016 that ES Sétif were disqualified from the competition for a pitch invasion and other incidents during their home match against Mamelodi Sundowns.[67]. All of their results in the group stage were annulled.

CAF Ranking of African Clubs' Titles at the End of the 20th Century

Zamalek SC is the most decorated club in the 20th century in Africa.

Pos Club Titles Trophies won
1
  Zamalek
7 (+2)
4 African Cup of Champions Clubs, 1 CAF Cup Winners' Cup, 2 CAF Super Cup, (2 Afro-Asian Club Championship)
2
  Al-Ahly
6 (+1)
2 African Cup of Champions Clubs, 4 CAF Cup Winners' Cups, (1 Afro-Asian Club Championship)
3
  ES Tunis
4 (+1)
1 African Cup of Champions Clubs; 1 CAF Cup Winners' Cup, 1 CAF Cup, 1 CAF Super Cup, (1 Afro-Asian Club Championship)
  Raja Casablanca
4 (+1)
3 African Cup of Champions Clubs, 1 CAF Super Cup, (1 Afro-Asian Club Championship)
  Canon Yaoundé
4
3 African Cup of Champions Clubs, 1 CAF Cup Winners' Cup
  JS Kabylie
4
2 African Cup of Champions Clubs, 1 CAF Cup Winners' Cup, 1 CAF Cup

Source:[68][69]

Appearances

Name Years League Cup Super Cup African Arab Total
  Abdel-Wahed El-Sayed 1997–2014 264 (-213) 40 (-31) 4 (-6) 88 (-28) 27 (-21) 423   (-353)
  Abdel Halim Ali 1999–2009 219 (80) 27 (18) 3 (0) 58 (23) 32 (13) 339   (134)
  Tarek El-Sayed 1995–2008 207 (19) 23 (2) 2 (0) 56 (5) 35 (0) 323   (26)
  Mohamed Aboul Ela 1999–2009 144 (9) 27 (0) 3 (0) 51 (1) 23 (1) 248   (11)
  Besheer El-Tabei 1997–2004
2007–2008
146 (9) 21 (0) 2 (0) 42 (0) 22 (2) 323   (11)

Source:[70]

Goalscorers

Awards Winners

African Footballer of The Year

The following players won African Footballer of the Year while playing for Zamalek:

Al-Ahram Hebdo Egyptian Best footballer award

The following players won Al-Ahram Hebdo Egyptian Best footballer award while playing for Zamalek:

Matches

  • Longest Winning Streak: 10 matches (2012/2013).
  • Longest Clean sheet: 7 matches (2014–15 Egyptian Premier League).
  • Longest Unbeaten Streak in Egypt Cup (Egyptian Record): 22 matches (2013–2017).
  • Longest Unbeaten Home Streak in African Cups (African Record): 70 matches (1976–2005).

Individual

League

  • Ayman Younes scored the fastest goal in 1990 against Souss after 13 seconds.
  • Mohamed Amin scored the first goal in the Egyptian League against El Masry.
  • Saad Rostom scored the first hat trick for Zamalek in the league against El Masry.

The following players have won the top scorer award in the league while playing with Zamalek:

Season Player Goals
1956–57   Alaa El-Hamouly 16
1960–61   Ali Mohsen 16
1976–77   Ali Khalil 17
  Hassan Shehata
1978–79   Ali Khalil 12
1979–80   Hassan Shehata 14
1987–88   Gamal Abdul Hamid 11
1997–98   Abdul Hamid Bassiouny 15
2000–01   Tarek El-Said 13
2001–02   Hossam Hassan 18
2003–04   Abdel Halim Ali 21
2010–11   Shikabala 13

Cup

Rivalries

Cairo Derby

The Cairo derby is a football match between Zamalek and Al Ahly, arguably the two most successful clubs in Egypt and Africa. Both teams are located in Greater Cairo and their matches are considered the highlight of the football season, with a live broadcast to most of the Middle Eastern and North African countries since the 1970s. Usually the derby is played twice each season with two matches in the Egyptian Premier League, but it is not uncommon to find the teams meeting each other in the Egypt Cup, especially in the final, and in the CAF Champions League.[83][84]

Mit Okba Derby

The Mit Okba derby is a football match between Zamalek and Tersana SC. Both teams are located in the Mit Okba region in Giza. The derby was one of the most important matches of the Egyptian Premier League during the sixties and seventies of the twentieth century, but it gradually lost its value after Tersana SC's performance started to deteriorate and the club has been relegated more than once to the Egyptian Second Division where it currently plays after being relegated for the sixth time in the 2008–09 season.[85]

North Africa Derby

The North Africa derby is one of the strongest Derbies within the continent of Africa, and it is usually between the teams of Egypt, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, such as the Zamalek SC Derby, the Tunisian Espérance Sportive de Tunis , the Club Africain Tunisian, the Tunisian Étoile Sportive du Sahel , Zamalek SC, the Moroccan Raja Casablanca , the Moroccan Wydad AC, the Algerian JS Kabylie, or MC Alger and others.[86]

Finances and ownership

In 2018,The sponsorship contract obtained by Presentation company to sponsor the club increased from 100 million Egyptian pounds to 120 million a year This increase in the sponsorship contract will be other than 20% over the amount mentioned in each year Including broadcasting rights. It is noteworthy that Presentation received Zamalek sponsorship in the next four years, so that the club would sell its sponsorship rights until 2022 for 624 million Egyptian pounds.[87]

The Zamalek Club Board of Directors announced its contract with the German company Puma to care and produce sports team clothes in the White Castle during the coming period, and the design of the new shirt for the white team, with the initial contract between the two parties for a period of 6 months. The financial cost of the new team uniform reaches 9 million Egyptian pounds.[88]

Zamalek Club Board of Directors announced the end of the tax and insurance crisis, which was estimated at 160 million Egyptian pounds, including the value of taxes and some penalties for delay, in addition to 28 million Egyptian pounds for the Insurance Authority, and some dues to other parties.[89]

The Board of Directors of the National Bank of Egypt signed a contract with the management of the Zamalek Club to rent 3 stores in the club wall on the League of Arab States Street with a usufruct for 25 years, with a rent for two years in advance. Zamalek Club signs a cooperation protocol with Banque Misr, from which it will obtain immediate returns of 10 million pounds under the protocol also, Banque Misr will have the right to use two local walls of the Zamalek Club wall for 20 years in exchange for 5 million pounds and an annual rent of 1.560 million pounds. The rent is set to increase annually by 10%, and the club will receive in advance the first 3 years of it.[90][91]

The report of the Controller at the Zamalek Club revealed that the budget surplus for the fiscal year 2018-2019 reached 170 million Egyptian pounds.[92]

Popular Culture

Zamalek TV

Zamalek Club owns a TV channel known as "Zamalek TV" that broadcasts on Nilesat in SD quality. The broadcast began experimentally on December 31, 2019 and the channel launched on January 22, 2020. The channel main concern is for the club's news. It produces reports, and transmits matches and affairs.[93][94]

Zamalek Magazine

Zamalek SC Magazine is an official Zamalek weekly magazine which is issued every Thursday. The magazine contains news and reviews about the club and interviews with the players.

Documentaries

The year 2015, entitled Zamalek, O Engineering, playing, Art and Engineering, produced by Abu Dhabi Sports, presented the film in two parts, the duration of the first part 41 minutes, and the second part 43 minutes, presented the history of the club since its foundation, and a review of the heads of Zamalek since its inception, and the most important coaches who successively Ali The club, shedding light on the club's stars from different generations, and the championships that won the club locally and in Africa.[95][96]

Another documentary film produced in 2016 entitled "The Story is Mpethanish", the film's duration is 56 minutes. The film covered the history of the club in the five championships in the African Champions League and the dream of obtaining the sixth championship, produced by DMC Sport. In the documentary some stars of Zamalek, such as Khaled El-Ghandour and Medhat Abdel-Hadi, the film was prepared by the journalist Ahmed Afifi.

Another documentary film produced in 2017 entitled Helmy Zamora, produced by the network of CBC channels, the film duration is 20 minutes, the film deals with the story of Mohamed Hassan Helmy or Hilmi Zamora, player of the Zamalek club and the former Egyptian national football team and former international referee and administrative and president of Zamalek Club. He is considered the best president of Zamalek club throughout its history and one of the most important personalities from the club since its founding in 1911.

Another documentary film that was produced 2019 was produced a documentary film entitled Zamalek Club, the National and Dignity Club, produced by Zamalek Club, the film duration is four hours, showing the history of the club since its foundation, a review of the heads of Zamalek since its inception, and highlighting the stars of the club from different generations, and the championships that Culminated in the club locally and in Africa showing the film on al mehwar TV network.[97] Another documentary film produced in 2020 entitled Zamalek Legends .. A long history of stars who inhabited the memory, produced by Abu Dhabi Sports, the film lasted 10 minutes, the film covered the highlight of the club's most prominent stars from different generations.

Another documentary film produced in 2020 entitled Zamalek - The Road to the African Super 2020, produced by BN Sports Arabia, the film duration is 29 minutes, the film documents the journey of Zamalek winning the African Confederation Cup 2019, with all its details, secrets and all the moments of sadness and joy in End of the tournament.

Another documentary film produced in 2020 entitled Zamalek, the road to the semi-finals 2020, produced by BN Sports Arabia, the film duration is 27 minutes, during which it indicated that Zamalek won the African Super Cup championship at the expense of Esperance Tunisian, and won the local super championship at the expense of Al-Ahly, The career of the African Champions League.

Players

Current squad

As of 20 August 2020[98]

As of Egyptian Premier League: Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   EGY Mohamed Abou Gabal
3 MF   EGY Tarek Hamed
4 DF   EGY Mahmoud Alaa
5 DF   EGY Mohamed Abdel Ghani
6 DF   EGY Mohamed Abdel Salam
7 DF   EGY Hazem Emam (Vice-captain)
9 FW   EGY Omar El Said
10 MF   EGY Shikabala (Captain)
11 MF   EGY Youssef Ibrahim
13 MF   TUN Ferjani Sassi
14 FW   EGY Mostafa Fathi
15 FW   EGY Mostafa Mohamed
16 GK   EGY Mahmoud Abdul-Rahim (4th captain)
17 MF   EGY Mahmoud Abdel Aziz
18 FW   EGY Karim Bambo
19 DF   EGY Mohamed Abdel Shafy (3rd captain)
20 FW   MAR Achraf Bencharki
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 GK   EGY Mohamed Awaad
22 DF   EGY Abdallah Gomaa
23 FW   EGY Islam Gaber
24 MF   EGY Mohamed Hassan
25 MF   EGY Ahmed Sayed
26 FW   EGY Emam Ashour
27 FW   MAR Mohamed Ounajem
28 DF   EGY Mahmoud Hamdy
30 FW   COD Kabongo Kasongo
34 DF   EGY Ahmad Eid
36 DF   EGY Hossam Abdul-Majeed
37 FW   EGY Osama Faisal
38 DF   EGY Hatem Muhammad
43 FW   EGY Hossam Ashraf
50 MF   EGY Muhammad Hossam El-Deen
51 DF   EGY Yassin Marei
99 GK   EGY Muhammad Sobhy
DF   TUN Hamza Al-Mathlouthi
DF   EGY Ahmad Fatouh
MF   EGY Mohamed Ashraf
FW   MAR Hamid Ahaddad

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   CIV Razack Cisse (on loan to Al Ittihad)
MF   NGA Maarouf Youssef (on loan to Al Mokawloon Al Arab)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   EGY Ahmed Kabouria (on loan to Tala'ea El Gaish)

Youth Team and Reserves

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
36 DF   EGY Hossam Abdul-Majeed
51 DF   EGY Yassin Marei
38 DF   EGY Hatem Muhammad
50 MF   EGY Muhammad Hossam El-Deen
40 MF   EGY Saif Farouk Gaafar
37 FW   EGY Osama Faisal
43 FW   EGY Hossam Ashraf

Notable players

Note: this list includes players that have appeared in at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status.

Source:[99][100]

Staff

Board of Directors

 
Mortada Mansour, president of Zamalek SC
Position Name
President   Mortada Mansour
Vice-president   Ahmed Galal Ibrahim
Treasurer   Ismail Youssef
Board member   Ismail Youssef
Board member   Hani Zada
Board member   Alaa Meqled
Board member   Ahmad Mortada Mansour
Board member   Hamada Anwar
Board member   Ahmed Adel Abdel Fattah
Board member   Sharifh Al Far

Source:[101][102][103]

Current Technical Staff

 
Jaime Pacheco, head coach of Zamalek
Position Name
Coaching staff
Head Coach   Jaime Pacheco
General Coach   Alex Costa
Assistant Coach   Medhat Abdel-Hady
Goalkeeping Coach   Amr Abdul-Salam
Fitness Coach   José Pedro
Football Sector Management
Sporting Director   Amir Mortada
Technical Consultant   Farouk Gaafar
Head of the administrative scale   Ahmed Zaher
Administrator   Montaser El Sayed
Administrator   Ahmad Ibrahim
Administrator   Ibrahim Zarea

Medical Staff

Position Name
Team Doctor Dr. Mohammed Osama
Team Assistant Doctor Dr. Mohammed Eid
Physiotherapist Specialist Dr. Amr El-Mattarawy
Physiotherapist Specialist Dr. Ibrahim Anaba
Physiotherapist Dr. Mostafa Abdo
Physiotherapist Dr. Abdul-Aziz Hamdy

Other sports

Zamalek participates in many sports alongside football, including handball, athletics, volleyball and basketball. They have won many local, Arab and African tournaments, participated in world championships and achieved advanced positions.[104][105]

Note

This article is mainly for football.

See also

References

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