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Zamalek Sporting Club (Arabic: نادي الزمالك الرياضي‎) is an Egyptian sports club based in Giza, 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.

Zamalek SC
Full nameZamalek Sporting Club
  • National and Dignity Club
  • The Royal Club
  • The White Castle
  • The School of Art and Engineering
  • The White Knights
Short nameZAM, ZSC
Founded5 January 1911; 108 years ago (1911-01-05)
as Qasr El Nile Club
GroundCairo International Stadium
ChairmanMortada Mansour
Head coachMilutin Sredojević
LeagueEgyptian Premier League
2018–19Egyptian Premier League, 2nd
WebsiteClub website

The club was founded on 5 January 1911 as Qasr El Nile Club and was first headed by Belgian lawyer George Marzbach. The name was changed to El Mokhtalat Club two years later and was changed again in 1941 to King Farouk Club, named after King Farouk of Egypt. Following the 1952 Egyptian revolution, the club name was one again changed to its current name Zamalek Sporting Club.[1]

Zamalek are 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,as follows one CAF Confederation Cup title, three CAF Super Cup titles and one African Cup Winners' Cup title; making themselves as one of the most successful clubs in Africa.

Zamalek SC active sections
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Early years, Qasr El Nile and El Mokhtalat (1911–1951)

George Marzbach is the founder of Zamalek club, the founder of Zamalek SC

The club started out as football Club by a Belgian lawyer, Mr. Merzbach on 5 January 1911. It was the first football club in Cairo emerged from its non-English expatriate communities. They formed sports and social clubs each with its own identity. A very important aspect of Zamalek was that it was a club for all people and not for any specific social, economical, or ethnic status. Zamalek started out and continued through World War I under the presidency of Merzbach, and its Belgian secretaries (first Shoduan, then Bochu). The next president was Nicola Arfagi who also played left wing for the club's football team. In 1913, the club moved to a second headquarters at the intersection of the 26th of July and Ramses streets in the premises of the buildings (the real estate month and the higher court) and changed its name to 'mixed' compared to the mixed courts, one of which was Saad Zaghloul "Pioneer of the Egyptian National Movement.In 1917, Egyptian members attempted to form a first Egyptian board for the club, but this was blocked by the President of the club, a Frenchman called M. Piankie and the secretary M. Shoudoi who was Belgian, and as a result, no general members meetings were held for the next few years.In 1922 Zamalek Club wins the first Egyptian Cup in its history. It was the first cup tournament to be held in Egypt.

The Egyptian members realized that it was important to increase the number of Egyptian members to gain a majority at the next general members meeting. As a result, the elections were held and the first Egyptian board was elected with Dr. 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 Mohammad Haidar as a president.

Zamalek squad with Egypt Cup 1938-1939

At the beginning of 1941, General Haidar was selected from the assistants of the king. Due to being the favorites of the king, the club's name was changed from AL Moukhtalat to Farouk Al Awal and

Mohammed Haidar-pasha (1920-1965), Egyptian Minister of War (1948-1950)

General Mohammad Haidar stayed as a president at the club for almost thirty years which was unusual at an Egyptian club at this time.Following the 1919 revolution, the club became Egyptian controlled in 1923 under the presidency of General Haidar Pasha and secretary Youssef Mohamad. In the winter of 1924, the club moved for the third time to what is now known as El Balloon Theater.

King Farouk Club (1942–1952)

The name of the club changed again to Farouk. This was in [1941] when King Farouk I of Egypt and Sudan

King Farouk of Egypt (1948), the Honorary President of Zamalek Club

attended the final of Egypt's historic Cup between Zamalek and Al Ahli. Which prompted him to Haider Pasha Minister of War, and the president of the club at the time to change the name of the club to (Farouk Club) and Ismail Bak Shirin of Mohammed Ali's family took the post of vice president of the club the club was renamed Farouk El Awal Club after being honored by its acknowledgement from the King of Egypt and Sudan,King Farouk.

The royal emblem of Zamalek club

The biggest victory in the history of the summit[Derby] meetings with Al Ahly and was the biggest result of 6–0 for Zamalek in 1942, 1944 and has not been broken so far since about 75 years. Zamalek called the conqueror of foreigners because of its results with foreign teams.

Zamalek Club and The Post 1952 period

Following the army coup against the King in 1952, the club was renamed "Al Zamalek" after the area where the club was situated. The club then moved yet again 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. .Then in 1952, the Egyptian army revolution came and a new club's board was formed with Dr. Mohammad Shawky as a president who was also the secretary. He is thwarts team in the world 11 leagues only general of the legislation office with high social status right then. In the same board, there was Mohammad Hassan Helmy who is one of the most popular Zamalek figures taking the position of the secretary assistant. Due to the rules right then, half the club board was changed every year and Mohammad Hassan Helmy took the position of secretary general.In 1954, the idea of renovating the club stadium was emerging due to the bad state of the current stadium right then. This led the board to look for a businessman to take over the club and thus help in the stadium 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. Right then, some Zamalek Faithful figures as General Haidar Pasha, and Haj Sayed El Annany contributed to setting the VIP stand and the first class stand in a way that suits the high status of the club. All of this happened while Abd El Hamid El Shawarbi was outside Egypt, so when he came back. he resigned without helping the club in any aspect and the board continued after Shawky stepped up from his Deputy position (after he left the presidency kindheartedly) to continue till September 1955. Still the idea of bringing a businessman to help the club did not subside, and thus, the famous businessman Abd El Latif Abo Regeila came as the club president in 1956 where by then, the rules have been changed allowing the board to stay for 3 years. And once again, Dr. Shawky steps down for the new businessman; although, he was reelected as a club president and all for the sake of the club's prosperity. Although Abd El Latif Abo Regeila was reelected for a second presidency period, he had to leave Egypt after he lost his money due to the governmental policy against private property (Bus Company and a mansion at Marg which was the hiding place for many players during the season of resignations). But still the club continued to search for another businessman, and Alwe El Gazzar came as a president who was the owner of El Sheikh Sherieb Company and also the president of the board of the Coca-Cola Company right then. Although he was only president for a short period.

The generation of the sixties, seventies , eighties and 1990s

In 1960,The first league championship gets Zamalek Club Zamalek club was able to bring Real Madrid at his own expense in 1961 to play against Zamalek. But still, alwe lost his property due to governmental rules and he left Egypt.

Hamada and Hazem Emam,Hamada emam legend of Zamalek SC

Hamada Imam was one of the most famous legends of Zamalek club through history and one of those who made the popularity of Zamalek club.In 1962, came a new board with Eng. Hassan Amer as a president and emeritus deputy was given to Dr. Mohammad Shawky, Mohammad Lateef, Galal Kereitam, Mahmoud Emam, and Mahmoud Hafez. Hassan Amer stayed as president till the defeat of Egyptian army in 1967.

Hassan Shehata in Zamalek 1975, legend of Zamalek SC

.Hassan Shehata One of the best players in Egypt and Zamalek club.season 63/1964 league Zamalek for the second time to win that trophy.Zamalek club from the days of migration during the war of attrition in 1968 where Zamalek hosted the Ismaily club and Al masry club and rest of Canal of Suez teams in Zamalek Grounds Confirming the role of Zamalek National Club in supporting his brothers In Egypt.on the other hand, In 1967, the minister of youth and sports Talat Khairy decided that the club boards will be appointed rather than elected and hence Mohammad Hassan Helmy took the presidency to become the first sportsman in Egypt to become a president of a club.Then he became The icon of Zamalek club through history And one of the most contributed to the construction of Zamalek club in his presence in many positions.He stayed in presidency till July 1971 where the rules came back to let the board come from elections and not to let anyone to become a president if this person hold presidency for two consecutive boards. Thus came Tawfeek El Kheshen who took the presidency of the board and the honorary presidency was given to Mohammad Hassan Helmy. In 1973, Mohammad Hassan Helmy was elected to become the president and stayed as the head of the board till 1984 and during this period he was continually elected as the president of one of Egypt's biggest clubs.

Zamalek won the first African title against Nigeria's Shooting Stars after beating them back to Cairo 2-0 and the return is also 0-1.Then in 1984 came the". Eng. Hassan Amer and after him came the Eng. Hasan Abo el Fetouh in 1988. During his period, came a new rule by the ministry of youth increasing the number of elected board members to ten which was removed again in 1990. Eng. Hasan Abo el Fetouh helped in building many of the new building the club is proud of as the gymnasium building which is considered one of the biggest in the Middle East. He also increased the funding for most of the sports teams in the club assisting the winning of many championships during his era. In 1990, came Galal Ibrhim became the president of the club due to the death of Eng. Hasan Abo el Fetouh. This temporary board was held till September 1990 when the general club meeting was held with the elections of which Eng. "Mohamad Nour El Daly" became the president of the new board till 1992. In 1992, Galal Ibrhim came as the new president of the club. As the rules were changed right then and the vice treasurer was to be selected mostly by the board members, and then Hamada emam was selected by default to that position while Abdel Hamid Shaheen was elected to the treasurer position. As for the board members, it consisted of: Dr. Ahmed Shereen Fawzy, Mahmoud Marouf, Mohamad Fayez El Zummur, Raouf Gaser, and Tarek Ghonaim. As per the rules, it was also new to have two members of the board under the age of 30. For these two spots, Samy Abo El Kheir and Ihab Ibrahim were elected. As for the appointed members by the high committee for youth and sports, Dr. Mohamad Amer, General Hanafy Reyad, and Farouk Abo El Nasr were added to the board. 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 the duties while keeping Abdel Hamid 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 absence from the board meetings for 6 times. These members were Mahmoud Marouf, Mohamad Fayez El Zummur, Dr. Mohamad Amer. The newly appointed members were Mortada Mansour, Mahmoud Abdallah, Mounnir Hassan, and Ibrahim Latif. Still the high committee for youth and sports objected on linking the appointed members with the elected ones and as a result Mounnir Hassan, and Ibrahim Latif forfeited their positions for the better good of the club and to remove any embarrassment happening to the board. And as a surprise, the newly two appointed members for the club board were Dr. Mohamad Amer and Farouk Abo El Nasr in support of their abilities and their dedication. As a result, Dr. Shereen Fawzy was selected to be treasurer till the new elections. On Thursday 4 July, came the decision by Dr. Abd El Menem Emarah 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. Meanwhile, the EFF made a series of wrong decisions which caused it to be released too. As a result, a one-year temporary club board was selected of which Dr. Kamal Darweesh was the president and General Abd EL Aziz Kabil was vice president with the board members consisting of General Hanafy Reyad, Magdy Sharaf, Ismail Selim", Azmy megahed, and "Mohamad Abd El Rahman Fawzy. Also, accountant Mahmoud Badr El Deen was appointed as treasurer.

Millennial Generation

In 2000 there was a match between Zamalek and Palestine after Zamalek accepted the invitation and the Zionist siege was broken despite the Zionist occupier and played the game in Gaza. 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, which was not due to funding problems.

Zamalek club won 7 trophies –between the seasons 2002 - 03 and 2003-04 .. "followed by FC Barcelona in 6 trophies in one season 2009.

Dr. Kamal Darwish's era

Dr.Kamal Darwish became the president of Zamalek club from 1996 to 2001 and was re-elected for a second term from 2001 to was one of the golden ages Zamalek club in all games, including his age There were 1186 championships in 24 games, including 16 titles in the game of football. In 2005 there was a big confusion within Zamalek club and many boards were dismissed by the decision of the Minister of Sport. This confusion continued from 2005 until 2013. The football team could only win two championships and the other games were severely affected. This confusion allowed to change the competition map in Egypt.

Mortada Mansour's era

In 2014, Mr. Mortada Mansour took over the club and Zamalek rebounded again. He contributes with league and the cup in his first year, then the cup and super in the second year. Then in his fourth year, Zamalek won the Egyptian Cup and the football team arrived. For the African Confederation Cup semi-finals 2015.In 2016, Zamalek reached the final African Champions League. in 2019 Zamalek won the CAF Confederation Cup and Zamalek have won continental championships and many tournaments in the rest of the games.

Zamalek disasters

The year 1974 saw a deadly crush at a Zamalek game, as at least forty-eight people attending the friendly game against Czechoslovak club Dukla Prague were killed in a stampede at the Helmy Zamora Stadium.

The second disaster was in 2015, 8 February, twenty supporters were killed by policemen outside the stadium of 30 June Stadium.[2]

Name changes

  • Kasr El Nil{The Nile Palace} (1911–1913)
  • El Mokhtalat {Mixed Courts }(1913–1941)
  • Farouk Al-Awal{Farouk The first} (1941–1952)
  • Zamalek (1952–Present)

Team colours

An icon for Zamalek SC.

The home jersey uses the original Zamalek colours: White jersey with two horizontal or vertical red stripes and White shorts. The away jersey is blue. Zamalek chose white because it symbolises peace and red colour because it is symbolised for fighting for win.[3]


The word Zamalek Turkish origin known to the Egyptians for the first time when Mohammed Ali its ruler in the first half of the nineteenth century to establish camps for the leaders of the army in that island, which lies in the lap of the River Nile and the middle of Cairo and be close to the Navy .. The vernacular of your fellowship to Zamalek.

The Zamalek Club logo is a Pharaonic archer, aiming for a goal. This slogan is meant to express the Egyptian affiliation and pride for their culture and heritage. It also indicates that the club's goal is always to win.


Cairo Stadium

Cairo Stadium
Stad El Qahira El Dawly
Full nameCairo International Stadium
LocationNasr City, Cairo
Record attendance130,000
Opened23 July 1960
ArchitectWerner March

The club has no home ground. Their old stadium, Abdel Latif Abou Regaila Playground, is not suitable for hosting the first team's official matches due to its limited capacity, its central downtown location, the fact that it has not been seriously renovated since its inauguration more than 50 years ago and the terrace is threatened to fall. Zamalek train in abdel-Latif Abo Regeila playground until today. Consequently, Zamalek play their home matches in Petro Sport Stadium for local matches and Borg El Arab Stadium for continental Matches. Soon Zamalek can play all matches in Cairo International Stadium.[4]


Zamalek has an ultras named Ultras White Knights that was founded on 17 March 2007 which is known for its pyro displays. Their motto is "Brotherhood in blood and fans of the free public". In clashes on February 8, 2015 before the league match between Zamalek and ENPI Club at the Cairo Air Defense Stadium, 20 people were killed.

Club of the Century

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).

CAF ranking of African Clubs titles at the end of 20th century

Pos Club Titles Trophies won
7 (+2)
4 African Cup of Champions Clubs, 1 CAF Cup Winners' Cup, 2 CAF Super Cup, (2 Afro-Asian Club Championship)
6 (+1)
2 African Cup of Champions Clubs, 4 CAF Cup Winners' Cups, (1 Afro-Asian Club Championship)
  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
3 African Cup of Champions Clubs, 1 CAF Cup Winners' Cup
  JS Kabylie
2 African Cup of Champions Clubs, 1 CAF Cup Winners' Cup, 1 CAF Cup

Other sports

Zamalek Sporting Club has many sports Zamalek has won many Olympic and non-Olympic sports alongside football, such as handball, athletics, volleyball and basketball. They have won many local, Arab and African tournaments, participated in world championships and achieved advanced positions.[5]


Zamalek SC honours - Official Titles (74)
Type Competition Titles Seasons
Domestic Egyptian Premier League 12 * Winners (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.)
  • Winners (27) : 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, 2018-2019
  • Runners up (13) : 1928, 1931, 1934, 1942, 1948, 1949, 1953, 1963, 1978, 1992, 2006, 2007, 2011
(* First ever winners)
Egyptian Super Cup 3 * Winners (3) : 2001, 2002, 2016
(* First ever winners)
Sultan Hussein Cup 2 * Winners (2) : 1920–21, 1921–22
  • Runners up (3) : 1923–24, 1929–30, 1936–37
Cairo League 14 * Winners (14) :1922–23, 1928–29, 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 * Winners (1) :1974
Continent CAF Champions League 5 * Winners (5) : 1984, 1986, 1993, 1996, 2002
CAF Confederation Cup 1 2018-19
CAF Super Cup 3 * Winners (3) : 1994, 1997, 2003
  • Runners up (1) : 2001
African Cup Winners' Cup 1 * Winners (1) : 2000
Intercontinental Afro-Asian Cup 2s * Winners (2) : 1987, 1997
  • Runners up (1) : 1994
Arab Arab Club Championship 1 * Winners (1) : 2003
Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup 2 * Winners (2) : 2003, 2018
All Unofficial titles Unofficial titles 19
  • King Fouad Cup
    • Winners (3)
  • Independence International cup
    • winners (2): 1970, 1988
  • Jordan International Cup
    • Winners (2): 1985–86, 1986–1987
  • Alexandria Summer League (Arabian competition)
    • Winners (3): 1982, 1984, 2004
  • Union Cup (association football)
    • Winners (1): 1995
  • Giza League
    • Winners (1): 1964
  • Love Of Egypt Cup
    • Winners (1): 1986
  • Confederation Cup Refresher
    • Winners (4): 1971 - 1982 - 1984 - 1996
  • Official Love Tournament
    • Winners (1): 1999
  • Egyptian-Algerian friendship Cup
    • Winners (1): 2014
  •   record
  • S shared record

Performance in CAF competitions

5 Times Champion : 1984, 1986, 1993, 1996, 2002

2 TimeS Runner-Up: 1994, 2016

2 Times Semi-Finalist: 1985, 2005

7 Times Quarter-Finalist: 1979, 1987, 1997, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014

1 Time 2nd Round : 2003, 2017

4 Times 1st Round: 1989, 2004, 2007, 2011

2 Time Champion: 2000, 2019

2 Time Semi-Finalist: 1976, 2015

2 Times Quarter-Finalist: 1978, 2001

1 Time 1st Round: 2018

1 Time Semi-Finalist : 1999

1 Time 1st Round: 1998

3 Times Champion : 1994, 1997, 2003

1 Time Runner-Up : 2001

2 Times Champion : 1987, 1997

1 Time Runner-Up: 1994

African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League

Season Round Opponent Home Away Agg.
1979 1R   Simba FC 2–1 Simba Withdrew
2R   Ogaden Anbassa Ogaden withdrew
QF   CS Imana 3–1 1–0 Zamalek withdrew
1984 1R   CS Sfaxien 3–0 1–1 4–1
2R   Gor Mahia 1–0 Gor Mahia withdrew
QF   Nkana Red Devils 1–1 5–1 6–2
SF   JE Tizi-Ouzou 1–3 3–0 4–1
F   Shooting Stars FC 2–0 1–0 3–0
1985 1R   Marine Club FC Marine Club FC withdrew
2R   Al-Hilal 4–0 1–1 5–1
QF   Vital'O 0–1 5–2 5–3
SF   FAR Rabat 1–0 0–1 1-1 (3-4 p)
1986 1R   Panthères Noires 5–1 0–0 5–1
2R   Dynamos F.C. 2–1 2–0 4-1
QF   AS Inter Star 0–1 3–0 3–1
SF   Canon Yaoundé 1–2 2–0 3–2
F   Africa Sports 2–0 2–0 2-2 (4-2 p)
1987 1R   Juvenil Reyes Juvenil Reyes withdrew
2R   Nkana Red Devils 0–1 2–0 2–1
QF   Asante Kotoko 2–0 1–5 3–5
1989 1R   Al-Mourada SC 2–1 0–1 2–2
1993 1R   Malindi FC 1–0 4–0 5–0
2R   Kaizer Chiefs 2–1 0–1 2–2
QF   MC Oran 4–0 1–1 5–1
SF   Stationery Stores 3–1 0–1 3–2
F   Asante Kotoko 0–0 0–0 0–0 (7–6)
1994 1R   Express FC Express FC Disqualified
2R   Gor Mahia 1–1 2–1 3–2
QF   AS Sogara 1–0 2–2 3–2
SF   Nkana Red Devils 2–0 0–1 2–1
F   Espérance 0–0 3–1 3–1
1996 1R   Sunrise Flacq United 3–1 2–1 4–3
2R   Desportivo Maputo Desportivo Maputo Withdraw
QF   COD Meknès 2–0 2–2 4–2
SF   CS Sfaxien 1–0 1–0 1–1 (4–3 p)
F   Shooting Stars 1–2 2–1 3–3 (5–4 p)
1997 1R   Saint George 2–0 1–1 3–1
2R   Mufulira Wanderers 5–2 1–0 6–2
GS   Ferroviário Maputo 2–1 0–2 2nd out of 4 (Out of the tournament)
  Club Africain 0–2 2–0
  Obuasi Goldfields 1–3 2–0
2002 1R   APR FC 6–0 0–0 6–0
2R   Nkana F.C. 2–0 1–1 3–1
GS   ASEC Mimosas 3–1 0–1 1st out of 4
  Espérance Sportive de Tunis 1–1 1–0
  CD Costa do Sol 2–0 3–0
SF   TP Mazembe 1–1 2–0 3–1
F   Raja Casablanca 0–0 1–0 1–0
2003 1R   Nzoia United F.C. 3–0 4–1 7–1
2R   Simba S.C. 1–0 0–1 1–1
2004 1R   APR FC 3–2 1–4 4–6
2005 1R   Tusker FC 0–1 3–1 3–2
2R   Atlético Sport Aviação 1–1 2-0 3–1
GS   ASEC Mimosas 2–1 1–1 2nd out of 4
  Étoile Sahel 1–1 1–2
  Espérance Sportive de Tunis 1–1 2–1
SF   Al-Ahly 1–2 0–2 1–4
2007 1R   Al-Hilal 0–2 2–2 2–4
2008 PR   APR FC 2–1 2–0 4–1
1R   Africa Sports National 2–0 0–2 2–2 (5–4p)
2R   Inter Luanda 3–0 1-2 4–2
GS   Al-Ahly 1–2 2–2 4th out of 4
  Dynamos 1–0 0–1
  ASEC Mimosas 0–0 0–3
2011 PR   Ulinzi Stars 4–0 1–0 5–0
1R   Club Africain 2–4 2–1* Zamalek was disqualified
2012 PR   Young Africans 1–1 1–0 2–1
1R   Africa Sports National 1–0 1–2 2–2
2R   Maghreb de Fès 2–0 2-0 4–0
GS   Berekum Chelsea 2–3 1–1 4th out of 4
  Al-Ahly 0–1 1–1
  TP Mazembe 0–2 1–2
2013 PR   Gazelle 7–0 0–0 7–0
1R   AS Vita Club 1–0 0–0 1–0
2R   Saint George 1–1 2–2 3–3
GS   Al-Ahly 1–1 2–4 3rd out of 4
  AC Léopards 0–1 4–1
  Orlando Pirates 1–4 2–1
2014 PR   AS Douanes Niamey 2–0 1–0 3–0
1R   Kabuscorp 1–0 0–0 1–0
2R   Nakana Red Devils 0–0 5–0 5–0
GS   AS Vita Club 2–1 0–1 4th out of 4
  Al-Hilal 2–1 1–2
  TP Mazembe 0–1 0–0
2016 1R   Union Douala 1–0 2–0 3–0
2R   MO Béjaïa 2-0 1–1 3–1
GS   Enyimba 1–0 1–0 2nd out of 3
  ES Sétif
  Mamelodi Sundowns 1–2 0–1
SF   Wydad Casablanca 4–0 2–5 6–5
F   Mamelodi Sundowns 1–0 0–3 1–3
2017 1R   Enugu Rangers 4–1 1–2 5–3
GS   CAPS United 2–0 1–3 3rd out of 4
  Al-Ahli (Tripoli) 2–2 0–0
  USM Alger 1–1 0–2
2020 PR   Dekedaha FC 7–0 6–0
1R   Génération Foot

African Cup Winners' Cup/CAF Confederation Cup

Season Round Opponent Home Away Agg.
1976 1R  1 Al-Ahli (Tripoli) 3–0 1–2 4–2
QF   Mechal Army 0–2 6–0 6–2
SF   Shooting Stars F.C. 2–0 0–2 2–2 (3-5 p)
1978 1R   Al-Hilal Club 1–1 2–1 3–2
QF   RC Kadiogo 2–1 0–1 2–2
2000 1R   Young Africans S.C. 1–1 4–0 5–1
2R   Ethiopian Coffee F.C. 2–1 1–2 3–3 (4–2 pen)
QF   ASC Ndiambour 3–1 0–1 3–1
SF   SS Saint-Louisienne 2–0 0–0 2–0
F   Canon Yaoundé 4–1 0–2 4–3
2001 1R   Nkana FC 2–0 2–2 4–2
QF   Club Africain 1–0 1–3 2-3
2015 1R   Rayon Sports 3–1 3–0 6–1
2R   FUS Rabat 0–0 3–2 3–2
PO   SM Sanga Balende 0–1 3–1 3–2
GS   CS Sfaxien 1–0 3–1 1st out of 4
  Orlando Pirates 2–1 4–1
  AC Léopards 2–0 0–1
SF   Étoile du Sahel 1–5 3–0 4–5
2018 1R   Wolaitta Dicha S.C. 1–2 2–1 3–3 (3–4 pen)
2019 1R   AS CotonTchad 7–0 0–2 7–2
PLR   Ittihad Tanger 0–0 3–1 3–1
GS   Gor Mahia 2–4 4–0 1st out of 4
  NA Hussein Dey 1–1 0–0
  Atlético Petróleos de Luanda 1–1 0–1
QF   Hassania Agadir 0–0 1-0 1-0
SF   Étoile Sportive du Sahel 1–0 0–0 1-0
F   RS Berkane 0–1 1–0 1-1 (5–3 pen)

1 Flag of Libya during the period of the United Arab Republics (1972-1977).

CAF Super Cup

Season Round Opponent Home Away Agg.
1994 F   Al-Ahly SC 1–0 (N)
1997 F   Arab Contractors 0–0(4-2) (N)
2001 F   Accra Hearts of Oak SC 0–2 (N)
2003 F   Wydad Casablanca 3–1 (N)


  • Longest Winning Run: 10 matches (2012/2013).
  • First match in Egyptian Premier League: Zamalek vs El Masry on 22 October, 1948 and ended with Zamalek winning 5–1.
  • Longest Clean sheet: 7 matches (2014–15 Egyptian Premier 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 player with the most goals in the league is Abdel Halim Ali with 80 goals.

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


  • Hussein Yasser scored the fastest goal in the cup against Al Ahly in 2010 after 46 seconds.
  • The player with the most goals in the cup with Zamalek is Alaa El-Hamouli with 23 goals.[6]


The Cairo Derby, is a football match between Egyptian clubs Al Zamalek club and Al Ahly SC, which are arguably the two most successful clubs in Egypt and Africa. Zamalek and Ahly were named by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) as The 1st and 2nd African Clubs of the 20th Century respectively. 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 Africa's most prestigious club competition, the CAF Champions League.

Team kit

Season Kit provider Sponsor
1999–2001 Diadora Philips
2001–2004 Adidas Chipsey
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[7] SAIB Bank/Hyundai
2016–17 Joma
2017–2018 TE / Lactel / Oppo / JAC
2018–2019 Puma

Kit evolution



Current squad

As of 29 August 2019

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Mohamed Abou Gabal
3   MF Tarek Hamed
4   DF Mahmoud Alaa
5   DF Mohamed Abdel Ghani
6   DF Mohamed Abdel Salam
7   DF Hazem Emam (Vice-captain)
8   FW Mohamed Antar
9   FW Omar El Said
10   MF Mahmoud Shikabala (Captain)
11   MF Youssef Ibrahim
12   DF Hamdy El-Nagguez
13   MF Ferjani Sassi
14   FW Mostafa Fathi
15   FW Mostafa Mohamed
16   GK Mahmoud Genesh (4th captain) Inj
No. Position Player
17   MF Mahmoud Abdel Aziz Inj
18   FW Karim Bambo
19   DF Mohamed Abdel Shafy (3rd captain)
20   FW Achraf Bencharki
21   GK Mohamed Awaad
22   DF Abdallah Gomaa
23   FW Islam Gaber
24   MF Mohamed Hassan
25   MF Ahmed Sayed
26   FW Emam Ashour
27   FW Mohamed Ounajem
28   DF Mahmoud Hamdy
29   FW Khalid Boutaïb
30   DF Ahmad Eid
31   GK Muhammad Sobhy

Out on loan

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

No. Position Player
  FW Razack Cisse (at Al Ittihad until end of the season)
  FW Hamid Ahaddad (at Al Rajaa until end of the season)
  MF Maarouf Youssef (at El-Mokawloon El-Arab until end of the season)
No. Position Player
  DF Ahmed Fattouh (at Smouha until 30 June 2020)
  MF Ahmed Kabouria (at Tala'ea El-Gaish until end of the season)
  MF Mohamed Ashraf (at Enppi until end of the season)
  MF Ahmed Refaat (at Al Ittihad until end of the season)

Other players under contract

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

No. Position Player
  FW Mahmoud Kahraba
  FW Kabongo Kasongo

Youth academy squad

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

No. Position Player
  DF Ahmad Eid
  MF Mohamed Tarek
  DF Youssef Mahmoud
  MF Hossam Abdel Majeed
  FW Hossam Ashraf

Notable players

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

see also List of Zamalek SC players


Board of directors

Position Name
President   Mortada Mansour
Vice-president   Ahmed Galal Ibrahim
Treasurer   Ashraf Zaki
Board member   Ismail Youssef
Board member   Hany 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

Coaching staff

Position Name
First-team Manager   Milutin Sredojević
General Manager and analyst   Ducan Stojanovic
Assistant Manager   Essam Marei
Assistant Manager   Ahmad Abdel Raouf
Goalkeeping Coach   Pagec Dragan
Fitness Coach   José Manuel Rodríguez
Sporting Director   Amir Mortada
Head of the administrative body   Ahmed Zaher
Administrator   Montaser El Sayed
Administrator   Ahmad Ibrahim
Administrator   Walid Kased

Medical Staff

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


See More: List of Zamalek SC managers

The following managers won at least one trophy while in charge of Zamalek SC
Name Period Trophies
   Abdulrahman Fawzi 1947–56 Egypt Cup
  Ivan "Iva" Stevović 1959–60 Egyptian League, Egypt Cup
  Josef Vandler 1963–65 Egyptian League
  Zaki Osman 1976–78 Egyptian League, Egypt Cup
  Mahmoud Abou-Regaila 1983–85, 1999 Egyptian League, Egypt Cup, African Cup of Champions Clubs
  Richie Barker 1986–87 African Cup of Champions Clubs
  Essam Baheeg 1987–88 Egyptian League, Egypt Cup, Afro-Asian Club Championship
  Dave Mackay 1991–93 Egyptian League
  Mahmoud El-Gohary 1993–94 African Cup of Champions Clubs, CAF Super Cup
  Werner Olk & Diethelm Ferner 1996–97 African Cup of Champions Clubs, CAF Super Cup
  Ruud Krol 1997–99, 2007–08 Egypt Cup, Afro-Asian Club Championship
  Otto Pfister 1999–02 Egyptian League, Egypt Cup, Egyptian Super Cup, African Cup Winners' Cup
  Carlos Roberto Cabral 2002–03 Egyptian League, Egyptian Super Cup, CAF Champions League, CAF Super Cup
  Nelo Vingada 2003–04 Egyptian League, UAFA Champions League, Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup
  Helmy Toulan 2013–14 Egypt Cup
  Mido 2014 Egypt Cup
  Jesualdo Ferreira 2014–15 Egyptian League, Egypt Cup
  Moamen Soliman 2016 Egypt Cup
  Mohammed Helmy 2016–17 Egyptian Super Cup
  Khaled Galal 2018 Egypt Cup
  Christian Gross 2018–19 Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup, CAF Confederation Cup
  Milutin Sredojević 2019–Present Egypt Cup

Club presidents

No Period Name From To
1 1st   George Marzbach 1911 1915
2 1st   Nicolas Arfagi Bianchi 1915 1917
3 1st   Dr.Mohamed Badr Basha 1917 1919
4 1st   Mohamed Heidar Basha 1923 1952
5 1st   Mahmoud Shawki 1952 1955
6 1st   Abdel Hamid El-Shawarbi 1955 1955
7 2nd   Mahmoud Shawki 1955 1956
8 1st     Abdel Latif Abou Regaila 1956 1961
9 1st   Elwi El-Gazzar 1961 1962
10 1st   Hassan Amer 1962 1967
11 1st   Mohammed Hassan Helmy 1967 1971
12 1st     Tawfik El-Kheshin 1971 1972
13 2nd   Mohammed Hassan Helmy 1974 1980
14 3rd     Mohammed Hassan Helmy 1980 1984
15 2nd   Hassan Amer 1984 1988
16 1st   Hassan Abou El Fotouh 1988 1990
17 1st   Nour El-Dali 1990 1992
18 1st   Galal Ibrahim 1992 1996
19 1st   Kamal Darwish 1996 2001
20 2nd   Kamal Darwish 2001 2005
21 1st   Mortada Mansour 2005 2005
22 1st   Morsi Atallah 2005 2006
23 2nd   Mortada Mansour 2006 2006
24 1st   Raouff Gasser 2006 2006
25 1st   Mamdouh Abbas 2006 2008
26 1st   Mohamed Amer 2008 2009
27 2nd   Mamdouh Abbas 2009 2010
28 2nd   Galal Ibrahim 2010 2011
29 3rd   Mamdouh Abbas 2011 2013
30 3rd   Kamal Darwish 2013 2014
31 3rd   Mortada Mansour 2014 2017
32 4th   Mortada Mansour 2017 present


See also


  1. ^ Identity and Nation in African Football: Fans, Community and Clubs
  2. ^ "الوايت نايتس تعلن عن عدد شهداء الزمالك الرسمي". (in Arabic). Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  3. ^ "الموقع الرسمى لنادى الزمالك – تاريخ النادى". Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  4. ^ "الموقع الرسمى لنادى الزمالك". 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2015-06-04.
  5. ^معلومات-عن-نادي-الزمالك/
  6. ^ "Zamalek Scorers in Different Competitions in 66 years since start of Egyptian League on 22/10/1948 (Last updated 1/6/15)" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-06-04.
  7. ^ "الزمالك يستقر على شركة ماكرون لتصميم ملابس الفريق Lactel اكورة". 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Dr. Tarek Said's Homepage – Zamalek Sporting Club – History". Retrieved 2015-06-12.

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