Hossam Hassan Facts

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. Born on Aug. 10, 1966 and was scouted by Ahly

. Made his first team debut in the 1984-1985 season

. Became a regular starter in 1985-1986, scoring six goals in 17 games

. Was a member of the Egyptian team that won the African Cup of Nations in 1986 in Egypt

. Qualified for the World Cup 1990, scoring the decisive goal against Algeria in Cairo in 1989

. Joined Greek side PAOK in 90-91

. Moved to Swiss side Neuchatel in 91-92

. Back to Ahly from 1992 to 2000, helping the club win seven league titles, and one African trophy

. Captained Egypt to winning the African Cup of Nations 1998 in Burkina Faso, ending the tournament as joint top scorer

. Had a brief loan spell with UAE side Al-Ain in the second half of the 1999-2000 season

. Made a shocking move to Ahly s archrivals Zamalek from 2000 to 2004, guiding the club to winning three league titles and one African Champions League trophy

. Played for Masri from 2004 to 2006

. Recalled to the Egyptian team at 39 to take part in the 2006 African Cup of Nations, scoring once and making two assists en route to the title

. Played for Tersana in 2006-2007

. Played for Ittihad Alexandria in the first half of the 2007-2008 season

. Retired in the middle of the season to take over as Masri manager in a controversial move

. Sacked as Masri manager midway through the 2008-2009 season before taking over as Telecom Egypt coach

. Resigned in October 2009 before being appointed as Zamalek manager late in November

Personal Records

. Egypt s most capped player (170 international matches)

. The Egyptian national team top scorer of all time (83 goals)

. Egyptian League top scorer twice (1998-99 and 2001-02)

. All-time top scorer of Cairo derby, registering nine goals (five for Ahly and four for Zamalek)

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