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Today Marks Mahmoud El Gohary's Birth Anniv.

Tue 20 Feb 2024 | 12:47 PM
Ahmed Emam

Today (Feb. 20) marks the birth anniversary of the Egyptian football legend Mahmoud El Gohary, who died at the age of 74 after suffering a brain stroke in Jordan.

El Gohary is considered one of Egypt's greatest footballers of all time and was in charge of The Pharaohs in their last World Cup finals appearance in 1990. He was widely known as "The General" due to his resolute defensive tactics, and he successfully led Egypt to victory in the Africa Cup of Nations in 1998. In addition, he coached the national teams of Oman, Egypt, and Jordan.

He was highly praised in Jordan for his leadership, which led the country to a quarter-final position at the 2004 AFC Asian Cup. Since 2009, he had been serving as an adviser for the Jordan Football Association.

At the club level, El Gohary achieved multiple domestic and continental titles with Cairo giants Al Ahly and Zamalek, including the Egyptian Premier League and the African Champions League.

Before retiring, El Gohary also played for Egypt's top team Al Ahly from 1955 to 1961. Unfortunately, he had to retire due to an injury.