Hassan Shehata

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Hassan Shehata
Hassan Shehata.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1949-06-19) 19 June 1949 (age 70)
Place of birth Kafr El-Dawwar, Egypt
Playing position Forward
Youth career
0000–1962 Kafr El Dawar
1962–1967 Zamalek
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1968 Zamalek (11)
1968–1971 Kazma
1971–1983 Zamalek (77)
National team
1972–1980 Egypt
Teams managed
1983–1985 Zamalek U-20
1985–1986 Zamalek (Assistant)
1986–1988 Al Wasl (Emirates)
1989–1990 Al-Merreikh (Sudan)
1990–1992 El Shourta
1992–1993 Ittihad Alexandria
1993–1994 El Shourta
1995–1996 Zamalek (Assistant)
1996–1997 El Minya
1997–1998 Sharqia
1998–1999 El Shams
1999 Al-Ahly Benghazi (Libya)
1999–2000 Suez
2001 Dina Farms[1]
2001–2003 Egypt U20
2003–2004 El Mokawloon
2004–2011 Egypt
2011–2012 Zamalek
2012 Al-Arabi (Qatar)
2014 Difaâ El Jadidi
2014–2015 El Mokawloon

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Hassan Shehata (Egyptian Arabic: حسـن شحـاتة) (born 19 June 1949), nicknamed The Teacher (Egyptian: El Me'alem), is an Egyptian football coach and former player.


Hassan Shehata in Zamalek in 70s
Hassan Shehata in Kazma FC 1970

He played for Zamalek FC and was given the award for Best Player in Asia in 1970.

In 2004, Shehata became Egyptian national team coach after the sacking of Italian coach Marco Tardelli.[2][3][4] In the 2006 African Cup of Nations, which was hosted by Egypt, he led the team to its first Cup of Nations in eight years, defeating the Ivory Coast in the final.

During the African Cup semi-final against Senegal, Shehata had a serious row with Mido, when Mido reacted badly to being substituted.[5] Shehata was vindicated minutes later when Amr Zaki, the player replacing Mido, scored the winning goal which took Egypt to the final. Shehata did allow Mido to accept his medal at the closing ceremonies of the African Cup of Nations, after Mido had made a public apology a few days before.[6]

He led Egypt to three successive titles at the African Cup of Nations in 2006, 2008 and 2010.[7] He thus became the second coach to win the trophy three times (a record) after Ghana's Charles Gyamfi, and the only one to win three consecutive cups.[7] Egypt became the first African nation to achieve this streak/record.[8] As a result of this, the Egyptian team were ranked as high as 9th in the FIFA World Rankings. In 2008, he was awarded the title of CAF Coach of the Year.

In 2010, he was the highest ranked African Coach as ranked by the IFFHS.[9] He was also selected as one of the top five African coaches.[10][11]

In 2015, he became President of The SATUC Cup, a new charitable global football competition for U16 orphans, refugees and disadvantaged children.


Honours as a player

For Zamalek[12]

  • 1 Egyptian league title for Zamalek 1977/78
  • 3 Egyptian Cups for Zamalek 1974/75,1976/77,1978/79


  • 2 times Egyptian League top scorer (1976/77 & 1979/80)
  • 3rd best African footballer of the year 1974 (France Football)
  • Best Footballer in Asia 1970
  • Best Footballer in African Cup 1974
  • Best Footballer in Egypt 1976
  • Received Egyptian Merit of Sport 1980

Honours as a manager

For Egypt[12]

For El Mokawleen[12]


  • Promoted Menia, Sharquia & Suez to Division I in 3 successive seasons



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