Al Masry SC

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Al Masry
Al Masry SC logo.png
Full nameAl Masry Sporting Club
Short nameMAS, MSC
Founded18 March 1920; 103 years ago (1920-03-18)
GroundAl Masry Club Stadium
ChairmanKamel Abou Ali
CoachHossam Hassan
LeagueEgyptian Premier League
2021–22Egyptian Premier League, 9th
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Al Masry's active sections
Football pictogram.svg
Handball pictogram.svg
Athletics pictogram.svg
Swimming pictogram.svg
Field hockey pictogram.svg
Field hockey

Al Masry Sporting Club (Arabic: النادي المصري للألعاب الرياضية) is an Egyptian sports club based in Port Said, Egypt. The club is mainly known for its professional football team, that competes in the Egyptian Premier League, the highest division of the Egyptian football league system.

Al Masry has never won the league, but won their one Egyptian Cup in 1998. The club plays their home matches at the Port Said Stadium, with a capacity of 17,988.


Founded on 18 March 1920 by a group of Egyptians in Port Said, it was the first club for Egyptians in a city that already had many clubs for the foreign communities living there.

In February 2012 the Port Said Stadium disaster took place, where rioting Masry fans caused the deaths of 72 rival fans, and hundreds of injuries. 69 Masry fans were convicted, with 26 receiving the death penalty, and numerous others receiving life sentences.

After the riots, the remainder of the 2011–12 Egyptian Premier League season was cancelled by the Egyptian Football Association. Al Masry decided to refrain from competing in the 2012–13 season as a sign of respect to the relatives of the victims of the disaster, although it obtained a decision from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) confirming the club's right to participate in the Egyptian Premier League and all other activities of the Egyptian Football Association.[1] Nevertheless, 2012–13 season was not completed and was cancelled due to the political situation in Egypt.

Al Masry resumed participation in the Egyptian Premier League in the 2013–14 season; the club suffered from unstable performance and results for two consecutive seasons, although it maintained its position in the Egyptian Premier League. Al Masry started the 2015–16 season under the coaching of the Egyptian former player of the team Hossam Hassan, who adopted a new policy depending on youth and unknown players. That season the team came in at fourth place in the Egyptian Premier League and succeeded to qualify to the CAF Confederation Cup after 14 years of absence from African completions.

Colours and crest[edit]

The Egyptian flag (1922–1958).

Al Masry's crest is composed of a green pharaonic Horus eagle that holds the Sun disk over its head in between its two upraised wings; the crest was inspired by the shape of Tutankhamun's pendants referring to challenge and strength, so the team is nicknamed the green eagles. The club's main colours, green and white come from Egypt's flag after the Egyptian Revolution of 1919 as a symbol of patriotism.[2]


Al Masry formerly played their home games at a small stadium in Port Said, but its capacity was too small for the club's support. As a consequence, Al Masry built its own new stadium which is named Port Said Stadium in 1953 and was officially inaugurated in 1955.[3]

Sayed Metwally Complex[edit]

Sayed Metwally Complex
LocationPort Said, Egypt
OwnerAl Masry SC
OperatorAl Masry SC
CapacityNo Seats
Al Masry SC
Al Masry Juniors
and all other youth levels

The Sayed Metwally Complex is the training center of Egyptian multi-sport club Al Masry SC. It has two grass pitches and is mainly used by the senior squad and the youth teams. It was renovated in 2011 to be ready to host the training sessions of the first team and its friendly matches. In November 2013 Al Masry board of directors took a decision to name the Pitches after the club's late president Sayed Metwally who took the office for almost 26 years.[4]


Name From To
Egypt/Egypt Sir Ahmed Hosny[5] 1920 1925
Egypt Mohamed El-Tobshy 1925 1930
Egypt Sir Awad Fakosa 1930 1935
Egypt Ibrahim Youssef Lehita 1935 1940
Egypt/Egypt/Egypt Abd El Rahman Pasha Lotfi 1940 1964
Egypt Major General Khalil Tarman 1964 1967
Egypt/Egypt Abd El Hamid Hussien 1971 1974
Egypt Mohamed Moussa 1974 1978
Egypt Ahmed Fouad El-Makhzangy Feb 1978 Dec 1979
Egypt Major General Ibrahim El-Mor May 1980 Aug 1980
Egypt/Egypt Sayed Metwaly 1980 1988
Egypt Major General Ibrahim El-Mor 1988 1989
Egypt Sayed Metwaly 1989 1991
Egypt Adel El-Gazar March 1991 May 1991
Egypt Sayed Metwaly 1991 1997
Egypt Kamel Abou-Aly Aug 1997 Dec 1997
Egypt Abd El wahab Kouta Jan 1998 2002
Egypt Sayed Metwaly Sept 2002 2008
Egypt Aly Fragallah 2008 2009
Egypt Kamel Abou-Aly 2009 2013
Egypt Yasser Yehia 2014 July 2015
Egypt Samir Halabia 23 July 2015 Present


Winners (1): 1998
Runners-up (9): 1927, 1945, 1947, 1954, 1957, 1983, 1984, 1989, 2017
Winners (3): 1933, 1934, 1937
Runners-up (1): 1938
Winners (1): 1992 (shared record)
Runners-up (1): 1989


Winners (17): 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948 (record)

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

  • 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
1999 African Cup Winners' Cup FR  Sudan Al Merrikh 1–0 0–1 1–1 (4–3 p)
SR  Ghana Asante Kotoko 1–0 0–1 1–1 (4–2 p)
QF  DR Congo AS Dragons 3–0 0–1 3–1
SF  Tunisia Club Africain 0–4 0–0 0–4
2002 CAF Cup FR  Kenya Mathare United 2–0 2–0 4–0
SR  Botswana Botswana Defence Force XI 2–0 2–4 4–4 (a)
QF  Madagascar AS Adema 2–0 1–0 3–0
SF  Algeria JS Kabylie 1–0 0–2 1–2
2017 CAF Confederation Cup PR  Nigeria Ifeanyi Ubah 1–0 0–1 1–1 (3–0 p)
FR  Mali Djoliba w/o 0–2 w/o[a]
PO  Uganda KCCA 1–0 0–1 1–1 (3–4 p)
2018 CAF Confederation Cup PR  Zambia Green Buffaloes 4–0 1–2 5–2
FR  Tanzania Simba 0–0 2–2 2–2 (a)
PO  Gabon CF Mounana 2–1 1–1 3–2
Group B  Mozambique UD Songo 2–0 1–1 2nd
 Sudan Al Hilal 2–0 1–1
 Morocco RS Berkane 1–0 0–0
QF  Algeria USM Alger 1–0 1–0 2–0
SF  DR Congo AS Vita Club 0–0 0–4 0–4
2018–19 CAF Confederation Cup FR  Burkina Faso Salitas 0–2 0–0 0–2
2019–20 CAF Confederation Cup FR  Zanzibar Malindi 3–1 4–1 7–2
PO  Seychelles Côte d'Or 2–0 4–0 6–0
Group A  Mauritania FC Nouadhibou 1–0 3–2 2nd
 Nigeria Enugu Rangers 4–2 1–1
 Egypt Pyramids 1–2 0–2
QF  Morocco RS Berkane 2–2 0–1 2–3
2021–22 CAF Confederation Cup SR  Uganda URA 1–0 0–0 1–0
PO  Nigeria Rivers United 1–0 1–2 2–2 (a)
Group C  DR Congo TP Mazembe 2–0 0–2 2nd
 Cameroon Coton Sport 2–0 0–0
 Congo AS Otohô 1–0 0–1
QF  Morocco RS Berkane 2–1 0–1 2–2 (a)
  1. ^ FIFA suspended the Malian Football Federation on 17 March 2017. As a result, Djoliba could not play the second leg, and Al Masry won on walkover.[6]

Performance in Arab competitions[edit]

1999 – Bronze Medalist
2008 – First Round

IFFHS rankings[edit]


Current squad[edit]

As of 18 January 2023

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 Egypt EGY Essam Tharwat
27 GK Egypt EGY Mahmoud Gad
31 GK Egypt EGY Mohamed Shehata
GK Egypt EGY Ihab El Aiady
3 DF Algeria ALG Imadeddine Boubekeur
4 DF Egypt EGY Mohamed Dabash
7 DF Egypt EGY Karim El Eraki
13 DF Egypt EGY Amr El Saadawy
14 DF Tunisia TUN Elyes Jelassi
17 DF Egypt EGY Hussein Al Sayed
38 DF Egypt EGY Islam Al Mazayen
DF Egypt EGY Mohamed Gad
DF Egypt EGY Karim Alaa
8 MF Egypt EGY Amr Moussa (captain)
10 MF Egypt EGY Hassan Ali
20 MF Nigeria NGA Emeka Christian Eze
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 MF Egypt EGY Ahmed El Sheikh
30 MF Egypt EGY Islam Abou Slemma
35 MF Egypt EGY Ahmed Shadad
40 MF Egypt EGY Osama El Gazzar
39 MF Egypt EGY Zyad Farag
MF Egypt EGY Islam Ateia
MF Egypt EGY Sherif Dabo
MF Egypt EGY Mostafa Abou El Hassan
MF Egypt EGY Ragab Omran
9 FW Egypt EGY Amr Marei
18 FW Algeria ALG Abderrahim Deghmoum
19 FW Egypt EGY Marwan Hamdy
21 FW Egypt EGY Mohamed Grendo
28 FW Nigeria NGA Anthony Okpotu
37 FW Cameroon CMR Franck Mbella Etouga
FW Egypt EGY Mohamed El Gamal

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Egypt Ali Maher
General Coach Egypt Mohammed Abdul-Kareem
Assistant coach Egypt Saif Dawood
Goalkeeper Coach Egypt Mostafa Fathi
Football Director Egypt Vacant
Administrator Egypt Mahmoud Gaber
Club Doctor Egypt
Physiotherapist Egypt Ahmed Sameh
Masseur Egypt Yousry Sadek
Masseur Egypt Hussien Hassan
Masseur Egypt Mohamed Ayad

Source: [8]

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Other sports[edit]

Al Masry SC also competes in other sports, such as handball, athletics, swimming, gymnastics, billiards, table tennis and field hockey.

Al Masry FM Radio[edit]

Al Masry FM is the official radio station of the club; it was launched as an Internet radio station on 28 December,[year missing] making it Egypt's first radio station belonging to a club.[citation needed]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "محكمة دولية تنتصر للمصري بـ"مجزرة بورسعيد"". CNN. 3 February 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Al Masry Sporting Club :: الموقع الرسمي للنادي المصري للألعاب الرياضية :: تأسس عام 1920 :: كيف و متى أصبح للمصري شعار؟". Al Masry club. Archived from the original on 1 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Al Masry Sporting Club: الموقع الرسمي للنادي المصري للألعاب الرياضية :: تأسس عام 1920 ::استاد المصرى". Al Masry club. Archived from the original on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Al Masry board names the club's training pitch after Metwally". Archived from the original on 15 December 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Al Masry Sporting Club: الموقع الرسمي للنادي المصري للألعاب الرياضية :: تأسس عام 1920 ::مجلس الإدارة الحالى السابق". Al Masry club. Archived from the original on 9 February 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  6. ^ "FIFA Suspends Malian Football Association (FEMAFOOT)". 17 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Club World Ranking by footballdatabase". footballdatabase. 3 June 2018.
  8. ^ "الموقع الرسمي للنادي المصري للألعاب الرياضية -". Archived from the original on 25 October 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  9. ^ "".
  10. ^ "". 15 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Ahmed Refaat - Stats and titles won".

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