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Mohamed Shawky, the Egyptian Caesar

Sun, Oct. 15, 2017
CAIRO – 15 October 2017: “Total Africa Cup of Nations” official page on Facebook wished the Egyptian legend Mohamed Shawky a happy birthday as he turned 36 on October 5

Shawky was born in Port Said, Egypt in 1981. He started his football career at Al Masry club where he managed to play as a defensive midfielder.

He received the bronze medal at the FIFA U-20 World Cup with the Egyptian national team.

His amazing performance with Al Masry and the national team encouraged Al Ahly to sign him in 2003 where he became famous for his strong shots.

He won four Egyptian Leagues, three 3 CAF Champions Leagues and participated in five matches at the FIFA Club World Cup with Al Ahly.

Shawky helped the Egyptian national team win the African Cup of Nations two times as he played every minute in the 2006 African competition.

In 2007 he preferred to join the Premier League with Middelsbrough but was hampered by injuries.

Shawky reached his peak with the Egyptian national team in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa. He managed to score the second goal against Brazil in the match which ended 4-3 to Brazil.

He put in a solid, hard-working shift in midfield and did his utmost to help ensure his side didn't get overrun by the Brazilians.

He also helped his team to achieve a valuable 1-0 victory over Italy.

In 2015, he decided to retire and pursue a coaching career after a long journey with foreign and Egyptian clubs.
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