Egyptian football icon Mahmoud Al-Khatib - file photo
CAIRO – 1 December 2017: The Al-Ahly Club's board of directors election resulted in the victory of Egyptian football icon Mahmoud Al-Khatib of the presidency of Al-Ahly with 20,956 votes, beating his rival Mahmoud Taher, the club’s current leader, who received 18,182 votes.
Al-Khatib's electoral list swept the Al-Ahly's election that was held on Thursday and witnessed the highest voter turnout in the history of the club by 26.66%.
Al-Khatib, 62, was one of the all-time best Al-Ahly and Egyptian players and used to serve as vice-president of the Cairo giants under the leadership of the club’s former president Hassan Hamdy until 2014.
Al-Khatib was voted the Arab Sportsman of the 20th Century and is the only Egyptian to win the African Player of the Year awarded at the time by French magazine France Football in 1983.