Mahmoud Hassan ”Trezeguet” - Trezeguet Twitter account
CAIRO – 28 June 2017: Mahmoud Hassan ”Trezeguet” travelled to Turkey to join Kasimpasa club that competes in the Turkish league “Super liga “, Trezeguet hopes to consolidate the good reputation of Egyptian players in Turkey.
Many Egyptian players had played in Turkey, but three players had the best impact on the Turkish clubs and fans.
These players’ success stories will inspire Trezeguet in his new journey in Turkey.
3 – Ayman Abdel-Aziz
Abdel-Aziz started his journey in Turkey with Kocaelispor in 2000, Kocaelispor isn’t a big name in the Turkish football but it was a great opportunity for Abdel-Aziz to show his abilities. Two years with Kocaelispor were enough, he moved on in 2002 to a bigger team “Malatyaspor”, in Malatyaspor he became a well-known name in Turkey and big European clubs wanted to sign him.
Abdel-Aziz continued his gradual rise up between Turkish teams, in 2005 he joined Gençlerbirliği and he earned a permanent starting position in the team, Abdel-Aziz captained Gençlerbirliği team in many matches.
2007 was the biggest and the last step in Abdel-Aziz career in Turkey when he joined one of the biggest teams there”Trabzonspor”, he played only one season with the team finished sixth in the League table.
Abdel-Aziz got the Turkish citizenship after playing 8 years in Turkey, he returned to Egypt in 2008 to play for his beloved team,Zamalek,.
2- Abdel-Zaher El-Saqqa
He moved to Turkey in 1999 after winning African Cup of Nations in 1998 with the Egyptian National Team, El-Saqqa played in Denizlispor for 3 years before joining Gençlerbirliği in 2002 where he had his best years in Turkey. El-Saqqa played in UEFA Cup with his team in 2004 and reached the fourth round. El-Saqqa had offers from the biggest teams in Turkey like Galatasaray and Besiktas but he rejected it to play in Gençlerbirliği.
El-Saqqa moved in 2005 to Konyaspor where he played two years before rejoining Gençlerbirliği in 2007.
El-Saqqa played 2 years with Gençlerbirliği and he joined Eskişehirspor in 2009 to play with the team his last year in Turkey before joining Egyptian club Enppi.
1 – Ahmed Hassan
Ahmed Hassan joined Kocaelispor in 1998, Hassan played there for 2 years. He joined Denizlispor in 2000 to play one year with the team. Hassan joined his team mate Abdel-Zaher El-Saqqa in Gençlerbirliği in 2001. Hassan's performance forced one of the biggest three Turkish teams, Besiktas, to sign him in 2003.
Hassan played with Besiktas three years and he won the Turkish Cup in his last year with the team in 2006.
Hassan left Turkey and continued his journey but with R.S.C Anderlecht in Belgium.
Ahmed Hassan is the most capped International player in the history of the game with 184 matches with the Egyptian National Team.