Last Update 15:23
Saturday, 17 November 2018

Veteran Egyptian goalkeeper El-Hadary joins Ismaily in free transfer

Mahmoud Elassal , Monday 2 Jul 2018
Essam El-Hadary
Egypt's Essam El-Hadary reacts (Photo: Reuters)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1932
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1932

Ismaily announced on Monday the signing of Egyptian national team veteran goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary in a free transfer.

The 45-year-old goalkeeper is a free agent after finishing his one-season contract with Saudi outfit Al-Taawoun this summer, before joining the Dervishes.

"The team's Algerian coach welcomes the signing of the experienced El-Hadary, believing that he will be a good edition to the squad thanks to his superb appearance with the Egyptian national team in the 2018 World Cup," said a statement on the club's official website.

This is the third time for El-Hadary to wear the Ismaily jersey, as he played for the coastal side in seasons 2010 and 2015.

El-Hadary made history with Egypt's national team by becoming the oldest player to appear at the World Cup when he played in the game against Saudi Arabia in his team's final Group A game in Volgograd.

The El-Hadary, nicknamed 'the High Dam,' joined Degla in 2015 from Ismaily and is considered one of the best-ever keepers in Egyptian and African history, after guiding his country to three Nations Cup titles in 2006, 2008 and 2010.

The former Ahly, Zamalek, and FC Sion (Switzerland) goalie was given the African Keeper of the Year Award in 2006, 2008 and 2010.

(For more sports news and updates and a special World Cup 2018 coverage, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports)

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.