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Egyptian footballers playing overseas but out of spotlight

Mahmoud Elassal , Friday 25 Jan 2019
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Egypt boasts several foreign-based stars including Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny but there are others who also ply their trade in Europe but are out of the spotlight.

Ahram Online compiles a list of the little-known players who can also have a future with the Egyptian national team.

Abdallah Yaisien

Abdallah Yaisien

Full name : Abdallah Yaisien
Date of birth: 23 April, 1994 (age: 24)
Place of birth:  Bondy, France
Club: Paris Saint-Germain B (France)
Height: 1.73m
Position: Attacking midfielder
Nationality: French of Egyptian descent

Abdallah Yaisien, who was born to an Egyptian father and an Algerian mother, started his career in the youth ranks of French side PSG.

The 24-year-old participated in the 2011 U-17 World Cup with France, helping them reach the quarter finals.

The former Bologna man is currently the captain of the Paris Saint Germain reserve team.

Omar Yaisien

Omar Yassein

Full name: Omar Yaisien
Date of Birth: May 8, 2000 (age: 18)
Place of birth:  Colombes, France
Club: Paris Saint-Germain U 19 (France)
Position: Attacking midfielder
Nationality: French of Egyptian descent

Omar Yaisien, who was born to an Egyptian father and an Algerian mother, is the younger brother of Abdallah. He also plays at Paris Saint Germain B.

The 18-year old started his career with PSG. He made seven appearances with the French U19 team, scoring only one goal.

Amir Mahrous

Amir Mahrous

Full name: Amir Mahrous
Date of birth: 23 January, 1998 (age: 20)
Place of birth: Savona, Italy
Club: Genoa (Italy)
Height: 1.74m
Position: Defender
Nationality: Italian of Egyptian descent

Amir Mahrous, who is an Italian football player of Egyptian descent, plays for Italy side Albissola on loan from Genoa.

The 20-year old defender, who was born to Egyptian parents, is the cousin of Stephan El Shaarawy who plays for Serie A club Roma and the Italy national team.

Ahmed Hamdi

Ahmed Hamdi

Full Name: Ahmed Mohamed Abdelkader Radwan
Date of Birth: May 23, 1999 (age: 19)
Club: AC Sparta Prague U21 (Czech Republic)
Height: 1,80m
Position:  Attacking midfielder
Nationality: Egyptian

Hamdi, a product of Ahly’s youth academy, left the team to join AC Sparta Prague of Czech Republic in early 2018 but he has yet to break into the first team.

Rhami Ghandour

Rhami Ghandour

Full Name: Rhami-Jasin Ghandour
Date of Birth: Jun 7, 1996 (age: 22)
Place of Birth: Berlin (Germany)
Club: Lüneburger SK Hansa (Germany)
Height: 1,83m
Position: Midfielder
Nationality: German-Egyptian

Rhami Ghandour is a German-Egyptian player born in Berlin to a German mother and an Egyptian father.

He is currently one of the main players in the German U-18 team and has previously expressed his desire to represent his father’s nation.

The 22-year-old defender was called up to the U-20 Egyptian national team for the 2013 U-20 African Championship that took place in Algeria, but paperwork issues prevented him from playing.

Omar Marmoush

Omar Marmoush

Full Name: Omar Marmoush
Date of Birth: Feb 7, 1999 (age: 19)
Club: VfL Wolfsburg II (Germany)
Height: 1,77m
Position: Forward
Nationality: Egyptian

An Egyptian youngster, Marmoush joined the youth team of German side VfL Wolfsburg in the summer of 2017, coming from Egyptian Premier League outfit Wadi Degla.

Sabri Khattab

Sabri Khattab

Full name: Sabri Freddy Khattab
Date of birth: 12 January, 1990 (age: 28)
Place of birth: Halden, Norway
Club: Elverum (Norway)
Height: 1.85m (6 ft 1 in)
Position: Attacking midfielder
Nationality: Egyptian

Sabri Khattab is a Norway-born Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for third-tier side Elverum.

Although he was born in Norway, Sabri said he was available for Egypt selection in 2013. However, he has yet to be called up.

Yones Felfel

Yones Felfel

Full Name: Yones Oliver Felfel
Date of Birth: Nov 24, 1995 (Age: 23)
Club: FC Vaduz (Swiss)
Height: 1,82m
Position:  Forward
Nationality: Danish of Egyptian descent

He was a part of F.C. Copenhagen's 2013-14 UEFA Youth League campaign, where he scored against Juventus away and Real Madrid at home.

He is currently a free agent after his contract with FC Vaduz expired in the summer of 2018.

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