• Date of birth :09/09/1987
  • Age :31
  • Weight :75.00 kg
  • Height :1.82 m
  • Team :Egypt
  • Position :Defender
  • Club :Hull City





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Ahmed Elmohamady's vast experience remains an asset for Egypt although he has fallen down the pecking order under Argentinean coach Hector Cuper.

The right wing-back was a key member of Hassan Shehata's hugely successful side, helping Egypt to two back-to-back African Cup of Nations triumphs in 2008 and 2010.

His consistent displays down the flank with Hull City, whom he joined from Sunderland in the summer of 2012, were not enough for Cuper to automatically pick him, with the former Inter Milan and Valencia boss snubbing him for a year and a half before recalling him for two friendly games last August.

At the time, members of Egypt's technical staff said Elmohamady did not fit in the team's strategy because he was playing as a wing-back in a 3-5-2 formation with Hull City while Cuper often deploys a four-man defence.

The likes of Ahly's Ahmed Fathi and Basel's Omar Gaber always get the nod ahead of the more attacking-minded Elmohamady but his experience can always come in handy if Egypt opt for an adventurous approach.

"I was very disappointed to be excluded from Egypt's squad for this long period, but I'm honored and proud to be back. I hope to repay the trust of the coach," the 29-year-old, who is known for his pinpoint crosses, said at the time.

Elmohamady made his Egypt debut in a friendly against the Ivory Coast in August 2007 and went on to make 67 international appearances, scoring twice and dishing out six assists.