• Date of birth :25/01/1991
  • Age :28
  • Weight :87 kg
  • Height :1.95 m
  • Team :Egypt
  • Position :Defender
  • Club :West Bromwich





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West Bromwich defender Ahmed Hegazi is Hector Cuper's favourite option in the heart of a four-man defence.

A towering defender who produces consistent and solid performances at the back, Hegazi's place in the starting line-up is undisputed.

He is seen by many as the second most-important player in Egypt's squad after talisman Mohamed Salah.

An imposing defender (1.95m tall), Hegazi is dominant in the air, unbeatable in physical battles and has great awareness. He lacks speed but his excellent positioning helps him predict the next move of opposing strikers.

The 26-year-old was instrumental in Egypt's African Nations Cup campaign in 2017 that saw the Pharaohs reach the final before losing to Cameroon 2-1. He was named in the tournament's best XI along with compatriot Salah to catch the eyes of Premier League side West Bromwich.

The former Ismaily and Ahly defender made his Egypt debut in a Nations Cup qualifier against Sierra Leone in 2011 and has since become a key member of the team.

Making 43 appearances, Hegazi only scored one international goal, which came against Botswana in 2013.

In his first season in the Premier League, he delivered some eye-catching and solid displays and featured in all of West Brom's matches. Hegazi is not expected to remain with the Baggies following their relegation.