Ahmed Hegazy (Arabic: أحمد حجازي) (born January 25, 1991) is an association football player who currently plays for Al Ahly. He plays as a Central Defender. He has been capped to play for Egypt's under-20 national team, under-23 national team, and first team.
His professional playing career began in November 24, 2009, when he made his debut with Egyptian club, Ismaily playing as a Full Back.
On 22 December 2011, the Egyptian club announced that he has made a deal with Fiorentina, an Italian football club, in exchange for 1.5 million euros. The Egyptian company will receive 15% sell on fee. He was given the number 3 shirt. Hegazy made his unofficial debut for Fiorentina this week, playing 30 minutes in a friendly against Viareggio Calcio, He played 15 min in his Official debut against Atalanta B.C. on 18 Nov 2012, and scored his first goal for La Viola later that month in the second half of a Coppa Italia match against Juve Stabia on November 28. On 12 December 2012 Fiorentina announced that Hegazy had completed a surgery after sustaining a severe leg injury in training. The club also announced that Ahmed Hegazy had undergone reconstructive surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament. The expected recovery period before the player could return to sports activity is 5–6 months.
On September 2013 he suffered another blow as he had injured the same ligament again in training and took him out for 6 months making him miss most of the season
On 8 December 2014, Fiorentina announced that the player will be released in January 2015, along with Octávio, Mounir El Hamdaoui, Oleksandr Iakovenko and Joshua Brillante.
On 2 February 2015, Hegazy joined Serie B side Perugia on loan for the rest of 2014–15 Serie B. He made his debut for the club in a 3-1 loss to Vicenza.He played the whole 90 minutes, and that was his first complete match in Italy.
On 1 September 2015, Hegazy joined Egyptian Premier League side Al Ahly for 5 years.
Hegazy made his international debut with the senior Egyptian national team in an away game against Sierra Leone in 2011 when he was only 20 years and 7 months old.
Ever since he has been a regular in the national team and only missed games due to injury. In December 2016 Hector Cuper, the Egypt national football team Coach, included him in the squad to compete in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Hegazy was a regular in the back four playing without missing a single minute and displaying a solid performance as the Egyptians went all the way to the final. His performance earned him an inclusion in the Team of the Tournament XI
|1.||4 June 2013||Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt||Botswana||1–1||1–1||Friendly|
Style of play
A tall, strong in the air centre back, Ahmed Hegazy is widely known as the 'Nesta of the Pyramids'. He was given this nickname as his playing style somewhat resembles the playing style of his Italian counterpart, Alessandro Nesta.
|2009–10||Ismaily||Egyptian Premier League||12||0||0||0||3||0||0||0||15||0|
|2010–11||Ismaily||Egyptian Premier League||7||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||7||0|
|2011–12||Ismaily||Egyptian Premier League||9||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||9||0|
- African Youth Championship Bronze Medal: 2011
- Africa Cup of Nations: Runner-up 2017