Hossam Hassan Hussein (Arabic: حسام حسن حسين; born 10 August 1966) is an Egyptian retired footballer who played as a striker, and the current manager of Al-Masry in the Egyptian Premier League.
A prolific goalscorer, he is Egypt's all-time top scorer with 69 goals in 169 appearances. His twin brother Ibrahim also played professional football, and they shared teams for most of their extensive careers.
Hassan represented the national team in the 1990 World Cup and seven Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.
Other than two spells abroad in Switzerland and Greece, Cairo-born Hassan played mainly for hometown's Al-Ahly, for which he made his first-team debuts aged 18, playing his last match for the club sixteen years later. He ranked first in the club in several categories and won a total of 25 titles with it, including 11 leagues; he was only one of two players ever to find the net in derbies for each team.
During his spell at Neuchâtel Xamax in Switzerland he is most remembered for scoring four goals in one game against Celtic in the 1991–92 UEFA Cup.
In 2000, already at 34, Hassan left Al-Ahly, going to represent Al Ain SCC, Zamalek SC – adding three more leagues and the 2002 CAF Champions League – Al-Masry Club, Tersana and Al-Ittihad Al-Sakndary, while continuing to score at length. He retired aged almost 42, having played most of the time with his sibling Ibrahim, including abroad.
He appeared for the nation at the 1990 FIFA World Cup, helping the Pharaohs achieve two draws while narrowly going down 0–1 to England. Ibrahim was also an undisputed starter.
Aged 40, Hassan was captain of the national team at the 2006 African Cup of Nations, and played three times and netted once for the hosts, winning the last of his three continental competitions.
On 29 February 2008 Hassan was named both general manager and coach of former club Al-Masry, before signing at modest Itesalat.
After the sacking of French coach Henri Michel, he was named manager of former side Zamalek, on 30 November 2009. his first match in charge was on 3 December, which ended in a controversial 1–2 away loss against Haras El Hodood, as opposing player Ahmed Eid Abdel Malek was not supposed to play in that match, having been sent off the previous one (Abdel Malek ended up playing, and scored Hodood's first goal).
Hassan's first win at Zamalek came on the 12th, against Al-Masry (3–0). In twelve matches he took the club from 14th place to second, only losing one game and drawing another, before being sacked.
He is currently the Head coach of Al-Ittihad Alexandria senior team
- Ahly SC
- Egyptian League: 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1988–89, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000
- Egyptian Cup: 1984–85, 1988–89, 1992–93, 1995–96
- African Cup Winners' Cup: 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1992–93
- African Cup of Champions Clubs: 1987
- Arab Club Champions Cup: 1996
- Arab Cup Winners' Cup: 1994–95
- Arab Super Cup: 1997, 1998
- Afro-Asian Cup: 1988
- UAE League: 1999–2000
- Zamalek SC
- Egyptian League: 2000–01, 2002–03, 2003–04
- Egyptian Cup: 2001–02
- Egyptian Super Cup: 2001, 2002
- CAF Champions League: 2002
- CAF Super Cup: 2003
- UAFA Club Cup: 2003
- Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup: 2003
- African Cup of Nations: 1986, 1998, 2006
- All-Africa Games: 1987
- Arab Nations Cup: 1992
- African Cup of Nations Top Scorer: 1998 (shared with Benni McCarthy)
- Confederation of African Football: Best African Footballer in the last 50 years
- Egyptian's League Top Scorer: 1998-99, 2001–02
- As of 29 March 2012
|1991–92||Neuchâtel Xamax||Swiss League||8||3||0||0||3||4||-||-||11||7|
|1999–00||Al Ain||UAE League||10||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||10||3|
- 1Played in CAF Champions League, CAF Winners' Cup, CAF Super Cup and UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League.
- 2Includes other competitive competitions, including the Egyptian Super Cup, Arab Champions League, Arab Cup Winners' Cup, Arab Super Cup, Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup and Afro-Asian Cup.
|Egypt national team|
- As of December 5, 2016
|Zamalek||November 2009||July 2011||57||33||16||8||57.89|
|Ismaily||August 2011||September 2011||2||1||0||1||50.00|
|Al-Masry||January 2012||February 2012||3||2||1||0||66.67|
|Misr El-Makasa||February 2013||May 2013||10||1||4||5||10.00|
|Jordan||June 2013||July 2014||20||9||8||3||45.00|
|Zamalek||July 2014||October 2014||6||1||2||3||16.67|
|Union Alexandria||October 2014||July 2015||35||12||13||10||34.29|
Hassan openly supported longtime president Hosni Mubarak during the 2011 Egyptian revolution, which eventually led to the politician's resignation.
He, along with his brother Ibrahim, led marches in support of Mubarak.