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Nader El-Sayed

Nader El-Sayed

Egyptian footballer
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Egyptian footballer
Countries Egypt
Occupations Association football player
Gender male
Birth 13 December 1972 (Dakahlia Governorate, Egypt)
Height: 180
The details

Nader El-Sayed (Arabic: نادر السيد‎‎) (born 13 December 1972) is a notable Egyptian goalkeeper, who currently retired and he last played for Egyptian Premier League club ENPPI, and has been capped more than 100 times with the Egyptian national team. In 2015, he became an ambassador of The SATUC Cup, a new charitable global football competition for U16 orphans, refugess and disadvantaged children.

Club career

He was widely recognized for the first time as goalkeeper for notable Egyptian club El Zamalek. After showing some classy performances for his club, he took the chance to move to Club Brugge in the Belgian League in 1998. After failing to reserve a starting place with his team, he decided to try his luck with Akratitos in the Greek Super League.

Nader participated with Al-Ahly in the 2005 FIFA Club World Championship 5th place playoff against Sydney F.C. in Tokyo, the match which Sydney won 2-1.

On 9 January 2007 it was announced that Nader transferred to ENPPI after failing to reserve a starting place in Al-Ahly.

International career

He used to play for Egypt national team until 2005, where he lost his place due to his irregular participating with El-Ahly. His last national game was against Ivory Coast away, ended with a loss for guests 2-0. This match was in 2006 World Cup Qualifiers. Nader's first national game was against Jordan ended with a draw 1-1.

Nader was the Captain of Egyptian team at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and participated in 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship in Portugal.

Also, he was the first Egyptian goalkeeper to be chosen twice as best keeper in African Cup of Nations since 1957. He had chosen in

Burkina Faso 1998 and Ghana and Nigeria 2000.Then Essam El-Hadary had chosen three times as best keeper in Egypt 2006, Ghana 2008, and Angola 2010.


National Team

  • Winner of African Cup of Nations Burkina Faso 1998.
  • Winner of Arab Cup of Nations 1992.
  • Winner of African Youth Championship 1991.


  • African Cup of Champions Clubs: 2
  • CAF Super Cup: 2
  • Egyptian League: 2
  • Afro-Asian Cup: 1


  • CAF Champions League 2005
  • CAF Champions League 2006
  • Egyptian League (2005/2006)
  • Egyptian Soccer Cup (2005/2006)
  • Egyptian Super Cup 2005/2006
  • African Super Cup 2005.


  • Two times Best African goalkeeper in African Cup of Nations1998 & 2000.
  • Best goalkeeper in African Youth Nation Cup 1991
  • Best Arab goalkeeper 1992
  • Best Egyptian goalkeeper 1992-1998

Penalty shootouts

Nader is famous for saving penalty kicks. He saved 21 kicks in penalty shoot-outs winning many tournaments for his country and his club

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