Farouk Gaafar

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Farouk Gaafar
Personal information
Full name Farouk Fouad Gaafar
Date of birth 29 October 1952
Place of birth Sayeda Zienab, Cairo, Egypt
Playing position Centre Midfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1988[1] Zamalek
National team
1971–1981 Egypt[2] 62 (7)
Teams managed
1990–1991 Gomhoriat Shebin
1991–1994 Zamalek (Asst.)
1995–1996 Zamalek (Asst.)
1996–1997 Egypt
1996–1997 Baladeyet El-Mahalla
1998 Zamalek (Asst.)
1999 Zamalek
1999 Montakhab Suez
2000–2002 Ghazl El Mahalla
2002 Ismaily
2002 Al-Riyadh
2003 Baladeyet El-Mahalla
2003 Tersana
2003–2004 Al-Masry
2005 Suez Cement
2005–2006 Zamalek
2006–2008 Tersana
2008–2013 Tala'ea El-Gaish
2013–2014 Ghazl El Mahalla
2015 Al-Ansar
2016 El Dakhleya
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Farouk Gaafar فاروق جعفر (Nick Names: Roo-a & King of Midfield) is an Egyptian former football player and manager.

He played midfielder for Zamalek and the Egypt national football team. He finished eighth in the magazine France Football voting for the 1975 African Player of the Year.[3]

Following his playing career, Gaafar managed Egypt[4] during 1996 and 1997 and later El Geish club.


As a player[edit]



  • Best Playmaker in African Cup of Nations 1974
  • Best Playmaker in African Cup of Nations 1976
  • 7th African footballer of the year by France Football 1975
  • 8th African footballer of the year by France Football 1977


  1. ^ http://www.angelfire.com/ak/EgyptianSports/xFaroukGaafar.html
  2. ^ Farouk Gafaar - International Appearances
  3. ^ Pierrend, José Luis (2000-02-14). "African Player of the Year 1975". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
  4. ^ Said, Tarek (2006-11-23). "Egyptian National Team Coaches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-07.

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