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Zamalek SC
Full nameZamalek Sporting Club
  • National and Dignity Club
  • The Royal Club
  • The White Castle
  • The School of Art and Engineering
  • The White Knights
Short nameZAM, ZSC
Founded5 January 1911; 108 years ago (1911-01-05)
as Qasr El Nile Club
GroundCairo International Stadium
ChairmanMortada Mansour
Head coachMilutin Sredojević
LeagueEgyptian Premier League
2018–19Egyptian Premier League, 2nd
WebsiteClub website

Zamalek Sporting Club (Arabic: نادي الزمالك الرياضي‎) is an Egyptian sports club based in Giza, Egypt. The club is mainly known for its professional football team, which currently plays in the Egyptian Premier League, the top tier of the Egyptian football league system.

The club was founded on 5 January 1911 as Qasr El Nile Club and was first headed by Belgian lawyer George Marzbach. The name was changed to El Mokhtalat Club two years later and was changed again in 1941 to King Farouk Club, named after King Farouk of Egypt. Following the 1952 Egyptian revolution, the club name was once again changed to its current name Zamalek Sporting Club.[1]

Zamalek are one of two clubs that have played in every season of the Egyptian Premier League, and one of seven clubs that have never been relegated to the Egyptian Second Division. On the continental side, Zamalek has won five CAF Champions League titles,as follows one CAF Confederation Cup title, three CAF Super Cup titles and one African Cup Winners' Cup title; making themselves as one of the most successful clubs in Africa.

Zamalek SC active sections
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Table tennis


Early years, Qasr El Nile and El Mokhtalat (1911–1951)[edit]

George Marzbach is the founder of Zamalek club, the founder of Zamalek SC

The club started as football Club by a Belgian lawyer, Mr. Merzbach on 5 January 1911. It was the first football club in Cairo emerged from its non-English expatriate communities. They formed sports and social clubs, each with its own identity. An essential aspect of Zamalek was that it was a club for all people and not for any specific social, economic, or ethnic status. Zamalek started out and continued through World War I under the presidency of Merzbach, and its Belgian secretaries (first Shoduan, then Bochu). The next president was Nicola Arfagi who also played left wing for the club's football team. In 1913, the club moved to a second headquarters at the intersection of the 26th of July and Ramses streets in the premises of the buildings (the real estate month and the higher court) and changed its name to 'mixed' compared to the mixed courts, one of which was Saad Zaghloul "Pioneer of the Egyptian National Movement. In 1917, Egyptian members attempted to form a first Egyptian board for the club, but this was blocked by the president of the club, a Frenchman called M. Piankie and the secretary M. Shoudoi who was Belgian, and as a result, no general members meetings were held for the next few years. In 1922 Zamalek Club wins the first Egyptian Cup in its history. It was the first cup tournament to be held in Egypt.

The Egyptian members realized that it was important to increase the number of Egyptian members to gain a majority at the next general members meeting. As a result, the elections were held, and the first Egyptian board was elected with Dr. Mohammad Badr as President, Mostafa Hassan as Deputy President, Ibrahim Allam as General Secretary, and Nicola Arkaji, Mahmoud Bassyouni, Hussein Fawzy and Abdo El Jabalawy as board members. After the first board, a new board in 1923 was formed with General Mohammad Haidar as a president.

Zamalek squad with Egypt Cup 1938-1939

At the beginning of 1941, General Haidar was selected from the assistants of the king. Due to being the favourites of the king, the club's name was changed from AL Moukhtalat to Farouk Al Awal and

Mohammed Haidar-pasha (1920-1965), Egyptian Minister of War (1948-1950)

General Mohammad Haidar stayed as a president at the club for almost thirty years which was unusual at an Egyptian club at this time. Following the 1919 revolution, the club became Egyptian controlled in 1923 under the presidency of General Haidar Pasha and secretary Youssef Mohamad. In the winter of 1924, the club moved for the third time to what is now known as El Balloon Theater.

King Farouk Club (1942–1952)[edit]

The name of the club changed again to Farouk. This was in 1941, when King Farouk I of Egypt and Sudan, the Honorary President of Zamalek Club attended the final of Egypt's historic Cup between Zamalek and Al Ahli. Which prompted him to Haider Pasha Minister of War, and the president of the club at the time to change the name of the club to Farouk Club and Ismail Bak Shirin of Mohammed Ali's family took the post of vice president of the club, which was renamed Farouk El Awal Club after being honored by its acknowledgement from the King of Egypt and Sudan, King Farouk.

The royal emblem of Zamalek club

This period witnessed the biggest victory in the history of the Cairo derby (contested with Al Ahly) - a pair of 6–0 wins for Zamalek in 1942 and 1944. This record scoreline in the Cairo derby has not been broken since. This era was the beginning of Zamalek's moniker of "Qahir-al-Aganib" (the conqueror of foreigners) due to their many underdog wins against world renowned foreign teams.

Zamalek Club and The Post 1952 period[edit]

Following the army coup against the King in 1952, the club was renamed "Al Zamalek" after the area where the club was situated. The club then moved yet again for the fourth time in its history to its final destination on 26 July Street, just 500 meters west of the Zamalek bridge, occupying an area of 35 acres (140,000 m2) and hosting 24 different sports. Then in 1952, the Egyptian army revolution came, and a new club's board was formed with Dr. Mohammad Shawky as a president who was also the secretary. He is thwarts team in the world 11 leagues only general of the legislation office with high social status right then. In the same board, there was Mohammad Hassan Helmy, who is one of the most popular Zamalek figures taking the position of the secretary assistant. Due to the rules right then, half the club board was changed every year, and Mohammad Hassan Helmy took the position of secretary-general. In 1954, the idea of renovating the club stadium was emerging due to the bad state of the current stadium right then. This led the board to look for a businessman to take over the club and thus help in the stadium renovation. Abd El Hamid El Shawarbi took the presidency and, although, he was elected for a second period, he was not able to do the job he wanted. Right then, some Zamalek Faithful figures as General Haidar Pasha, and Haj Sayed El Annany contributed to setting the VIP stand, and the first-class stand in the way that suits the high status of the club. All of this happened while Abd El Hamid El Shawarbi was outside Egypt, so when he came back, he resigned without helping the club in any aspect and the board continued after Shawky stepped up from his Deputy position (after he left the presidency kindheartedly) to continue till September 1955. Still, the idea of bringing a businessman to help the club did not subside, and thus, the famous businessman Abd El Latif Abo Regeila came as the club president in 1956 where, by then, the rules have been changed allowing the board to stay for 3 years. And once again, Dr. Shawky steps down for the new businessman; although, he was re-elected as a club president and all for the sake of the club's prosperity. Although Abd El Latif Abo Regeila was re-elected for a second presidency period, he had to leave Egypt after he lost his money due to the governmental policy against private property (Bus Company and a mansion at Marg which was the hiding place for many players during the season of resignations). But still the club continued to search for another businessman, and Alwe El Gazzar came as a president who was the owner of El Sheikh Sherieb Company and also the president of the board of the Coca-Cola Company right then although he was the only president for a short period.

The generation of the sixties, seventies , eighties and 1990s[edit]

In 1960, the first league championship Zamalek club was able to bring Real Madrid at his own expense in 1961 to play against Zamalek. But still, have lost his property due to governmental rules and he left Egypt.

Hamada and Hazem Emam,Hamada emam legend of Zamalek SC

Hamada Imam was one of the most famous legends of Zamalek club through history and one of those who made the popularity of Zamalek club. In 1962, came a new board with Eng. Hassan Amer as a president and emeritus deputy was given to Dr. Mohammad Shawky, Mohammad Lateef, Galal Kereitam, Mahmoud Emam, and Mahmoud Hafez. Hassan Amer stayed as president till the defeat of Egyptian army in 1967.

Hassan Shehata in Zamalek 1975, legend of Zamalek SC

Hassan Shehata - one of the best players in Egypt and Zamalek club season 63/1964 league Zamalek for the second time to win that trophy. Zamalek club from the days of migration during the war of attrition in 1968 where Zamalek hosted the Ismaily club and Al masry club and rest of Canal of Suez teams in Zamalek Grounds Confirming the role of Zamalek National Club in supporting his brothers In Egypt.on the other hand, In 1967, the minister of youth and sports Talat Khairy decided that the club boards will be appointed rather than elected and hence Mohammad Hassan Helmy took the presidency to become the first sportsman in Egypt to become a president of a club.Then he became The icon of Zamalek club through history And one of the most contributed to the construction of Zamalek club in his presence in many positions.He stayed in presidency till July 1971 where the rules came back to let the board come from elections and not to let anyone to become a president if this person hold presidency for two consecutive boards. Thus came Tawfeek El Kheshen who took the presidency of the board and the honorary presidency was given to Mohammad Hassan Helmy. In 1973, Mohammad Hassan Helmy was elected to become the president and stayed as the head of the board till 1984 and during this period he was continually elected as the president of one of Egypt's biggest clubs.

Zamalek won the first African title against Nigeria's Shooting Stars after beating them back to Cairo 2-0 and the return is also 0-1.Then in 1984 came the". Eng. Hassan Amer and after him came the Eng. Hasan Abo el Fetouh in 1988. During his period, came a new rule by the ministry of youth increasing the number of elected board members to ten which was removed again in 1990. Eng. Hasan Abo el Fetouh helped in building many of the new building the club is proud of as the gymnasium building which is considered one of the biggest in the Middle East. He also increased the funding for most of the sports teams in the club assisting the winning of many championships during his era. In 1990, came Galal Ibrhim became the president of the club due to the death of Eng. Hasan Abo el Fetouh. This temporary board was held till September 1990 when the general club meeting was held with the elections of which Eng. "Mohamad Nour El Daly" became the president of the new board till 1992. In 1992, Galal Ibrhim came as the new president of the club. As the rules were changed right then and the vice treasurer was to be selected mostly by the board members, and then Hamada emam was selected by default to that position while Abdel Hamid Shaheen was elected to the treasurer position. As for the board members, it consisted of: Dr. Ahmed Shereen Fawzy, Mahmoud Marouf, Mohamad Fayez El Zummur, Raouf Gaser, and Tarek Ghonaim. As per the rules, it was also new to have two members of the board under the age of 30. For these two spots, Samy Abo El Kheir and Ihab Ibrahim were elected. As for the appointed members by the high committee for youth and sports, Dr. Mohamad Amer, General Hanafy Reyad, and Farouk Abo El Nasr were added to the board. By 1994, Abdel Hamid Shaheen was not able to continue his duties due to his sickness, but the board chose to keep him in the position in honor of his devotion to the club, and thus Farouk Abo El Nasr was appointed to take the duties while keeping Abdel Hamid Shaheen in the position. In 1995, changes came to the board due to the court removal of four members in the board due to their absence from the board meetings for 6 times. These members were Mahmoud Marouf, Mohamad Fayez El Zummur, Dr. Mohamad Amer. The newly appointed members were Mortada Mansour, Mahmoud Abdallah, Mounnir Hassan, and Ibrahim Latif. Still the high committee for youth and sports objected on linking the appointed members with the elected ones and as a result Mounnir Hassan, and Ibrahim Latif forfeited their positions for the better good of the club and to remove any embarrassment happening to the board. And as a surprise, the newly two appointed members for the club board were Dr. Mohamad Amer and Farouk Abo El Nasr in support of their abilities and their dedication. As a result, Dr. Shereen Fawzy was selected to be treasurer till the new elections. On Thursday 4 July, came the decision by Dr. Abd El Menem Emarah to release the club board and the Egyptian Football Federation board after the sad incidence in the game between Ahly and Zamalek season 95/96, as the board decided to freeze the football activity in the club. Meanwhile, the EFF made a series of wrong decisions which caused it to be released too. As a result, a one-year temporary club board was selected of which Dr. Kamal Darweesh was the president and General Abd EL Aziz Kabil was vice president with the board members consisting of General Hanafy Reyad, Magdy Sharaf, Ismail Selim", Azmy megahed, and "Mohamad Abd El Rahman Fawzy. Also, accountant Mahmoud Badr El Deen was appointed as treasurer.

Millennial Generation[edit]

In 2000 there was a match between Zamalek and Palestine after Zamalek accepted the invitation and the Zionist siege was broken despite the Zionist occupier and played the game in Gaza. Zamalek was named the best club in the world by the IFFHS in February 2003. It was also the first Egyptian team to qualify for the 2001 FIFA Club World Cup in Spain, which was not due to funding problems.

Zamalek club won 7 trophies –between the seasons 2002 - 03 and 2003-04 .. "followed by FC Barcelona in 6 trophies in one season 2009.

Dr. Kamal Darwish's era[edit]

Dr.Kamal Darwish became the president of Zamalek club from 1996 to 2001 and was re-elected for a second term from 2001 to was one of the golden ages Zamalek club in all games, including his age There were 1186 championships in 24 games, including 16 titles in the game of football. In 2005 there was a big confusion within Zamalek club and many boards were dismissed by the decision of the Minister of Sport. This confusion continued from 2005 until 2013. The football team could only win two championships and the other games were severely affected. This confusion allowed to change the competition map in Egypt.

Mortada Mansour's era[edit]

In 2014, Mr. Mortada Mansour took over the club and Zamalek rebounded again. He contributes with league and the cup in his first year, then the cup and super in the second year. Then in his fourth year, Zamalek won the Egyptian Cup and the football team arrived. For the African Confederation Cup semi-finals 2015.In 2016, Zamalek reached the final African Champions League. in 2019 Zamalek won the CAF Confederation Cup and Zamalek have won continental championships and many tournaments in the rest of the games.

Zamalek disasters[edit]

The year 1974 saw a deadly crush at a Zamalek game, as at least forty-eight people attending the friendly game against Czechoslovak club Dukla Prague were killed in a stampede at the Helmy Zamora Stadium.

The second disaster was in 2015, 8 February, twenty supporters were killed by policemen outside the stadium of 30 June Stadium.[2]

Name changes[edit]

  • Kasr El Nil{The Nile Palace} (1911–1913)
  • El Mokhtalat {Mixed Courts }(1913–1941)
  • Farouk Al-Awal{Farouk The first} (1941–1952)
  • Zamalek (1952–Present)

Team colours[edit]

An icon for Zamalek SC.

The home jersey uses the original Zamalek colours: White jersey with two horizontal or vertical red stripes and White shorts. The away jersey is blue. Zamalek chose white because it symbolises peace and red colour because it is symbolised for fighting for win.[3]


The word Zamalek Turkish origin known to the Egyptians for the first time when Mohammed Ali its ruler in the first half of the nineteenth century to establish camps for the leaders of the army in that island, which lies in the lap of the River Nile and the middle of Cairo and be close to the Navy .. The vernacular of your fellowship to Zamalek.


The Zamalek Club logo is a Pharaonic archer, aiming for a goal. This slogan is meant to express the Egyptian affiliation and pride for their culture and heritage. It also indicates that the club's goal is always to win.


Cairo Stadium[edit]

Cairo Stadium
Stad El Qahira El Dawly
Panorma Cairo Stadium.jpg
Full nameCairo International Stadium
LocationNasr City, Cairo
Record attendance130,000
Opened23 July 1960
ArchitectWerner March

The club has no home ground. Their old stadium, Abdel Latif Abou Regaila Playground, is not suitable for hosting the first team's official matches due to its limited capacity, its central downtown location, the fact that it has not been seriously renovated since its inauguration more than 50 years ago and the terrace is threatened to fall. Zamalek train in abdel-Latif Abo Regeila playground until today. Consequently, Zamalek play their home matches in Petro Sport Stadium for local matches and Borg El Arab Stadium for continental Matches. Soon Zamalek can play all matches in Cairo International Stadium.[4]


Zamalek has an ultras named Ultras White Knights that was founded on 17 March 2007 which is known for its pyro displays. Their motto is "Brotherhood in blood and fans of the free public". In clashes on February 8, 2015 before the league match between Zamalek and ENPI Club at the Cairo Air Defense Stadium, 20 people were killed.

Other sports[edit]

Zamalek Sporting Club has many sports Zamalek has won many Olympic and non-Olympic sports alongside football, such as handball, athletics, volleyball and basketball. They have won many local, Arab and African tournaments, participated in world championships and achieved advanced positions.[5]


Zamalek SC honours - Official Titles (74)
Type Competition Titles Seasons
Domestic Egyptian Premier League 12 * Winners (12) : 1959–60, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1977–78, 1983–84, 1987–88, 1991–92, 1992–93, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2014–15
Egypt Cup 27 (25 solo titles and 2 titles in conjunction with Al Ahly SC in 1943 and 1958.)
  • Winners (27) : 1922, 1932, 1935, 1938, 1941, 1943, 1944, 1952, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1988, 1999, 2002, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018-2019
  • Runners up (13) : 1928, 1931, 1934, 1942, 1948, 1949, 1953, 1963, 1978, 1992, 2006, 2007, 2011
(* First ever winners)
Egyptian Super Cup 3 * Winners (3) : 2001, 2002, 2016
(* First ever winners)
Sultan Hussein Cup 2 * Winners (2) : 1920–21, 1921–22
  • Runners up (3) : 1923–24, 1929–30, 1936–37
Cairo League 14 * Winners (14) :1922–23, 1928–29, 1929–30, 1931–32, 1933–34, 1939–40, 1940–41, 1943–44, 1944–45, 1946–47, 1948–49, 1950–51, 1951–52, 1952–53
(* First ever winners)
October League 1 * Winners (1) :1974
Continent CAF Champions League 5 * Winners (5) : 1984, 1986, 1993, 1996, 2002
CAF Confederation Cup 1 2018-19
CAF Super Cup 3 * Winners (3) : 1994, 1997, 2003
  • Runners up (1) : 2001
African Cup Winners' Cup 1 * Winners (1) : 2000
Intercontinental Afro-Asian Cup 2s * Winners (2) : 1987, 1997
  • Runners up (1) : 1994
Arab Arab Club Championship 1 * Winners (1) : 2003
Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup 2 * Winners (2) : 2003, 2018
All Unofficial titles Unofficial titles 19
  • King Fouad Cup
    • Winners (3)
  • Independence International cup
    • winners (2): 1970, 1988
  • Jordan International Cup
    • Winners (2): 1985–86, 1986–1987
  • Alexandria Summer League (Arabian competition)
    • Winners (3): 1982, 1984, 2004
  • Union Cup (association football)
    • Winners (1): 1995
  • Giza League
    • Winners (1): 1964
  • Love Of Egypt Cup
    • Winners (1): 1986
  • Confederation Cup Refresher
    • Winners (4): 1971 - 1982 - 1984 - 1996
  • Official Love Tournament
    • Winners (1): 1999
  • Egyptian-Algerian friendship Cup
    • Winners (1): 2014
  •   record
  • S shared record

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

  • PR = Preliminary round
  • FR = First round
  • SR = Second round
  • PO = Play-off round
  • QF = Quarter-final
  • SF = Semi-final
Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1976 African Cup Winners' Cup FR  Libya Al Ahli Tripoli 3–0 1–2 4–2
QF  Ethiopia Mechal 6–0 0–2 6–2
SF  Nigeria Shooting Stars 2–0 0–2 2–2 (3–5 p)
1978 African Cup Winners' Cup FR  Sudan Al Hilal 1–1 2–1 3–2
QF  Upper Volta RC Kadiogo 2–1 0–1 2–2 (a)
1981 African Cup Winners' Cup FR  Somalia Lavori Publici w/o[a]
1979 African Cup of Champions Clubs FR  Uganda Simba 2–1 w/o w/o[b]
SR  Ethiopia Ogaden Anbassa w/o[c]
QF  Zaire CS Imana 3–1 w/o w/o[d]
1984 African Cup of Champions Clubs FR  Tunisia CS Sfaxien 3–0 1–1 4–1
SR  Kenya Gor Mahia w/o[e]
QF  Zambia Nkana Red Devils 5–1 1–1 6–2
SF  Algeria JE Tizi Ouzou 3–0 1–3 4–3
Final  Nigeria Shooting Stars 2–0 1–0 3–0
1985 African Cup of Champions Clubs FR  Somalia Marine Club w/o[f]
SR  Sudan Al Hilal 4–0 1–1 5–1
QF  Burundi Vital'O 5–2 0–1 5–3
SF  Morocco FAR Rabat 1–0 0–1 1–1 (3–4 p)
1986 African Cup of Champions Clubs FR  Rwanda Panthères Noires 5–1 1–1 6–2
SR  Zimbabwe Dynamos 2–1 2–0 4–1
QF  Burundi AS Inter Star 3–0 0–1 3–1
SF  Cameroon Canon Yaoundé 2–0 1–2 3–2
Final  Ivory Coast Africa Sports 2–0 0–2 2–2 (4–2 p)
1987 African Cup of Champions Clubs FR  Equatorial Guinea Juvenil Reyes w/o[g]
SR  Zambia Nkana Red Devils 2–0 0–1 2–1
QF  Ghana Asante Kotoko 2–0 1–5 3–5
1989 African Cup of Champions Clubs FR  Sudan Al Mourada 2–1 0–1 2–2 (a)
1993 African Cup of Champions Clubs FR  Tanzania Malindi 4–0 1–0 5–0
SR  South Africa Kaizer Chiefs 1–0 1–2 2–2 (a)
QF  Algeria MC Oran 4–0 1–1 5–1
SF  Nigeria Stationery Stores 3–1 0–1 3–2
Final  Ghana Asante Kotoko 0–0 0–0 0–0 (7–6 p)
1994 CAF Super Cup Final  Egypt Al Ahly 1–0
1994 African Cup of Champions Clubs FR  Uganda Express w/o[h]
SR  Kenya Gor Mahia 2–1 1–1 3–2
QF  Gabon AS Sogara 1–0 2–2 3–2
SF  Zambia Nkana 2–0 0–1 2–1
Final  Tunisia Espérance de Tunis 0–0 1–3 1–3
1996 African Cup of Champions Clubs FR  Mauritius Sunrise Flacq United 3–1 1–2 4–3
SR  Mozambique Desportivo Maputo w/o[i]
QF  Morocco COD Meknès 2–0 2–2 4–2
SF  Tunisia CS Sfaxien 1–0 0–1 1–1 (4–3 p)
Final  Nigeria Shooting Stars 2–1 1–2 3–3 (5–4 p)
1997 CAF Super Cup Final  Egypt Al Mokawloon Al Arab 0–0 (4–2 p)
1997 CAF Champions League FR  Ethiopia Saint George 2–0 1–1 3–1
SR  Zambia Mufulira Wanderers 5–2 1–0 6–2
Group B  Mozambique Ferroviário Maputo 2–1 0–2 2nd
 Tunisia Club Africain 2–0 0–2
 Ghana Obuasi Goldfields 2–0 1–3
1998 CAF Cup FR  Kenya Gor Mahia 4–0 0–1 4–1
SR  Sudan Al Hilal 0–0 0–1 0–1
1999 CAF Cup FR  Burundi Elite w/o[j]
SR  Réunion US Stade Tamponnaise 3–0 0–0 3–0
QF  Nigeria Kwara United 4–0 1–2 5–2
SF  Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 3–1 0–2 3–3 (a)
2000 African Cup Winners' Cup FR  Tanzania Young Africans 4–0 1–1 5–1
SR  Ethiopia Ethiopian Coffee 2–1 1–2 3–3 (4–2 p)
QF  Senegal ASEC Ndiambour 3–1 0–1 3–2
SF  Réunion SS Saint-Louisienne 2–0 0–0 2–0
Final  Cameroon Canon Yaoundé 4–1 0–2 4–3
2001 CAF Super Cup Final  Ghana Hearts of Oak 0–2
2001 African Cup Winners' Cup FR  Sudan Al Hilal 1–0 1–0 2–0
SR  Zambia Nkana 2–0 2–2 4–2
QF  Tunisia Club Africain 1–0 1–3 2–3
2002 CAF Champions League FR  Rwanda APR 6–0 0–0 6–0
SR  Zambia Nkana 2–0 1–1 3–1
Group B  Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 3–1 0–1 1st
 Mozambique Costa do Sol 3–0 2–0
 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis 1–0 1–1
SF  DR Congo TP Mazembe 2–0 1–1 3–1
Final  Morocco Raja Casablanca 1–0 0–0 1–0
2003 CAF Super Cup Final  Morocco Wydad Casablanca 3–1
2003 CAF Champions League FR  Kenya Nzoia Sugar 3–0 4–1 7–1
SR  Tanzania Simba 1–0 0–1 1–1 (2–3 p)
2004 CAF Champions League FR  Rwanda APR 3–2 1–4 4–6
2005 CAF Champions League FR  Kenya Tusker 3–1 1–0 4–1
SR  Angola ASA 2–0 1–1 3–1
Group B  Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 2–1 1–1 2nd
 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 1–1 1–2
 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis 1–1 2–1
SF  Egypt Al Ahly 1–2 0–2 1–4
2007 CAF Champions League PR  Burundi Vital'O 4–1 1–0 5–1
FR  Sudan Al Hilal 2–2 0–2 2–4
2008 CAF Champions League PR  Rwanda APR 2–0 2–1 4–0
FR  Ivory Coast Africa Sports 2–0 0–2 2–2 (5–4 p)
SR  Angola Inter de Luanda 3–0 1–2 4–2
Group A  Egypt Al Ahly 2–2 1–2 4th
 Zimbabwe Dynamos 1–0 0–1
 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 0–0 0–3
2011 CAF Champions League PR  Kenya Ulinzi Stars 1–0 4–0 5–0
FR  Tunisia Club Africain w/o 2–4 w/o[k]
2012 CAF Champions League PR  Tanzania Young Africans 1–0 1–1 2–1
FR  Ivory Coast Africa Sports 1–0 1–2 2–2 (a)
SR  Morocco MAS Fez 2–0 2–0 4–0
Group B  Ghana Berekum Chelsea 1–1 2–3 4th
 Egypt Al Ahly 0–1 1–1
 DR Congo TP Mazembe 1–2 0–2
2013 CAF Champions League PR  Chad Gazelle 7–0 0–0 7–0
FR  DR Congo AS Vita Club 1–0 0–0 1–0
SR  Ethiopia Saint George 1–1 2–2 3–3 (a)
Group B  South Africa Orlando Pirates 2–1 1–4 3rd
 Congo AC Léopards 4–1 0–1
 Egypt Al Ahly 1–1 2–4
2014 CAF Champions League PR  Niger AS Douanes Niamey 2–0 1–0 3–0
FR  Angola Kabuscorp 1–0 0–0 1–0
SR  Zambia Nkana 5–0 0–0 5–0
Group A  Sudan Al Hilal 2–1 1–2 4th
 DR Congo TP Mazembe 0–0 0–1
 DR Congo AS Vita Club 0–1 0–1
2015 CAF Confederation Cup FR  Rwanda Rayon Sports 3–1 3–0 6–1
SR  Morocco FUS Rabat 0–0 3–2 3–2
PO  DR Congo SM Sanga Balende 3–1 0–1 3–2
Group B  Congo AC Léopards 2–0 0–1 1st
 South Africa Orlando Pirates 4–1 2–1
 Tunisia CS Sfaxien 1–0 3–1
SF  Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 3–0 1–5 4–5
2016 CAF Champions League FR  Cameroon Union Douala 2–0 1–0 3–0
SR  Algeria MO Béjaïa 2–0 1–1 3–1
Group B  Algeria ES Sétif w/o[l] 2nd
 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 1–2 0–1
 Nigeria Enyimba 1–0 1–0
SF  Morocco Wydad Casablanca 4–0 2–5 6–5
Final  South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 1–0 0–3 1–3
2017 CAF Champions League FR  Nigeria Enugu Rangers 4–1 1–2 5–3
Group B  Algeria USM Alger 1–1 0–2 3rd
 Libya Al Ahli Tripoli 2–2 0–0
 Zimbabwe CAPS United 2–0 1–3
2018 CAF Confederation Cup FR  Ethiopia Wolaitta Dicha 2–1 1–2 3–3 (3–4 p)
2018–19 CAF Confederation Cup FR  Chad AS CotonTchad 7–0 0–2 7–2
PO  Morocco Ittihad Tanger 3–1 0–0 3–1
Group D  Kenya Gor Mahia 4–0 2–4 1st
 Algeria NA Hussein Dey 1–1 0–0
 Angola Petro de Luanda 1–1 1–0
QF  Morocco Hassania Agadir 1–0 0–0 1–0
SF  Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 1–0 0–0 1–0
Final  Morocco RS Berkane 1–0 0–1 1–1 (5–3 p)
2019–20 CAF Super Cup Final  Tunisia Espérance de Tunis
2019–20 CAF Champions League PR  Somalia Dekedaha 6–0 7–0 13–0
FR  Senegal Génération Foot 1–0 1–2 2–2 (a)
Group A  Angola 1º de Agosto
 DR Congo TP Mazembe
 Zambia ZESCO United
  1. ^ Lavori Publici won on walkover after Zamalek withdrew.
  2. ^ Simba did not show up for the second leg. As a result, they were disqualified from the competition and Zamalek won on walkover.
  3. ^ Zamalek won on walkover after Ogaden Anbassa withdrew.
  4. ^ The second leg was abandoned in the second half with CS Imana leading 1–0 after fans invaded the pitch. Despite the match was played in Zaire, Zamalek were disqualified from the comptition by CAF and CS Imana won on walkover.
  5. ^ The first leg was suspended in the first half with Zamalek leading 1–0 after Gor Mahia players attacked the match officials. As a result, Gor Mahia were disqualified from the comptition by CAF and Zamalek won on walkover.
  6. ^ Zamalek won on walkover after Marine Club withdrew.
  7. ^ Zamalek won on walkover after Juvenil Reyes withdrew.
  8. ^ Zamalek won on walkover after Express withdrew.
  9. ^ Zamalek won on walkover after Desportivo Maputo withdrew.
  10. ^ Zamalek won on walkover after Elite withdrew.
  11. ^ The second leg was abandoned in the second half with Zamalek leading 2–1 after fans invaded the pitch. As a result, Zamalek were disqualified from the comptition by CAF and Club Africain won on walkover.
  12. ^ The CAF announced on 23 June 2016 that ES Sétif were disqualified from the competition for a pitch invasion and other incidents during their home match against Mamelodi Sundowns.[6]. All of their results in the group stage were annulled.

Club of the Century[edit]

In February 2014 administration of Zamalek announced the nickname of the club as the Club of the Century, as the most successful club of the 20th century in Africa (gaining 9 titles versus 7 for its closest rival).

CAF ranking of African Clubs titles at the end of 20th century[edit]

Pos Club Titles Trophies won
Egypt Zamalek
7 (+2)
4 African Cup of Champions Clubs, 1 CAF Cup Winners' Cup, 2 CAF Super Cup, (2 Afro-Asian Club Championship)
Egypt Al-Ahly
6 (+1)
2 African Cup of Champions Clubs, 4 CAF Cup Winners' Cups, (1 Afro-Asian Club Championship)
Tunisia ES Tunis
4 (+1)
1 African Cup of Champions Clubs; 1 CAF Cup Winners' Cup, 1 CAF Cup, 1 CAF Super Cup, (1 Afro-Asian Club Championship)
Morocco Raja Casablanca
4 (+1)
3 African Cup of Champions Clubs, 1 CAF Super Cup, (1 Afro-Asian Club Championship)
Cameroon Canon Yaoundé
3 African Cup of Champions Clubs, 1 CAF Cup Winners' Cup
Algeria JS Kabylie
2 African Cup of Champions Clubs, 1 CAF Cup Winners' Cup, 1 CAF Cup


  • Longest Winning Run: 10 matches (2012/2013).
  • First match in Egyptian Premier League: Zamalek vs El Masry on 22 October, 1948 and ended with Zamalek winning 5–1.
  • Longest Clean sheet: 7 matches (2014–15 Egyptian Premier League).



  • Ayman Younes scored the fastest goal in 1990 against Souss after 13 seconds.
  • Mohamed Amin scored the first goal in the Egyptian league against El Masry.
  • Saad Rostom scored the first hat trick for Zamalek in the league against El Masry.
  • The player with the most goals in the league is Abdel Halim Ali with 80 goals.

The following players have won the top scorer award in the league while playing with Zamalek:

Season Player Goals
1956–57 Egypt Alaa El-Hamouly 16
1960–61 Yemen Ali Mohsen 16
1976–77 Egypt Ali Khalil 17
Egypt Hassan Shehata
1978–79 Egypt Ali Khalil 12
1979–80 Egypt Hassan Shehata 14
1987–88 Egypt Gamal Abdul Hamid 11
1997–98 Egypt Abdul Hamid Bassiouny 15
2000–01 Egypt Tarek El-Said 13
2001–02 Egypt Hossam Hassan 18
2003–04 Egypt Abdel Halim Ali 21
2010–11 Egypt Shikabala 13


  • Hussein Yasser scored the fastest goal in the cup against Al Ahly in 2010 after 46 seconds.
  • The player with the most goals in the cup with Zamalek is Alaa El-Hamouli with 23 goals.[7]


The Cairo Derby, is a football match between Egyptian clubs Al Zamalek club and Al Ahly SC, which are arguably the two most successful clubs in Egypt and Africa. Zamalek and Ahly were named by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) as The 1st and 2nd African Clubs of the 20th Century respectively. Both teams are located in Greater Cairo and their matches are considered the highlight of the football season with a live broadcast to most of the Middle Eastern and North African countries since the 1970s. Usually the derby is played twice each season with two matches in the Egyptian Premier League, but it is not uncommon to find the teams meeting each other in the Egypt Cup, especially in the final, and in Africa's most prestigious club competition, the CAF Champions League.

Team kit[edit]

Season Kit provider Sponsor
1999–2001 Diadora Philips
2001–2004 Adidas Chipsey
2004–2005 Venecia None
2005–2007 Adidas SIPES
2007–2008 Venecia KFC/Lion Chips
2008–2011 Adidas Ceramica Royal
2011–2012 York
2012–2013 Prego
2013–2014 Twist
2014–2015 SAIB Bank/Pepsi
2015–2016 Macron[8] SAIB Bank/Hyundai
2016–17 Joma
2017–2018 TE / Lactel / Oppo / JAC
2018–2019 Puma

Kit evolution[edit]



Current squad[edit]

As of 29 August 2019

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Egypt GK Mohamed Abou Gabal
3 Egypt MF Tarek Hamed
4 Egypt DF Mahmoud Alaa
5 Egypt DF Mohamed Abdel Ghani
6 Egypt DF Mohamed Abdel Salam
7 Egypt DF Hazem Emam (Vice-captain)
8 Egypt FW Mohamed Antar
9 Egypt FW Omar El Said
10 Egypt MF Mahmoud Shikabala (Captain)
11 Egypt MF Youssef Ibrahim
12 Tunisia DF Hamdy El-Nagguez
13 Tunisia MF Ferjani Sassi
14 Egypt FW Mostafa Fathi
15 Egypt FW Mostafa Mohamed
16 Egypt GK Mahmoud Genesh (4th captain) Inj
No. Position Player
17 Egypt MF Mahmoud Abdel Aziz Inj
18 Egypt FW Karim Bambo
19 Egypt DF Mohamed Abdel Shafy (3rd captain)
20 Morocco FW Achraf Bencharki
21 Egypt GK Mohamed Awaad
22 Egypt DF Abdallah Gomaa
23 Egypt FW Islam Gaber
24 Egypt MF Mohamed Hassan
25 Egypt MF Ahmed Sayed
26 Egypt FW Emam Ashour
27 Morocco FW Mohamed Ounajem
28 Egypt DF Mahmoud Hamdy
29 Morocco FW Khalid Boutaïb
30 Egypt DF Ahmad Eid
31 Egypt GK Muhammad Sobhy

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Ivory Coast FW Razack Cisse (at Al Ittihad until end of the season)
Morocco FW Hamid Ahaddad (at Al Rajaa until end of the season)
Nigeria MF Maarouf Youssef (at El-Mokawloon El-Arab until end of the season)
Egypt DF Ahmed Fattouh (at Smouha until End of the season)
No. Position Player
Egypt MF Ahmed Kabouria (at Tala'ea El-Gaish until end of the season)
Egypt MF Mohamed Ashraf (at Enppi until end of the season)
Egypt MF Ahmed Refaat (at Al Ittihad until end of the season)

Other players under contract[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Kabongo Kasongo
Egypt FW Kahraba

Youth academy squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Egypt GK Mohamed Sherif
Egypt DF Hatem Antar
Egypt MF Yehia Moftah
Egypt MF Mohamed Tarek
Egypt MF Youssef Mahmoud
Egypt FW Hossam Abdel Majeed
Egypt FW Hany Roushdy
Egypt FW Hussein Faisal

Notable players[edit]

Note: this list includes players that have appeared in at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status.

see also List of Zamalek SC players


Board of directors[edit]

Position Name
President Egypt Mortada Mansour
Vice-president Egypt Ahmed Galal Ibrahim
Treasurer Egypt Ashraf Zaki
Board member Egypt Ismail Youssef
Board member Egypt Hany Zada
Board member Egypt Alaa Meqled
Board member Egypt Ahmad Mortada Mansour
Board member Egypt Hamada Anwar
Board member Egypt Ahmed Adel Abdel Fattah
Board member Egypt Sharifh Al Far

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
First-team Manager Serbia Milutin Sredojević
General Manager and analyst Serbia Ducan Stojanovic
Assistant Manager Egypt Essam Marei
Assistant Manager Egypt Ahmad Abdel Raouf
Goalkeeping Coach Serbia Pagec Dragan
Fitness Coach Spain José Manuel Rodríguez
Sporting Director Egypt Amir Mortada
Head of the administrative body Egypt Ahmed Zaher
Administrator Egypt Montaser El Sayed
Administrator Egypt Ahmad Ibrahim
Administrator Egypt Walid Kased

Medical Staff[edit]

Position Name
Team Doctor Dr.Mohammed Osama
Team Assistant Doctor Dr.Mohammed Eid
Physiotherapist Specialist Dr.Ibrahim Anaba
Physiotherapist Mostafa Abdo
Physiotherapist Abdul-Aziz Hamdy


See More: List of Zamalek SC managers

The following managers won at least one trophy while in charge of Zamalek SC
Name Period Trophies
EgyptEgypt Abdulrahman Fawzi 1947–56 Egypt Cup
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ivan "Iva" Stevović 1959–60 Egyptian League, Egypt Cup
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Josef Vandler 1963–65 Egyptian League
Egypt Zaki Osman 1976–78 Egyptian League, Egypt Cup
Egypt Mahmoud Abou-Regaila 1983–85, 1999 Egyptian League, Egypt Cup, African Cup of Champions Clubs
England Richie Barker 1986–87 African Cup of Champions Clubs
Egypt Essam Baheeg 1987–88 Egyptian League, Egypt Cup, Afro-Asian Club Championship
Scotland Dave Mackay 1991–93 Egyptian League
Egypt Mahmoud El-Gohary 1993–94 African Cup of Champions Clubs, CAF Super Cup
Germany Werner Olk & Diethelm Ferner 1996–97 African Cup of Champions Clubs, CAF Super Cup
Netherlands Ruud Krol 1997–99, 2007–08 Egypt Cup, Afro-Asian Club Championship
Germany Otto Pfister 1999–02 Egyptian League, Egypt Cup, Egyptian Super Cup, African Cup Winners' Cup
Brazil Carlos Roberto Cabral 2002–03 Egyptian League, Egyptian Super Cup, CAF Champions League, CAF Super Cup
Portugal Nelo Vingada 2003–04 Egyptian League, UAFA Champions League, Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup
Egypt Helmy Toulan 2013–14 Egypt Cup
Egypt Mido 2014 Egypt Cup
Portugal Jesualdo Ferreira 2014–15 Egyptian League, Egypt Cup
Egypt Moamen Soliman 2016 Egypt Cup
Egypt Mohammed Helmy 2016–17 Egyptian Super Cup
Egypt Khaled Galal 2018 Egypt Cup
Switzerland Christian Gross 2018–19 Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup, CAF Confederation Cup
Serbia Milutin Sredojević 2019–Present Egypt Cup

Club presidents[edit]

No Period Name From To
1 1st Belgium George Marzbach 1911 1915
2 1st France Nicolas Arfagi Bianchi 1915 1917
3 1st Egypt Dr.Mohamed Badr Basha 1917 1919
4 1st Egypt Mohamed Heidar Basha 1923 1952
5 1st Egypt Mahmoud Shawki 1952 1955
6 1st Egypt Abdel Hamid El-Shawarbi 1955 1955
7 2nd Egypt Mahmoud Shawki 1955 1956
8 1st Egypt Egypt Abdel Latif Abou Regaila 1956 1961
9 1st Egypt Elwi El-Gazzar 1961 1962
10 1st Egypt Hassan Amer 1962 1967
11 1st Egypt Mohammed Hassan Helmy 1967 1971
12 1st Egypt Egypt Tawfik El-Kheshin 1971 1972
13 2nd Egypt Mohammed Hassan Helmy 1974 1980
14 3rd Egypt Egypt Mohammed Hassan Helmy 1980 1984
15 2nd Egypt Hassan Amer 1984 1988
16 1st Egypt Hassan Abou El Fotouh 1988 1990
17 1st Egypt Nour El-Dali 1990 1992
18 1st Egypt Galal Ibrahim 1992 1996
19 1st Egypt Kamal Darwish 1996 2001
20 2nd Egypt Kamal Darwish 2001 2005
21 1st Egypt Mortada Mansour 2005 2005
22 1st Egypt Morsi Atallah 2005 2006
23 2nd Egypt Mortada Mansour 2006 2006
24 1st Egypt Raouff Gasser 2006 2006
25 1st Egypt Mamdouh Abbas 2006 2008
26 1st Egypt Mohamed Amer 2008 2009
27 2nd Egypt Mamdouh Abbas 2009 2010
28 2nd Egypt Galal Ibrahim 2010 2011
29 3rd Egypt Mamdouh Abbas 2011 2013
30 3rd Egypt Kamal Darwish 2013 2014
31 3rd Egypt Mortada Mansour 2014 2017
32 4th Egypt Mortada Mansour 2017 present


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Identity and Nation in African Football: Fans, Community and Clubs
  2. ^ "الوايت نايتس تعلن عن عدد شهداء الزمالك الرسمي". (in Arabic). Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  3. ^ "الموقع الرسمى لنادى الزمالك – تاريخ النادى". Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  4. ^ "الموقع الرسمى لنادى الزمالك". 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2015-06-04.
  5. ^معلومات-عن-نادي-الزمالك/
  6. ^ "Disqualification of ES Sétif". CAF. 23 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Zamalek Scorers in Different Competitions in 66 years since start of Egyptian League on 22/10/1948 (Last updated 1/6/15)" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-06-04.
  8. ^ "الزمالك يستقر على شركة ماكرون لتصميم ملابس الفريق Lactel اكورة". 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Dr. Tarek Said's Homepage – Zamalek Sporting Club – History". Retrieved 2015-06-12.

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