Abou Treika Named Greatest Egyptian Outfield Player Of All Time In FIFA World Cup Poll

Mohamed Aboutrika of Egypt’s Al-Ahly celebrates after scoring against Japan’s Sanfrecce Hiroshima during their Club World Cup soccer match in Toyota, central Japan December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Former Egyptian Football Player Mohamed Abou Treika has won FIFA World Cup Poll of the greatest Egyptian outfield player of all time, defeating other prominent footballers including Mohamed Salah, Mahmoud el-Khateeb and Hossam Hassan.

Abou Treika topped the poll with 56 percent of the votes; followed by Salah with 36 percent of the votes, el-Khatib collected six percent and Hassan was the last in the poll with 2 percent of the votes.

ِAbou Treika is deemed as one of the best players who joined Egypt’s Al-Ahly sporting club. During his era, al-Ahly won five CAF Champions League – an annual continental club football competition run by the Confederation of African Football– five times.

Additionally, the club won the Egyptian League Five times and the Egyptian Cup twice with Abou Treika. During his time with Egypt’s national team, Egypt won the African Cup of Nations in 2006 and 2008.

Abou Treika currently resides in Qatar. The prominent footballer was included on the list of Muslim Brotherhood affiliates and his funds have been frozen. Abou Treika repeatedly denied his affiliation with the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.

Ibrahem Abdel Ghany

Founder of Araby.org

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