Mohamed Aboutrika

Legendary Egypt Footballer
  • Date of Birth
  • November 7, 1978
  • Place of Birth
  • Giza, Egypt
  • Height
  • 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
  • Playing Position
  • Attacking Midfielder / Forward

Mohamed Aboutrika (Arabic: محمد أبو تريكة‎; born 7 November 1978) is a retired Egyptian footballer. Aboutrika played as a second striker and as an attacking midfielder for Tersana, Al Ahly in Egypt, and Baniyas in UAE. He was also one of the most notable stars in the Egyptian national team.

Aboutrika came second in the African Footballer of the Year award in 2008 after Emmanuel Adebayor, and was one of five nominees for the 2006 award, and one of the ten nominated for the 2013 award. Aboutrika was chosen Africa Best Player of the Year 4 times in 2006, 2008, 2012, and 2013. The award is given by CAF for the players based in Africa.

Aboutrika won with the Egyptian national team the African Cup of Nations in 2006, and he scored the winning goal to help Egypt win the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations. He helped his team Al-Ahly to get the bronze medal in the FIFA Club World Cup in 2006.