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Who tops the list of Egypt’s sports stars?

From the soccer pitch to the squash court, which athletes shine the brightest?

Discover the most popular athletes from Egypt and explore how they’ve made an impact in their respective sports.

Also check out our post about theΒ most popular soccer players from Egypt.

#1 Mohamed Salah

  • πŸ† Sport(s): Soccer
  • πŸŽ‚ Born in: 1992
  • πŸ₯‡ Biggest Achievement: 2-time Premier League Golden Boot winner

Mohamed Salah, fondly known as the “Egyptian King” by his fans, has taken the soccer world by storm. His dazzling skills and goal-scoring ability have won him numerous accolades and made him one of the most recognizable athletes from Egypt.

Off the field, Salah’s philanthropy and humble nature have made him a role model for millions of aspiring talents.

#2 Rami Ashour

  • πŸ† Sport(s): Squash
  • πŸŽ‚ Born in: 1987
  • πŸ₯‡ Biggest Achievement: 3-time World Squash Champion

Rami Ashour, often referred to as the “Artist”, has had a stellar career in the world of squash. His sublime talent and unique playing style have earned him a multitude of titles and made him one of Egypt’s most popular athletes.

Ashour’s dedication to the sport and his commitment to nurturing future talent have cemented his status as a squash legend.

#3 Farida Osman

  • πŸ† Sport(s): Swimming
  • πŸŽ‚ Born in: 1995
  • πŸ₯‡ Biggest Achievement: 10-time African Swimming Champion

Farida Osman, known as the “Golden Fish,” has made a splash in global swimming competitions. She has broken countless records and inspired a generation of Egyptian swimmers, becoming a symbol of determination and success.

Off the pool, Osman’s tireless commitment to promoting swimming in Egypt has made her a beloved figure both in and out of the sport.

#4 Alaaeldin Abouelkassem

  • πŸ† Sport(s): Fencing
  • πŸŽ‚ Born in: 1990
  • πŸ₯‡ Biggest Achievement: Olympic Silver Medalist

Alaaeldin Abouelkassem has made history as the first African and Egyptian fencer to win an Olympic medal. His passion and dedication to the sport have skyrocketed his popularity among Egypt’s athletes.

Abouelkassem’s success on the international stage has drawn greater attention to fencing in Egypt and inspired the dreams of young fencers.

#5 Nour El Sherbini

  • πŸ† Sport(s): Squash
  • πŸŽ‚ Born in: 1995
  • πŸ₯‡ Biggest Achievement: 4-time World Squash Champion

Nour El Sherbini, a formidable force in squash, has become one of the most prominent athletes in Egypt. Her dominance in the sport and unwavering competitiveness have earned her numerous titles and accolades.

As a role model for aspiring female athletes, Sherbini’s perseverance and success have inspired many to follow in her footsteps.

#6 Ramy Essam

  • πŸ† Sport(s): Taekwondo
  • πŸŽ‚ Born in: 1991
  • πŸ₯‡ Biggest Achievement: 4-time African Taekwondo Champion

Ramy Essam, a talented and skillful competitor, has made an enormous impact on the sport of Taekwondo in Egypt. His impressive achievements on the international stage have earned him the admiration of fans and peers alike.

Essam’s dedication and hard work inspire future generations of Egyptian Taekwondo practitioners to reach for the stars.

#7 Hedaya Malak

  • πŸ† Sport(s): Taekwondo
  • πŸŽ‚ Born in: 1993
  • πŸ₯‡ Biggest Achievement: Olympic Bronze Medalist

Hedaya Malak, known for her agility and power, has become an influential figure in Egyptian Taekwondo. Her outstanding performances on the international stage have made her one of Egypt’s most popular female athletes.

Aside from her athletic achievements, Malak’s determination and perseverance serve as motivation for future generations to strive for success.

#8 Karim Abdel Gawad

  • πŸ† Sport(s): Squash
  • πŸŽ‚ Born in: 1991
  • πŸ₯‡ Biggest Achievement: World Squash Champion (2016)

Karim Abdel Gawad has established himself as one of the top squash players from Egypt. His impressive array of titles and consistently outstanding performances has garnered him a strong following of fans and earned him recognition as one of Egypt’s most popular athletes.

Gawad’s tenacity and passion on the court inspires both aspiring talents and fellow professionals, making him a respected figure in the sport.

#9 Ali Farag

  • πŸ† Sport(s): Squash
  • πŸŽ‚ Born in: 1992
  • πŸ₯‡ Biggest Achievement: World Squash Champion (2018)

Ali Farag has risen through the ranks to become one of Egypt’s most formidable squash players. Boasting numerous titles and holding the world No.1 ranking, Farag has gathered a significant following in the squash community.

Beyond his athletic prowess, Farag is also known for his sportsmanship and humility, garnering admiration both on and off the court.

#10 Hassan Moustafa

  • πŸ† Sport(s): Handball
  • πŸŽ‚ Born in: 1944
  • πŸ₯‡ Biggest Achievement: President of the International Handball Federation

Hassan Moustafa, a former Egyptian handball player, has made a significant impact on the international handball scene. Serving as the president of the International Handball Federation, he has helped to grow and develop the sport globally.

Moustafa’s contributions to handball, both as a player and an administrator, make him one of the most influential and popular figures in Egyptian sports history.


Who is the greatest athlete in the history of Egypt?

The greatest athlete in Egyptian history is footballer, Mohamed Salah.

Who is the most popular female athlete from Egypt?

Raneem El Welily, a squash player, is the most popular female athlete from Egypt.

Which sport has the most popular athletes from Egypt?

Football generates the most popular Egyptian athletes.

Which athlete from Egypt is the most popular internationally?

Internationally, Mohamed Salah is the most recognized athlete from Egypt.

Max is a sports enthusiast who loves all kinds of ball and water sports. He founded & runs stand-up-paddling.org (#1 German Paddleboarding Blog), played competitive Badminton and Mini Golf (competed on national level in Germany), started learning β€˜real’ Golf and dabbled in dozens of other sports & activities.

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