2017–18 Al Ahly S.C. season

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Al Ahly
2017–18 season
Chairman

Egypt Mahmoud Taher (until 1 December)

Egypt Mahmoud El Khatib (from 1 December)
Manager

Egypt Hossam El-Badry (until 15 May 2018)

Egypt Ahmed Ayoub (interim manager as from 15 May 2018)
Stadium Cairo Stadium
Egyptian Premier League Champion (on-going)
Egyptian Super Cup Champion
Egypt Cup Quarter final
2017 CAF Champions League Runner-up
2018 CAF Champions League Group Stage (on-going)

The 2017–18 season is Al Ahly's 59th season in the Egyptian Premier League. The club will participate in the Egyptian Premier League, Egypt Cup, Egyptian Super Cup, finish the 2017 CAF Champions League campaign and start the 2018 campaign.

Squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad No. Name Nationality Position(s) Date of Birth (Age)
Goalkeepers
1 Sherif Ekramy (third-captain) Egypt GK (1983-07-01) 1 July 1983 (age 35)
16 Mohamed El Shenawy Egypt GK (1988-12-18) 18 December 1988 (age 29)
13 Ali Lotfi Egypt GK (1989-10-14) 14 October 1989 (age 28)
Centerbacks
3 Ramy Rabia Egypt CB (1993-05-20) 20 May 1993 (age 25)
20 Saad Samir Egypt CB (1989-04-01) 1 April 1989 (age 29)
23 Mohamed Naguib Egypt CB (1983-01-13) 13 January 1983 (age 35)
Fullbacks
6 Sabry Raheel Egypt LB (1987-10-02) 2 October 1987 (age 30)
26 Basem Ali Egypt RB (1988-10-27) 27 October 1988 (age 29)
21 Ali Maâloul Tunisia LB (1990-01-01) 1 January 1990 (age 28)
24 Ahmed Fathy Egypt RB / DM (1984-11-10) 10 November 1984 (age 33)
12 Ayman Ashraf Egypt LB (1991-04-09) 9 April 1991 (age 27)
30 Mohamed Hany Egypt RB (1996-01-25) 25 January 1996 (age 22)
Defensive Midfielders
4 Hesham Mohamed Egypt DM (1990-01-03) 3 January 1990 (age 28)
17 Amr El Soleya Egypt DM (1990-02-04) 4 February 1990 (age 28)
25 Hossam Ashour (vice-captin) Egypt DM (1986-03-09) 9 March 1986 (age 32)
38 Akram Tawfik Egypt DM (1997-11-08) 8 November 1997 (age 20)
14 Hossam Ghaly(captain) Egypt MF (1981-12-15) 15 December 1981 (age 36)
Attacking Midfielders
34 Ahmed Hamdy Egypt AM (1998-02-10) 10 February 1998 (age 20)
35 Karim Nedvěd Egypt AM (1998-08-08) 8 August 1998 (age 20)
33 Moahmed Fakhri Egypt AM (1999-03-04) 4 March 1999 (age 19)
Wingers
11 Walid Soliman Egypt RW (1984-12-01) 1 December 1984 (age 33)
7 Ahmed Hamoudi Egypt RW (1990-07-30) 30 July 1990 (age 28)
5 Islam Mohareb Egypt RW (1992-01-01) 1 January 1992 (age 26)
27 Mido Gaber Egypt RW (1995-05-09) 9 May 1995 (age 23)
15 Mohamed Sheref Egypt RW/LW (1996-02-04) 4 February 1996 (age 22)
28 Junior Ajayi Nigeria LW (1996-01-29) 29 January 1996 (age 22)
32 Phakamani Mahlambi South Africa LW (1997-09-12) 12 September 1997 (age 20)
Strikers
9 Walid Azaro Morocco ST (1995-06-11) 11 June 1995 (age 23)
18 Marwan Mohsen Egypt ST (1989-02-26) 26 February 1989 (age 29)
39 Ahmed Yasser Rayyan Egypt ST (1998-01-01) 1 January 1998 (age 20)
37 Salah Mohsen Egypt ST (1998-09-01) 1 September 1998 (age 19)

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee
July 2017 AM Egypt Islam Mohareb Smouha 9M EGP
July 2017 DM Egypt Hesham Mohamed Misr Lel Makassa 8M EGP
July 2017 LB Egypt Ayman Ashraf Smouha Free
July 2017 ST Morocco Walid Azaro Difaâ El Jadidi 23M EGP
July 2017 LW South Africa Phakamani Mahlambi Bidvest Wits 23M EGP
July 2017 CB Syria Abdullah Al Shami Al-Safa' Free
January 2018 AM Egypt Moahmed Fakhri Ghazl El Mahalla 1.8M EGP
January 2018 GK Egypt Ali Lotfi Enppi 2.5M EGP
January 2018 ST Egypt Salah Mohsen Enppi 30M EGP
January 2018 RW/LW Egypt Mohamed Sheref Wadi Degla FC 10M EGP
January 2018 MF Egypt Hossam Ghaly Al-Nassr FC Free

Transfers out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee
July 2017 ST Egypt Mohamed Hamdy Zaky Smouha 1M EGP
July 2017 GK Egypt Mossad Awad Smouha Free
July 2017 DM Egypt Hossam Ghaly Al-Nassr FC Free
July 2017 AM Egypt Islam El Far Tanta SC Free
December 2017 CB Egypt Ahmed Hegazy West Bromwich Albion £4.5m
January 2018 CB Syria Abdullah Al Shami Al-Masry SC Free
January 2018 GK Egypt Ahmed Adel Misr Lel Makkasa 1M EGP

Loans out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Date until
July 2017 ST Egypt Amr Gamal Bidvest Wits July 2018
July 2017 ST Ghana John Antwi Misr Lel-Makkasa SC July 2018
July 2017 LW Egypt Nasser Maher Smouha SC July 2018
January 2018 ST Egypt Emad Moteab Al-Taawoun FC July 2018
January 2018 MF Egypt Ahmed El Sheikh Ettifaq FC July 2018
January 2018 LW Egypt Moamen Zakaria Al-Ahli Saudi FC July 2018
January 2018 LB Egypt Hussein El Sayed Ettifaq FC July 2019
January 2018 AM Egypt Amr Barakat Al Shabab FC July 2019
January 2018 AM Egypt Saleh Gomaa Al-Faisaly FC July 2019
April 2018 AM Egypt Abdallah Said KuPs July 2018

Suspensions[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name Date until Reason
July 2017 ST Ivory Coast Souleymane Coulibaly unknown leave without permission,
case reported to FIFA

Statistics[edit]

Squad appearances and goals[edit]

Last updated on 24 May 2018
No. Pos Nat Player Total Egyptian Premier league Champions League Egypt Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK Egypt Sherif Ekramy 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
16 GK Egypt Mohamed El-Shenawy 30 0 23 0 4 0 3 0
13 GK Egypt Ali Lotfi 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Defenders
3 DF Egypt Ramy Rabia 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
6 DF Egypt Sabri Raheel 21 0 17 0 2 0 2 0
12 DF Egypt Ayman Ashraf 35 2 29 2 3 0 3 0
20 DF Egypt Saad Samir 19 4 15 4 3 0 1 0
21 DF Tunisia Ali Maâloul 15 0 13 0 2 0 0 0
24 DF Egypt Ahmed Fathy 28 1 24 1 3 0 1 0
23 DF Egypt Mohamed Nagieb 19 0 15 0 2 0 2 0
25 DF Egypt Mohamed Hany 24 1 19 1 3 0 2 0
26 DF Egypt Basem Ali 9 1 8 1 0 0 1 0
Midfielders
4 MF Egypt Hesham Mohamed 15 1 12 0 1 0 2 1
14 MF Egypt Hossam Ghaly 5 0 4 0 0 0 1 0
17 MF Egypt Amr Elsolia 37 4 30 2 4 0 3 2
19 MF Egypt Abdallah Said 22 12 21 10 1 2 0 0
25 MF Egypt Hossam Ashour 28 0 22 0 4 0 2 0
34 MF Egypt Ahmed Hamdi 9 2 7 1 1 0 1 1
35 MF Egypt Karim Nedved 10 1 9 1 1 0 0 0
38 MF Egypt Akram Tawfik 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
Forwards
5 FW Egypt Islam Mohareb 31 5 24 4 4 0 3 1
7 FW Egypt Ahmed Hamoudi 11 1 10 1 0 0 1 0
8 FW Egypt Mohamed Sheref 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
9 FW Morocco Walid Azaro 33 21 30 18 2 2 1 1
11 FW Egypt Walid Soliman 26 9 20 8 4 1 2 0
18 FW Egypt Marwan Mohsen 11 4 7 3 3 1 1 0
27 FW Egypt Mohamed Gaber 10 2 6 1 3 1 1 0
28 FW Nigeria Junior Ajayi 31 9 27 9 1 0 3 0
32 FW South Africa Phakamani Mahlambi 15 1 12 1 2 0 1 0
37 FW Egypt Salah Mohsen 10 2 7 2 3 0 0 0
39 FW Egypt Ahmed Yasser Rayyan 5 0 4 0 0 0 1 0

Squad statistics[edit]

League Africa Cup Total Stats
Games played 34 3 4 41
Games won 28 2 2 32
Games drawn 4 0 1 4
Games lost 2 1 1 4
Goals scored 75 7 7 89
Goals conceded 19 1 3 23
Goal difference 56 6 4 66
Clean sheets 19 1 2 22

Friendlies[edit]

2017 Egyptian Super Cup[edit]

Al Ahly 1–0 (a.e.t.) Al Masry
Azaro Goal 101' Report
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Ammar Al Junaibi (United Arab Emirates)[1]
Al-Ahly
Al Masry
GK 16 Egypt Mohamed El Shenawy
LB 21 Tunisia Ali Maâloul
CB 12 Egypt Ayman Ashraf
CB 20 Egypt Saad Samir Yellow card 54'
RB 24 Egypt Ahmed Fathy Yellow card 21'
CM 25 Egypt Hossam Ashour (c) Yellow card 107'
CM 14 Egypt Amr El Solia Yellow card 120'
AM 19 Egypt Abdallah Said Substituted off 120+2'
LW 28 Nigeria Junior Ajayi Substituted off 97'
RW 11 Egypt Walid Soliman Substituted off 83'
CF 9 Morocco Walid Azaro Yellow card 57'
Substitutes:
GK 1 Egypt Sherif Ekramy
DF 30 Egypt Mohamed Hany
MF 8 Egypt Moamen Zakaria Substituted in 83'
MF 35 Egypt Karim Nedvěd Substituted in 120+2'
FW 5 Egypt Islam Mohareb Substituted in 97'
FW 17 Egypt Ahmed Hamoudi
FW 18 Egypt Marwan Mohsen
Manager:
Egypt Hossam El Badry
GK 26 Egypt Ahmed Buska
LB 19 Egypt Mohamed Hamdy Yellow card 15'
CB 4 Burkina Faso Mohamed Koffi
CB 24 Egypt Ahmed Gouda
RB 32 Egypt Karim El Iraqi
CM 5 Egypt Farid Shawky Substituted off 115'
CM 7 Egypt Islam Issa
AM 10 Egypt Walid Hassan Substituted off 108'
LW 21 Egypt Mohamed Grendo
RW 25 Egypt Ahmed Shoukry Substituted off 72'
CF 15 Egypt Ahmed Gomaa (c)
Substitutes:
GK 16 Egypt Mahmoud El Sayed
DF 13 Egypt Islam Saleh Substituted in 115'
DF 35 Syria Abdullah Al Shami
MF 8 Egypt Amr Moussa Substituted in 72'
MF 12 Egypt Mostafa Ali
MF 28 Egypt Mohamed Abou Shaeshaa
FW 20 Burkina Faso Issouf Ouattara Substituted in 108'
Manager:
Egypt Hossam Hassan

Match officials:

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes, of which up to three may be used.

2017–18 Egyptian Premier League[edit]

Position[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Al Ahly (C) 34 28 4 2 75 19 +56 88 Qualification for the Champions League
2 Ismaily 34 19 11 4 50 27 +23 68
3 Al Masry 34 18 9 7 52 34 +18 63 Qualification for the Confederation Cup[a]
4 Zamalek 34 18 7 9 45 30 +15 61
5 Smouha 34 14 9 11 37 26 +11 51
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-Head points; 3) Head-to-Head goal difference; 4) Head-to-Head goal scored; 5) Head-to-Head away goal scored; 6) Goal difference; 7) Goal scored.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Zamalek qualified for the Confederation Cup by winning the 2017–18 Egypt Cup.

Results[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Ground H A H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A A H A H A H A H H A H A H A H A H
Result D L W W W W W W W W W W D W D W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W D W W L
Position 10 12 14 16 7 1 13 14 6 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Last updated: 16 January 2018.
Source:[citation needed]

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Match Details[edit]

2018 Egypt Cup[edit]

First round[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

Quarter final[edit]

2017 CAF Champions League[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al Ahly Egypt 4–3 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis 2–2 2–1

Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Étoile du Sahel Tunisia 4–7 Egypt Al Ahly 2–1 2–6

Final[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al Ahly Egypt 1–2 Morocco Wydad Casablanca 1–1 0–1

Wydad Casablanca won 2–1 on aggregate.

2018 CAF Champions League[edit]

First Round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Ahly Egypt 7–1 Gabon CF Mounana 4–0 3–1

Al-Ahly won 7–1 on aggregate.

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification AHL EST KCC ROL
1 Egypt Al-Ahly (A) 5 3 1 1 5 2 +3 10[a] Quarter-finals 0–0 28 Aug 3–0
2 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis (A) 5 3 1 1 8 4 +4 10[a] 0–1 3–2 4–1
3 Uganda KCCA (E) 5 2 0 3 5 5 0 6 2–0 0–1 1–0
4 Botswana Township Rollers (E) 5 1 0 4 2 9 −7 3 0–1 28 Aug 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 18 August 2018. Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(A) Advance to a further round; (E) Eliminated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head results: Al-Ahly 0–0 Espérance de Tunis, Espérance de Tunis 0–1 Al-Ahly.

Note:Rest of the group stage matches will be held in next season

References[edit]