Mahmoud Mokhtar Saqr

Biographical information

Full nameMahmoud Mokhtar•Saqr
Used nameMahmoud Mokhtar•Saqr
Original nameمحمود مختار•صقر
Measurements175 cm / 76 kg
AffiliationsAl-Ahly, Al-Qahira (EGY)
NOC Egypt


Mahmoud Mokhtar Saqr got his start in football at the Egyptian elite public schools from 1914 through 1919. He then joined Al-Ahly and was selected to represent Egypt in the football tournament at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics but, as the nation was eliminated in its first match against Italy, Saqr did not see any playing time. He remained with Al-Ahly until 1922, when he travelled to England to study engineering at Bristol University. During his time in the UK, he competed for several university and amateur teams, including the Bristol Rovers. In 1923 he moved to Liverpool University and also played with Chester F.C. and other squads until his return to Egypt in 1925.

At home, Saqr joined El Sekka El Hadid and won the Cairo League with them in 1926. He then moved back to Al-Ahly and won the Cairo League and the Egypt Cup with them in 1927 and 1928, in addition to the Sultan Hussein Cup in the former year. His brother Mamduh was also a prominent player for Al-Ahly and a reserve at the 1928 Amsterdam Games, and his cousin, Abdel-Karim Sakr, took part in two editions of the Olympics in 1936 and 1948.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Football (Football) EGY Mahmoud Mokhtar Saqr
Football, Men (Olympic) Egypt DNS

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