Hussein Hamdi

Biographical information

Full nameHussein•Hamdi
Used nameHussein•Hamdi
Original nameحسين•حمدي
Born6 March 1905 in Al-Qahira (Cairo) (EGY)
Died30 November 1959 in Al-Qahira (Cairo) (EGY)
AffiliationsAl-Ahly, Al-Qahira (EGY)
NOC Egypt


Hussein Hamdi was a footballer with Cairo’s Al-Ahly club during the 1930s and most notably helped them win the Egypt Cup in 1937 by scoring the first goal in the team’s 3-2 victory over El Sekka El Hadid in the final. Internationally, he was selected to represent Egypt at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, but as his country was eliminated in round one by the upcoming silver medalists from Austria, he did not see any playing time. Following his retirement from active competition, he transitioned to administrative roles and worked for the Ministry of Social Affairs in Cairo, having earlier trained as a teacher. He was serving as General Secretary of Al-Ahly when he died of a heart attack while standing in line at the bank.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Football (Football) EGY Hussein Hamdi
Football, Men (Olympic) Egypt DNS