|Biographical detail : ||Football coach
Widely known figure in the history of Egyptian and African football, Mahmoud el-Gouhari rose to fame, as a coach, when he led Egypt to the 1990 World Cup. His career peaked with victory in the African Nations Cup in 1998.
Described as the “football general” by Egypt’s media because Mahmoud el-Gouhari fought in the 1973 war with Israel. As a player he was the top scorer as Egypt won the 1959 African Nations Cup. He went on to coach the national side from 1988 to 2002. He coached both of the country’s two famous football clubs – el-Ahly and Zamalek.