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Emad Motaeb
Personal information
Full name Emad Mohamed Abd El Naby Ibrahim
Date of birth 20 February 1983 (1983-02-20) (age 26)
Place of birth Sharkia, Egypt
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Al-Ahly
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004– Al-Ahly 0172 0(89)
2008–2009 Al-Ittihad (Loan) 025 00(13)
National team
2005– Egypt 055 0(25)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:12, 12 September 2009 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:12, 13/1/2010 (UTC)

Emad Moteab (Arabic: عماد متعب) (born February 20, 1983 in Sharkia, Egypt) is an Egyptian football Striker who plays for Egyptian Premier League club Al-Ahly as well as the Egyptian national team. Some have commented that his combination with Mohamed Aboutrika and Mohamed Barakat formed the most formidable triangle in African Football, and they were given the moniker of "The Bermuda Triangle." The Angolan striker Flavio Amado replaces Barakat sometimes, playing a great role in forming this dangerous triangle. Moteab is considered one of the best strikers of his age in Africa. On November 14th, 2009 Moteab scored a game changing goal in the very last minute of the match which enabled Egypt to defeat the Algerian team (2-0) and tie in points to force an extra game in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification.


Early life

Emad Mohamed Abd El Naby Ibrahim was born in Sharqia Governorate east of Nile Delta, Egypt. He gained the name Moteab ((Arabic: متعب), in (English: disturbing)) when he was playing in Al-Ahly youth academy as he used to score goals and disturbe the goalkeepers. As young Moteab, he begin his career with Al-Ahly youth Academy in the age old 16, His potential and scoring talent has been discovered earlier which make Egyptian national U20 team Hassan Shehata call him up for 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship squad, In this tournament he scored a fascinating goal versus England.

Club career




Moteab make his debut with Al-Ahly in the opening day of The Egyptian Premier League 2004-05 season after Portuguese manager Manuel José has call him up for the first team squad against Suez Cement 17 September 2004. After only 11 minutes form his debut he scored his first goal with Al-Ahly, Leading the way for a 0-3 win. On 26 September 2004 Moteab makes his second appearance with Al-Ahly against Tersana, But he didn't found the net. On the third round of the league 13 October 2004 he lead Al-Ahly to 0-1 win against Mansoura, 4 days later he scored his third goal in 4 matches against Ittihad on 17 October. On 4 November 2004 he played in his first Cairo derby against rivals Zamalek scoring his first goal in the derby matches in a 4-2 win. On 15 December 2004 at Haras El Hodood stadium He secures a 2-1 hard win for Al-Ahly over Haras El Hodood in the 94th minutes from a penalty kick. On 23 December he scored Ahly's second goal against Ghazl El-Mehalla form a penalty in 2-1 win. On 31 December he scored his 7th goal of the season against Tersana in 0-3 away win. On 28 January 2005 Moteab lead Al-Ahly for a hard 1-2 win over Baladeyet Al-Mahalla scoring teo goals of the match in the 45+3 minutes, And the winning goal in the 90+4 minutes after Mostafa Gaafar's goal in the 89 minutes. On 12 February 2005 he scored the opener in and second goal in Cairo derby in his second match leading to a 3-0 win after Mohamed Aboutrika's double. On 18 February 2005 he scored his 11th goal of the league against Assuit Cement in a 1-3 win. On 18 February he scored his 12th goal against ENPPI in a 1-1 draw. On 31 March 2005 he scored Ahly's second goal in a 2-1 win against Haras El Hodood. On 14 April 2005 Moteab scored Ahly's 4th goal in a historical 0-6 away win over rivals Ismaily, After Barakat's hattrick and Aboutrika's double. Moteab became the youngest player to be The Egyptian Premier League top scorer with 15 goals in 2004-05 season.[1]

In 2005 Motaeb also scored in the 2005 FIFA Club World Championship 5th place playoff against Sydney F.C. in Tokyo, although Sydney won the match 2-1. It was El Ahly's only goal of the tournament.

In 2007 Emad spent two weeks on Teesside whilst trialing for English premier league team Middlesbrough F.C.. Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate decided not to make a bid for the prolific marksmen, Middlesbrough did however sign fellow team mate and trialist Mohamed Shawky.

Moteab was due to become Bristol City's record signing, for a fee of £1.5 million GBP[2], and indeed, he had passed the medical and was awaiting a work permit.[3] However, the move was cast into doubt when Emad played a full game for Al Ahly in the African Champions League while City were awaiting a work permit, after which they cancelled the signing of Moteab, as it was going against their terms in the transfer.[4]

National Team

He appeared as a member of the first team at the 2006 African Cup of Nations, scoring twice in the last group game against the Ivory Coast and once in the quarter final against the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt's Coach Hassan Shehata named him as giving the best effort for the team in the tournament.



With El Ahly

With Al-Ittihad

National Team

Egyptian national team

Individual Titles

  • Egyptian Premier League Top Goalscorer 2004/05.
  • Named the best striker in Africa in 2005.
  • Named Second best Striker in Africa in 2006.


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