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Mohamed Latif (23 October 1909 – 17 March 1990) was an Egyptian professional footballer who played for the clubs Al-Zamalek of Egypt and Rangers F.C. of Scotland,[1] as well as for the Egyptian national team.

Latif helped the Egyptian national team qualify for the 1934 World Cup, scoring three goals against Palestine during the qualification rounds.[2] He also played at the finals tournament in Egypt's only match, against Hungary.

After the World Cup, Latif was brought to Glasgow by Egypt's national coach, the Scotsman James McRea.[3] He played his only Scottish League match against Hibs in the 1935-36 season.[4]

In 1936, he was part of the Egyptian team that played in the Olympic tournament in Berlin.[5]

He then worked as Zamalek Coach and in the 1950s until his death in 1990.

Sources

  1. ^ Dr.Tarek Said's Homepage - Egyptian Soccer History
  2. ^ WORLD CUP 1934 - QUALIFYING
  3. ^ Zinda 31 August 2004
  4. ^ Scottishleague.Net Sfaqs
  5. ^ "Mohamed Latif Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/la/mohamed-latif-1.html. Retrieved 2009-08-06.  

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