Full name: Ali Mohamed El-Sayed El-Kaf
Original name: على محمد السيد الكاف
Born: April 10, 1908 in Beni Suef, Beni Suef, Egypt
Affiliations: Zamalek, Al-Jizah (EGY)
Ali El-Kaf made his debut in the Al-Ahly club, before joining Al-Sekka Al-Hadid, another Cairo based club, in 1923. Until 1929 he played as right back for the Arsenal Sporting Club Cairo, at which point he was asked to join El-Mokhtalat SC (since 1952 Al-Zamalek SC). His first game was against his old team from Al-Ahly, which he lost 2-1. He became one of the best known defenders in Egypt and played for the national squad in their only game during the 1934 World Cup in Italy, when they lost 4-2 to Hungary, as well as their two qualifiers against Palestine. He was active with the club until 1942 and later took up coaching.
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