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Ibrahim Youssef

Full name: Ibrahim Youssef Awadallah Muhammad
Original name: إبراهيم يوسف عوض الله محمد
Nickname(s): Black Deer
Gender: Male
Born: January 1, 1959 in Imbaba, Al-Jizah, Egypt
Died: July 11, 2013 in Cairo, Al-Qahira, Egypt
Affiliations: Zamalek, Al-Jizah (EGY)
Country: EGY Egypt
Sport: Football

Biography

Considered one of Egypt’s greatest-ever defenders on the football pitch, Ibrahim Youssef was known as the “Black Deer” for his agility and speed. He spent six years (1981-1987) with the national team and won gold and bronze at the 1987 All-Africa and the 1983 Mediterranean Games respectively. He also earned four caps at the 1984 Summer Olympics where, after losing to Italy but winning against Costa Rica and tying the United States, Egypt advanced to the quarter-finals and was defeated by France, the eventual gold medalist. That year Youssef was named the second-best footballer in Africa and, in 1985, was considered the third-best. Domestically he played for Zamalek, winning the Egyptian Premier League twice (1984 and 1988), the Egyptian Cup twice (1979 and 1988), the CAF Champions League twice (1984 and 1988), and the Afro-Asian Cup in 1988. At the time of his death from a heart attack in June 2013, at the age of 54, he was a board member for Zamalek.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Football Men's Football Egypt EGY 5T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Football Egypt EGY Final Standings 5T 1984-07-29 0 0 0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Football Egypt EGY Quarter-Finals Match #2 2 1984-08-05 FRA 2, EGY 0 0 0 0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Football Egypt EGY Group D Match #2 2 1984-07-29 ITA 1, EGY 0 0 0 0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Football Egypt EGY Group D Match #3 1 1984-07-31 EGY 4, CRC 1 0 0 0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Football Egypt EGY Group D Match #5 1T 1984-08-02 USA 1, EGY 1 0 0 0
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