Egypt's greatest European success stories

Mohamed Salah has been an instant hit at Liverpool; how does he rank among his nation's all-time top performers in UEFA's club competitions?

Mohamed Salah is flying the flag for Egypt in the UEFA Champions League
Mohamed Salah is flying the flag for Egypt in the UEFA Champions League ©Getty Images

As Mohamed Salah joins Liverpool, he is within one UEFA Champions League appearance of completing a clean sweep of Egyptian records in UEFA's club competitions.

Most appearances by Egyptian nationals in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)
31: Mohamed Salah (Basel, Chelsea, Roma, Liverpool)
24: Mohamed Elneny (Basel, Arsenal)
21: Mido (Ajax, Marseille, Roma)
12: Ahmed Hassan (Beşiktaş, Anderlecht)
7: Tarek Said (Anderlecht)

Top-scoring Egyptian nationals in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)
12: Mohamed Salah (Basel, Chelsea, Roma, Liverpool)
2: Mido (Ajax, Marseille, Roma)
1: Mohamed Elneny (Basel, Arsenal)
1: Omar Elhussieny (Levadia Tallinn)

Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny
Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny©AFP/Getty Images

Most appearances by Egyptian nationals in men's UEFA club competition*
59: Mohamed Salah (Basel, Chelsea, Fiorentina, Roma, Liverpool)
49: Mohamed Elneny (Basel, Arsenal)
48: Hany Ramzy (Neuchâtel Xamax, Werder Bremen, Kaiserslautern)
37: Ahmed Hassan (Kocaelispor, Beşiktaş, Anderlecht)
34: Mido (Ajax , Marseille, Roma, Tottenham)

Top-scoring Egyptian nationals in men's UEFA club competition*
17: Mohamed Salah (Basel, Chelsea, Fiorentina, Roma, Liverpool)
7: Ahmed 'Kouka' Hassan (Rio Ave, Braga)
4: Mohamed Elneny (Basel, Arsenal)
4: Ahmed Hosny (Stuttgart, Gent)
4: Hossam Hassan (Neuchâtel Xamax)

Hany Ramzy: an Egyptian pioneer with Kaiserslautern
Hany Ramzy: an Egyptian pioneer with Kaiserslautern©Getty Images

First Egyptian nationals to feature in the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
Ibrahim Hassan
and Magdy Tolba: 19/09/90, Sevilla 0-0 PAOK, UEFA Cup first round first leg

First Egyptian national to feature in the European Cup/UEFA Champions League
Hany Ramzy
: 16/09/98, Kaiserslautern 1-0 Benfica group stage

Only Egyptian national to feature in a UEFA club competition final
Ahmed Hosny
(Auxerre 1-3agg Stuttgart, 2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup)

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