Egypt's greatest European success stories

As Mohamed Salah confirms his move to Liverpool, he holds all but one of Egypt's records in UEFA club competition, but can he break new ground in this season's UEFA Champions League?

Mohamed Salah is returning to England to join Liverpool
Mohamed Salah is returning to England to join Liverpool ©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)
24: Mohamed Elneny (Basel, Arsenal)
23: Mohamed Salah (Basel, Chelsea, Roma)
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)
6: Mohamed Salah (Basel, Chelsea, Roma)
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*
51: Mohamed Salah (Basel, Chelsea, Fiorentina, Roma)
48: Hany Ramzy (Neuchâtel Xamax, Werder Bremen, Kaiserslautern)
43: Mohamed Elneny (Basel, Arsenal)
37: Ahmed Hassan (Kocaelispor, Beşiktaş, Anderlecht)
34: Mido (Ajax , Marseille, Roma, Tottenham)

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

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)