Zamalek SC

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Zamalek Sporting Club () is an Egyptian professional football club, based in Mit Oqba, Giza, Egypt that plays in the Egyptian Premier League. Founded as “Kasr-El Nil Club“ in 1911.

The club was inaugurated under the name of “Kasr-El Nil Club“ and was first headed by Belgian lawyer Merzbach. The name was changed to Mokhtalat in the year 1913 and was named after King Farouk in 1940, before finally settling as Zamalek after the revolution in 1952.

Having won 11 league titles, 21 Egyptian cups, 5 CAF Champions League titles, 3 CAF Super Cups and the African Cup Winners' Cup, Zamalek is one of the most successful teams in the history of African football. The club has consistently produced some talents in Egyptian & African football.


The club started out as “Kasr-El Nil Club“ by a Belgian lawyer, Mr. Merzbach in 5 january 1911. It was the first football clubs in Cairo emerged from its non-English expatriate communities. They formed sports and social clubs each with its own identity. A very important aspect of Zamalek was that it was a club for all people and not for any specific social, economical, or ethnic status. Zamalek started out and continued through World War I under the presidency of Merzbach, and its Belgian secretaries (first Shoduan, then Bochu). The next president was Nicola Arfagi who also played left wing for the club's football team.

Following the 1919 revolution, the club became Egyptian controlled in 1923 under the presidency of General......
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