Sports in Alexnadria

Games and sports mean a lot in people’s life whether to make a bright career or maintain the fitness level all through the life. It is multi-beneficial for the players in various dimensions of the life. If one is interested in this field, he/she can get success in every walk of life. Sports and games can be outdoor, indoor and all the gymnastic activities by the athletics. Children involved in the sports activities are seen with much improved physical and mental health as well as concentration in education. That’s why; it has been made compulsory as a part of the education in all the schools by the government.

Famous ِِِAthletics from Alexandria

Karam Gaber

Karam Ibrahim Gaber (born September 1, 1979 in Alexandria) is an Egyptian Greco-Roman wrestler. He won the gold medal in the Men’s Greco-Roman 96 kg at the 2004 Summer Olympics, and won the silver medal at the 2003 World Championships. At the 2012 London Olympics, he won a silver medal. He was suspended by United World Wrestling for two years in August 2015, because of a “whereaouts failure” during his doping test.

Robert Kabbas

Robert Kabbas (born 15 March 1955, in Alexandria, Egypt) is a retired weightlifter from Australia, who won the silver medal in the Light heavyweight (82.5 kg) category at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Kabbas has been one of the most successful weightlifters to represent Australia at the Commonwealth Games. He went to three Olympic Games: Montreal 1976, Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles in 1984. He was the first of only two Australian weightlifters to compete at three Olympics. The LA Olympics were one of the highlights of Kabbas’ career as he lifted a personal best of 342.5 kg and set a Commonwealth record.

Winning medals at three Commonwealth Games: Edmonton 1978 (Gold Medal), Brisbane 1982 (Gold Medal) and Edinburgh 1986 (Silver Medal), he was also the best weightlifter across all weight classes at Edmonton. Kabbas remains in the sport, still coaching and developing athletes.

Kabbas became president of the Australian Weightlifting Federation in October 2007.

Mohamed Mahmoud El-Iraqy

Mohamed Mahmoud El-Iraqy is an Egyptian swimmer known for the title of Johnny Weissmuller, who was launched by coach Hassan Abdel Rahim, and Mohammed was able to achieve many achievements throughout his career, which is the most important to obtain the third (amateur) in the International Nile Race in 1971.

As one of the most prominent long-distance swimmers in the world, and starred in the seventies when he defeated the world champion Johan Chans Dutch in the Nile race 1971. The Iraqi from Johnny Wismoler Olympic swimmer hero Tarzan films for him.

Abdel Latif Abu Heif

Abdellatief Abouheif (September 30, 1929, in Alexandria, Egypt – April 23, 2008, in Alexandria) was an Egyptian marathon swimming champion. He was educated at Eton College and Sandhurst Military Academy, from where he graduated in 1956.

He was the 1964, 1965, 1968 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation Champion. He also was recognized as the Marathon Swimmer of the Century by the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2001

Marwan El Shorbagy

Marwan El Shorbagy, (born July 30, 1993, in Alexandria) is a professional squash player who represents Egypt. He reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 3 in May 2018.

He won the World Juniors in 2011 & 2012 and became the third player in the history to win the World Junior twice.

Nour El Sherbini

Nour El Sherbini, (born 1 November 1995) is an Egyptian professional squash player. On August 2, 2009, at 13, Sherbini became the youngest world champion in the history of the sport when she won the women’s title at the World Junior Squash Championships (U-19). She won the British Junior Open Under-13 category in 2007 and 2008.

On 28 November 2009, Sherbini was awarded the 2009 Young WISPA Squash Player of the Year. She became the youngest woman to win the Women’s World Championship which was held in Malaysia on 30 April 2015. On April 2016, she retained her title by winning the Women’s World Championship which was held in Elgouna, Egypt, beating Egyptian compatriot, Raneem El Welily.

Raneem El Weleily

Raneem Mohamed Yasser Saad El Din El Welily (born 1 January 1989, in Alexandria, Egypt) is a professional squash player from Egypt.

She has reached a career-high world ranking of No. 1 in September, 2015. She is a two-time finalist at the World Open, in 2014 and 2016.

She became the World Champion in 2017, after defeating Nour El Sherbini in the finals.

Xenophon Kasdaglis

Xenophon Emmanuel Kasdaglis, or Xenophon Casdagli, (born 27 February 1880 – 2 May 1943) was a Greek-Egyptian tennis player. He competed in the 1906 Intercalated Games in Athens.

He was a finalist in the singles event of the Northern Lawn Tennis Championships in 1903 and 1907. In 1908 Kasdaglis won the All-England mixed doubles title with Charlotte Cooper and defended his title in 1909 with Maude Garfit.

Haitham Hazem

Haitham Hazem Mohamed Hassan (born 8 November 1978) is an Egyptian former swimmer, who specialized in backstroke, butterfly, and individual medley events. He collected a total of six medals (one gold, one silver, and four bronze) from the All-Africa Games, and later represented Egypt at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

While studying in the United States, Hassan was named 2000 Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Year and 2001 Swimmer of the Year by The Summit League. He also played for the Oakland University’s swimming and diving team, under head coach Pete Hovland.

Sports Clubs in Alex

Sporting Club

Establish Year: 1890

Smouha Club

Establish Year:  1949

Lagoon Club

Establish Year: 2004

Rio Club


Wady Digla Club

Establish Year: 1994

Al Ittihad Alexandria Club

Establish Year: 1906

Olympic Sports Club

Establish Year: 1905

Alexandria Fencing Club


Alexandria Stadiums

Alexandria Stadium

It is a multi-purpose stadium in Alexandria, Egypt. It is currently used mostly for football matches, and was used for the 2006 African Cup of Nations. The stadium is the oldest stadium in Egypt and Africa, being built in 1929. The stadium holds 20,000 people after recent remodeling.

Establish Year: 1929
Location: Grinfel, Bab Sharqi WA Wabour Al Meyah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria Governorate

Haras El Hodoud Stadium

arras El Hodoud Stadium (Border Guard Stadium) is a multi-purpose stadium in Alexandria, Egypt. It is currently used mostly for football matches, and was used for the 2006 African Cup of Nations. The stadium holds 22,000 people. The pitch is surrounded by an athletics track, notable for being rectangular in shape & therefore having 90 degrees corners, rather than the conventional curve.

Establish Year: 2001
Location: Al Meks, Qesm Ad Dekhilah, Alexandria Governorate

Borg El Arab Stadium

Sometimes referred to as El Geish Stadium – Borg El Arab, It is a stadium commissioned in 2005 in the Mediterranean Sea resort of Borg El Arab; 25 km west of Alexandria, Egypt. It is the largest stadium in Egypt and the second largest in Africa with a capacity of 86,000 and is an all-seater. It is also the 27th largest stadium in the world, and the 9th largest association football stadium in the world. It is located on the Cairo-Alexandria desert highway 10 km from Borg El Arab Airport and 15 km from Alexandria’s city center. A running track runs around the pitch, and the ground has four large floodlights. Only one stand is covered by a roof.

Establish Year: 2007
Location:Cairo – Borg El-Arab Desert Rd, Ekeingy Maryout (Sharq WA Gharb), Qesm Al Amereyah, Alexandria Governorate