|Trézéguet (Mahmoud Hassan) Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||October 1, 1994|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Trézéguet is an Egyptian professional soccer player, best known for being the highest-scoring player from Egypt in the Turkish top flight in a single season (2018-2019), which resulted in a change of his status in the Turkish F.C. Kasımpaşa from being loaned to permanent. He started his career with the Egyptian F.C. Al Ahly at the age of 18, and during his 1st year helped them win 2012 CAF Champions League, as well as the same league in 2013. He remained with the team officially until 2016, even though he was loaned to F.C. Anderlecht in the 2015/2016 season. He signed with F.C. Anderlecht at the beginning of the year and officially remained there until 2018. However, Mahmoud struggled to make the 1st team and was loaned to the French F.C. Mouscron (2017-2018), and the Turkish F.C. Kasımpaşa (2017-2018). In 2012, the same year he started playing for F.C. Al Ahly, he made his debut with the Under-20 Egypt youth national team.
He remained in that group until 2014, when he was transferred into the Under-23 group of the national team, but only made 1 appearance with them. The reason for that was fortunate because the same year, Mahmoud made his professional debut for Egypt’s senior national team in a friendly match against Kenya. Mahmoud also played for Egypt’s squad at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in all 3 group matches, before they were eliminated at the group stage. Furthermore, between 2014 and late early July 2019, he made 41 appearances and scored 6 goals for the Egypt national team. On July 24, 2019, it was announced that after a lot of negotiations, he was officially signed with the English F.C. Aston Villa for a fee of £8.75 million. Mahmoud has also amassed a large fanbase online with more than 4 million followers on Instagram, more than 2 million followers on Twitter, and more than 600k followers on Facebook.
Mahmoud Ahmed Ibrahim Hassan
Kafr El Sheikh, Egypt
- Aston, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Professional Soccer Player
Mahmoud Hassan (Trézéguet) is represented by DW Sports Management (Manager) in London, England, United Kingdom.
- Second Striker
- Left Winger
- 7, 21 – Egypt National Team
- 27 – Anderlecht
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Trézéguet got married in a private ceremony at the bride’s house in mid-November 2018 but chose to keep her name and the relationship details private.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Turkish descent.
- Slicked-back undercut haircut
- Wide nose tip
Mahmoud Hassan (Trézéguet) has appeared in a TV commercial for Pepsi in 2019.
Best Known For
- Playing for soccer clubs such as Al Ahly (2012-2016), Anderlecht (2016-2018), Kasımpaşa (2018-2019), and Aston Villa
- His social media fanbase with more than 4 million followers on Instagram and more than 2 million followers on Twitter
First Soccer Match
Mahmoud made his professional soccer debut at the age of 18 for the Egyptian F.C. Al Ahly in the 2012 CAF Champions League as a substitute to a player named Mohamed Aboutrika against the local Egyptian F.C. Zamalek.
Mahmoud made his international soccer debut for Egypt‘s national team as part of the Under-20 group at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup and scored the opening goal against England in the final group game for his team on June 20, 2013.
Trézéguet (Mahmoud Hassan) Facts
- His nickname Trézéguet comes from a fellow soccer player from France, David Trezeguet. Mahmoud received the nickname at the age of 9 from his youth coach, Badr Ragab, both due to his goalscoring record, and the resemblance to David. When asked about it, Mahmoud stated: “It made me stand out but I don’t feel any pressure.”
- He played for the youth team of F.C. Al Ahly between 2002 and 2012 before moving on to the senior team.
- The Portuguese soccer manager that suggested Mahmoud play in the 2012 CAF Champions League, Manuel José de Jesus, later stated that he was “one of the best youngsters he ever came across.”
- Mahmoud was offered a trial for French OGC Nice in April 2013, but he postponed it to help his fellow Egyptian F.C. Al Ahly that lost 2 of its 1st-team players due to injuries.
- He received a Best Egypt-based Player Award at the annual Youth and Sports Broadcasting gala in January 2015.
- Mahmoud was on a loan worth €1 million from F.C. Al Ahly to F.C. Anderlechnt in 2015, but his debut match was ruined because he previously broke his shoulder while training and had to undergo surgery. He returned on December 27, 2015, and helped his team win with a score of 2-1 against F.C. Westerlo.
- In 2018, while playing for F.C. Kasımpaşa, Mahmoud 1st surpassed his own goalscoring record of 8 by scoring the 9th goal on February 4, 2018, and then the 10th goal in a match against F.C. Yeni Malatyaspor. That made him the 7th Egyptian player to reach double figures in a European league.
- During the 2018 summer transfer window, he was in negotiations with soccer clubs such as Turkish Galatasaray, Italian Inter Milan and Parma Calcio, and Czech Slavia Prague.
- He was named the 3rd top dribbler in Europe in the 2018/2019 season, with 51 dribblings. The 1st place was taken by Allan Saint-Maximin with 67, and the 2nd by Lionel Messi with 65.
- In July 2019, according to some sources, Mahmoud had a higher-rated player card than the French player he got the nickname from, David Trezeguet.
- During 2 season of playing in the Turkish Süper Lig (Super League), he scored 8 goals from outside the box, which was 2 times more than any other player in the competition.
- Follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
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