15 Facts about Egyptian Goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary
1# Essam Kamal Tawfiq El-Hadary is popularly known as Essam El-Hadary.
2# Essam was born on 15 January 1973 in Kafr El-Battikh, Damietta, Egypt.
3# He is an Egyptian goalkeeper.
4# He is currently playing for and captaining Al-Taawoun in the Saudi Professional League and the Egypt national football team.
5# In April 2012, Didier Drogba told Chelsea F.C. Magazine that El-Hadary was the “best opponent” he has ever played against.
6# His nickname is “High Dam”.
7# He is regarded as one of the best players in African football history.
8# He stands 6 feet and 1 inch tall.
9# He was born to Haj Kamal ElHadary (father) and Fathia El-Beheiry (mother).
10# El-Hadary has represented Egypt 156 times in international games.
11# He and his team won the African Cup of Nations four times with his country.
12# He is currently playing for team Al-Taawoun.
13# His jersey number is 1.
14# He has an approximate weight of around 86 kg.
15# He got married with Sabrine Reda.