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Ali Gabr Mossad

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

10/01/1989

Height

193 cm

Signed

29/01/2018

Country

Egypt

ALI Gabr joined the Baggies on loan from Zamalek on an initial deal until the end of the season in January 2018.

The towering defender started his career at Ismaily SC before going on to play for Ittihad Alexandria in 2012. 

After two seasons, Gabr then signed for Egyptian giants Zamalek in June 2014 where he went on to complete a domestic double in his first campaign.

With Gabr at the heart of their defence, Zamalek lifted the Egyptian Super Cup and retain the Egyptian Cup in the following 2015/16 campaign.

The 29-year-old has been capped 18 times by the Egypt national team and has regularly lined-up alongside current Baggies defender and friend Ahmed Hegazi.

The pair helped the Pharaohs reach the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final, before securing qualification for their first FIFA World Cup since 1990 last October.

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