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Mido (footballer)

Mido (footballer)
Personal information
Full nameAhmed Hossam Hussein Abdelhamid
Date of birth23 February 1983(age 34)
Place of birthCairo, Egypt
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubEl Zamalek

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Ahmed Hossam Hussein Abdelhamid ( ; born 23 February 1983), commonly known as Mido, is an Egyptian footballer, who currently plays for Zamalek as a striker.

Mido started his career with Zamalek in Egypt in 1999. He left the club for Gent of Belgium in 2000, where he won the Belgian Ebony Shoe. This led to a move to Dutch side Ajax in 2001, from where he joined Celta Vigo on loan in 2003. His next destination was Marseille in France and he left them for Italian side Roma in 2004. He joined English side Tottenham Hotspur on an 18-month loan in 2005 and eventually joined the club permanently in 2006. He left the club in 2007 to join Middlesbrough, from whom he joined Wigan Athletic, Zamalek and West Ham United on loan. In 2010, he returned to Ajax, where he scored three goals in six games. Ajax agreed to cancel Mido's contract on 4 January 2010. In 2011, he rejoined Zamalek.

Mido is an Egypt international, having amassed 51 caps and scored 20 goals.

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