After having a short stint at former Egyptian Premier League side Nogoom FC, Essam El-Hadary had announced his retirement from football in 2019. Egypt legendary goalkeeper has denied he might be considering to come out of retirement. He stated that he is not reconsidering his decision and return to playing football.
The 47-year-old has had a remarkable career on an international level after winning three consecutive Africa Cup of Nations titles for Egypt between 2006 and 2010.
“I have retired long time ago. And I confirm this decision once again now. I won’t come back to playing football again.” El-Hadary told ON Time Sport channel.
El-Hadary became the oldest player ever to feature in a World Cup game. It was when starting in Egypt’s 2-1 defeat against Saudi Arabia in 2018 at the age of 45.
El-Hadary’s name was recently linked to a role at Wydad Athletic Club as the goalkeepers coach.