Tarek Hamed is a defensive midfielder with a gift for thwarting opposition attacks. He began his career with Tala'ea El Gaish before joining Smouha and later signing for current club Zamalek. A core member of the Egypt team, meanwhile, he spent more time on the pitch during the qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ than any other players aside from Mohamed El Neny and Ahmed Hegazy.
Hamed comes equipped with an uncanny ability to retrieve possession and distribute the ball to more attack-minded players. He is also a tireless runner who can plug any gaps thanks to his superb reading of the game, talents which will ensure him a leading role for Egypt at Russia 2018.