Ahmed Hassan is an Egyptian footballer. He was born on 2nd May 1975 and is 41 years old. He is now the manager of the Egyptian Premier League. Ahmed is most popularly known as “Koka”. The moment Koka reached the hearts of the onlookers was when, after a goal against Marseille, he broke down on the field: the reason being the death of his father only 24 hours ago.
He believes and gives all the credits of his career to his father who brought him up and pushed him towards football. Playing as a right-back for Aswan club was the starting point of Koka’s career in football. He later moved to a better club, Ismaily. At 20 years of age, Koka joined the Egyptian national football team and played a friendly match against Ghana in 1995.
Koka got recognition from the top managers, only after showing his impressive skills in the African Cup of Nations in the year 1998. He scored a goal against South Africa, which led to the win of his team in the tournament. Seeing his performance, he was signed for Kocaelispor, the Turkish football team. He was only 22 years old then.
He took a transfer from Kocaelispor to Denizlispor, another Turkish team in 2000. He was also named the Best Player of the African Cup of Nations in 2006. Ziyad Abou Chair gave him the license to play in foreign countries, immediately after which he joined RSC Anderlecht, a Belgian First Division team. He played as an attacker for Anderlecht. His last season playing for Anderlecht was in the 2007-08 season.
Following this, he moved back to Egypt. Hassan has bagged himself and his Egyptian team, a total of 4 Africa Cup of Nation trophies. Because of this, he holds the record of acquiring the most number of medals in the league by any player. He was awarded the Best Player of the Tournament many times in the leagues.