Rampaging down the right side of the pitch, Ahmed Elmohamady, known to all as Elmo, joined the Tigers on loan in August 2012 and immediately slipped into the attacking right back position. Sunderland briefly recalled Elmo in January 2013 but he returned two weeks later and stayed the season, signing permanently in the summer as City rose into the Premier League. Elmo was an ever present for two seasons in the top flight, adding goals to his constant stream of crosses. The relegation in 2015 appeared to affect Elmohamady’s form, and his last two seasons were less effective (although family issues may have also been a factor). That said, he remains City’s record appearance maker in the Premier League with 104 starts and 5 substitute appearances.
Egyptian Ahmed Eissa Elmohamady Abdel Fattah was born in Basyoun, starting his career at Ghazl El Mahalla before moving to ENPPI, the Cairo-based team established by the Egyptian Oil and Gas Company in the 1970s. In 2010 he spent a season on loan at Sunderland, moving permanently a year later to Steve Bruce’s Wearsiders. A year later and Elmo had signed for City on loan.
In the Summer of 2017 Elmohamady joined Aston Villa, reuniting for a third time with his mentor Steve Bruce. In all honesty it was a move that Elmo himself needed, although his debut for Villa, against the Tigers, saw him in typically profligate and careless form. He remained at Villa Park for four seasons and was an important part of the club’s resurgence under manager Dean Smith as they returned to the Premire League and thrived. Elmo left Villa in May 2021 when his contract expired having made 129 appearances for the club.
Elmohamady is a regular in the Egyptian senior side, having made his debut in August 2007 and later becoming the national side’s captain. He made his last international appearance in April 2021 having amassed 92 caps and scored 6 international goals.
Date/Place of Birth: 9 September 1987, Basyoun (Egypt)
Hull City First Game: 1 September 2012, Bolton Wanderers H (Championship), 24 years, 358 days old
Hull City Final Game: 21 May 2017, Tottenham Hotspur H (Premier League), 29 years, 254 days old
Ghazl El Mahalla (2004-2006), ENPPI (2006-2011), Sunderland (2010-2011, loan), Sunderland (2011-2013), Hull City (2012-2013, loan), Hull City (2013-2017), Aston Villa (2017-2021)
Hull City Record
Career: 217 apps, 11 goalsAhmed Elmohamady
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