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Topics: Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., The Football League, Brighton Pages: 5 (883 words) Published: February 27, 2013
Adam El-Abd
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Adam El-Abd|

El-Abd in 2011|
Personal information|
Full name| Adam Mohamad El-Abd[1]|
Date of birth| 11 September 1984 (age 28)[1]|
Place of birth| Brighton, England|
Height| 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]|
Playing position| Defender|
Club information|
Current club| Brighton & Hove Albion|
Number| 6|
Youth career|
1994–2003| Brighton & Hove Albion|
Senior career*|
Years| Team| Apps†| (Gls)†|
2003–| Brighton & Hove Albion| 286| (5)|
2003| → Bognor Regis Town (loan)| 2| (0)|
National team|
2012–| Egypt| 4| (0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:37, 23 February 2013 (UTC). † Appearances (Goals).|
Adam Mohamad El-Abd (born 11 September 1984) is a professional footballer who plays for Brighton & Hove Albion and the Egypt national team as a defender. Contents  [hide]  * 1 Early and personal life * 2 Club career * 3 International career * 4 References * 5 External links| -------------------------------------------------

[edit]Early and personal life
Born in Brighton, East Sussex,[1] to an Egyptian father and a British mother, El-Abd holds dual-nationality. His older brother Joe plays professional Rugby Union and is currently playing for Oyonnax in France. His younger brother Sami was an apprentice at Brighton, before moving to non-league football with Crawley Town. -------------------------------------------------

[edit]Club career
El-Abd joined Brighton's youth department when he was ten and was granted a scholarship there at 16. He signed his first professional contract of two-and-a-half years with Brighton & Hove Albion at the age of 19. He made his full league debut for the club in the 2-1 win at Notts County in November 2003. He has since been a regular in the first team squad and can play either in defence at right-back or centre-half, or in a more defensive midfield type role. During the game at Huddersfield Town on 18 March 2008, El-Abd was stretchered off with medial collateral ligament damage and ruled out for the remainder of the season.[2] In November El-Abd made his 250th appearance for the club in a 0-0 draw at Southampton. On 5 June 2008, it was revealed that El-Abd had signed a new two-year deal with Brighton.[3] El-Abd won the Brighton & Hove Albion Player of the Season award for their League One winning 2010/2011 campaign. El-Abd hit the milestone of 250 league appearances for Brighton and Hove Albion on 7 March 2012, named Man of the Match for that game, a 2-2 draw with Cardiff City. -------------------------------------------------

[edit]International career
El-Abd stated in a 2005 interview with EgyptianPlayers.com that he intends to play for the Egyptian national side if he gets the call. He said: "Hopefully I'll do my best to get into the team [Brighton] over here, so that then the Egyptian national team coach can see me play. And it's always been a dream for me to play for Egypt."[4] On May 15, 2012, and for the first time, Egypt national team coach Bob Bradley included El-Abd in the squad for friendly games against Cameroon, Togo, and Senegal, and also against Mozambique in a FIFA World Cup Qualifier.[5] -------------------------------------------------

1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 136. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 2. ^ Ligament damage following Huddersfield match, March 2008: from an article at the 4TheGame.com website. Retrieved on March 4, 2008 3. ^ El-Abd Signs New Deal Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., 5 June 2008. Retrieved 5 June 2008 4. ^ "El-Abd Walks Like an Egyptian!": an interview at the EgyptianPlayers.com website. Retrieved on March 4, 2008. 5. ^ "Brighton's Adam El-Abd included in Egypt's squad"....
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