Egypt’s Legendary Striker, Emad Meteb, Just Announced his Retirement!
By Nada Hamouda
Early on Tuesday, Former Egypt International and Al Ahly Striker, Emad Meteb, announced his retirement from the pitch at the age of 35. The fans’ hero for years due to his famous last-minute goals has just ended a period on loan to Saudi club Al-Taawoun.
He announced he will take up a role in the media as a football TV analyst with ON SPORT channel. “I decided to retire from playing football and joined the studio of ONTV,” Meteb told the channel on Monday during an interview.
Meteb etched his name into the Red Castle history being a key player of Al Ahly’s golden generation between 2004 and 2013. Meteb won many titles with Cairo’s Giant, Al Ahly, including ten Egyptian Premier League titles and four in the Champions League. Joining Al Ahly at the age of 13, Meteb was promoted to the first team by Legendary Coach, Manuel Jose, in 2003.
However, he blamed his departure from Al Ahly on Former Al Ahly Coach, Hossam El-Badry. “All my life is football. All my life is in Ahly club. El-Badry is the main reason why I quit playing. He made me waste two very precious years of my career. He neither allowed me to play nor let me go,” Meteb explained.
Scoring 28 goals during his international career, Meteb was part of the Pharaohs’ squad that won the Africa Cup of Nations three times in a row.