Gohary played for Egypt's top team, Al-Ahly between 1955 and 1961
Egyptian national soccer coach Mahmoud al-Gohary is hoisted on the shoulders of supporters after he led his team to an 8-1 victory over Ethiopia in their African Cup qualifier in Alexandria in 1997. Gohary, who steered his national team to the World Cup in 1990, has died aged 74 after suffering a brain stroke in Jordan. © Amr Nabil - AFP/File
Gohary played for Egypt's top team, Al-Ahly between 1955 and 1961
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Last updated: September 3, 2012

Egyptian football icon Mahmud al-Gohary dies

Egyptian football coach Mahmud al-Gohary, who steered his national team to the World Cup in 1990, died Monday aged 74 after suffering a brain stroke in Jordan, the official MENA news agency said.

Gohary, who inspired a pop song after his name when he took the Egyptian team to the championship in Italy, had been taken to hospital in Amman where he had been managing the Jordanian national team.

He played for Egypt's top team, Al-Ahly between 1955 and 1961, but injury forced him off the pitch.

He went on to manage several clubs including Al-Ahly and its bitter rival Zamalek, as well as the national teams of Oman, Egypt and Jordan.

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