Sunderland Association Football Club Current Players
- Join Date:02/07/2010
* - On loan at Hull City
Ahmed has been with Sunderland since summer 2010 and is widely regarded as one of the stars of North African football.
Born in Basyoun, Egypt, Ahmed is a pacy winger blessed with bags of pace, a direct style and good aerial ability.
He can also play at right back as well as wide on the right-hand side of midfield.
Ahmed began his career as a youngster with Ghazl El-Mehalla, breaking into the first team in 2004 aged just 17.
He moved to ENPPI in 2006, quickly becoming a regular and drawing reported interest from top-flight clubs across Europe.
He had a trial at Sunderland and impressed then-manager Steve Bruce enough to earn a season-long loan deal in summer 2010.
The move was made permanent a year later after Ahmed made 38 appearances for Sunderland in all competitions in 2010-11.
Ahmed scored his first goal for Sunderland with a close-range header in October 2011 and figured 21 times during the 2011-12 campaign under first Bruce and then Martin O’Neill.
Internationally, Ahmed is a regular for his native Egypt and won an African Cup of Nations title in 2008.
Ahmed joined Hull City on a season-long loan in August 2012, linking up with former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce.
He was a regular at the KC Stadium before being recalled by Martin O'Neill in January 2013.
Ahmed rejoined Hull on loan on the final day of the January transfer window.
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