(The White Knight)
Egyptian Super League
|Founded||5 January 1911|
|Arena||Abdulrahman Fawzi Hall|
|Team colors||White, red|
|President||Hussein Labib (interim)|
|Head coach||Vangelis Angelou|
1 Africa Champions Cup
15 Egyptian Super League
13 Egypt Cup
3 Egyptian Super Cup
Zamalek Sporting Club (Arabic: نادي الزمالك الرياضي), commonly known as Zamalek, is an Egyptian basketball club based in Cairo. The club is the basketball department of Zamalek SC. The club competes nationally in the Egyptian Super League and internationally in the Basketball Africa League (BAL). It is the most successful basketball club in Egypt, with a record 15 Egyptian Super League titles and a record 13 Egypt Cup titles. In 1992, the club won the FIBA Africa Clubs Champions Cup and in 2021 the club won the BAL.
Zamalek in Europe
Zamalek was previously invited to participate in the FIBA European Champions Cup (Now known as the EuroLeague) seven times. The first participation was in the 1970–71 season, during which the club faced Real Madrid Baloncesto in the second round of the tournament. The second participation was in the 1974–75 season, during which the club faced Slavia VŠ Praha in the second round of the tournament. The third participation was in the 1975–76 season, during which the club faced PBC Academic in the first round of the tournament. The fourth participation was in the 1978–79 season, with Zamalek in group A, alongside Real Madrid Baloncesto, Budapesti Honvéd SE and Klosterneuburg Dukes, the club came in fourth place in its group after winning one match. The fifth participation was in the 1979–80 season, with Zamalek in group A, alongside KK Bosna Royal and BC Levski Sofia. The sixth participation was in the 1980–81 season, with Zamalek in group A, alongside Real Madrid Baloncesto, AS Viganello Basket and Porto, the club came in third place in its group after winning two matches. The seventh and to date last participation was in the 1981–82 season, with Zamalek in group C, alongside KK Partizan, Slavia VŠ Praha and Eczacıbaşı SK, but Zamalek withdrew from the tournament before playing any match, and here ended Zamalek's journey in Europe.
First-ever BAL Champions
Zamalek won the Egyptian Super League in 2019, its first title in 11 years, to qualify for the inaugural season of the Basketball Africa League (BAL). In November 2020, Zamalek signed Spanish coach Augustí Julbe as their new head coach. In the 2021 BAL season, Zamalek won its second international title (after the 1992 FIBA Africa Clubs Champions Cup) and the first-ever BAL championship after defeating US Monastir in the Finals. Point guard Walter Hodge was named the first-ever MVP while Anas Mahmoud was awarded the Defensive Player of the Year. Another notable team member was 18 year old Mohab Yasser, who started all games.
After winning the league title in the 2020–21 season, defeating Al Ittihad in the finals, Zamalek stood alone as the most successful basketball club in the Egyptian Basketball Super League with a record 15 titles.
- Egyptian Super League (Record):
- Champions (15): 1974–75, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–1978, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1987–88, 1990–91, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2018–19, 2020–21
- Egypt Cup (Record):
- Champions (13): 1974–75, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1999–20, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2005–06
- Champions (18): 1947, 1952, 1959, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1996–97, 2006–07
- Champions (1): 2021
- Champions (1): 1992
- Runners-up (3): 1975, 1976, 1998
- Third place (2): 1972, 1983
The times Zamalek have won more than one major trophy in one season.
|Doubles (note)||9||League and Cup (7): 1974–75, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1990–91, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2002–03|
|Trebles (note)||3||League, Cup and Super Cup (3): 1996–97, 1997–98, 2002–03|
|1970–71||Second round||Eliminated by Real Madrid Baloncesto, 73-87 (L) in Cairo and 54-87 (L) in Madrid|
|1974–75||Second round||Eliminated by Slavia VŠ Praha, 65-110 (L) in Prague and 90-91 (L) in Cairo|
|1975–76||First round||Eliminated by Academic, 69-74 (L) in Cairo and 64-93 (L) in Sofia|
|1978–79||Quarter-final group stage||4th place in a group with Real Madrid, Honvéd and Klosterneuburg|
|1979–80||Quarter-final group stage||3rd place in a group with Bosna, Levski-Spartak|
|1980–81||Quarter-final group stage||3rd place in a group with Real Madrid, Viganello and FC Porto|
|1981–82||Quarter-final group stage||in a group with KK Partizan, Slavia VŠ Praha and Eczacıbaşı SK, withdrew before the competition|
|FIBA Africa Basketball League|
|1971||Third place||Defeated ASFA|
|1975||Final||Lost to ASFA 69-78|
|1976||Final||Lost to Hit Trésor 76-89|
|1992||Champions||Defeated ASC Jeanne d'Arc 83-75|
|1998||Final||Lost to MAS Fes 63-72|
|Basketball Africa League|
|2021||Champions||Defeated US Monastir 76–63|
Updated: September 2, 2021
Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.
To appear in this section a player must have either:
- Amro Sherif
- Mostafa Kejo
- Omar Hesham
- Terrell Stoglin (2018–2019)
- Mouloukou Diabate (2021)
- Walter Hodge (2021–present)
- Anas Osama Mahmoud (2018–present)
|Giza||Abdulrahman Fawzi Hall||1986–present|
When Zamalek SC began to create the teams of Handball, Basketball and Volleyball, they saw the importance to build an arena to host the home matches of these teams. They first began to make the designs in 1970s, later they began working to build the covered hall, which was established in 1986, which they named of Abdulrahman Fawzi Hall, in the honour of one of the legend of Zamalek SC, he was the first ever Arab and African footballer to score at the FIFA World Cup, when he scored twice for Egypt in their 4–2 loss against Hungary in 1934, he is also Egypt's top goalscorer at the FIFA World Cup.
The opening ceremony of Abdulrahman Fawzi Hall was held with the opening ceremony of the 5th Arab Volleyball Championship in 1986, which was won by Zamalek volleyball team for the first time in the club's history, defeating MC Alger in the final which was held in Abdulrahman Fawzi Hall.
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- "ZAMALEK ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF THE INAUGURAL BASKETBALL AFRICA LEAGUE". The BAL. 30 May 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
- "18-year-old Mohab Yasser stars as Egypt's Zamalek win first ever BAL title". Olympics.com. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
- "Zamalek complete dream double after beating Al-Ittihad to win Egypt's SuperLeague". FIBA.basketball. 30 June 2021. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
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