Gamal El-Ghandour

Current No:1 Egyptian Referee

Best Egyptian Referee 2001

Considered the best Egyptian referee ever

Born in Cairo on June 12th ,1957

Height: 187 cm , Weight: 86 kgs

Referee since: 1981

Egyptian 1st Division: 1989

FIFA Badge: 1993

Gamal El-Ghandour refereed the final of African Nations Cup 2002 (Cameroon vs Senegal)

Gamal refereed the Final of African Cup Winners Cup second leg 2002 (Kotoko (Gha) 2:1 WAC (Mar) )

Gamal El-Ghandour was chosen to participate in World Cup ,Korea/Japan 2002

First African referee to run a match in European Cup of Nations' history

First African referee to participate in European Cups

Only referee worldwide to participate in 6 major cups: Olympics, World Cup, FIFA Confederation Cup, African, Asian & European Cups

Only Egyptian Referee to participate in 5 successive African cups of nations 1994, 96, 98, 2000. 02

Referee of African Cup Winners' Cup Final 2001

First Egyptian referee to play as a professional referee (Japanese League 1999)


Particpated in World Cup 2002 (Korea / Japan)

Ran 1st round match: Brazil / Costa Rica 5-2

Ran 1st round match: Spain / Paraguay 3-1

Ran 1/4 final match: Korea / Spain 0/0 (5-3 P)

Particpated in African Cup of Nations 2002 (Mali)

Ran final Match: Cameroon / Senegal 0-0 (3/2 Pen)

Participated in FIFA Confederation Cup 2001

Ran Opening Match : France/South Korea 5/0

Ran Semifinal Match : France / Brazil 2/1

Participated in Euro 2000 Holland / Belgium Euro 2000

Ran Spain/Norway Match (0/1) in First Round

Ran Czech Republic / Denmark (2/0) in First Round

Participated in African Cup of Nations Ghana/Nigeria 2000

Ran Semifinal Match: Nigeria / South Africa 2/0

Participated in 9th Panarab Games Jordan 1999

Ran Final Match Jordan / Iraq 4-4 (3-1 Pen)

Participated in World Cup 1998

He got the highest evaluation in 1st round (90%).

Ran 2 matches 1st round (Chile/Austria 1/1 & USA/Yugoslavia  0/1)

Ran Brazil/Denmark match (3/2) in Quaterfinal

Participated in Asian Cup of Nations UA Emirates 1996

Ran Semifinal Match KSA / Iran 5/4

Participated in Olympic Games , Atlanta 1996

Ran match for 3rd place: Brazil Portugal 5/0

Particpated in African Cup of Nations 1996 (South Africa)

Ran Semifinal Match: Ghana / South Africa 0/3

Participated in World Cup U-20, Qatar 1995


Ghandour in Spain / Norway match in Euro 2000 1st round on 13 June 2000


Gamal El-Ghandour on FIFA's website


Ghandour's 49 International Matches

List--------------------------Competitions

Date
Match
Venue
Competition
24.07.1993
Uganda
1-0
Sudan
Kampala
African Cup of Nations Q 94 
13.11.1994
Tunisia
1-1
Togo
Tunis
African Cup of Nations Q 96
24.08.1995
KSA
2-0
Syria
Ta'ef
Asian Olympic Q 96
16.01.1996
Gabon
1-2
Liberia
Durban
African Cup of Nations 96
21.01.1996
C.d'Ivoire
1-0
Mozambiqe
Port. Elz.
African Cup of Nations 96
31.01.1996
Ghana
0-3
S.Africa 
Johannesberg
African Cup of Nations 96
03.03.1996
Zimbabwe
0-1
Nigeria 
Harrari
African Olympic Q 96
16.06.1996
C.d'Ivoire
1-1
Congo
Abidjan
African World Cup Q 98
01.07.1996
Sweden
0-2
China
Miami
Women Olympics 96 
02.07.1996
Brazil
3-1
Hungary
Miami
Olympic Games Atlanta 96
01.08.1996
Argentina
4-0
Spain
Bermengham
Olympic Games Atlanta 96
02.08.1996
Brazil
5-0
Portugal
Athens
Olympic Games Atlanta 96
17.11.1996
Angola
2-1
Zimbabwe
Luanda
African World Cup Q 98
01.12.1996
KSA
6-0
Thailand
Dubai
Asian Cup of Nations 96
02.12.1996
UAE.
1-0
Iraq
Abu Dhabi
Asian Cup of Nations 96
03.12.1996
KSA
5-4
Iran
Abu Dhabi
Asian Cup of Nations 96
08.06.1997
S.Africa
3-0
Zambia 
Johannesberg 
African World Cup Q 98
17.08.1997
Zimbabwe
1-2
Cameroon 
Harrari
African World Cup Q 98
13.10.1997
KSA
1-0
Qatar
Ryadah
Asian World Cup Q 98
07.02.1998
B.Faso
0-1
R.D.Congo 
Waga Dogo
African Cup of Nations 98
27.02.1998
B.Faso
3-4
Cameroon
Waga Dogo
African Cup of Nations 98
17.06.1998
Chile
1-1
Austria 
St. Etian
World Cup France 98
25.06.1998
Yugoslavia
1-0
USA. 
Nant
World Cup France 98
03.07.1998
Brazil
3-2
Denmark
Nant
World Cup France 98
01.08.1999
Lebanon
3-1
Jordan 
Amman
9th Panarab Games
02.08.1999
Iraq
4-0
Lebanon 
Amman
9th Panarab Games
16.08.1999
Jordan
3-1
Qatar 
Amman
9th Panarab Games
31.08.1999
Jordan
3-1p
Iraq 
Amman
9th Panarab Games
09.10.1999
Slovenia
0-3
Greece 
Maribor
European Cup Nations Q 2000
23.01.2000
S.Africa
3-1
Gabon
Kumasi
African Cup of Nations 2000 
31.01.2000
Ghana
0-2
C.d'Ivoire 
Accra
African Cup of Nations 2000
10.02.2000
Nigeira
2-0
S.Africa
Lagos
African Cup of Nations 2000
13.06.2000
Norway
1-0
Spain
Rotterdam
European Cup of Nations 2000
21.06.2000
Czech
2-0
Denmark
Liège
European Cup of Nations 2000
06.01.2001
Egypt
2-1
UAE
Cairo
Friendly
15.01.2001
Tunisia
0-1
Morocco
Tunis
African Cup Qualifiers
15.01.2001
Egypt
1-0
N.Korea
Cairo
Friendly
27.01.2001
Nigeria
3-0
Sudan
Nigeria
African World Cup Q 2002
25.02.2001
Cameroun
1-0
Zambia
Yaoundé
African World Cup Q 2002
19.03.2001
Egypt
3-3
Estonia
Cairo
Friendly
30.05.2001
France
5-0
Korea
Seoul
FIFA Confederation Cup
07.06.2001
France
2-1
Brazil
Seoul
FIFA Confederation Cup
02.09.2001
Mexico
2-1
Jamaica
Jamaica
CONCAF World Cup Q 2002
25.01.2002
Cameroon
1-0
C.d'Ivoire
Mali
African Cup of Nations 2002
30.01.2002
South Africa
3-1
Morocco
Mali
African Cup of Nations 2002
10.02.2002
Cameroon
0-0 p3/2
Senegal
Mali
African Cup of Nations 2002 Final
07.06.2002
Spain
3-1
Paraguay
Korea
World Cup Korea/Japan 02
13.06.2002
Brazil
5-2
Costa Rica
Korea
World Cup Korea/Japan 02
22.06.2002
Korea
0-0 p5/3
Spain
Korea
World Cup Korea/Japan 02


Competition
Number of Matches
World Cup
6
FIFA Confederation Cup
2
Olympic Games
4
European Cup of Nations
2
African Cup of Nations
11
Asian Cup of Nations
3
Asian World Cup Qualifiers
1
European Cup Qualifiers
1
Asian Olympic Qualifiers
1
CONCAF World Cup Qualifiers
1
African Cup Qualifiers
3
African World Cup Qualifiers
6
African Olympic Qualifiers
1
Pan Arab Games
4
Friendlies
3

4 Games in Pan Arab Games
JORDAN 1999
01.08.1999  Lebanon  3-1  Jordan
02.08.1999  Iraq  4-0  Lebanon
16.08.1999  Jordan  3-1  Qatar
31.08.1999  Jordan  3-1p  Iraq



11 Games in African Cup of Nations
TUNISIA 1996
16.01.1996  Gabon  1-2  Liberia
21.01.1996  Cote d'Ivoire  1-0  Mozambiqe
31.01.1996  Ghana  0-3  South Africa
07.02.1998  Bukina Faso  0-1  R.D.Congo
27.02.1998  Burkina Faso  3-4  Cameroon
GHANA / NIGERIA 2000
23.01.2000  S.Africa  3-1  Gabon
31.01.2000  Ghana  0-2  Cote d'Ivoire
10.02.2000  Nigeira  2-0  South Africa
MALI 2002
25.01.2002  Cameroon  1-0  Cote d'Ivoire
30.01.2002  South Africa  3-1  Morocco
10.02.2002  Cameroon  0-0 p3/2  Senegal ((Final))

3 Games in African Cup of Nations Qualifiers
24.07.1993  Uganda  1-0  Sudan
13.11.1994  Tunisia  1-1  Togo
15.01.2001  Tunisia  0-1  Morocco 

3 Games in Asian Cup of Nations
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 1996
01.12.1996  Saudi Arabia  6-0  Thailand
02.12.1996  United Arab Emirates  1-0  Iraq
03.12.1996  Saudi Arabia  5-4  Iran

2 Games in European Cup of Nations
HOLLAND / BELGIUM 2000
13.06.2000  Norway  1-0  Spain
21.06.2000  Czech  2-0  Denmark

1 Game in European Cup of Nations Qualifiers
09.10.1999  Slovenia  0-3  Greece

2 Games in FIFA Confederation Cup
KOREA / JAPAN 2001
30.05.2001  France  5-0  Korea
07.06.2001  France  2-1  Brazil

3 Friendlies
06.01.2001  Egypt  2-1  United Arab Emirates
15.01.2001  Egypt  1-0  North Korea
19.03.2001  Egypt  3-3  Estonia 

4 Games in Olympic Games
ATLANTA 1996
2.07.1996  Brazil  3-1  Hungary
01.08.1996  Argentina  4-0  Spain
02.08.1996  Brazil  5-0  Portugal
01.07.1996  Sweden  0-2  China ((WOMEN))

1 Game in African Olympic Qualifiers
03.03.1996  Zimbabwe  0-1  Nigeria

1 Game in Asian Olympic Qualifiers
24.08.1995  Saudi Arabia  2-0  Syria

6 Games in World Cup
FRANCE 1998
17.06.1998  Chile  1-1  Austria
25.06.1998  Yugoslavia  1-0  USA
03.07.1998  Brazil  3-2  Denmark
KOREA / JAPAN 2002
07.06.2002  Spain  3-1  Paraguay
13.06.2002  Brazil  5-2  Costa Rica
22.06.2002 Korea  0-0 p5/3  Spain

6 Games in African World Cup Qualifiers
16.06.1996  Core d'Ivoire  1-1  Congo
17.11.1996  Angola  2-1  Zimbabwe
08.06.1997  South Africa  3-0  Zambia
17.08.1997  Zimbabwe  1-2  Cameroon
27.01.2001  Nigeria  3-0  Sudan
25.02.2001  Cameroun  1-0  Zambia

1 Game in Asian World Cup Qualifiers
13.10.1997  Saudi Arabia  1-0  Qatar

1 Game in CONCAF Wolrd Cup Qualifiers
02.09.2001  Jamaica  1-2  Mexico


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