CAIRO – 5 July 2018: Egyptian defender, Amr Hassan, announced on Wednesday his retirement from football at the age of 37 putting an end to his career at the club of his life, Petrojet.
Hassan joined Petrojet in 2001 at the age of 20 when the club, established in 2000, was still competing at the Egyptian lower divisions.
The defender played a great role at the club’s campaign to seal promotion to the Egyptian League first division in 2005 for the first time in the club’s history, and since then the club was established as one of the best teams in the league.
“It was a great honor to wear Petrojet's jersey for 17 years; Petrojet is the club of my life. I played alongside many great players and coaching staffs of different generations,” Hassan posted on his Facebook account.
Hassan’s best achievement with Petrojet was finishing the league in the third place in 2009 and securing a place at CAF Confederation Cup the following season for the first time in the club's history.
Hassan will join Petrojet's coaching staff for the next season and will start his coaching career under Tarek Yehya’s command.