Hassan Hegazi

Hassan Hegazi : Fulham Football Club

Hassan Hegazi was born in Cairo, Egypt on 14th September, 1891. After graduating from Saidiq Secondary School he moved to England where he attended Dulwich College.

A talented footballer he signed for Fulham and played in the club's 3-1 win over Stockport County. He scored one of the goals and the Fulham Observer commented that "with persistence something might be made of him... Hegazi has the makings of a League player."

According to Phil Vasili, the author of Colouring Over the White Line: The History of Black Footballers in Britain (2000), along with Arthur Wharton, Walter Tull and Fred Corbett, Hassan Hegazi was one of the first black men to play top level football in England.

It was the last game that Hegazi played for Fulham. In 1912 he signed for Millwall in the Southern League but after playing only one game he moved on to Dulwich Hamlet.

In 1913 Hassan Hegazi enrolled at St Catherine's College, Cambridge University, to study Arabic and History. While at university he played football in the annual game against Oxford University.