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Al-Ahly wishes Gilberto a Happy Birthday

Thursday 21/September/2017 - 03:37 PM
Sada El Balad
Amr Mamdouh

The Egyptian Al-Ahly Club wished their former player a Happy Birthday.

Al-Ahly posted on their twitter page a picture of the player, “We are celebrating Gilberto’s Birthday who has just turned 35, we wish you a happy birthday.

 

Gilberto was formerly playing for Egypt's Al-Ahly and then played for Belgian club Lierse S.K.. He suffered a knee injury that lasted about a year. He was the first choice left winger. He came from Angola team AS Luanda and is in the Angolan team. An Achilles tendon injury made him miss the 2006 African Cup of Nations and the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. He was part of the Angolan national team during the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana.

 

While playing for Al Ahly in Egypt, Gilberto was well known for fitting into the team's tactic. The tactic was that Gilberto would run on the side of the pitch and then cross the ball at the end to Flavio who would almost always score with a header. With Al Ahly, Gilberto played against many World Class teams such as FC Barcelona and AS Roma. He helped his team to much domestic glory before helping them become the only team in the world to qualify to Club World Cup twice in a row.

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