Ahmed Hosam (Mido)

Ahmed Hossam Hussein Abdelhamid (Arabic: احمد حسام حسين عبد الحميد‎) (born 23 February 1983), more commonly known as Mido, is an Egyptian footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic as a striker, on loan from Middlesbrough.
Mido started his career with El Zamalek in Egypt in 1999. He left the club for K.A.A. Gent of Belgium in 2000, where he won the Belgian Ebony Shoe. This led to a move to Dutch side Ajax Amsterdam in 2001, where he joined Celta Vigo on loan in 2003. His next destination was Olympique de Marseille in France and left them for Italian side A.S. Roma in 2004. He joined English side Tottenham Hotspur on an 18-month loan in 2005 and eventually joined the club permanently in 2006. He left the club in 2007 to join his current club Middlesbrough, from whom he joined Wigan Athletic on loan.
Mido is an Egyptian national player. He amassed 48 caps and scored 19 goals. However, his career with Egypt has been struck by controversy, having twice been banned by the national set-up.

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