Association football player
21 January 1955, Alexandria
Talaat Youssef (Arabic: طلعت يوسف) is a former Egyptian football player. He is currently a manager of Arab Contractors SC in the Egyptian Premier League.
Youssef is considered one of Al-Ittihad Al-Sakndary’s (aka Alexandria Union) best and best-known players. He helped his team gain their latest trophy by scoring the winning goal against Al Ahly in 1976 Egyptian Football Cup. Youssef’s loosely tied boot flew into the net as he shot the winning goal, which confused Al Ahly’s goal keeper; Ekramy.
Youssef not only led Al-Ittihad Al-Sakndary (aka Alexandria Union) to avoid relegation in 2004–05 Egyptian Premier League, but the team reached the 2004-05 Egyptian Football Cup Final game under his management. Although the team lost 0-1 to ENPPI after extra-time, it qualified for the 2006 CAF Confederation Cup because ENPPI qualified to the 2006 CAF Champions League. Al-Ittihad Al-Sakndary was eventually eliminated in the second round after losing to Tunisia’s Espérance via Penalty shootout. Both teams had exchanged a 1-0 win on its home ground.
In June 2006, El Geish appointed Youssef as its new manager after his successful spell at Alexandria. He succeeded former coach Hassan Megahed, who died earlier that year. Youssef enjoyed a successful career with El Geish. He led the team to fourth position in 2007–08 Egyptian Premier League, and to semi-finals in 2007–08 Arab Champions League.
Youssed then moved to newly promoted Ittihad El-Shorta. He became the highest-paid local manager at the Egyptian Premier League with a monthly wage of EGP 70,000 according to some reports. He extended his contract for an extra season in May 2010.