Mohamed Al-Hendy

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Mohamed Al-Hendy is a long-time football blogger who has written for numerous sites including The Liverpool Word, Bleacher Report, SWOL and others. He's also managed his own blog, Counter-Attacking Football. Mohamed is senior undergraduate student at Vanderbilt University majoring in Political Science, and is a die-hard Tottenham Hotspur fan.

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SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (60-56)

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (60-56)

SWOL analyst Mohamed Al-Hendy continues his countdown of the best U21 footballers in the world that you should watch in 2013 as we break into the 50′s with places 60-56. 60. Panagiotis Tachtsidis Panagiotis Tachtsidis has been a force to be reckoned with for youth-oriented AS Roma this season. Originally a product of the AEK [...]

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (65-61)

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (65-61)

SWOL analyst Mohamed Al-Hendy continues his countdown of the best U21 footballers in the world that you should watch in 2013 as we close out the 60′s with places 65-61. 65. Viktor Fischer A product of the fabled Ajax academy, Viktor Fischer has been a terrific addition to Ajax’s squad this season. Since moving to [...]

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (70-66)

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (70-66)

SWOL analyst Mohamed Al-Hendy continues his countdown of the best U21 footballers in the world that you should watch in 2013 as we break into the 60′s with places 70-66. 70. Jordy Clasie Our second Feyenoord talent on this list is Jordy Clasie. Clasie made his name at Excelsior, Feyenoord’s city rivals. In his season [...]

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (75-71)

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (75-71)

SWOL analyst Mohamed Al-Hendy continues his countdown of the best U21 footballers in the world that you should watch in 2013 as we close out the 70′s with places 75-71. 75. Ricardo Van Rhijn Quality full-backs are a real rarity in world football. But as always, if there’s a club that can produce quality youth [...]

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (80-76)

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (80-76)

SWOL analyst Mohamed Al-Hendy continues his countdown of the best U21 footballers in the world that you should watch in 2013 as we break into the the 70′s with places 80-76. 80. Ishak Belfodil Ishak Belfodil has been a real revelation for Parma this season. After being limited to nothing but cameos for Lyon and [...]

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (85-81)

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (85-81)

SWOL analyst Mohamed Al-Hendy continues his countdown of the best U21 footballers in the world that you should watch in 2013 as we break into the the 80′s with places 85-81. 85. Thomas Ince It’s hard to know exactly where to rank Thomas Ince. He’s one of the few players on this list plying his [...]

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (90-86)

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (90-86)

SWOL analyst Mohamed Al-Hendy continues his countdown of the best U21 footballers in the world that you should watch in 2013 as we break into the the 80′s with places 90-86. 90. Georgi Schennikov It feels like Georgi Schennikov has been around for ages, yet somehow he’s still only 21. Schennikov made his debut for [...]

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (95-91)

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (95-91)

SWOL analyst Mohamed Al-Hendy continues his countdown of the best U21 players in the world that you should watch in 2013 with the remainder of the first ten on the lists with the 95-91 places. 95. Gueida Fofana Lyon are current undergoing a youth revolution under Remi Garde in Ligue 1. Despite the influx of [...]

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (100-96)

SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (100-96)

  Mohamed Al-Hendy breaks down the best under-21 world football players in the game, starting with 100 and going all the way to number one. Stick with SWOL for the following installments of the SWOL Top 100 U-21′s to Watch in 2013. 100. Nicola Leali At 19 years old, there are few better ways to [...]

SWOL announces The Top 100 U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (Introduction and Guidelines)

SWOL announces The Top 100 U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (Introduction and Guidelines)

Today marks the launch of one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken at SWOL: A list ranking the Top 100 youth players to watch in world football which will be done in twice a week segments of five players on Mondays and Thursdays starting Jan. 28, 2013. The inspiration for this list actually came [...]

Champions League Analysis: Is a Shift in Power Taking Place?

Champions League Analysis: Is a Shift in Power Taking Place?

Imagine if the Champions League Group Stages ended today. A couple of the group toppers that would make the next knockout rounds are the usual “big boys” of European football, such as Barcelona in Group G and Manchester United in Group H. But the other six group toppers might surprise you. As they stand today, [...]