Essam Al-Hadari has played 159 international caps with Egypt and contributed to the African Nations Cup four times in 1998, 2006, 2008 and 2010, and winning the gold medal in the Arab Games in 2007.
Essam al-Hadari, born in Damietta province on January 15, 1973, began his career with Damietta Club in the second division and went up to the first division until 1996 when he started with the national team.
Has won eight titles in the Egyptian league, four in the cup and the Super Cup, and three titles in the African Champions League. He fought in 2008 with Swiss club Sion, before returning the following year to Ismaily.
He then moved between Egyptian clubs and Al-Marikh Al-Sudani club. He returned in the summer of 2015 to Egypt's Tigris Valley after a first experience with him last year.
He defended the colors of the Saudi Cooperation Club in 2017 before joining Ismaili in early July 2018.