Mohammed El Shorbagy is an Egyptian professional squash player. He reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 1 in November 2014. He is the current World No. 4, the youngest player ever to be ranked in the top 5, and the first Egyptian player to achieve this.
El Shorbagy was born in Alexandria, Egypt, on September 13, 1992, to an Egyptian father and a Syrian mother. He began playing squash at the age of six at the local Maadi Sporting Club. His first coach was his father, who also coached his older brother, Omar.
El Shorbagy won his first professional tournament at the age of 16, when he claimed the British Junior U19 Open title in December 2008. The following year, he won his first PSA World Tour title at the 2009 Irish Open.
El Shorbagy’s breakthrough year came in 2011, when he reached the final of the World Junior Squash Championships, losing to fellow Egyptian Omar Mosaad. He also won his first PSA World Series title that year, at the Qatar Classic.
El Shorbagy reached his first World Series final in 2012, losing to Gregory Gaultier in the final of the Qatar Classic. He also claimed his first PSA World Tour Platinum event that year, winning the Hong Kong Open.
El Shorbagy’s first World Series title came in 2013, when he defeated Gaultier in the final of the Qatar Classic. He also won the US Open that year, defeating Mosaad in the final.
El Shorbagy reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 1 in November 2014, after winning the Qatar Classic for the second year in a row. He also won the British Open that year, defeating Nick Matthew in the final.
El Shorbagy’s most recent World Series title came in 2016, when he won the Qatar Classic for the third time in a row. He also won the World Championship that year, defeating Karim Abdel Gawad in the final.
El Shorbagy has won a total of 22 PSA World Tour titles, including four World Series titles and two World Championships. He has also won two PSA World Tour Platinum events and one PSA World Tour Gold event.