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Abdel Moneim Wahby (Egypt)
Born on November 11, 1911, in Egypt.
Passed away on May 08, 1988, at the age of 76.

Enshrined as a contributor in the FIBA Hall of Fame on March 01, 2007.


  • Played in Egypt’s 1st Division and in the Egyptian National Team: participated in the Berlin 1936 Olympic Games
  • International Referee since 1947: Called in the 1948 London Olympic Games (Semi-Final between France and Brazil) and in the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games (including the Final between the U.S.A. and the USSR)
  • President of the Egyptian Basketball Federation: 1952-1969
  • Member of the FIBA Central Board: 1960-1976
  • President of AFABA (current FIBA Africa): 1961-1969
  • Vice President of FIBA: 1961-1968
  • President of FIBA: 1968-1976
  • President of the Egyptian Olympic Committee: 1972-1974
  • First Minister of Sports in Egypt

Distinctions & Recognitions

  • Honorary President of AFABA (current FIBA Africa): since 1969
  • Honorary President of FIBA: since 1976
  • IOC’s Olympic Order