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WATCH: Egyptian one-legged footballer revels in his celebrity status

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28-year-old football fanatic Mahmoud Abdou is reveling in his new found celebrity status despite the physical challenges he faces.

The Egyptian amputee caught global attention after posting a photo of his celebration of Egypt’s qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and it went viral.

The Law school graduate explained how his leg was amputated after a truck accident when he was only six. Abdou works as a freelance lawyer and a sales assistant to make ends meet.

Regardless of the struggles, the keen Al Ahly SC supporter is an avid follower of the matches of his Cairo-based team even though he resides in Alexandria.

With his peers, Abdou has created The Miracles, the only all-amputee football team in Egypt. The inspiring Egyptian footballer hopes to one day meet his idol, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.