Club : Ipswich Town
Plays as a defensive midfielder for EFL League One club Ipswich Town, where he is club captain.
Sam plays internationally for Egypt alongside the likes of Liverpool’s Mo Saleh and Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny.
Starting at 9 years old at Wolves before moving to Port Vale youth set-up in 2008 and establishing himself in the first-team picture in 2010–11, he helped the club to secure promotion out of League Two in 2012–13.
He joined Chesterfield in July 2013, and played in the 2014 final of the Football League Trophy, helping them to win the League Two title in 2013–14.
Sam moved to Wigan Athletic in January 2016, and helped them win the League One title in 2015–16. He joined Barnsley on loan in August 2016, and Wigan were relegated from the Championship upon his return to the club. However he became a key first-team player as they secured an immediate return by winning the League One title again in 2017–18.
Sam was named as Wigan’s Player of the Year for the 2019–20 campaign and joined Middlesbrough in September 2020.
He was sold to Ipswich Town in August.