The Republic Medal is a high honor medal awarded by the Egyptian State to those who contribute a distinctive work in various fields such as science, literature and sports . The medal is of two categories, first and second, according to the distinct role played by the person or group. This medal surpassed the status of the Great Nile Necklace, the Republic Necklace and the Nile Scarf . Egyptians who received state honors are Naguib Mahfouz, Ahmed Zewail and Mohamed ElBaradei . Egypt football team the latest recipients of the Republic Medal.