The centre-back arrives at Broadhall Way after having just left League One side Wycombe Wanders earlier in the week. El-Ebd left the club on mutual terms and was copped by the struggling League Two side just days later.
That means the 34-year-old joins the club on a free transfer, something that has to be considered as extremely smart business from manager Dino Maamria.
The defender has been capped seven times for Egypt’s national side and is about as experienced in the Football League as any, having played 342 games for Brighton in their rise through the Football League ranks.
Spending two years at Bristol City, having loan spells at Bury, Swindon and Gillingham and enjoying two years at Shrewsbury Town and, more recently, Wycombe Wanderers, the 34-year-old knows pretty much everything there is to know about life in the EFL.
Moving to Wycombe in 2017, El-Abd captained the Chairboys to promotion from League Two in his first season. His decision to leave Adams Park may have shocked quite a few people, but Stevenage have capitalised indefinitely.
The supporters will be hoping the natural leader can have the same impact again, two years later.
The contract specifics are yet to be released by the club.
This is a quite unbelievable transfer. The side have conceded five goals in their last two games, in all competitions, and sit second bottom of the division.
The experience he brings will help the vast number of young players in Stevenage’s squad on and off the pitch. His leadership will sort that defence right out. At League Two level, El-Abd is a great defender and will benefit the side immensely.