Osama Elsamni

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Osama Elsamni
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Personal information
Full name Osama Ibrahim Ali Elsamni
Date of birth (1988-09-29) 29 September 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Okinawa, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
YSCC
Number 33
Youth career
2004–2006 Tokyo Verdy 1969
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Tokyo Verdy
2009–2010 FK Teplice
2011 Montedio Yamagata
2012– Yokohama SCC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 September 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Osama Elsamni (Japanese: エルサムニー・オサマ Erusamunī Osama, Arabic: أسامة السمني‎) (born 29 September 1988) is an Egyptian-Japanese footballer who plays as a striker for Yokohama Sports and Culture Club.[1]

Career[edit]

Tokyo Verdy[edit]

Having emerged from Tokyo Verdy youth playing alongside his older Ali, Osama impressed at a young age being the topscorer of the Japanese Youth Championship. He was soon called up to train with the first team, where he was given the No.32 shirt. Despite not making an actual appearance for Verdy, his performances at youth and academy level attracted interest from across the globe. With FK Teplice,[2] Portuguese outfit Belenenses leading the chase.[3] After trials at both clubs, he went to FK Teplice.

FK Teplice[edit]

In February 2009, Elsamni signed for Gambrinus Liga side FK Teplice.[4]

Elsamni made his debut in the 3–0 win against FC Viktoria Plzeň on 8 March 2009, where he assisted the third goal.

Elsamni scored his first goal for FK Teplice when they defeated FK Ústí nad Labem in the Czech Cup on 3 September. The game ended in a 4–1 win for Teplice. Elsamni came as a substitute in the 83rd minute, and scored after three minutes on pitch.[5]

By the end of 2009–2010 season, Elsamni has scored 8 goals for FK Teplice B, and 1 goal for FK Teplice first team.

In June 2010, Elsamni terminated his contract with FK Teplice. He was then linked with a possible transfer to Egyptian giants Zamalek, but negotiations reached a closed end.

Montedio Yamagata[edit]

Osama joined Japanese side Montedio Yamagata on January 2011. "I can score goals with my left, right feet or head. I improved my physical strength in the Czech Republic. I'm confident of scoring," Elsamni said.[6] He was released in January 2012.

Yokohama SCC[edit]

On 16 August 2012, Elsamni joined Japan Football League side Yokohama SCC.[7] He made his debut in the Emperor's Cup on 2 September 2012 against Vanraure Hachinohe.

Honours[edit]

International career[edit]

Elsamni revealed in May 2009 his interest in representing Egypt.[8]

Personal life[edit]

He is from a sporting family; his older brother Ali Elsamni is also a footballer, and his father Ibrahim was a player in Egypt national football team.[citation needed]

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