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Hawsawi playing for the national team
|Date of birth||31 March 1984|
|Place of birth||Mecca, Saudi Arabia|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Central defender|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Hawsawi began his professional football career where Al-Wehda Club and soon after at Al-Wehda, he become a regular in the first team, playing in the central defense.
After making 59 appearance and scoring once, Hawsawi joined Al-Hilal. While at Al-Hilal, Hawsawi was a regular player under the manager of Eric Gerets, Hawsawi was appointed captain. Hawsawi won seven titles with Al-Hilal. Three league titles (in 2008, 2010 and 2011 seasons) and 4 Crown Prince Cup.
In April 2012, Hawsawi signed a two-year contract with Belgian side Anderlecht, making him becomes the only member of the current Saudi Arabia national team squad to play in Europe. Hawsawi also become the first Saudi Arabia player to play for the club and also in the league. However, his time at Anderlecht was 'forgettable' due to lack of playing time at the club and only made one appearance for the club when played in the centre back in a 1-1 draw against OH Leuven on 25 August 2012. Hawsawi was also in the squad in the substitute bench when Anderlecht win the Belgian Super Cup but he didn't come on.
He is a member of the Saudi Arabian national team. He appeared for his country in the 2007 Gulf Cup of Nations and was a member of the Saudi team at the FIFA World Youth Championship. He was also called up to the squad to participate in the 2007 AFC Asian Cup.
On Saturday, May 29, 2010, he scored an excellent goal against Spain, after a corner kick which put the Saudi Arabian team ahead 1-0 against Spain, scoring his second goal with the Saudi Arabian national team, Hawsawi won 7 titles with Al-Hilal. 3 League Titles, 4 Prince-Crown cup.
Club career statistics
|1.||2 June 2008||King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia||Lebanon||4-1||Win||2010 FIFA World Cup Qual.|
|2.||29 May 2010||Tivoli Neu, Innsbruck, Austria||Spain||2-3||Lost||Friendly|
|3.||31 December 2010||Manama, Bahrain, Bahrain||Bahrain||1-0||Win||Friendly|
|4.||28 July 2011||Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground, Hong Kong, Hong Kong||Hong Kong||5-0||Win||2014 FIFA World Cup Qual.|
|5.||20 February 2012||Australia||New Zealand||3-0||Win||Friendly|
|6.||15 October 2013||Amman International Stadium, Jordan,||Iraq||2-0||Win||2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|Correct as of 15 October 2013|
- Saudi Professional League (3): 2007–08, 2009–10, 2010–11
- Saudi Crown Prince Cup (4): 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11
- "Official: Saudi Arabia international Osama Hawsawi signs two-year deal with Belgian giants Anderlecht". Goal.com. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
- "Osama Hawsawi trades Anderlecht for Al Ahli (in Dutch:Osama Hawsawi ruilt Anderlecht voor Al Ahli)" (in Dutch). Sports Magazine.bel. 21 November 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
- "Anderlecht : Hawsawi rejoint Al Ahli" (in French). Mercato 365. 21 November 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
- Osama Hawsawi at National-Football-Teams.com