|Full name||Tha'er Fayed Al Bawab|
|Date of birth||1 March 1985|
|Place of birth||Amman, Jordan|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|CS Universitatea Craiova|
|2004–2006||Real Madrid C||31||(10)|
|2006–2007||Real Madrid B||0||(0)|
|2011–2014||Gaz Metan Mediaș||83||(24)|
|2014–||CS Universitatea Craiova||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Early years / Real Madrid
Born in Amman of Lebanese-Palestinian descent, Bawab's family moved to Catalonia, Spain when he was a child. He started playing for the youth teams of local UE Cornellà, leaving at the age of 18 to Real Madrid where he completed his formation, and scoring 30 goals in his sole season with the Juvenil side.
In 2004 he signed a professional contract with Real Madrid, and the club also agreed to pay a college scholarship for him, as he went on to make his senior debuts with the third team, Real Madrid C, in the fourth division. At that time, talks had started where people compared his style of play to Zinedine Zidane (even though they did not play in the same position); first-team coach Mariano García Remón thought about promoting to the main squad, but eventually did not saying he did not want to put pressure on the youngster, who was just 19.
Barcelona / Journeyman in Spain
Bawab split the 2006–07 season with Real Madrid Castilla – for whom he did not appear officially – and another reserve team, FC Barcelona Atlètic, scoring three goals for the latter as both sides suffered relegation (the former in the second level, the latter in the third).
In late June 2010, Bawab signed a two-year contract with Romanian club ACF Gloria 1922 Bistriţa. Midway through the season, as his team would eventually suffer relegation from Liga I, he joined fellow league outfit CS Gaz Metan Mediaş.
On 4 August 2011, Bawab scored two goals against 1. FSV Mainz 05 in the last qualifying round in the UEFA Europa League, one in each leg as Gaz Metan eventually won on penalties. On 26 September, he added two more in a 2–1 league home win over FCM Târgu Mureș.
He ended his contract with Gaz Metan in the summer of 2014 and in September the same year, he signed a contract with CS Universitatea Craiova.
|1||26 March 2008||Ashgabat||Turkmenistan||2–0||Win||2010 World Cup qualification|
|2||16 October 2012||Muscat||Oman||1–2||Loss||2014 World Cup qualification|
|3||4 February 2014||Singapore City||Singapore||3–1||Win||2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|4||5 March 2014||Amman||Syria||2–1||Win||2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|5||5 March 2014||Amman||Syria||2–1||Win||2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
(correct as of 3 June 2014)
|Real Madrid C|
|Real Madrid B|
|Gaz Metan Mediaş|
- Thaer: "El Barça sigue apostando más por la cantera que el Madrid" (Thaer: "Barça stills bets more on its youth system than Madrid"); Sport, 12 November 2013 (Spanish)
- Thaer Fayez Bawab a semnat cu Gloria (Thaer Fayez Bawab signed with Gloria); Gloria Bistrita, 29 June 2010 (Romanian)
- Gaz Metan-Mainz 1–1, 5–4 la penalty-uri (in tur: 1–1) / Revelatia Bundesligii, invinsa de un iordanian: Bawab! (Gaz Metan-Mainz 1–1, 5–4 on penalties (first leg: 1–1) / Bundesliga revelation, prey of Jordanian Bawab!); Ofsaid, 4 August 2011 (Romanian)
- Bawab nu se teme de Austria Viena: ”Mergem în grupe” (Bawab does not fear Austria Vienna: ”We are a group”); GSP, 6 August 2011 (Romanian)
- Scîrţîie scaunul lui Sabău » Gaz Metan – Tg Mureş 2–1; GSP, 26 September 2011 (Romanian)
- Tha'er Bawab – FIFA competition record
- BDFutbol profile
- Futbolme profile (Spanish)
- Tha'er Bawab at National-Football-Teams.com
- Soccerway profile