Omar Jarun

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Omar Jarun
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-12-10) 10 December 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Kuwait City, Kuwait
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Peachtree City MOBA
Youth career
2002–2003 Memphis Tigers
2004–2005 Dayton Flyers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Fort Wayne Fever 6 (1)
2005 Chicago Fire Premier 2 (0)
2006–2007 Atlanta Silverbacks 45 (1)
2008 Vancouver Whitecaps 24 (1)
2009–2010 Flota Świnoujście 32 (1)
2010 Pogoń Szczecin 12 (0)
2011 FC Tampa Bay 7 (0)
2011–2012 Arka Gdynia 20 (1)
2012–2013 Charleroi 2 (0)
2014 Ottawa Fury 16 (2)
2015 Bharat FC 13 (3)
2016– Peachtree City MOBA 8 (3)
National team
2007–2014 Palestine[1] 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 June 2016.

Omar Jarun (Arabic: عمر جعرون‎‎;[2] born 10 December 1983) is a Palestinian footballer who plays as a central defender for Peachtree City MOBA.

Jarun has played professionally in the United States, Canada, Poland, Belgium, and India.

Early and personal life[edit]

Jarun was born in Kuwait City, Kuwait to an American mother and a Jordanian-born father of Palestinian descent; Jarun's paternal grandfather hailed from Tulkarem. Jarun emigrated to the United States prior to the First Gulf War in 1990; his family moved after bombs went off and missiles were shot near their apartment.[3] He was raised in Peachtree City, Georgia.[4][5]


Club career[edit]

Jarun played college soccer for the University of Memphis and the University of Dayton, and has played club football for Fort Wayne Fever, Chicago Fire Premier, Atlanta Silverbacks, Vancouver Whitecaps, Flota Świnoujście, Pogoń Szczecin, FC Tampa Bay, Arka Gdynia and Charleroi.[1]

He was released by Pogon on 1 March 2011.[6]

Jarun signed with FC Tampa Bay of the North American Soccer League on 29 March 2011.[7]

Jarun after brief spell with FC Tampa Bay he signed a contract with Arka Gdynia, under Petr Nemec, who was the manager that brought Jarun to Poland when he was the Flota Świnoujście manager.[8]

On 7 January 2014 Jarun signed for NASL club Ottawa Fury FC.[5][9]

Jarun signed for I-League club Bharat FC on 20 March 2015 for a 18-month deal completing the club's Asian player quota.[10][11]

In June 2015 he announced his retirement from professional football.[12][13] However, on 16 April 2016, it was announced that Jarun joined Premier Development League club Peachtree City MOBA.[14]

International career[edit]

Jarun made his international debut for the Palestinian national team in 2007,[1] and has appeared in FIFA World Cup qualifying matches, AFC Challenge Cup, WAFF Championship.[15]