Omar Mohamed

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Omar Mohamed
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Mohamed playing with FC Cincinnati in 2016
Personal information
Full name Omar Abdullahi Mohamed
Date of birth (1996-05-18) May 18, 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Mogadishu, Somalia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Greenville Triumph
Number 18
Youth career
2012–2013 Columbus Crew
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015 Jackson College Jets 11 (6)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016 FC Cincinnati 18 (0)
2017 Portland Timbers 2 27 (1)
2018 Des Moines Menace 12 (3)
2019– Greenville Triumph 18 (1)
National team
2019– Somalia 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:22, 5 September 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:44, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Omar Abdullahi Mohamed (Somali: Omaar Maxamed) (born 5 May 1996) is an American-raised[1] Somali professional footballer who plays for USL League One team Greenville Triumph SC and the Somalia national team.

Early life[edit]

Omar Mohamed was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, where he lived until the age of six when his family moved to Cairo, Egypt. He moved with his family to the United States in 2005 and grew up in Columbus, Ohio.[2]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Mohamed first began playing organized soccer at the age of 12, where he played for local Columbus youth club FC Blast. At the age of 16, he began playing for the academy of Columbus Crew. He also trained and played with the first team of Columbus Crew, making four appearances for the Crew reserve team and scoring two goals. Mohamed also played one year of college soccer at Jackson College in 2015.[1]

Professional[edit]

Mohamed signed with new United Soccer League club FC Cincinnati in January 2016.[3]

Mohamed joined USL side Portland Timbers 2 in March 2017.[4]

After spending time with USL League Two side Des Moines Menace,[5] Mohamed joined USL League One side Greenville Triumph SC on February 8, 2019, ahead of their inaugural season.[6]

International[edit]

In September 2019, Mohamed was called into the Somalia national football team for its 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe.[7] On September 5, 2019, he made his international debut for Somalia in their 1–0 win over Zimbabwe.[8] On September 10, 2019, he scored his first international goal in Somalia's second leg qualifier against Zimbabwe at the Zimbabwe National Stadium in Harare.[9]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Somalia's goal tally first.[10]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 September 2019 National Sports Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe  Zimbabwe 1–1 1–3 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Omar Mohamed - Jackson College Athletics". jacksoncollegejets.com. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
  2. ^ "Get to know Omar Mohamed". Des Moines Menace. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Omar Mohamed signs to play professional soccer - Jackson College Athletics". jacksoncollegejets.com. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
  4. ^ "T2 announce roster for 2017 USL season | Portland Timbers". Timbers.com. 2017-03-17. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  5. ^ "Des Moines Menace - 2018 Regular Season - Roster - # - Omar Mohamed -". www.uslleaguetwo.com.
  6. ^ Triumph, Greenville (8 February 2019). "Kevin Politz & Omar Mohamed Join Greenville Triumph". Greenville Triumph SC.
  7. ^ "USL Players Earn Selection for September's International Action". USL League One. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  8. ^ https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/qatar2022/preliminaries/africa/matches/match/400087241/
  9. ^ https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/qatar2022/preliminaries/africa/matches/match/400087255/
  10. ^ "Omar Mohamed". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 16 September 2019.

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