Osama Hawsawi

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Osama Hawsawi
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Personal information
Date of birth (1984-03-31) 31 March 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Mecca, Saudi Arabia[1]
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Central defender
Club information
Current team
Al-Hilal
Number 33
Youth career
Al-Wahda
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Al-Wahda 59 (1)
2008–2012 Al-Hilal 79 (7)
2012 Anderlecht 1 (0)
2012–2016 Al-Ahli 83 (6)
2016– Al-Hilal 6 (0)
National team
2007– Saudi Arabia 119 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:00, 20 October 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:15, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

Osama Hawsawi (Arabic: أسامة هوساوي‎‎, born 31 March 1984) is a Saudi Arabian footballer who currently plays as a central defender for Al-Hilal and the Saudi Arabia national team.

Club career[edit]

Al Wehda[edit]

Hawsawi began his professional football career where Al-Wehda Club and soon after, at Al-Wehda, he became a regular in the first team, playing in the central defense.

Al Hilal[edit]

After making 59 appearances 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 the captain. Hawsawi won seven titles with Al-Hilal. Three league titles (in 2008, 2010 and 2011 seasons) and 4 Crown Prince Cup.

Anderlecht[edit]

In April 2012, Hawsawi signed a two-year contract with Belgian side Anderlecht, making him the only member of the current Saudi Arabia national team squad to play in Europe.[2] 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 as a centre back in a 1–1 draw against OH Leuven on 25 August 2012. Hawsawi was also on the substitute bench when Anderlecht won the Belgian Super Cup but he wasn't substitued.

Al-Ahli[edit]

In November 2012, Hawsawi finally left Belgium to return to his homeland by joining Al-Ahli for 1.5 million.[3][4]

International career[edit]

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.

Career statistics[edit]

Club career statistics[edit]

Club Season Saudi Professional League Cup ACL Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Al-Wahda 2005-06 18 1 4 0 - - 22 1
2006-07 20 0 1 0 - - 21 0
2007-08 21 0 1 0 4 0 26 0
Total 59 1 6 0 4 0 69 1
Al-Hilal 2008-09 19 2 4 1 7 1 30 4
2009-10 18 2 4 0 10 1 32 3
2010-11 23 1 6 1 7 0 36 2
2011-12 23 2 6 0 6 0 37 2
Total 83 7 14 2 24 2 135 11
Club Season Belgian Pro League Cup Europe Total
R.S.C. Anderlecht 2012-13 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Total 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Club Season Saudi Professional League Cup ACL Total
Al-Ahli 2012-13 10 0 5 0 10 0 25 0
2013-14 24 1 6 0 0 0 30 1
2014-15 26 4 5 0 8 0 39 4
2015-16 23 1 6 0 2 0 31 1
Total 83 6 22 0 20 0 125 6
Career Total 226 14 43 2 48 2 317 18

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Saudi Arabia's goal tally first.[5]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 June 2008 King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  Lebanon 2–1 4–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 27 December 2008 Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam, Saudi Arabia  Syria 1–0 1–1 Friendly
3. 29 May 2010 Tivoli Neu, Innsbruck, Austria  Spain 1–0 2–3 Friendly
4. 31 December 2010 Bahrain National Stadium, Manama, Bahrain  Bahrain 1–0 1–0 Friendly
5. 28 July 2011 Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground, Siu Sai Wan, Hong Kong  Hong Kong 5–0 5–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
6. 15 October 2013 Amman International Stadium, Jordan,  Iraq 1–0 2–0 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification
7. 17 November 2015 National Stadium, Dili, East Timor  Timor-Leste 2–0 10–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
Correct as of 25 April 2016

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Al-Hilal
Anderlecht
Al-Ahli

International[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.outkickthecoverage.com/soccer/osama-hawsawi-player-discussion
  2. ^ "Official: Saudi Arabian international Osama Hawsawi signs two-year deal with Belgian giants Anderlecht". Goal.com. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "Anderlecht : Hawsawi rejoint Al Ahli" (in French). Mercato 365. 21 November 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Hawsawi, Osama Salem". National Football Teams. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 

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