Osama Hawsawi

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Osama Hawsawi
Osama Abdulrzag Hawsawi.jpg
Hawsawi at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Osama Abdulrzag Hawsawi[1]
Date of birth (1984-03-31) 31 March 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth Mecca, Saudi Arabia[2]
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Central defender
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)
2016–2018 Al-Hilal 44 (0)
2018 Al-Wehda 12 (0)
National team
2006–2018 Saudi Arabia 138 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:00, 26 August 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:21, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

Osama Abdulrzag Hawsawi (Arabic: أسامة هوساوي‎, born 31 March 1984) is a retired Saudi Arabian footballer who played as a central defender.[3]

After starting out at Al-Wehda, he went on to spend the vast majority of his career with Al-Hilal and Al-Ahli. He won several major titles with both clubs, including five Pro League titles, five Crown Prince Cups and two King Cups. In addition, he became the first Saudi player to play in the Belgian Pro League.

Hawsawi earned 138 caps for the Saudi Arabia national team between 2006 and 2018, playing at three AFC Asian Cups, captaining the side at the 2018 World Cup and finishing as runner-up at the 2007 AFC Asian Cup.

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 Saudi Arabia national team squad to play in Europe at the time.[4] Hawsawi also become the first Saudi Arabian 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 substituted.

Al-Ahli[edit]

In November 2012, Hawsawi finally left Belgium to return to his homeland by joining Al-Ahli for 1.5 million.[5][6]

Al-Hilal[edit]

In 2016, Al-Hilal made Hawsawi return to Al-Hilal for 5.5 million dollars (21 million riyals).[7] In his first season he won the Saudi King's Cup & the Saudi Professional League. In his second season with Al-Hilal, he helped the club win a second consecutive league title and reach the finals of the 2017 AFC Champions League.

Al-Wehda return[edit]

On August 23, 2018, Osama Hawsawi signed for his boyhood club Al-Wehda for free following the expiration of his contract.[8]

Retirement[edit]

On December 26, 2018, Osama Hawsawi his retirement from football on his personal twitter account.[9]

International career[edit]

He is Captain 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, 29 May 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.

In June 2018 he was named in Saudi Arabia's squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[10], captaining his side in all three matches at the finals.

Career statistics[edit]

Updated 26 December 2018

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Al-Wehda 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 35 2
Total 83 7 14 2 24 2 133 11
R.S.C. Anderlecht 2012–13 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
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
Al-Hilal 2016–17 25 0 6 0 12 0 43 0
2017–18 19 0 1 0 3 0 23 0
Total 44 0 7 0 15 0 66 0
Al-Wehda 2018–19 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Career Total 282 14 50 2 63 2 407 18

International[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 25 June 2018.[11]

[12]

Saudi Arabia
Year Apps Goals
2006 1 0
2007 19 0
2008 18 2
2009 19 0
2010 7 2
2011 14 1
2012 7 0
2013 9 1
2014 9 0
2015 9 1
2016 8 0
2017 9 0
2018 9 0
Total 138 7

International goals[edit]

# 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
4. 31 December 2010 Bahrain National Stadium, Manama, Bahrain  Bahrain 1–0 1–0
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, Amman, 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 June 2018

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Al-Hilal

Al-Ahli

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Osama Hawsawi Soccer Stats - Season & Career Statistics". www.foxsports.com.
  3. ^ https://www.sofascore.com/player/osama-hawsawi/37176
  4. ^ "Official: Saudi Arabian international Osama Hawsawi signs two-year deal with Belgian giants Anderlecht". Goal.com. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Anderlecht : Hawsawi rejoint Al Ahli" (in French). Mercato 365. 21 November 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  7. ^ (أبها), عبدالله القحطاني (10 May 2016). "21 مليوناً تعيد أسامة للهلال".
  8. ^ "أسامة هوساوي يوقع لنادي الوحدة". Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  9. ^ https://twitter.com/HawsawiOsama/status/1078032525761613824
  10. ^ "World Cup 2018: All the confirmed squads for this summer's finals in Russia".
  11. ^ a b Osama Hawsawi at National-Football-Teams.com
  12. ^ https://www.ksa-team.com/english/players.php?id=80&type=1

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