Osama Malik

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Osama Malik
Osama Malik.jpg
Malik playing for North Queensland Fury in 2009
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-09-30) 30 September 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Adelaide, Australia
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Centre back
Club information
Current team
Adelaide United
Number 5
Youth career
0000–2003 Croydon Kings
2003–2005 West Adelaide
2006–2008 Adelaide Raiders
2008–2009 Adelaide United Youth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Croydon Kings 6 (0)
2007–2008 Adelaide Raiders 37 (12)
2008–2009 Adelaide United 0 (0)
2009 Adelaide Galaxy 4 (1)
2009–2011 North Queensland Fury 23 (0)
2011– Adelaide United 84 (2)
National team
2009 Australia U-20 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 June 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 November 2010

Osama "Ozzie" Malik (Arabic: ملك أسامة‎; born 30 September 1990) is an Australian football (soccer) player for Adelaide United.

Club career[edit]

Malik signed for Adelaide United's youth squad at the commencement of the A-League 2008–09 season. Prior to this he had been plying his trade for local clubs Croydon Kings and Adelaide Raiders where he made his senior debut at the age of 17. In early 2008, Malik spent two weeks on trial at Italian club Torino.

Adelaide United manager Aurelio Vidmar called up Osama to the first team squad as a replacement for injured striker Paul Agostino for the FIFA Club World Cup. There Malik made his professional debut on 14 December 2008 in the matche against Gamba Osaka, replacing Brazilian, Cristiano in the 77th minute.[1]

On 3 June 2009, Malik signed a one-year deal with the North Queensland Fury as an under-21 player after playing most of last year at Adelaide Galaxy.[2]

For the 2011–12 Season, Malik re-signed with Adelaide United under manager Rini Coolen.[3] However, on 17 May 2011 Adelaide United approached North Queensland Fury asking for an early release which was granted allowing the player to play for his new club for the remainder of the 2010–11 Season.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

(Correct as of 9 July 2015)

Club Season League Cup Continental1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Adelaide United 2008–09 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Total 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
North Queensland Fury 2009–10 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2010–11 17 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
Total 23 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
Adelaide United 2010–11 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 23 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
2012–13 20 0 0 0 7 0 27 0
2013–14 26 2 0 0 0 0 26 2
2014–15 18 0 3 0 0 0 21 0
Total 84 2 3 0 7 0 94 0
Total 107 2 3 0 9 0 123 2

1 – includes Club World Cup statistics; Asian Champions League statistics.

Honours[edit]

Adelaide United

Personal Honours

References[edit]

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