Osama Rashid

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Osama Rashid
Personal information
Full name Osama Jabbar Shafeeq Rashid
Date of birth (1992-01-17) 17 January 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Kirkuk, Iraq
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Santa Clara
Number 22
Youth career
1998–1999 Noord-Hollandse ZOB
1999–2011 Feyenoord
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Den Bosch 13 (2)
2012–2013 Excelsior Maassluis 20 (5)
2013–2015 Alphense Boys 34 (15)
2015–2016 SC Farense 41 (6)
2016 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 8 (1)
2017– Santa Clara 0 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Netherlands U-16 3 (0)
2008–2009 Netherlands U-17 11 (2)
2009–2010 Netherlands U-19 2 (1)
2011– Iraq 18 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 July 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 January 2015

Osama Jabbar Shafeeq Rashid (Arabic: اسامه جبار شفيق رشيد‎‎; born 17 January 1992 in Kirkuk, Iraq) is an Iraqi professional footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Santa Clara in the LigaPro, and Iraq national football team.[1][2]

Club career[edit]

Rashid spent eleven years with the youth setup of Feyenoord. Other graduates included Stefan de Vrij , Jordy Clasie , Bruno Martins Indi , and Luc Castaignos amongst others. Osama suffered an Injury in the 2009 UEFA European Under-17 Championship which prevented him from training with the first which he believes affected his chances with the first team [3] Osama was not offered a professional contract once he turned 18 years old and therefore did not continue his career with Feyenoord.

He signed for Den Bosch following his release from Feyenoord, and played the 2011/1s season in the Eerste Divisie,[4] the second division of professional football in the Netherlands. Rashid played twelve times, scoring twice. Den Bosch finished sixth in the league and failed to qualify to the Eredivisie. Rashid left Den Bosch at the end of the season.

Former coach of Iraq Wolfgang Sidka arranged a trial for Rashid at Bundesliga club Werder Bremen. He was invited for another trial and was ultimately offered a contract, which he turned down in order to finish his studies.[3] He then signed for Third tier side Excelsior Maassluis for the 2012/13 season.[3] Osama played 20 times scoring five in the league.

He signed for Alphense Boys in the fifth tier of Dutch football,[3] playing 34 times, scoring 15 goals. He left the club at the end of the 2014/15 season to join SC Farense in the Portuguese second division. He made his debut on August 8, 2015 vs Académico Viseu. Rashid scored his first goal against Covilhã in Matchday Seven. He played 41 times, scoring six times.[4]

Rashid then signed for Bulgarian side Lokomotiv Plovdiv.[5] He made his debut as a late substitute against Slavia Sofia on matchday three, then left to C.D. Santa Clara on 24 January 2017, returning once again to Portugal.[6] He made his debut for Santa Clara as a second half substitute in the February 12th match against Gil Vicente. He had his first start on February 15 against Cova Piedade, and also scored his first goal for the club on the same match which ended 2-0.[7]

International career[edit]

Having moved to the Netherlands as a child, Rashid was eligible and played for the Netherlands U17 team, representing them 11 times. He was part of the squad that played the 2009 UEFA European Under-17 Championship where he reached the final of the tournament but lost to Germany. He went on to make two appearances for the Dutch U19 team.[3]

Under the management of Brazilian Zico, Rashid switched allegiance to his birth country of Iraq and made his debut in a 6-0 defeat against Brazil.[3] He was called up to the 2015 Asian championships in Australia Where Iraq finished 4th.[8]

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Iraq National Football Team

Netherlands national under-17 football team

Personal life[edit]

Osama has a degree in Sports Marketing,[3] and is a fan of Spanish club Real Madrid[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Osama Rashid wil met Irak naar het WK, fcdbfans.nl. 14 augustus 2011
  2. ^ "Rashid speelgerechtigd voor Irak". brabantsdagblad.nl. Retrieved 25 April 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g ""Teamgenoten trainden mee met het eerste elftal, maar ik was geblesseerd"". fr12.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 25 April 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c "FRIDAY WITH… OSAMA RASHID - Ahdaaf". ahdaaf.me. Retrieved 25 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Soccer Iraq on Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 25 April 2017. 
  6. ^ Soccer Iraq (24 January 2017). "Osama Rashid has signed for Santa Clara in Portugal.". Twitter. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Soccer Iraq on Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 25 April 2017. 
  8. ^ "2015 Asian Cup team profile: Iraq". abc.net.au. 4 December 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2017.