Osman Sow

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Osman Sow
Personal information
Full name Serigne Osman Petter Sow[1]
Date of birth (1990-04-22) 22 April 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Stockholm, Sweden
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Kilmarnock
(on loan from Dundee United)
Number 28
Youth career
FoC Farsta
Sköndals IK
Hammarby IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 FoC Farsta 22 (8)
2010–2011 Väsby United 25 (12)
2011–2013 FC Dacia Chișinău 20 (2)
2013 Syrianska FC 7 (2)
2013–2014 Crystal Palace 0 (0)
2014–2016 Heart of Midlothian 45 (20)
2016–2017 Henan Jianye 30 (4)
2017Emirates (loan) 11 (3)
2017–2019 Milton Keynes Dons 27 (3)
2019– Dundee United 8 (0)
2019–Kilmarnock (loan) 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:31, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Serigne Osman Petter Sow (born 22 April 1990) is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a forward for Scottish Premiership club Kilmarnock, on loan from Scottish Championship club Dundee United. He is of Senegalese descent.[2]

Club career[edit]

Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Sow started his youth career at FoC Farsta and Hammarby IF before returning to Farsta, where he started his professional career. In his first season back at FOC Farsta, Sow made twenty-two appearances and scored eight times.

Sow joined Väsby United on 21 December 2010.[3] In the opening game of the season, Sow scored his first Väsby United goal in a 2–0 win over IFK Luleå.[4]

After a season at Väsby United, Sow moved abroad to FC Dacia Chişinău.[5] Sow had previously been linked with a move to Sturm Graz.[6]

Syrianska and Crystal Palace[edit]

In May, 2013 Sow transferred to Syrianska FC.[7] He made his debut in a league match against Brommapojkarna in a 1–1 draw on 18 May 2013.[8][9] Sow then scored his first Syrianska goal on 20 June 2013, in a 3–2 loss against Malmö.[10] Two weeks later on 30 June 2013, Sow scored his second Syrianska goal, in a 5–1 loss against Elfsborg.[11] The club was keen to extend Sow's contract, but Sow wanted to give his overseas career another go.[12]

On 6 September 2013, Sow signed for Premier League side Crystal Palace on a free transfer until the end of the season.[13] However, he made no appearances for the club and spent most of the season in the reserves or injured. Sow was released by Palace at the end of the 2013–14 season.[14]

Heart of Midlothian[edit]

Sow scored goals for Hearts in two friendlies during trials against East Fife[15] and Manchester City[16] before signing a two-year contract.[17]

Sow scored on his competitive debut in a 3–1 victory over Annan Athletic at Tynecastle Stadium on 26 July 2014 in the Challenge Cup first round.[18] He scored on his league debut in stoppage time to beat Rangers 2–1 at Ibrox on the opening day of the season.[19] Sow was sent off in his next appearance, against Hibernian in the Edinburgh Derby for an elbow in the face on Michael Nelson.[20] He scored a penalty at home against Falkirk in a 4–1 victory,[21] which he followed up by scoring four goals in three appearances against Cowdenbeath,[22] Livingston[23] and Queen of the South.[24] However, Sow suffered a thigh strain and was initially out for weeks, but was then ruled out until January.[25] Having made his return in a reserve match in mid-January,[26] Sow made his first team return, in a 3–2 defeat to Falkirk, where he set up Género Zeefuik's opener.[27] It took until 28 February 2015 for Sow to score twice, in a 10–0 win over Cowdenbeath[28]. Sow made twenty-two appearances, scoring eleven times and was among six Hearts players to be named in the 2014–15 Championship's Team of the Year.[29]

In the 2015–16 season, Sow started well when he scored twice, one coming from the penalty spot, in a 4–2 win over Arbroath in the Scottish League Cup first round.[30] Sow made his Scottish Premiership debut against St Johnstone in the opening game of the season, where he had his penalty saved by Alan Mannus before Jamie Walker scored from the rebound, as Hearts won 4–3.[31] It took until 15 August 2015, for Sow to score his first league goal of the season against Ross County,[32] followed up with his second goal against Partick Thistle one week later.[33] He scored again in consecutive weeks in October, against Ross County[34] and a brace against Partick Thistle[35] for the second time this season. Sow then added four more goals against Motherwell,[36] Celtic,[37] Dundee United[38] and Motherwell again.[39]

With his contract expiring at the end of the 2015–16 season, Hearts started negotiations with Sow over a new contract.[40] Two months after the negotiations started, the talks between the club and the player were positive, with a chance of Sow signing a new contract,[41] but this did not stop him from attracting other clubs, such as Birmingham City,[42] Celtic and Rangers.[43] Former Hearts player Jimmy Sandison said it would be "football suicide if Sow left".[44]

On the last day of the transfer window, Hearts accepted a £1 million bid from an unknown Chinese club, presumed to be Henan Jianye.[45] This led Hearts to sign Abiola Dauda on loan from Vitesse.[46] With his move to China completed, Hearts manager Robbie Neilson left it up to Sow to decide whether or not he wanted to play in the upcoming Edinburgh Derby as it had been agreed that he could play before leaving.[47] After leaving Hearts, Sow took to Twitter, thanking the club and wish them the best.[48]

During his time at Heart of Midlothian, Sow scored 23 times in 52 appearances in all competitions.

Henan Jianye[edit]

On 23 February 2016, Sow signed for Chinese Super League side Henan Jianye.[49] Following his move to China, Robbie Neilson said Hearts would use the fee to invest in the club's youth players, rather than spend on a transfer.[50]

Emirates (loan)[edit]

On 19 January 2017, Sow was loaned to Emirates until 30 June 2017.[51]

Milton Keynes Dons[edit]

On 14 August 2017, following his release from Henan Jiaye, Sow joined League One club Milton Keynes Dons on a free transfer, signing a two-year deal.[52] On 19 August 2017, he scored the winning goal on his league debut for the club, in a 1–0 win over Gillingham.[53]

Dundee United[edit]

On 31 January 2019, Sow joined Scottish Championship club Dundee United for an undisclosed fee in a deal until 2020.[54]

On 2 September 2019, Sow moved on loan to Kilmarnock until January.[55]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 29 September 2019[56][57]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
AFC Eskilstuna 2011 Division 1 25 12 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 27 12
FC Dacia Chișinău 2011–12 Divizia Națională 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
2012–13 Divizia Națională 6 1 0 0 0 0 4[b] 1 10 2
Total 20 2 0 0 0 0 4 1 24 3
Syrianska FC 2013 Allsvenskan 7 2 0 0 7 2
Crystal Palace 2013–14 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Heart of Midlothian 2014–15 Scottish Championship 22 11 0 0 2 0 1[c] 1 25 12
2015–16 Scottish Premiership 23 9 1 0 3 2 27 11
Total 45 20 1 0 5 2 1 1 52 23
Henan Jianye 2016 Chinese Super League 30 4 2 0 32 4
Emirates (loan) 2016–17 UAE Pro-League 11 3 11 3
Milton Keynes Dons 2017–18 League One 19 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 20 2
2018–19 League Two 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 1
Total 27 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 29 3
Dundee United 2018–19 Scottish Championship 7 0 1 0 0 0 4[d] 1 12 1
2019–20 Scottish Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 8 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 13 1
Kilmarnock (loan) 2019–20 Scottish Premiership 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Career total 171 46 5 0 7 2 11 3 194 51
  1. ^ Appearances in Superettan play-off.
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League.
  3. ^ Appearance in Scottish Challenge Cup.
  4. ^ Appearances in the Scottish Premiership play-offs

Personal life[edit]

Sow is of Senegalese descent.[58] He is a fan of reggae music and says it helps him keep calm.[59]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

FC Dacia Chișinău

Heart of Midlothian

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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