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Hashim Saleh Mohammed Al-Balushi (Arabic: هاشم صالح محمد البلوشي‎; born 15 October 1981), commonly known as Hashim Saleh, is an Omani footballer who plays for Salalah SC in Oman First Division League.[1]

Hashim Saleh
Personal information
Full name Hashim Saleh Mohammed Al-Balushi
Date of birth (1981-10-15) 15 October 1981 (age 37)
Place of birth Oman
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Salalah
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2004 Al-Nasr ? (3)
2004–2005 Dhofar ? (4)
2006 Al-Shamal ? (8)
2006–2007 Al-Wakra ? (3)
2007 Dhofar ? (1)
2008 Al-Tadamun ? (0)
2008 Al-Suwaiq ? (0)
2009Kazma (Loan) ? (1)
2009–2011 Dhofar ? (21)
2011–2013 Al-Shabab ? (8)
2013–2014 Dhofar ? (1)
2014– Salalah
National team
2001–2010 Oman 26 (17)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Hashim has been wearing the number 9 jersey for clubs like Al-Nasr S.C.S.C. to rivals Dhofar S.C.S.C. In 2008, he returned to Oman and signed for Al-Suwaiq Club but then later returned to Dhofar. During his brief stay at Al-Suwaiq Club, he led them to victory in the Sultan Qaboos Cup final against Al-Nahda Club. After his return to Dhofar, he again lead his club to the final but unfortunately losing to a lower-leveled Saham SC. In 2010 Hashim Saleh renewed his contract with Dhofar, extending his stay with the club for another season and then later played for them till the 2010–11 season.[2] In 2011, he moved to Barka based club Al-Shabab Club and played for two seasons scoring 8 goals. On 27 July 2013, he signed a contract with his former club Dhofar S.C.S.C. On 13 July 2014, he signed a one-year contract with Oman First Division League side Salalah SC.[3][4]

He has also played for Kuwaiti clubs like Al-Shamal Sports Club, Al-Tadamun SC and Kazma Sporting Club and has also spent a year with Al-Wakrah Sport Club of Qatar.

Club career statisticsEdit

Club Season Division League Cup Continental Other[a] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Al-Nasr 2003–04 Omani League - 3 - 2 0 0 - 1 - 6
Total - 3 - 2 0 0 - 1 - 6
Dhofar 2004–05 Omani League - 4 - 3 0 0 - 1 - 8
Total - 4 - 3 0 0 - 1 - 8
Al-Shamal 2005–06 Qatar Stars League - 8 - 2 0 0 - 0 - 10
Total - 8 - 2 0 0 - 0 - 10
Al-Wakra 2006–07 Qatar Stars League - 3 - 0 0 0 - 0 - 3
Total - 3 - 0 0 0 - 0 - 3
Dhofar 2007–08 Omani League - 1 - 2 0 0 - 0 - 3
Total - 1 - 2 0 0 - 0 - 3
Al-Tadamun 2007–08 Kuwaiti Premier League - 0 - 6 0 0 - 0 - 6
Total - 0 - 6 0 0 - 0 - 6
Al-Suwaiq 2008–09 Omani League - 2 - 0 0 0 - 0 - 2
Total - 2 - 0 0 0 - 0 - 2
Kazma 2008–09 Kuwaiti Premier League - 1 - 1 0 0 - 0 - 2
Total - 1 - 1 0 0 - 0 - 2
Dhofar 2009–10 Omani League - 7 - 2 0 0 - 0 - 9
2010–11 - 7 - 4 0 0 - 2 - 13
Total - 14 - 6 0 0 - 2 - 22
Al-Shabab 2011–12 Oman Elite League - 7 - 2 0 0 - 0 - 9
2012–13 - 8 - 0 0 0 - 0 - 8
Total - 15 - 2 0 0 - 0 - 17
Dhofar 2013–14 Oman Professional League - 1 - 1 0 0 - 0 - 2
Total - 1 - 1 0 0 - 0 - 2
Career total - 41 - 15 0 0 - 3 - 61

International careerEdit

Gulf Cup of NationsEdit

Hashim has made appearances in the 2003 Gulf Cup of Nations, the 2004 Gulf Cup of Nations, the 2007 Gulf Cup of Nations and the 2009 Gulf Cup of Nations.

He first showed his talent during the 2003 Gulf Cup of Nations, scoring a goal in a 2-0 win over the United Arab Emirates. In the tournament, Oman finished at the fourth place, hence reaching its best ever position in the Gulf Cup of Nations competition, reaching the final four round for the first time, with eight points from two wins and two draws.[5]

In the 2007 Gulf Cup of Nations, he scored a magnificent goal in a 2-1 win over Kuwait. This goal stunned Kuwait and it was regarded by many as "the best goal in the competition". This was the second time when Oman reached to the finals but again they lost to the hosts, the United Arab Emirates. Ismail Matar, the Emirati legend, scored the lone goal of the match as United Arab Emirates won their first ever Gulf Cup of Nations.[6]

Finally in 2009, he helped his team to win their first ever Gulf Cup of Nations trophy.[7]

AFC Asian Cup QualificationEdit

Hashim has made appearances in the 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification, the 2004 AFC Asian Cup, the 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification, the 2007 AFC Asian Cup and the 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification.

He scored two goals in the 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification,[8] one in a 6-0 win over Nepal[9] and another in a 3-1 win over South Korea[10] hence helping his team to qualify for the 2004 AFC Asian Cup. In the tournament, Oman won four points in a 2-0 win over Thailand[11] and a 2-2 draw against Iran[12] and hence failed to qualify for the quarter-finals.[13]

In the 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification,[14] he scored one goal in a 3-0 win over Jordan[15] and again helped his team to qualify for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup. Badar Al-Maimani scored one and the only goal of Oman in the 2007 AFC Asian Cup in a 1-1 draw against Australia.[16] In the tournament, Oman won two points in a 1-1 draw against Australia and in a 1-1 draw against Iraq[17] and hence failed to qualify for the quarter-finals.[18]

FIFA World Cup QualificationEdit

Hashim has made four appearances in the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification, four in the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification, five in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification and has represented the national team in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.

His only goal for Oman in FIFA World Cup qualification came in the First Round of 2010 FIFA World Cup in a 2-0 win over Nepal.[19]

National team career statisticsEdit

Goals for senior national teamEdit

Scores and results list Oman's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 10 October 2003 Muscat, Oman   Jordan 2–1 2-1 Friendly
2 19 October 2003 Muscat, Oman     Nepal 6–0 6-0 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification
3 21 October 2003 Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat, Oman   South Korea 3–1 3-1 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification
4 17 December 2003 Muscat, Oman   Azerbaijan 1–0 1-0 Friendly
5 20 December 2003 Muscat, Oman   Estonia 1–0 3-1 Friendly
6 20 December 2003 Muscat, Oman   Estonia 2–1 3-1 Friendly
7 31 December 2003 Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium, Adiliya, Kuwait City, Kuwait   United Arab Emirates 2–0 2-0 2003 Gulf Cup of Nations
8 11 October 2005 Al Ain City, UAE   United Arab Emirates 1–1 2-2 Friendly
9 11 October 2005 Al Ain City, UAE   United Arab Emirates 2–2 2-2 Friendly
10 6 February 2006 Doha, Qatar   Singapore 1–0 1-0 Friendly
11 1 March 2006 Royal Oman Police Stadium, Muscat, Oman   Jordan 2–0 3-0 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification
12 20 January 2007 Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE   Kuwait 2–1 2-1 2007 Gulf Cup of Nations
13 28 October 2008 Dasarath Rangasala Stadium, Kathmandu, Nepal     Nepal 1–0 2-0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
14 9 August 2008 Takhti Stadium (Tehran), Tehran, Iran   Syria 1–1 1-2 2008 WAFF Championship
15 10 September 2008 Muscat, Oman   Zimbabwe 1–1 3-2 Friendly
16 17 December 2008 Muscat, Oman   China PR 2–1 3-1 Friendly
17 17 December 2008 Muscat, Oman   China PR 3–1 3-1 Friendly

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hashim Saleh". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  2. ^ "Hashim Saleh renews contract with Dhofar" (in Arabic).
  3. ^ "العروبة يتعاقد مع كانو وسعد سهيل وهاشم صالح الي نادي صلالة". Lo3btna.com.
  4. ^ "هاشم صالح ينتقل لصلالة العماني". Koora.com.
  5. ^ "Gulf Cup16 - Kuwait 2003". goalzz.com.
  6. ^ "Gulf Cup 18 - Emirates 2007". goalzz.com.
  7. ^ "Gulf Cup 19 - Oman 2009". goalzz.com.
  8. ^ "ASIAN CUP QUALIFICATION 2004". soccerway.com.
  9. ^ "OMAN VS. NEPAL 6 - 0". soccerway.com.
  10. ^ "OMAN VS. KOREA REPUBLIC 3 - 1". soccerway.com.
  11. ^ "OMAN VS. THAILAND 2 - 0". soccerway.com.
  12. ^ "OMAN VS. IRAN 2 - 2". soccerway.com.
  13. ^ "ASIAN CUP 2004". soccerway.com.
  14. ^ "ASIAN CUP QUALIFICATION 2007". soccerway.com.
  15. ^ "OMAN VS. JORDAN 3 - 0". soccerway.com.
  16. ^ "AUSTRALIA VS. OMAN 1 - 1". soccerway.com.
  17. ^ "OMAN VS. IRAQ 0 - 0". soccerway.com.
  18. ^ "ASIAN CUP 2007". soccerway.com.
  19. ^ "OMAN VS. NEPAL 2 - 0". soccerway.com.

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