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.
|Full name||Hashim Saleh Mohammed Al-Balushi|
|Date of birth||15 October 1981|
|Place of birth||Oman|
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|2009||→ Kazma (Loan)||?||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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. 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.
Club career statisticsEdit
|Al-Shamal||2005–06||Qatar Stars League||-||8||-||2||0||0||-||0||-||10|
|Al-Wakra||2006–07||Qatar Stars League||-||3||-||0||0||0||-||0||-||3|
|Al-Tadamun||2007–08||Kuwaiti Premier League||-||0||-||6||0||0||-||0||-||6|
|Kazma||2008–09||Kuwaiti Premier League||-||1||-||1||0||0||-||0||-||2|
|Al-Shabab||2011–12||Oman Elite League||-||7||-||2||0||0||-||0||-||9|
|Dhofar||2013–14||Oman Professional League||-||1||-||1||0||0||-||0||-||2|
Gulf Cup of NationsEdit
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.
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.
AFC Asian Cup QualificationEdit
He scored two goals in the 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification, one in a 6-0 win over Nepal and another in a 3-1 win over South Korea 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 and a 2-2 draw against Iran and hence failed to qualify for the quarter-finals.
In the 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification, he scored one goal in a 3-0 win over Jordan 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. In the tournament, Oman won two points in a 1-1 draw against Australia and in a 1-1 draw against Iraq and hence failed to qualify for the quarter-finals.
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.
National team career statisticsEdit
Goals for senior national teamEdit
- Scores and results list Oman's goal tally first.
- "Hashim Saleh". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
- "Hashim Saleh renews contract with Dhofar" (in Arabic).
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- "AUSTRALIA VS. OMAN 1 - 1". soccerway.com.
- "OMAN VS. IRAQ 0 - 0". soccerway.com.
- "ASIAN CUP 2007". soccerway.com.
- "OMAN VS. NEPAL 2 - 0". soccerway.com.