Omar Khalid Chaaban Bugiel[a] (/ /; Arabic: عمر خالد شعبان بوغيل, Lebanese Arabic: [ˈʕomar ʃaʕˈbeːn]; born 3 January 1994) is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for National League club Sutton United and the Lebanon national team. Born in Germany to a German mother, Bugiel was eligible to represent Lebanon through his father.
Bugiel at Forest Green Rovers in 2017
|Full name||Omar Khalid Chaaban Bugiel|
|Date of birth||3 January 1994|
|Place of birth||Berlin, Germany|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2012–2013||Burgess Hill Town|
|2013–2014||Bognor Regis Town|
|2017–2018||Forest Green Rovers||35||(8)|
|2018||→ Bromley (loan)||16||(4)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 December 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2019
Bugiel was a youth player at TSV 1860 Munich before moving to England aged 16 with the aim of learning English. He enrolled at Chichester College, and was part of the youth team at Chichester City.
Forest Green RoversEdit
Promotion and League TwoEdit
After prolific goalscoring form over four years at the Rebels, scoring 30 league goals in 74 appearances, he was signed by Forest Green Rovers in February 2017 for an undisclosed fee. Bugiel was part of the Forest Green side that were victorious in the National League play-offs at the end of the season. He made his EFL League Two debut against Barnet on 5 August 2017.
Loan to BromleyEdit
On 3 June 2019, Sutton United announced the signing of Bugiel. He scored his first league goal for the club on 26 October 2019, in a 2–3 home defeat to Ebbsfleet United. In December 2019, Bugiel scored in both the first round and the replay of the 2019–20 FA Trophy matches against Dagenham & Redbrige, with his team however failing to qualify to the next round. On 21 December 2019, Bugiel scored a hat-trick in the league against Wrexham in a 3–1 home win. The next matchday, on Boxing Day, he scored a brace against Woking in a 2–0 home win in the league. Bugiel scored seven goals in the last four matches in all competitions.
Bugiel is eligible to play for Lebanon through his father, and was called up by the Lebanon national football team in May 2017 for an AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Malaysia, but did not feature in the 2–1 win. He was called up again for the next qualifier in North Korea on 5 September 2017.
Bugiel made his debut for Lebanon on the 9 November 2017, coming on as a substitute, in a 1–0 victory over Singapore. His first goal also came as a substitute, scoring the maiden goal on 6 September 2018 in a friendly against Jordan.
- As of match played on 27 April 2019
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||EFL Cup||Other||Total||Ref.|
|Worthing||2013–14||Isthmian League Division One South||12||4||0||0||—||0||0||12||4|||
|Forest Green Rovers||2016–17||National League||16||5||—||—||1[β]||0||17||5|||
|Forest Green Rovers total||35||8||3||0||0||0||3||0||41||8||—|
|Bromley (loan)||2017–18||National League||16||4||—||—||6[α]||1||22||5|||
- Scores and results list Lebanon's goal tally first.
|1||6 September 2018||King Abdullah II Stadium, Amman, Jordan||Jordan||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
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- "Wembley the goal! Omar goes from Chichester College to brink of football league showdown | Chichester News". chichester.news. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
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- "Striker Omar Bugiel joins the Ravens". Bromley Official Site. 4 January 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
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- Farebrother, Dave (3 June 2019). "Welcome to Omar Bugiel". Sutton United Football Club. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
- "Sutton United 2-3 Ebbsfleet United". 26 October 2019. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
- Lane, Dan Bennett at Gander Green. "FA Trophy: Sutton United 1 Dagenham & Redbridge 1". Barking and Dagenham Post. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
- "Dagenham & Redbridge FC". www.daggers.co.uk. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
- Griffiths, Rob (21 December 2019). "Sutton United 3 Wrexham AFC 1 - Omar Bugiel hat-trick sees Dragons slump at Us". northwales. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
- "Woking vs. Sutton United - 26 December 2019 - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
- "O. Bugiel". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
- "Omar Bugiel: 'Playing for Lebanon is great and is in our blood'". Arab News. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
- "Lebanon call up for Omar Bugiel / 2017 / First Team News / News / Home". Forest Green Rovers Football Club. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
- "Omar Bugiel". Worthing Official Site. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
- "Bugiel, Omar". National Football Teams. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
- Williams, Adam (20 May 2018). "FA Trophy final: Brackley Town beat Bromley 5–4 on penalties after 1–1 draw". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
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