Omar Khalid Chaaban Bugiel[a] (/ˈmɑːr buˈɡl/; 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.

Omar Bugiel
Omar Bugiel, Notts County vs Forest Green Rovers, 2017.jpg
Bugiel at Forest Green Rovers in 2017
Personal information
Full name Omar Khalid Chaaban Bugiel
Date of birth (1994-01-03) 3 January 1994 (age 26)
Place of birth Berlin, Germany
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Sutton United
Number 9
Youth career
0000–2009 1860 Munich
2010–2011 Chichester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Selsey
2012–2013 Burgess Hill Town
2013 Selsey
2013–2014 Bognor Regis Town
2014–2017 Worthing 74 (30)
2017–2018 Forest Green Rovers 35 (8)
2018Bromley (loan) 16 (4)
2018–2019 Bromley 32 (6)
2019– Sutton United 20 (6)
National team
2017– Lebanon 7 (1)
* 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

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

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,[2] and was part of the youth team at Chichester City.[3]

He then joined Selsey, his time there including a short spell at Burgess Hill Town,[4] before transferring to Bognor Regis Town and then Worthing.[5]

Forest Green RoversEdit

 
Bugiel celebrates after scoring a goal for Forest Green Rovers in 2017

Promotion and League TwoEdit

After prolific goalscoring form over four years at the Rebels, scoring 30 league goals in 74 appearances,[6] he was signed by Forest Green Rovers in February 2017 for an undisclosed fee.[7] 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 4 January 2018, Bugiel joined National League side Bromley on loan for the remainder of the campaign.[8] He was released by Forest Green at the end of the 2017–18 season.[9]

BromleyEdit

On 1 July 2018, it was announced that Bugiel signed for Bromley on a two year contract.[10]

Sutton UnitedEdit

On 3 June 2019, Sutton United announced the signing of Bugiel.[11] He scored his first league goal for the club on 26 October 2019, in a 2–3 home defeat to Ebbsfleet United.[12] 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.[13][14] On 21 December 2019, Bugiel scored a hat-trick in the league against Wrexham in a 3–1 home win.[15] The next matchday, on Boxing Day, he scored a brace against Woking in a 2–0 home win in the league.[16] Bugiel scored seven goals in the last four matches in all competitions.[17]

International careerEdit

Bugiel is eligible to play for Lebanon through his father,[18] and was called up by the Lebanon national football team in May 2017 for an AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Malaysia,[19] 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.

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played on 27 April 2019
Club Season League FA Cup EFL Cup Other Total Ref.
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Worthing 2013–14 Isthmian League Division One South 12 4 0 0 0 0 12 4 [6]
2014–15 31 12 3 0 3[α] 0 37 12 [6]
2015–16 31 14 4 2 2[α] 1 37 17 [6][20]
Worthing total 74 30 7 2 0 0 5 1 86 33
Forest Green Rovers 2016–17 National League 16 5 1[β] 0 17 5 [17]
2017–18 League Two 19 3 3 0 0 0 2[γ] 0 24 3 [17]
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 [17]
Bromley 2018–19 32 6 2 0 0 0 34 6 [17]
Bromley total 48 10 2 0 0 0 6 1 56 11
Career total 157 48 12 2 0 0 11 2 180 52
  1. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in FA Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in National League play-offs
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in EFL Trophy

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Lebanon's goal tally first.[21]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 6 September 2018 King Abdullah II Stadium, Amman, Jordan   Jordan 1–0 1–0 Friendly

HonoursEdit

Bromley

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Commonly known as Omar Bugiel in English, or Omar Chaaban (Arabic: عمر شعبان‎) in Arabic.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "عمر شعبان جديد المنتخب اللبناني". lebanonfg.com. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Wembley the goal! Omar goes from Chichester College to brink of football league showdown | Chichester News". chichester.news. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Brilliant Bosham boys lift the cup". Bognor Regis Observer. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Interview with newly promoted @FGRFC_Official star Omar Bugiel @omarbugiel !". Football Debate Room. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Hinshelwood Strengthens Rebels". Pitchero Non-League. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d "Worthing | Appearances | Omar Bugiel | 2013-2014 | Football Web Pages". www.footballwebpages.co.uk. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Bugiel joins Forest Green | Worthing Football Club | Official Website". worthingfc.com. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Striker Omar Bugiel joins the Ravens". Bromley Official Site. 4 January 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Forest Green Rovers: Isaiah Osbourne offered new deal as 12 players depart". BBC Sport. 7 May 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  10. ^ "National League news – July 2018". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  11. ^ Farebrother, Dave (3 June 2019). "Welcome to Omar Bugiel". Sutton United Football Club. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Sutton United 2-3 Ebbsfleet United". 26 October 2019. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  13. ^ Lane, Dan Bennett at Gander Green. "FA Trophy: Sutton United 1 Dagenham & Redbridge 1". Barking and Dagenham Post. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  14. ^ "Dagenham & Redbridge FC". www.daggers.co.uk. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ "Woking vs. Sutton United - 26 December 2019 - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  17. ^ a b c d e "O. Bugiel". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  18. ^ "Omar Bugiel: 'Playing for Lebanon is great and is in our blood'". Arab News. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  19. ^ "Lebanon call up for Omar Bugiel / 2017 / First Team News / News / Home". Forest Green Rovers Football Club. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  20. ^ "Omar Bugiel". Worthing Official Site. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  21. ^ "Bugiel, Omar". National Football Teams. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  22. ^ 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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