Omar Mohamed

Omar Abdullahi Mohamed (Somali: Cumar Cabdullahi Maxamed; Arabic: عمر محمد; born 5 May 1996) is a Somali professional footballer who plays for Turkish club Menemenspor and the Somalia national team.

Omar Mohamed
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Mohamed playing with FC Cincinnati in 2016
Personal information
Full name Omar Abdullahi Mohamed
Date of birth (1996-05-18) May 18, 1996 (age 26)
Place of birth Mogadishu, Somalia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Menemenspor
Youth career
2012–2013 Columbus Crew
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015 Jackson College Jets 11 (6)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016 FC Cincinnati 18 (0)
2017 Portland Timbers 2 27 (1)
2018 Des Moines Menace 15 (3)
2019–2020 Greenville Triumph 45 (1)
2021– Menemenspor 9 (1)
National team
2019– Somalia 6 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 01:37, 3 April 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 12:04, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

Early lifeEdit

Omar Mohamed was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, where he lived until the age of six when his family moved to Cairo, Egypt. He moved with his family to the United States in 2005 and grew up in Columbus, Ohio.[1]

CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

Mohamed first began playing organized soccer at the age of 12, where he played for local Columbus youth club FC Blast. At the age of 16, he began playing for the academy of Columbus Crew. He also trained and played with the first team of Columbus Crew, making four appearances for the Crew reserve team and scoring two goals. Mohamed also played one year of college soccer at Jackson College in 2015.[2]

ProfessionalEdit

Mohamed signed with new United Soccer League club FC Cincinnati in January 2016.[3]

Mohamed joined USL side Portland Timbers 2 in March 2017.[4]

After spending time with USL League Two side Des Moines Menace,[5] Mohamed joined USL League One side Greenville Triumph SC on February 8, 2019, ahead of their inaugural season.[6]

Greenville opted to decline Mohamed's contract option following their 2020 season.[7] He joined Menemenspor on Jan 22.

InternationalEdit

In September 2019, Mohamed was called into the Somalia national football team for its 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe.[8] On September 5, 2019, he made his international debut for Somalia in their 1–0 win over Zimbabwe.[9] On September 10, 2019, he scored his first international goal in Somalia's second leg qualifier against Zimbabwe at the Zimbabwe National Stadium in Harare.[10]

In December 2019 He was again called into the Somalia national football team for Its participation in 2019 CECAFA Cup held in Kampala, Uganda. Mohamed played all the group matches for Somalia and scored the only goal Somalia has scored during the tournament. Somalia won against Burundi national football team, lost against Uganda national football team, while drawing against Djibouti national football team and Eritrea national football team without conceding a goal.

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Somalia's goal tally first.[11]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 September 2019 National Sports Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe   Zimbabwe 1–1 1–3 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 15 December 2019 StarTimes Stadium, Kampala, Uganda   Burundi 1–0 1–0 2019 CECAFA Cup

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Get to know Omar Mohamed". Des Moines Menace. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Omar Mohamed – Jackson College Athletics". jacksoncollegejets.com. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
  3. ^ "Omar Mohamed signs to play professional soccer – Jackson College Athletics". jacksoncollegejets.com. 23 January 2016. Retrieved 2016-04-01. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ "T2 announce roster for 2017 USL season | Portland Timbers". Timbers.com. 2017-03-17. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  5. ^ "Des Moines Menace – 2018 Regular Season – Roster – # – Omar Mohamed –". www.uslleaguetwo.com.
  6. ^ Triumph, Greenville (8 February 2019). "Kevin Politz & Omar Mohamed Join Greenville Triumph". Greenville Triumph SC.
  7. ^ "Triumph SC Returns Core Group from Title-Winning Side". 10 December 2020.
  8. ^ "USL Players Earn Selection for September's International Action". USL League One. 3 September 2019. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  9. ^ "FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Qualifiers - Africa - Matches - Somalia - Zimbabwe - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Archived from the original on February 20, 2020.
  10. ^ "FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Qualifiers - Africa - Matches - Zimbabwe - Somalia - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Archived from the original on February 20, 2020.
  11. ^ "Omar Mohamed". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 16 September 2019.

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