Abdul Osman

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Abdul Osman
Personal information
Full name Abdul Haq Bin Seidu Osman[1]
Date of birth (1987-02-27) 27 February 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Number 6
Youth career
2005–2006 Watford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Maidenhead United 33 (2)
2007–2008 Gretna 18 (1)
2008–2011 Northampton Town 104 (7)
2011–2012 Kerkyra 27 (1)
2012–2014 Crewe Alexandra 69 (0)
2014– Partick Thistle 80 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:03, 7 November 2016 (UTC).


Abdul Haq Bin Seidu Osman (born 27 February 1987) is a Ghanaian-born English footballer who currently plays for and captains Scottish Premiership side Partick Thistle F.C. as a midfielder.

After beginning his career at youth level for Watford, Osman signed for Maidenhead United. With interest from other clubs, Osman then moved to the then Scottish Premier League club Gretna. Having failed a medical with fellow SPL side Kilmarnock, Osman returned to England and signed for Northampton Town. After a successful three years, he then moved to Greek Superleague side Kerkyra. However he soon returned to England and Crewe Alexandra. He was released by Crewe in 2014 and signed for Scottish Premiership side Partick Thistle in July 2014.[2]

Career[edit]

Osman began his career at Maidenhead United. After drawing interest from Crewe Alexandra, Osman moved to Gretna in the summer of 2007, signing a 12-month contract with the then SPL side, scoring once against Motherwell.[3] He became a free agent after the publicised troubles at Gretna, attracting interest from a number of clubs, Leeds United, Ipswich Town and Brighton all reported to be keen on him as well as various teams from Scotland.

In June 2008, Osman signed for then English League One side Northampton Town after failing a medical with Scottish Premier League side Kilmarnock.[4] After two years, making over sixty appearances, Osman signed a week-to-week deal allowing him to look at other clubs.[5] On 22 September 2010, Osman netted the winning penalty kick at Anfield, as Northampton knocked Liverpool team out of the League Cup. In May 2011, along with seven other players, he was told his contract would not be renewed by the club.[6]

Osman went on trial at Greek Superleague side PAE Kerkyra in July 2011 and signed a two-and-a-half year contract in August 2011.[7]

On 25 July 2012, Osman joined newly promoted Football League One side Crewe Alexandra on a free transfer, signing a two-year contract.[8]

After being released by Crewe in 2014, Osman went on trial at Scottish Premiership side Partick Thistle. He was signed by the Glasgow club on 23 July 2014.[2] He scored his first goal for the club on 13 September 2014, in a 3–1 win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle, heading in from a corner to put Thistle 2–1 ahead.[9] On 15 May 2015, Osman signed a new one-year contract with Partick Thistle, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2015–16 season.[10] Osman was made captain of Thistle at the beginning of the 2015–16 season. Osman was red carded in Thistle's 2–1 win over St Johnstone.[11] Osman scored his first goal of the 2016-17 season and his second goal for Partick Thistle in a 2-1 away win over St Johnstone scoring a top corner stoppage time winner for the jags. [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 320. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ a b http://sport.stv.tv/football/clubs/partick-thistle/283603-partick-thistle-sign-ex-gretna-midfielder-abdul-osman-after-trial/
  3. ^ "Gretna 1–2 Motherwell". BBC Sport. 25 August 2007. 
  4. ^ Cobblers capture midfielder Osman BBC Sport. 2008-06-12. Retrieved 2008-06-13.
  5. ^ Abdul Osman agrees weekly Northampton Town deal BBC Sport. 2010-07-07. Retrieved 2010-07-08.
  6. ^ "Eight leave in Northampton Town exodus". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  7. ^ Ανακοίνωσε Αμπντούλ Οσμάν η Κέρκυρα [Abdul Osman announced in Kerkyra] (in Greek). Sport.gr. 20 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Osman Agrees Alex Deal". CAFC. 25 July 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-07-27. 
  9. ^ McVake, Roddie (13 September 2014). "Partick Thistle 3-1 Inverness CT". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "OSMAN SIGNS EXTENSION". Partick Thistle F.C. 15 May 2015. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  11. ^ http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/34493574
  12. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37737670

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