Majed Sobhi Osman (/ˈmɑːdʒɪd ɒzˈmɛn/ mah-jid oz-MEN; Arabic: ماجد صبحي عثمان, ['meːʒid ʕos'meːn]; born 9 June 1994) is a professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Jordanian club Al-Ramtha. Born in London, England, Osman holds both English and Lebanese citizenship.
Osman was born in London, England, to Lebanese father Sobhi and English mother Linda. He attended the International School of London, while playing for the Brentford FC Comunity Sports Trust (Brentford FC CST). Osman has a brother.
Youth and college career
Osman began his youth career at the Brentford FC CST in 2005, before moving to the United States in 2012, where he played college football for West Virginia Mountaineers. He scored three goals in 12 games in 2012, and five goals in 15 games the next season. Osman was part of the All-Mid-American Conference (MAC) First Team in 2013.
In 2014 Osman moved to Xavier Musketeers, Xavier University's varsity sports team. However, due to an injury, he was ruled out of the 2014 season. He debuted in the 2015 season, scoring two goals in 18 games; in 2016 he scored two goals in 19 games. In summer 2017, Osman returned to England, joining Morecambe's under-23 team.
Osman began his senior career in the United States in 2015 at Premier Development League (PDL) club FC Tucson, scoring on his debut on 16 May 2015. While training for Morecambe, on 25 September 2017 Osman joined Northern Premier League (NPL) Premier Division club Rushall Olympic. On 11 November 2017, he moved to Airbus UK Broughton in the Cymru Alliance.
In 2018, Osman moved to Isthmian League side Corinthian-Casuals. He scored his first league goal on 2 March 2019, in a 2–2 draw against Haringey Borough. On 13 April 2019, Osman scored a brace against Wingate & Finchley, helping his side win 3–1. Osman scored a total of four goals in 16 league games during the 2018–19 season.
On 22 July 2019, Osman joined Lebanese Premier League side Safa. He featured for the club in all three league games to date; however, due to the league's suspension, those matches were cancelled. On 26 February 2020, Osman moved to Jordanian Pro League club Al-Ramtha on a one-and-a-half-year contract. He made his debut in the Jordanian Pro League on 6 March 2020, against defending champions Al-Faisaly in a 0–0 draw away from home.
Honours and achievements
- All-MAC First Team: 2013