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Tha'er Bawab

Tha'er Bawab

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Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Jordan
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1985
  • Age: 32
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Tha'er Fayed Al Bawab "born in Amman on March 1, 1985" is a Jordanian footballer who plays mainly as a forward for Romanian club FC Dinamo București.

He spent most of his professional career in Spain and Romania.

Club career

Early years / Real Madrid

Born in Amman of Palestinian descent, Bawab's family moved to Catalonia, Spain when he was a child. He started playing for the youth teams of local UE Cornellà, leaving at the age of 18 to Real Madrid where he completed his formation, and scoring 30 goals in his sole season with the Juvenil side.

In 2004, Bawab signed a professional contract with Real Madrid, and the club also agreed to pay a college scholarship for him, as he went on to make his senior debuts with the third team in the fourth division. At that time, talks had started where people compared his style of play to Zinedine Zidane (even though they did not play in the same position); first-team coach Mariano García Remón thought about promoting to the main squad, but eventually did not saying he did not want to put pressure on the youngster, who was just 19.

Barcelona / Journeyman in Spain

Bawab split the 2006–07 season with Real Madrid Castilla – for whom he did not appear officially – and another reserve team, FC Barcelona Atlètic, scoring three goals for the latter as both sides suffered relegation (the former in the second level, the latter in the third).

In the following three seasons, he competed in the country's division three, being relegated with all the clubs, CE L'Hospitalet, CD Alfaro (which he joined in January 2009) and Moratalla CF.


In late June 2010, Bawab signed a two-year contract with Romanian club ACF Gloria 1922 Bistriţa. Midway through the season, as his team would eventually suffer relegation from Liga I, he joined fellow league side CS Gaz Metan Mediaş.

On 4 August 2011, Bawab scored two goals against 1. FSV Mainz 05 in the last qualifying round in the UEFA Europa League, one in each leg as Gaz Metan eventually won on penalties.

On 26 September, he added two more in a 2–1 league home win over FCM Târgu Mureș.

In September 2014, free agent Bawab moved to CS Universitatea Craiova also in Romania's top flight.

International career

Bawab made his debut for Jordan in a friendly with Norway on 28 January 2005, which ended 0–0. He made six appearances for the national team in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, scoring once.


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