Fawzi Bashir .. Godfather of Omani football
The Maestro.. Durbin.. the jewel of the Omani red midfield.. the elegant.. the exceptional, all titles attached to one of the best players that Omani football produced, a player of a unique style, he enjoyed skill and mind and was the most influential in the most influential position. He lived through the golden period within a golden generation, achieving the Gulf Cup runner-up twice, and in the third, the leader Fawzi Bashir raised his cup for the first time in the history of the Sultanate, to record the Jewel of Oman, a distinguished march that will never be forgotten from the imagination of the Gulf fans, and why not, who put his fingerprints in many Gulf leagues?
Fawzi Bashir was born on May 6, 1984. He started his football career with the Omani Al-Nasr Club at the age of 18. He graduated in the club’s Sunni stages until coach Abdul Rahman Jadah decided to promote him to the first team. He spent four seasons with Al Nasr, during which he won the His Majesty the Sultan’s Cup, 2000, 2002, he also won the league title for two seasons, and then moved to Dhofar in a deal that raised the Omani sports street and was not completed, to move to the Saudi Ettifaq Club in a 6-month contract, and continued with the Saudi club in the 2005/2004 season, and in the 2006/2005 season he moved to Qatari Al Wakra.
Fawzi Bashir spent one season with Al-Wakra, after which he joined the Kuwaiti league through Al-Qadisiyah and played with it for one season as well. The Qatari Al Gharafa, which included a constellation of stars such as Younis Mahmoud and Nashat Akram, and achieved with the team the league title and the Emir of Qatar Cup, from which he moved to Kuwaiti Kazma for one season, and then fought his longest club career with the Emirati Baniyas in a deal worth 600 thousand dollars, And an experience that extended for five seasons to be part of the future project of the club, which recently rose to the league under the leadership of coach Lotfi Benzarti, and the team reached the final of the President of the State Cup, and the runner-up in the Premier League.
This was followed by Fawzi Bashir’s transfer to Al Dhafra in an experience that did not exceed six months, so that the godfather of Omani football went through another experience with Ajman Club and achieved the club’s first achievement in the Communications Cup, so that the entire state rejoiced at this achievement and the Emirati fans did not forget the Omani leader who contributed strongly to achieving it.
Then the jewel of the Omani football center reaches the last station and spends his last year in the green rectangle with the leader of Omani clubs, Dhofar.
On the international level, Omani coach Mubarak Sultan included him for the youth team, which won the International Friendship Championship 1999/2000, then participated in the Asian Cup qualifiers in Iran under the leadership of coach Gurvan, and then was promoted to the Olympic team, which was supervised by the coach of the first team Milan Machala, who was convinced of Fawzi Bashir’s abilities and was credited with his escalation of the Omani Red, competed in Qatar’s 2006 Asian Games, the Guangzhou Olympics, and the 2010 Athens qualifiers.
Fawzi Bashir is one of Oman’s most prominent players in the Gulf Cup tournaments, as he has played in the Omani national team for more than fifteen years. He has participated in the Gulf Cup since 2003, the Gulf Cup 2004, the 2004 Asian Cup, the 2007 Gulf Cup, and the 2007 Asian Cup, and qualified with Al-Ahmar to the decisive final round of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers in Brazil in a group that included Japan, Australia, Iraq and Jordan.
In the 2003 Gulf Cup, Gulf 16 in Kuwait, Fawzi Bashir scored a goal against Yemen, and a goal against Qatar, and in the 2004 Gulf Cup, Gulf 17 in Qatar, he arrived with the Omani team for the final match against Qatar, and Al-Ahmar lost on penalties, achieving the Gulf Cup runner-up for the first time in its history.
In the 2007 Gulf Cup in the Emirates-Abu Dhabi Gulf 18, Fawzi Bashir reached the final with the Omani national team, but lost to the Emirates and finished runner-up for the second time, and Fawzi succeeded in scoring a goal against the Emirates.
Then Muscat hosted the 2009 Gulf Cup, the 19th Gulf Cup, and the Omani team won the cup for the first time after defeating Saudi Arabia in the final, and in the 2010 Gulf Cup in Yemen – Aden Gulf 20, the Omani team came out of the group stage after 3 draws, and in the 2013 Gulf Cup in Bahrain – Manama Gulf 21 the Omani national team was also eliminated from the group stage after a draw and two losses.