Born on September 30, 1990 by a Sudanese father and Australian mother, Osama “Ozzie” Malik is known as an Australian football/soccer player, playing for Adelaide United. His older brother Zaki Malik is also a footballer too, who plays in the FFSA Super League for the Adelaide Galaxy. Malik signed for Adelaide United’s youth squad at the commencement of the A-League 2008–09 season. Prior to this he had been plying his trade for local club Adelaide Raiders where he made his senior debut at the age of 17. In early 2008, Malik spent two weeks on trial at Italian club Torino. Adelaide United manager, Aurelio Vidmar, called up Osama to the first team squad as a replacement for injured striker, Paul Agostino, for the FIFA Club World Cup. On 14 December 2008, Malik made his professional debut in the Club World Cup against Gamba Osaka replacing Brazilian, Cristiano, in the 77th minute. On 3 June 2009, Malik signed a one-year deal with the North Queensland Fury as an under-21 player after playing most of last year at Adelaide Galaxy. For the 2011-12 Season, Malik has resigned with Adelaide United, under manager, Rini Coolen.However, on 17 May 2011, Adelaide United approached North Queensland Fury asking for an early release which was granted allowing the player to play for his new club for the remainder of the 2010-11 Season.
Originally posted by the amazing Ola Dia, creator of Twitter page: @Sudan_Voices, posted on her blog (http://oladiab.com/2011/05/28/sudanese-who-made-it-big/) who has given me so much hope, inspiration, and makes me proud to be able to call myself Sudanese 😉