Osman Sow Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Serigne Osman Petter Sow
  • Born: April 22nd, 1990 (Stolkholm, Sweden)
  • Height: 6'4
  • Position: Forward
  • Signed: January 31st, 2019
  • First Manager: Robbie Neilson
  • Career Totals: 16 appearances, 1 goals
  • Also Played For: Crystal Palace, Dundee, Emirates, FC Dacia Chișinău, FoC Farsta, Heart of Midlothian, Henan Jianye, Kilmarnock, MK Dons, Syrianska FC, Väsby United

Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2019-20 2 (2) 0 0 0 25.0% 25.0% 50.0%
2018-19 7 (5) 1 4 0 58.3% 25.0% 16.7%
Totals: 9 (7) 1

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 01/02/20 Championship vs. Arbroath (H) 0 - 1
 25/01/20 Championship vs. Morton (H) 1 - 1
 23/05/19 Premiership Playoff Final 1st Leg vs. St Mirren (H) 0 - 0
 17/05/19 Premiership Playoff Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Inverness CT (H) 3 - 0
 14/05/19 Premiership Playoff Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Inverness CT (A) 1 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 17/05/19 Premiership Playoff Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Inverness CT (H) 3 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 17/05/19 Premiership Playoff Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Inverness CT (H)  3 - 0

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 01/02/20 Championship vs. Arbroath (H)  0 - 1
 28/01/20 4th Round Replay vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 4
 25/01/20 Championship vs. Morton (H)  1 - 1
 24/08/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 0
 26/05/19 Premiership Playoff Final 2nd Leg vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 23/05/19 Premiership Playoff Final 1st Leg vs. St Mirren (H)  0 - 0
 17/05/19 Premiership Playoff Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Inverness CT (H)  3 - 0
 14/05/19 Premiership Playoff Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 0
 04/05/19 Championship vs. Morton (A)  0 - 1
 27/04/19 Championship vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 0
 12/04/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1
 09/03/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 2
 23/02/19 Championship vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 1
 16/02/19 Championship vs. QOS (A)  1 - 0
 09/02/19 Fifth Round vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 1
 02/02/19 Championship vs. Morton (H)  2 - 1


Born in Sweden, of Senegalese descent, Osman began his career as a youth with FoC Farsta and Hammarby IF, returning to his first club to make his professional debut. In December 2010 he moved on to Vasby United, where after scoring on his debut, he appeared regularly throughout the season before moving to Moldova to sign for FC Dacia Chi?in?u in August 2012.

He returned to Sweden in May 2013 to play for Syrianska FC, but Osman wanted to give his overseas career another go, and signed a short term deal with Crystal Palace in September of that year. In the summer of 2014 he had a trial with Hearts, where he impressed in friendly matches before signing a two year contract. That move revitalised his career, and his goal scoring exploits helped the Edinburgh club win the Scottish Championship and gain promotion back to the top division. He continued his impressive goalscoring form in the Premiership, and attracted attention from several clubs before Hearts accepted a £1 million bid from Chinese Super League club Henan Jianye on the last day of the 2016 summer transfer window.

He featured in all 30 games of his first season in China, but a rule change by the Chinese FA introduced a regulation whereby clubs would only be able to play three non-Chinese players per game. The Swede made a loan move to the UAE Gulf League with Emirates Club where he spent the first half of 2017. Then in the summer of that year, Robbie Neilson, his former manager at Hearts, brought him back to the UK to sign for MK Dons.

His first year and a half at Milton Keynes was hampered with injury, and with the departure of Robbie Neilson he wasn't used as often by the new manager. Having taken on the role of manager at Tannadice, Robbie Neilson made Osman his eleventh signing of the 2019 January transfer window, with the striker signing an eighteen month deal in the last hour of the day for an undisclosed fee. With fitness and injury causing problems in his first two months, the striker never really got a run in the first team until the business end of the season, scoring his first goal for the Club in the Play-Off semi-final against Inverness at Tannadice as United just failed to gain promotion after losing on penalties to St Mirren in May.

Osman played only a handful of minutes before being sent out on loan to Kilmarnock at the tail end of the summer transfer window.

Last updated on Thursday, February 11th, 2021 by N Harkiss.

Squad Numbers





Debut (as sub)

February 2nd, 2019
Dundee United 2 - 1 Greenock Morton

League (Championship)

Full Debut

March 9th, 2019
Partick Thistle 2 - 1 Dundee United

League (Championship)


  • Date of Birth

    Osman was born on this date in Stolkholm, Sweden.

  • Signed For Dundee United

  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 2 - 1 Morton
    League (Championship)

    An impressive first half performance was enough to give a much-changed Dundee United all three points at Tannadice against Morton.Dundee United had made eleven signings during a busy January t

  • First Goal

    Dundee United 3 - 0 Inverness CT
    League (Premiership Playoff Semi Final 2nd Leg)

  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 0 - 1 Arbroath
    League (Championship)

    United manager Robbie Neilson made two changes to the team that started against Hibs, with Sow and Sporle stepping up from the bench. Harkes dropped down whilst Appéré missed out altogether. United ha

  • Left the Club