Amiya Taga

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Amiya Taga
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-02-01) 1 February 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Ethiopia
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hapoel Acre
Number 18
Youth career
2000-2004 Maccabi Netanya
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2010 Maccabi Netanya 112 (9)
2010-2012 Hapoel Ashkelon 45 (1)
2012- Hapoel Acre 47 (2)
National team
2006-2007 Israel U-21 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 October 2006

Amiya Taga (Hebrew: אמייה טגה‎, born 1 February 1985) is an Israeli footballer of Ethiopian descent, who plays for Hapoel Ashkelon until the end of the 2011-12 season.

Amiya Taga was born in the Beta Israel community in Ethiopia and his family emigrated to Israel in 1991 during the Operation Solomon.

Taga grew up through the ranks at Netanya, he played throughout the youth system and played for six seasons in the first team as well as the Israel national under-21 football team.

At the year 2007 Amiya Taga changed his name from Amir Taga to his present name, a name that was given to him as a child and was renamed during the years. "Amiya" in the Amharic language means "a child".

Personal life[edit]

Amiya attended the ORT boarding school in Netanya where he was discovered by scouts of the local side.[1] On 11 August 2006 Amiya's younger brother, Avi, was found dead by his oldest brother and the Israeli Police in Qiryat Eqron. Avi Taga had been missing from home since Wednesday, 9 August. Club officials went to visit the player at his family residence to console him during the traditional Jewish mourning period.[2]

Honours[edit]

Club career statistics[edit]

(correct as of April 2013)[3]
Club Season League Cup Toto Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Maccabi Netanya 2003–04 9 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 1
2004–05 28 3 2 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 34 3 2
2005–06 27 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 32 2 0
2006–07 28 3 2 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 34 3 2
2007–08 15 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 19 1 0
2008–09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10 5 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 2 0 0 13 0 0
Hapoel Ashkelon 2010–11 29 0 0 2 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 37 0 0
2011–12 16 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 19 1 2
Hapoel Acre 2012–13 26 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 29 1 0
2013–14 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
Career 189 11 7 7 0 0 36 0 0 4 0 0 236 11 7

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