Eden Ben Basat

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Eden Ben Basat
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Personal information
Date of birth (1986-09-08) 8 September 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Kiryat Haim, Israel
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Number 99
Youth career
Hapoel Haifa
Maccabi Haifa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2009 Maccabi Haifa 21 (4)
2007 Maccabi Herzliya (loan) 9 (0)
2007–2008 Hapoel Haifa (loan) 26 (13)
2008 Ironi Kiryat Shmona (loan) 13 (2)
2009 Hapoel Tel Aviv (loan) 9 (1)
2009–2011 Hapoel Haifa 60 (27)
2011–2013 Brest 52 (13)
2013–2014 Toulouse 32 (7)
2014- Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C. 7 (3)
National team
2003 Israel U17 4 (0)
2004 Israel U18 3 (4)
2004–2005 Israel U19 10 (5)
2012– Israel 12 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 November 2014

Eden Ben Basat (Hebrew: עדן בן בסט‎; born 8 September 1986) is an Israeli footballer who plays for Israeli Premier League side Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C.. At the international level, Ben Basat was capped from the under-17 level onward and is now a member of the Israeli national squad.[1]

He is the nephew of the legendary defender Eitan Aharoni, who also played in Maccabi Haifa and Hapoel Haifa.

Club Career[edit]

Ben Basat grew up in the red side of Haifa, at Hapoel Haifa, but moved to the youth academy of Maccabi Haifa. In the U-16 team he averaged more than 20 goals per season. Ben Basat played for every national team in Israel. Ronny Levy promoted him to the first team of Maccabi Haifa, and he made his first appearance on 19 December 2004 against Hapoel Nazareth Illit.

Ben Basat was the only Israeli selected to play an England Schools under-18 team with the Rest of the World Schools XI in a match to celebrate the 2004 centenary of the English Schools' Football Association.[2] In this game he scored one of the goals.[3]

At the end of the 2009–10 Israeli Premier League, Ben Basat negotiated the purchase of his player card with Maccabi Haifa. The negotiated fee settled upon was US$50,000.[4]

Stade Brestois 29[edit]

At the end of the 2010–11 Israeli Premier League season, Ben Basat received a phone call to meet with Maccabi Haifa owner, Ya'akov Shahar.[4] In that meeting, Shahar asked Ben Basat to return to Haifa in order to become a central part of the attack together with Tomer Hemed.[4] Ben Basat politely declined and informed Shahar of his desire to try to play in Europe.[4] In June 2011, Ben Basat announced that he had signed with French club, Stade Brestois 29.[4] Ben Basat cited the club's seriousness in him as well as financial motivations for signing with the club.[4]

Ahead of his move to France, Ben Basat said that he knows it will be difficult.[4] The language barrier as well as there being difficulties adhering to his kosher diet in France are some of the hardships he cited, but signing together with Colombian Jhon Culma meant that he has someone who will understand where he comes from.[4]

Toulouse[edit]

On 31 January 2013, Toulouse signed Eden on a 4 and-a-half years deal from Brest on an undisclosed fee.

Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C.[edit]

On 22 July 2014, Maccabi Tel Aviv signed Eden on a 4 years deal, for 700,000 €. On 20 October 2014 he scored his debut goal for his team at the 3-1 win aganist Maccabi Haifa.

International Career[edit]

Ben Basat made his debut in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign as a substitute against Russia in the 4–0 defeat, and scored his first goal against Luxembourg in his second appearance.

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 October 2012 Stade Josy Barthel, City of Luxembourg, Luxembourg  Luxembourg 0–2 0–6 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 16 October 2012 Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan, Israel  Luxembourg 2–0 3–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 6 February 2013 Netanya Stadium, Netanya, Israel  Finland 1–0 2–1 Friendly
4. 22 March 2013 Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan, Israel  Portugal 2–1 3–3 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 26 March 2013 Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland  Northern Ireland 2–0 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
6. 11 October 2013 Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal  Portugal 1–1 1–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
7. 15 October 2013 Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan, Israel  Northern Ireland 1–0 1–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

With Maccabi Haifa

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National team player's details: Ben Basat Eden". The Israel Football Association. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Wilson To Play in England vs. Rest of the World Match". CanadaSoccer. 4 May 2004. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Brown strike seals victory" (reprint). Newcastle Evening Chronicle (The Free Library (Farlex)). 20 May 2004. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Ben Dor, Doron (11 June 2011). בן בסט: לכסף שהציעו לי היה משקל בהחלטה [Ben Basat: The Money Offered To Me Had Weight In My Decision] (in Hebrew). One.co.il. Retrieved 11 June 2011.