Eitan Tibi

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Eitan Tibi
Personal information
Full name Eitan Tibi
Date of birth (1987-11-16) 16 November 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Jerusalem, Israel
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Central Defender
Club information
Current team
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Number 18
Youth career
Beitar Haifa
Maccabi Netanya
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Beitar Jerusalem 23 (0)
2007–2008 Hapoel Ra'anana (loan) 33 (2)
2008–2009 HaKoach Ramat Gan (loan) 28 (4)
2010–2011 Charleroi 9 (0)
2011–2012 Ironi Kiryat Shmona 31 (0)
2012– Maccabi Tel Aviv 75 (1)
National team
2012– Israel 18 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 november 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

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

Eitan Tibi (or Eytan Tibi, Hebrew: איתן טיבי‎; born 16 November 1987 in Jerusalem) is an Israeli footballer who plays as a Central Defender for Israeli Premier League club Maccabi Tel Aviv and the Israel national team.

Career[edit]

Tibi started his career in the youth teams of Beitar Haifa and Maccabi Netanya. In 2006–07 he signed for Beitar Jerusalem for 4 years at the age of 19. On his senior year with the club he could not break into the first team and in 2007–08 he was loaned to Hapoel Ra'anana. In 2008–09 he was loaned again to HaKoach Ramat Gan.

In 2009–10 Tibi returned to Beitar Jerusalem and played 21 league games with the club, before signing a two-years contract with the Belgian side Charleroi.[1] After just 9 games with the club and his inability to find a place in the starting lineup, he decided to return to Israel.

In January 2011 Tibi signed a three-and-a-half years contract with Ironi Kiryat Shmona.[2] In 2011–12 he was a key part in the historic championship title win of Ironi Kiryat Shmona, together with the Toto Cup Al win. At the end of that season he made his debut for the Israeli national football team against Czech Republic.

Maccabi Tel Aviv[edit]

On 29 August 2012 Tibi signed a three-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv,[3] after long negotiations with Ironi Kiryat Shmona owner Izi Sheratzky about the release-clause in his contract. With arbitration advice, it appeared the 300,000 Euros release-clause was valid and Tibi was allowed to join Maccabi. He made his debut for the club on 3 September 2012, in the first gameweek of the season, against Maccabi Netanya. His remarkable form in 2012–13 made Tibi a vital part in the middle of defense for Maccabi, together with Carlos García, and he was lined-up 34 times in the league.[4] He scored his first goal for Maccabi on 2 March 2013 in an away match against Bnei Sakhnin. In that season he won his second consecutive championship title and his first one with Maccabi Tel Aviv. On 17 July 2013 he made his first appearance in a European match, in the 2nd qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League against Győri ETO FC.[5]

Tibi started 2013–14 season extremely well, leading the club to a new Israeli Premier League record, after Maccabi Tel Aviv conceded its first goal of the season only in the 45th minute of the 7th gameweek. The previous record was held by Hapoel Haifa F.C. in 1998–99.

International career[edit]

In 2012 Tibi made his debut for the national team in a friendly match against Czech Republic. His form at his club, Maccabi Tel Aviv, has made him a first-team regular, playing steadily for the national team under the lead of Eli Guttman and maintaining good performances.

Career statistics[edit]

Honours[edit]

Beitar Jerusalem

Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Maccabi Tel Aviv

Club[edit]

As of 9 november 2014.

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Israel League Israel State Cup Toto Cup Europe Total
2006–07 Beitar Jerusalem Liga Al 2 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 10 0
2007–08 Hapoel Ra'anana Liga Leumit 33 2 1 0 8 0 0 0 42 2
2008–09 Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan Liga Al 28 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 34 4
2009–10 Beitar Jerusalem 21 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 30 0
Belgium League Belgian Cup League Cup Europe Total
2010–11 Charleroi 1st Division 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Israel League Israel State Cup Toto Cup Europe Total
2010–11 Ironi Kiryat Shmona Ligat ha'Al 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 11 0
2011–12 23 0 2 0 6 0 0 0 31 0
2012–13 Maccabi Tel Aviv 34 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 38 1
2013–14 34 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 36 0
2014–15 7 0 0 0 4 1 6 0 17 1
Total Israel 190 7 10 0 41 1 18 0 262 8
Belgium 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Career total 199 7 10 0 41 0 18 0 271 8

National team[edit]

As of 9 november 2014.

National team Year Total
Apps Goals
Israel
2012 7 0
2013 8 0
2014 3 0
Career Total 18 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eitan Tibi signs a two-year contract with FC Charleroi, on Walla! (Hebrew)
  2. ^ Eitan tibi signs a three-and-a-half year contract with Ironi Kiryat Shmona, on ynet (Hebrew)
  3. ^ Eitan Tibi agreed terms with Maccabi Tel Aviv, on Maccabi Tel Aviv website, 5 August 2012
  4. ^ Eitan tibi 2012–13 statistics, on Maccabi Tel Aviv website
  5. ^ Gyori FC vs Maccabi Tel Aviv match summary, on UEFA.com

External links[edit]

  • Profile on Israel Football Association website
  • Profile on One.co.il (Hebrew)