Eliran Atar

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Eliran Atar
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Atar training with Maccabi
Personal information
Full name Eliran Atar
Date of birth (1987-02-17) February 17, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Tel Aviv, Israel
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Stade de Reims
Number 9
Youth career
Bnei Yehuda
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2010 Bnei Yehuda 112 (26)
2010–2013 Maccabi Tel Aviv 95 (53)
2013– Stade de Reims 18 (2)
National team
2005–2006 Israel U-19 8 (3)
2012– Israel 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Eliran Atar (born 17 February 1987) is an Israeli professional footballer currently playing for the French side Stade de Reims.

Club career[edit]

On February 7, 2009, when playing for Bnei Yehuda, Atar scored from an overhead kick that was a candidate for the 2009 Puskás Award, though finishing fourth (i.e., the fourth most beautiful goal of that year).[1][2][3] He became the top scorer of the 2008–09 Israeli Premier League season with 14 goals.

On May 7, 2010, Eliran signed a four-years contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv for a transfer fee of $1.2 million.[4]

On 26 August 2010 he was selected to the Player Of The Match with 2 amazing goals on the win 4–3 over PSG in the Europa League. Atar completed his first season with Maccabi as club's Top Goalscorer with 18 league goals and 22 overall (all competitions) season goals. He attracts interest from VfL Wolfsburg, 1. FC Nuremberg, Parma and Betis. After speculation over Atar's future, on June 24 Atar signed a four-year deal with Ligue 1 side Stade de Reims.

International career[edit]

On August 28, 2010 Atar received his first[5] call-up for the Israeli National Team squad for UEFA Euro 2012 qualifiers against Malta and Georgia but was forced to withdrew himself from the squad due to an eye injury received in a league match against Beitar Jerusalem. On October 2012 Atar was called up again to Israeli squad before a double header 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg but yet again was released from the squad due to a lower back injury without making a national appearance.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Individual[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 3 March 2014
Club Season League Cup Europe International Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Assists
Bnei Yehuda 2003–04 6 0 1 6 0 1
2004–05 9 0 0 4 1 13 1 -
2005–06 6 0 0 7 0 13 0 -
2006–07 11 0 0 6 1 17 1 -
2007–08 20 4 0 5 1 25 5 -
2008–09 27 14 1 2 0 29 14 1
2009–10 33 8 3 5 1 7 4 44 13 3
Total 112 26 5 29 4 7 4 147 34 5
Maccabi Tel Aviv 2010–11 33 18 8 2 2 2 - 43 22 8
2011–12 31 13 7 4 1 10 6 44 20 7
2012–13 31 22 4 4 3 - - 1 - 35 25 4
Total 95 53 11 16 6 12 8 1 - 123 67 19
Stade de Reims 2013–14 Ligue 1 16 2 1 2 0 0 - 18 2 1
Total 16 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 - 18 2 1
Total 222 79 17 46 8 19 12 1 - 287 99 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIFA Puskás Award results
  2. ^ "Jest luty, a już mamy gola ROKU!". Sportfan (in Polish). o2.pl. 2009-02-09. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Take a bow son: Eliran Atar (Bnei Yehuda) & Simon Cox (Swindon)". 101greatgoals.com. 2009-02-09. Retrieved 2009-02-11. [dead link]
  4. ^ מעריבnrg
  5. ^ UEFA.com – UEFA EURO 2012 – Israel-Malta

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