Maor Buzaglo

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Maor Buzaglo
מאור בוזגלו
Personal information
Full name Maor Bar Buzaglo
Date of birth (1988-01-14) January 14, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Holon, Israel
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hapoel Beer Sheva
Number 11
Youth career
1996–1999 Maccabi Tel Aviv
1999–2000 Hapoel Tel Aviv
2000–2001 Beitar Jerusalem
2001–2002 Hapoel Tel Aviv
2002–2003 Olympique Lyon
2003–2006 Maccabi Haifa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Maccabi Haifa 2 (0)
2006–2007 Hapoel Petah Tikva (loan) 21 (5)
2007–2008 Bnei Sakhnin (loan) 33 (9)
2008–2011 Maccabi Tel Aviv 81 (18)
2011–2013 Standard Liège 25 (1)
2013– Hapoel Beer Sheva 35 (10)
National team
2004–2005 Israel U17 12 (9)
2005–2007 Israel U19 34 (21)
2007–2010 Israel U21 15 (8)
2007– Israel 16 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 December 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 October 2011

Maor Bar Buzaglo (Hebrew: מאור בר בוזגלו‎; born January 14, 1988) is an Israeli football player who currently plays for Israeli club Hapoel Beer Sheva and Israel national football team.

Club career[edit]

Buzaglo has played for the youth clubs of Maccabi Tel Aviv, Hapoel Tel Aviv and Beitar Jerusalem. In 2002 he went on trial to Juventus and participated in youth tournament. On this tournament he was scouted by Olympique Lyon and signed with French club. After a year he returned to Israel and joined Maccabi Haifa.[1]

Hapoel Petah Tikva[edit]

Buzaglo played two matches for Maccabi Haifa, before being loaned out to Hapoel Petah Tikva for the 2006–07 season. In 21 league matches for the club, he scored 5 goals including a hat-trick against Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan in a 3–2 victory.

Bnei Sakhnin[edit]

Buzaglo spent the following season, the 2007–08 season on loan at the newly promoted club, Bnei Sakhnin. The club finished 4th in the league and qualify for the opening rounds of the Intertoto Cup. Buzaglo scored 9 goals in the season. This left him as the eighth equal highest goalscorer in the 2007–08 Israeli Premier League. He was named Discovery of the Year at the end of the season.

Maccabi Tel Aviv[edit]

On 30 July 2008, he left Maccabi Haifa and signed to a 4-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv, after some long negotiations between Haifa and his father (who is also his agent).[citation needed] At the last game of 2008–09 season Buzaglo tore his Knee Ligaments and was forced to seat out for 7 months. He came back at mid-2009–10 season scoring since then 3 goals and assisting 5 more ensuring his full recovery. Buzaglo finished 2010–11 season with 4 goals. As 2010–11 season ended Buzaglo made an interview to Israeli press criticising the club publicly which alongside with his father's criticism resulted in a misconduct fine and suspension from the club.[citation needed] On June 26 the club owner Mitchell Goldhar announced that Maor Buzaglo is no longer in the team professional plans that he is placed on the transfer list an announcement that attracted interest from town rivals Hapoel Tel Aviv but was denied by his father/agent.[citation needed]

Standard Liège[edit]

On 19 August 2011, he signed a two-year contract with Belgian club Standard Liège for a transfer fee of €440,000.[2] In his first season with the club he made 10 caps without any goals or assists. In his second and last season with the club he made 21 caps with a goal and two assists to his name.

International career[edit]

Buzaglo has represented his country from a very early age, from the U17 level to the senior team. At U19 level, Buzaglo scored 21 goals in 34 matches, including 4 goals in one game against Denmark in a Milk Cup match in 2007. For the Israel U21 team, Buzaglo scored three times in 8 matches.

Buzaglo made his senior international debut for the Israel national football team against the Russian national football team in a EURO 2008 qualifier on 17 November 2007.

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

  • Israeli Premier League Discovery of the Year (1):
    • 2007–08

Personal life[edit]

Maor's father is Jacob Buzaglo a former player who played in the 70's and 80's in Hapoel Tel Aviv, Beitar Jerusalem and Hapoel Jerusalem. Older brother Asi Buzaglo and younger brother Almog Buzaglo also play football, both currently play at Maccabi Amishav Petah Tikva.[3]

Maor is married to Meran Nimni, niece of Avi Nimni, his former manager at Maccabi Tel Aviv.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "אודות: אודות מאור". maorbuzaglo.co.il. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Asayag, Ofira; Timor, Lior (19 August 2011). "Maor Buzaglo signed a 2-year contract with Standard Liège" (in Hebrew). ONE. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
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