Omer Damari

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Omer Damari
עומר דמארי
FC Red Bull Salzburg gegen Austria Wien 43.JPG
Damari with FK Austria Wien in 2014.
Personal information
Full name Omer Damari
Date of birth (1989-03-24) 24 March 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Rishon LeZion, Israel
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
RB Leipzig
Number 13
Youth career
Maccabi Petah Tikva
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Maccabi Petah Tikva 118 (29)
2011–2014 Hapoel Tel Aviv 101 (56)
2014–2015 Austria Wien 13 (8)
2015– RB Leipzig 4 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Israel U19 10 (3)
2008–2010 Israel U21 10 (0)
2010– Israel 17 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 March 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 November 2014

Omer Damari (Hebrew: עומר דמארי‎, born 24 March 1989) is an Israeli footballer who plays as striker for German 2. Bundesliga club RB Leipzig and the Israel national football team.

Personal Life[edit]

Omer Damari is Jewish.

Club career[edit]

Maccabi Petah Tikva[edit]

Omer grew up in the youth ranks for Maccabi Petah Tikva and made his debut for the senior side in 21 November 2006 in a Toto Cup Al game against F.C. Ashdod.[1] Due to his speed and ball skills he was deployed in wide midfield mostly but later became the leading striker for Maccabi due to good goalscoring form. He made 140 appearances for Maccabi, starting 88 matches, with 52 substitute appearances and scoring 32 goals.

Hapoel Tel Aviv[edit]

On 3 July 2011, Damari moved to Hapoel Tel Aviv costing €1.5 million, where he signed a 5-year contract with €3 million buy-out clause.[2]

Austria Wien[edit]

In July 2014 Damari signed with Austria Wien.

RB Leipzig[edit]

In January 2015 Damari signed with RB Leipzig of the 2. Bundesliga.[3]

International career[edit]

During the 2010–11 Israeli Premier League season Damari scored 15 goals and was called up for the national team for the first time. On 17 November 2010 he made his debut in a friendly against Iceland at Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv, scoring two goals in the opening fifteen minutes of a 3–2 win.[4]

Damari was selected by Eli Guttman for UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying. On 13 October 2014, he scored a hat-trick in a 4–1 away win over Andorra, the first goal coming in the third minute.[5]

Honours[edit]

Hapoel Tel Aviv

Career statistics[edit]

As of 10 March 2015
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Maccabi Petah Tikva 2006–07 4 0 2 1 3 0 9 1
2007–08 23 3 1 0 4 0 28 3
2008–09 29 1 1 0 4 1 34 2
2009–10 32 10 3 1 5 0 40 11
2010–11 30 15 1 0 4 2 35 17
Total 118 29 8 2 20 3 146 34
Hapoel Tel Aviv 2011–12 36 17 4 2 5 2 10 4 55 25
2012–13 29 13 3 1 2 0 5 1 39 15
2013–14 36 26 1 0 0 0 4 5 41 31
Total 101 56 8 3 7 2 19 10 135 71
Austria Wien 2014–15 13 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 15 10
Total 13 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 15 10
RB Leipzig 2014–15 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Career Total 236 93 19 7 27 5 19 10 301 115

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 17 November 2010 Bloomfield Stadium, Tel Aviv, Israel  Iceland 1–0 3–2 Friendly
2 2–0
3 14 November 2012 Teddy Stadium, Jerusalem, Israel  Belarus 1–0 1–2 Friendly
4 1 June 2014 BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, United States  Honduras 3–1 4–2 Friendly
5 10 October 2014 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus  Cyprus 1–0 2–1 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
6 13 October 2014 Estadi Comunal d'Andorra la Vella, Andorra la Vella, Andorra  Andorra 1–0 4–1 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
7 2–1
8 3–1
9 16 November 2014 Sammy Ofer Stadium, Haifa, Israel  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile at One!
  2. ^ Hapoel Presents Damari
  3. ^ "WECHSEL PERFEKT! OMER DAMARI IST AB SOFORT EIN LEIPZIGER BULLE!" (in German). Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Israel 3-2 Iceland". UEFA. 17 November 2010. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Damari treble does job for Israel in Andorra". UEFA. 13 October 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2015.