Tal Ben Haim (footballer born 1989)

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Tal Ben Haim
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Ben Haim signing for Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2013
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-08-05) August 5, 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Kfar Saba, Israel
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Number 11
Youth career
2003–2007 Maccabi Petah Tikva
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2012 Maccabi Petah Tikva 122 (29)
2012–2013 Hapoel Tel Aviv 30 (7)
2013– Maccabi Tel Aviv 29 (4)
National team
2007–2008 Israel U19 4 (1)
2008–2010 Israel U21 9 (1)
2011– Israel 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 29, 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 9, 2013

Tal Ben Haim (Hebrew: טל בן חיים‎; born August 5, 1989) is an Israeli footballer who plays for Maccabi Tel Aviv as a forward. He can also play in both flanks of the pitch.

Career[edit]

Maccabi Petah Tikva[edit]

Ben Haim started his career in Maccabi Petah Tikva youth team when he was 14 years old. On 2007–08 season he started playing for the youth ranks of the club, scoring 19 goals in the Israeli Noar Premier League, while late in the season he was promoted to the senior team. On 3 May 2008 he made his debut for the club in a match against Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv. He scored his first goal in the Israeli Premier League against Hapoel Tel Aviv in 24 May 2008.

In the 2008–09 season Ben Haim become a regular choice for the senior squad, and in 2009-10 he occupied the forward position in the club alongside Omer Damari. At the end of the 2011-12 summer transfer window Ben Haim was about to move to Hapoel Tel Aviv after his teammate Omer Damari have moved earlier in that period, but the deal cut short and he remained in the club for another season. That season was a bad one for the club and eventually it was relegated to the second division.

Hapoel Tel Aviv[edit]

On 16 July 2012 Ben Haim officially signed a two-year contract with Hapoel Tel Aviv in a complicated contract that leaves Maccabi Petah Tikva 75% of the fees from his next transfer, alongside a release clause of €1.5 million.[1] He made his debut for the club on his 23rd birthday, 5 August 2012, in the Toto Cup. 7 days later he scored his first goal for the club in the Toto Cup against Maccabi Netanya. On 23 August 2012 he made his first appearance in a European competition against the Luxembourg side F91 Dudelange in a match he also scored. 3 days later he scored his first goal in the Israeli Premier League for Hapoel Tel Aviv against Hapoel Rishon LeZion.

Maccabi Tel Aviv[edit]

On 25 June 2013 Ben Haim was purchased by Maccabi Tel Aviv in a deal including €1.1 million and a future 25% sell-fee to Maccabi Petah Tikva, and he officially signed a four-year contract with the club.[2] He made his debut for the club on 17 July 2013 in the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League second qualifying round match against Győri ETO FC. Ben Haim scored his first goal for the club in the second leg of the match against Győri ETO FC just one week later.

He made his debut for Maccabi in the Israeli Premier League in the first round against Hapoel Acre, providing an assist in a match won 2-0.

International career[edit]

Ben Haim made his debut for the national team on 29 March 2011 in a Euro 2012 Qualifiers match against Georgia. In that match he also scored his first goal for the team, which appeared to be the winning goal, just 6 minutes after he was substituted into the game.

Personal life[edit]

Tal is the son of ex-footballer Ofir Ben Haim.

He has exactly the same name as the Charlton Athletic central defender, Tal Ben Haim, who also plays for Israel, and he is referred to in UEFA reports as Tal Ben-Haim II or Tal Ben-Haim Junior.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 29 October 2013

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Maccabi Petah Tikva 2006-07 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2007-08 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
2008-09 24 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 26 0
2009-10 29 9 3 1 3 0 0 0 35 10
2010-11 30 10 1 0 7 3 0 0 38 13
2011-12 34 9 3 1 3 2 0 0 40 12
Total 122 29 8 2 15 5 0 0 145 36
Hapoel Tel Aviv
2012-13 30 7 1 0 3 2 7 1 41 10
Total 30 7 1 0 3 2 7 1 41 10
Maccabi Tel Aviv
2013-14 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1 12 2
Total 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1 12 2
Career Total 158 37 9 2 18 7 13 2 198 48

International[edit]

As of 7 August 2013

Team Year Total
Apps Goals
Israel
2011 3 1
Career Total 3 1

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 September 2011 Bloomfield Stadium, Tel Aviv, Israel  Georgia 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying

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