Tal Ben Haim (footballer born 1989)
Ben Haim signing for Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2013
|Date of birth||August 5, 1989|
|Place of birth||Kfar Saba, Israel|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|2003–2007||Maccabi Petah Tikva|
|2007–2012||Maccabi Petah Tikva||122||(29)|
|2012–2013||Hapoel Tel Aviv||30||(7)|
|2013–||Maccabi Tel Aviv||29||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 29, 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Maccabi Petah Tikva
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
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. 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
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. 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.
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.
Tal is the son of ex-footballer Ofir Ben Haim.
As of 29 October 2013
|Maccabi Petah Tikva||2006-07||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|Hapoel Tel Aviv|
|Maccabi Tel Aviv|
As of 7 August 2013
|1.||6 September 2011||Bloomfield Stadium, Tel Aviv, Israel||Georgia||1–0||1–0||UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying|