Weaam Amasha

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Weaam Amasha
Personal information
Full name Weeam Amasha
Date of birth (1985-08-08) 8 August 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Buq'ata, Golan Heights
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Maccabi Haifa
Number 14
Youth career
Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Ironi Kiryat Shmona 65 (16)
2008–2009 Maccabi Ahi Nazareth (loan) 25 (6)
2011- Maccabi Haifa 51 (25)
2014 Ironi Kiryat Shmona (loan) 10 (5)
National team
2003–2004 Israel U19 14 (2)
2005–2006 Israel U21 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Weeam Amasha (Arabic: وئام عماشة‎; born 8 August 1985), also known as Wiam Amasha,[1] (Hebrew: וויאם עמאשה‎) or Weeam/Wiyam Amashe, is a Syrian-born Druze footballer.

Early life[edit]

Amasha is a Druze from the village Buq'ata, Golan Heights. He holds no official citizenship but rather an Israeli Travel Document. With special permission from FIFA, Amasha played for Israel despite having received interest from the Syrian Football Association. When Amasha goes to a match abroad he is required to get a visa for any country since he doesn't hold a real passport.

Club career[edit]

On 7 June 20, 2011 Amasha signed a four-year contract with Israeli defending champion Maccabi Haifa.

Amasha made his debut on 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round, 13 July 2011, against Borac Banja Luka and scored three goals.


International career[edit]

After catching the eye of Israel national team manager, Luis Fernández, Amasha was thought to be on his way to making a full national team appearance.[2] Due to changes in FIFA statutes, Amasha can not represent the full national team without acquiring an Israeli passport. On November 30, 2011 FIFA gave Amasha special permission to play for the Israeli national team without a passport.[2]

Honours[edit]

Ironi Kiryat Shmona[edit]

Maccabi Haifa[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player profile on the Israeli FA website". The Israel Football Association. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Elbaz, Shalom (2010-10-18). וויאם עמאשה לא זומן לנבחרת בגלל שאין לו דרכון [Wiyam Amasha Was Not Called Up To National Team Due To Lack Of Passport] (in Hebrew). One.co.il. Retrieved 2010-10-18.