Dor Micha

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Dor Micha
Maccabi Tel-Aviv against Dynamo Kiev Micha dor.jpg
Dor Micha with Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2011
Personal information
Full name Dor Micha
Date of birth (1992-03-02) March 2, 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Givatayim, Israel
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Number 15
Youth career
2004–2011 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Maccabi Tel Aviv 134 (17)
National team
2009–2010 Israel U-18 5 (2)
2010–2011 Israel U-19 9 (2)
2011–2014 Israel U-21 16 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 May 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 September 2014

Dor Micha (or Dor Miha, Hebrew: דור מיכה‎‎; born March 2, 1992), is an Israeli footballer who plays as a midfielder for Israeli football club Maccabi Tel Aviv. Micha can play either at the right or left side of the midfield. He studied at Kalay High School at Giv'atayim.

Club career[edit]

Micha joined Maccabi Tel Aviv when he was 8 years old. On 2004 he started playing with the youth team and was tagged as a potential talent since he joined. Former international player Eli Ohana, his manager in the Israel U-19 National Team, even described him in an interview in August 2011 as "the most talented player I have ever managed".[1]

On February 12, 2011 after the arrival of Moti Ivanir as the new manager of Maccabi and as a rejuvenation period led by the club, Micha made his debut for the club against Hapoel Ramat Gan in a match Maccabi Tel Aviv won at the score 3–0. Micha scored the 3rd goal and assisted another one in that game. On September 29, 2011 Micha scored his first goal in a European competition, leading his team to a 1–1 draw after a stunning shot against Dynamo Kiev in Bloomfield Stadium on the Europa League group stage.

In the 2012/2013 season Micha was a key player in Maccabi Tel Aviv success in retaining the championship, playing 28 games and scoring 5 goals, and mostly excelled during the latter stages of the season after scoring in both Derby matches against Hapoel Tel Aviv in the playoffs.

In 2013-14 Micha continued his good run from the end of the last season by scoring a crucial away goal against FC Bordeaux in the Europa League group stage, which obtained Maccabi its first ever win in the competitions group stage.

International career[edit]

Under-21 team[edit]

On September 5, 2011, Micha made his debut in Israel U-21 team against England. The decision to not include him in the squad for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2013 was controversial. Micha was a central figure in the team during the 2015 European Under-21 Championship qualifications which Israel finished second and was supposed to qualify but did not since only the best four teams who finished second in the groups qualified.

Senior[edit]

Micha was called up to the senior Israel squad for a friendly against Serbia in May 2016.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Kobi, Dor's father, was also an Israeli footballer that played for Maccabi Tel Aviv. He retired at the age of 26 due to a knee injury.

Career statistics[edit]

Honours[edit]

Maccabi Tel Aviv

Club[edit]

As of 4 October 2013.

Season Club League League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
2010-11 Maccabi Tel Aviv IPL 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 1
2011-12 34 3 4 1 0 0 3 2 1 8 1 1 46 6 6
2012-13 28 5 3 1 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 33 5 4
2013-14 31 3 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 2 39 4 11
2014-15 32 5 10 4 0 3 3 0 0 5 0 1 44 5 14
Career Total 133 17 27 7 0 3 10 2 2 20 2 4 170 21 36

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eli Ohana: Dor Micha is probably the most talented player I have ever managed on Walla.co.il (Hebrew)
  2. ^ "Serbia vs Israel". espn.co.uk. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2016.