Eliran Atar

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Eliran Atar
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Eliran Atar in 2013
Personal information
Full name Eliran Atar
Date of birth (1987-02-17) February 17, 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth Tel Aviv, Israel
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Maccabi Haifa
Number 16
Youth career
Bnei Yehuda
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2010 Bnei Yehuda 112 (26)
2010–2013 Maccabi Tel Aviv 95 (53)
2013–2015 Stade de Reims 23 (2)
2015– Maccabi Haifa 15 (6)
National team
2005–2006 Israel U-19 8 (3)
2012– Israel 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 January 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

Eliran Atar (born 17 February 1987) is an Israeli professional footballer currently playing for the Israeli Team Maccabi Haifa.

Club career[edit]

On February 7, 2009, when playing for Bnei Yehuda, Atar scored from an overhead kick that was a candidate for the 2009 Puskás Award, though finishing fourth (i.e., the fourth most beautiful goal of that year).[1][2][3] He became the top scorer of the 2008–09 Israeli Premier League season with 14 goals.

On May 7, 2010, Eliran signed a four-years contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv for a transfer fee of $1.2 million.[4]

On 26 August 2010 he was selected to the Player Of The Match with 2 amazing goals on the win 4–3 over PSG in the Europa League. Atar completed his first season with Maccabi as club's Top Goalscorer with 18 league goals and 22 overall (all competitions) season goals. He attracts interest from VfL Wolfsburg, 1. FC Nuremberg, Parma and Betis. After speculation over Atar's future, on June 24 Atar signed a four-year deal with Ligue 1 side Stade de Reims.

On 15 Junury 2015 he signed a three half-year deal with Israeli Premier League side Maccabi Haifa.

International career[edit]

On August 28, 2010 Atar received his first[5] call-up for the Israeli National Team squad for UEFA Euro 2012 qualifiers against Malta and Georgia but was forced to withdrew himself from the squad due to an eye injury received in a league match against Beitar Jerusalem. On October 2012 Atar was called up again to Israeli squad before a double header 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg but yet again was released from the squad due to a lower back injury without making a national appearance.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Maccabi Tel Aviv[edit]

Individual[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 20 January 2015
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bnei Yehuda 2003–04 6 0 6 0
2004–05 9 0 4 1 13 1
2005–06 6 0 7 0 13 0
2006–07 11 0 6 1 17 1
2007–08 20 4 5 1 25 5
2008–09 27 14 2 0 29 14
2009–10 33 8 5 1 7 4 44 13
Total 112 26 29 4 7 4 147 34
Maccabi Tel Aviv 2010–11 33 18 2 1 2 2 43 22
2011–12 31 13 1 10 6 0 44 20
2012–13 31 22 4 3 0 0 35 25
Total 95 53 !16 6 12 8 123 67
Stade de Reims 2013–14 22 2 2 0 0 0 24 2
2014–15 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 23 2 2 0 0 0 25 2
Maccabi Haifa 2014–15 7 5 0 0 0 0 7 5
Total 7 5 0 0 0 0 7 5
Total 336 84 46 8 19 12 301 104

International statistics[edit]

As of 30 November 2014
Team Year Total
Apps Goals
Israel
2013 1 0
Career Total 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIFA Puskás Award results
  2. ^ "Jest luty, a już mamy gola ROKU!". Sportfan (in Polish). o2.pl. 2009-02-09. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Take a bow son: Eliran Atar (Bnei Yehuda) & Simon Cox (Swindon)". 101greatgoals.com. 2009-02-09. Retrieved 2009-02-11. [dead link]
  4. ^ מעריבnrg
  5. ^ UEFA.com – UEFA EURO 2012 – Israel-Malta

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