|Full name||Eyal Golasa|
|Date of birth||October 7, 1991|
|Place of birth||Netanya, Israel|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2001–2008||Beitar Nes Tubruk|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 June 2015.
Golasa came from the highly successful youth system of Beitar Nes Tubruk and, in the summer of 2008, he joined Maccabi Haifa. Golasa made his debut in the 2008–09 Israeli Premier League. The midfielder remained a substitute at the beginning of this season until coming off the bench in a UEFA Champions League match against Kazakh champion FK Aktobe on August 4. Golasa came off the bench, almost singlehandedly turning around a 0-3 deficit as Maccabi claimed a vital 4-3 victory. After leading Maccabi to the playoff stage of the Champions League, Golasa scored a goal against Red Bull Salzburg, as the Israelis won 3-0. This result enabled the Israelis to return to the group stages of Europe's elite competition.
Golasa has allegedly signed a contract with Italian club S.S. Lazio on February 1, 2010. On 6 February 2010 Maccabi Haifa announced the movement of the talented half-forward on a 4 years and a half deal, with a 4 million €uro release clause. However Lazio, which had purchased Golasa last January and had to give up on him just because of bureaucratic troubles, are going to track him starting from next summer transfer market. In March 2013, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim were rumored to be interested in the services of Golasa, after scoring in Israel U-21s 1-2 loss over Germany U-21s.
He was suspended for six months by Maccabi Haifa after agreeing to sign a new contract. He made a verbal agreement but later backed out, causing club boss Jacob Shachar to suspend him until the end of the season, after which he was sold to PAOK.
Style of play
Golasa is a central midfielder who can play as a playmaker and left midfielder. He is a skilful, modern versatile midfielder who is most comfortable playing an attacking midfielder role; he also can play as a winger or a central midfielder. He has similar characteristics to Barcelona player Iniesta and former footballer Xavi, as well as Mesut Ozil. He has very good touch on the ball, the ability to use both feet, has a great vision and is a great dribbler. He enjoys making fast offensive bursts in the final 3rd of the pitch and has an eye for the goal. He frequently tries scoring long distance goals, but his accuracy and power have to be heavily refined before he will become a deadly long range striker on the ball. In recent times, he has been improving his finishing attributes and Maccabi Haifa has already benefitted from his vital goals. In order for Eyal Golasa to develop into a solid, elegant, all round midfielder, he needs to improve on his strength and fitness; this will then allow him to enter the football elite.
Golasa has played extensively for his nation at youth level from the under-17 side, to the under-21 side of which he is currently a member.
Club career statistics
- (correct as of June 2015)
- Israeli Premier League (2): 2008–09, 2010–11
- Lazio Aiming To Bring Back Eyal Golasa From germany
- Παίκτης του ΠΑΟΚ ο Εγιάλ Γκολάσα
- "Maccabi Haifa's Scouting Eyal Golasa". afootballreport.com.