Eyal Golasa

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Eyal Golasa
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Eyal Golasa with Israel in 2012
Personal information
Full name Eyal Golasa
Date of birth (1991-10-07) October 7, 1991 (age 24)
Place of birth Netanya, Israel
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Maccai Tel Aviv
Number 23
Youth career
2001–2008 Beitar Nes Tubruk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2014 Maccabi Haifa 128 (13)
2014–2016 PAOK 35 (0)
2016– Maccabi Tel Aviv 0 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Israel U17 16 (3)
2008–2009 Israel U18 2 (0)
2008–2010 Israel U19 8 (1)
2008–2013 Israel U21 20 (1)
2010–2011 [1] Israel 7 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 June 2016.


Eyal Golasa (or Eyal Golsa, Hebrew: אייל גולסה‎‎), (born October 7, 1991 in Netanya) is an Israeli professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Club career[edit]

Maccabi Haifa[edit]

Golasa came from the highly successful youth system of Beitar Nes Tubruk and, in the summer of 2008, he joined Maccabi Haifa. He 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 UEFA 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. At that time he was being monitored by major European clubs. Websites specializing on football scouting would present him as the new star of the Israeli football.

On 1 February 2010, Golasa had reportedly signed a contract with Italian club S.S. Lazio.[2] Five days later, the club announced the signing on a 4.5-year deal. However, Golasa decided to return to Israel to rejoin Maccabi Haifa and apologised for joining Lazio without informing Maccabi Haifa. Maccabi Haifa confirmed the player was staying and stated the Lazio contract was not valid because they had not been informed of negotiations between Golasa and Lazio.[3][4]

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.

PAOK[edit]

On 24 June 2014, Golasa was transferred to the Greek football team PAOK for an undisclosed fee till summer 2017.[5] He couldn't help the club during the Super League 2014–15 play-offs as he suffered a second degree sprain in the left groin and according to medical reports will be back in action after four to six weeks.[6]

Maccabi Tel Aviv[edit]

In July 2016, Golasa returned to his native Israel, joining Maccabi Tel Aviv.[7]

International career[edit]

Golasa has played extensively for his nation at youth level from the under-17 side, to the under-21 side. On 9 February 2011, he made his international debut in a 2–0 home friendly loss against Serbia.

Club career statistics[edit]

As of 3 April 2016.[8]
Club Season League Cup Toto Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Maccabi Haifa 2008–09 27 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 33 1 0
Maccabi Haifa 2009–10 16 5 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 10 2 0 30 7 2
Maccabi Haifa 2010–11 26 2 1 3 0 0 4 1 0 2 0 0 35 3 1
Maccabi Haifa 2011–12 25 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 2 3 39 5 5
Maccabi Haifa 2012–13 27 2 2 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 32 2 3
Maccabi Haifa 2013–14 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 1 11 2 2
PAOK 2014–15 24 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 34 0 1
PAOK 2015–16 11 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 17 0 0
Career total 154 13 8 11 0 1 17 1 0 38 6 5 220 20 14

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Maccabi Haifa

References[edit]

  1. ^ Golasa, Eyal, national football teams.com
  2. ^ Griver, Simon (1 February 2010). "Eyal Golasa joins Lazio". The Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Griver, Simon (10 February 2010). "Golasa returns to Maccabi Haifa". Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Landolina, Salvatore (6 February 2010). "Lazio Aiming To Bring Back Eyal Golasa From Maccabi Haifa - Report". Goal. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  5. ^ Παίκτης του ΠΑΟΚ ο Εγιάλ Γκολάσα
  6. ^ Konstantinidis, Golasa ruled out of play-offs Retrieved 9 May 2015
  7. ^ "Eyal Golasa signed for Maccabi". Maccabi Tel-Aviv. 8 July 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  8. ^ [1]

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