Guy Melamed

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Guy Melamed
גיא מלמד
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-09-12) September 12, 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Haifa, Israel
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
F.C. Ru'ah Tel Aviv
Youth career
Maccabi Haifa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2001 Maccabi Haifa 32 (0)
2000–2001 Zafririm Holon (loan) 34 (0)
2001–2005 Boston College 77 (9)
2005 Colorado Rapids 14 (0)
2006– F.C. Ru'ah Tel Aviv 220 (10)
National team
1997 Israel U18 7 (0)
1999–2000 Israel U21 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:39, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Guy Melamed (Hebrew: גיא מלמד‎‎; born September 12, 1979 in Haifa) is an Israeli soccer defender for F.C. Ruakh Tel Aviv.

Melamed came to the United States to play college soccer at Boston College, and was a four-year starter for the Eagles. He was named All-Big East his last three years in school. However, his status as a senior international turned off many MLS teams, and he slipped to the fourth round of the 2005 MLS SuperDraft, where he was taken by the Colorado Rapids with the 43rd pick. Subsequently, Melamed became the first Israeli to play in MLS.[1]

Melamed was released, by his request, in September 2005. He had an unsuccessful trial with Dundee FC of the Scottish First Division in October 2005. He currently plays for Liga Gimel club F.C. Ruakh Tel Aviv.

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