Hen Ezra

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Hen Ezra
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Ezra with Maccabi Haifa in 2013
Personal information
Full name Hen Ezra
Date of birth (1989-01-19) January 19, 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Beersheba, Israel
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Attatking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Beitar Jerusalem
Number 18
Youth career
Hapoel Be'er Sheva
Beitar Tubruk
2007–2008 Maccabi Netanya
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2012 Maccabi Netanya 79 (16)
2008–2009 Hapoel Kfar Saba (loan) 29 (4)
2012–2016 Maccabi Haifa 120 (25)
2016–2017 Hapoel Tel Aviv 13 (2)
2017– Beitar Jerusalem 1 (0)
National team
2006 Israel U17 3 (1)
2007 Israel U18 2 (0)
2007–2008 Israel U19 9 (0)
2012– Israel 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 January 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 July 2013

Hen Ezra (Hebrew: חן עזרא‎‎, born 19 January 1989)[1] is an Israeli footballer who plays as a midfielder for Israeli Premier League club Beitar Jerusalem.

Career[edit]

Ezra played in the youth teams of Hapoel Be'er Sheva and Beitar Tubruk. In 2007 he moved to Maccabi Netanya, and the following season was loaned to Hapoel Kfar Saba to gain experience in that season he finished with 4 goals and 3 assists in summer 2009 he returned to Maccabi Netanya.

Breakthrough season: 2011–12[edit]

In summer 2011 Ezra was closed in Maccabi Haifa, but eventually stayed in Netanya. under the guidance of Reuven Atar Ezra excelled in all games playing in the left winger position He scored his first goal of the new season in a 6–2 win against Hapoel Rishon LeZion in which he added another goal and had a terrific match Ezra then continued his fine season by scoring another 10 goals and assists 3 Ezra was heavily praised by the Israeli media this season.

Maccabi Haifa[edit]

In June 2012 he moved to Maccabi Haifa for a fee of $1,000,000 and a four years contract worth approximately $700,000[2] In 2012/2013 season he played for Maccabi Haifa Ezra excelled under the guidance of coach Arik Benado (that replaced Reuven Atar) finishing the season with 9 goals and 14 assists and was selected "Team of the season" of Ma'ariv.

International[edit]

He has played for the Israel national side at U17, U18, U19, and senior level, and was a part of the U21 squad (although he never won a cap). On September 7, 2012 Ezra made is debut on the national team, when he played in the game against Azerbaijan in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. On June 2, 2013 he scored his debut goal, in a friendly match against Honduras.

Club career statistics[edit]

(correct As of 3 August 2014)[3]
Club Season League Cup Toto Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Maccabi Netanya 2007–08 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 2
Hapoel Kfar Saba (loan) 2008–09 29 4 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 34 4 3
Maccabi Netanya 2009–10 10 1 3 0 0 0 5 1 2 3 1 0 18 3 5
2010–11 28 3 3 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 35 3 3
2011–12 37 12 3 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 42 13 4
Maccabi Haifa 2012–13 36 9 14 4 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 44 9 15
2013–14 24 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 3 1 20 6 4
2014–15 22 6 8 2 1 1 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 157 31 27 16 2 1 27 2 8 8 3 1 208 38 37

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Maccabi Haifa

Individual[edit]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Israel's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 June 2013 Citi Field, New York City, USA  Honduras 1–0 2–0 Friendly

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