Maher Atta

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Maher Atta
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-03-23) March 23, 1970 (age 47)
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1989–1992 Catawba College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1997 Carolina Dynamo
1997–1998 Cleveland Crunch (indoor) 1 (0)
1998 Jacksonville Cyclones 17 (0)
1998 Hampton Roads Mariners 4 (0)
1999–2000 Carolina Dynamo 24 (1)
2002 Carolina Dynamo 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Maher Atta is a retired soccer defender who played professionally in the USISL A-League and National Professional Soccer League.

Atta attended Catawba College where he played on the men’s soccer team from 1989 to 1992. He was a 1992 NAIA Third Team All American.[1] Atta graduated with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical fitness. In 1993, Atta turned professional with the Carolina Dynamo of the USISL. He played for the Dynamo until 1997, winning the 1993 and 1994 USISL outdoor titles with them. In November 1997, Atta signed with the Cleveland Crunch of the National Professional Soccer League, but played only one game that season. In 1998, Atta was invited to the Major League Soccer combine, after spending a summer with the Tampa Mutiny playing exhibition games in Miami, Columbia and Peru. Maher was not drafted, However, he signed with the Jacksonville Cyclones. Maher played over 130 games for the Dynamo. That year, he also began working for TEKsystems where he has been for the last 18 years. In 1999, Atta rejoined the Dynamo for two seasons. In 2002, he returned for one more season with Carolina. In 2006, the Dynamo inducted Atta into the team’s Hall of Fame.[2]