Maor Buzaglo

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Maor Buzaglo
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Buzaglo with Standard Liège
Personal information
Full name Maor Bar Buzaglo
Date of birth (1988-01-14) January 14, 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Karmiel, Israel
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hapoel Beer Sheva
Number 11
Youth career
1996–1999 Maccabi Tel Aviv
1999–2000 Hapoel Tel Aviv
2000–2001 Beitar Jerusalem
2001–2002 Hapoel Tel Aviv
2002–2003 Olympique Lyon
2003–2006 Maccabi Haifa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Maccabi Haifa 2 (0)
2006–2007 Hapoel Petah Tikva (loan) 21 (5)
2007–2008 Bnei Sakhnin (loan) 33 (9)
2008–2011 Maccabi Tel Aviv 81 (18)
2011–2013 Standard Liège 25 (1)
2013– Hapoel Beer Sheva 107 (32)
National team
2004–2005 Israel U17 12 (9)
2005–2007 Israel U19 34 (21)
2007–2010 Israel U21 15 (8)
2007– Israel 18 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 December 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 October 2011

Maor Bar Buzaglo (Hebrew: מאור בוזגלו‎‎; born January 14, 1988) is an Israeli football player who currently plays for Israeli club Hapoel Beer Sheva and Israel national football team.

Club career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Buzaglo played for the youth clubs of Maccabi Tel Aviv, Hapoel Tel Aviv and Beitar Jerusalem. In 2002, he went on trial to Juventus and participated in a youth tournament. At this tournament he was scouted by Olympique Lyon with whom he signed. After a year in France he returned to Israel joining Maccabi Haifa.

Hapoel Petah Tikva (loan)[edit]

Buzaglo played two matches for Maccabi Haifa, before being loaned out to Hapoel Petah Tikva for the 2006–07 season. In 21 league matches for the club he scored 5 goals including a hat-trick against Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan in a 3–2 victory.

Bnei Sakhnin (loan)[edit]

Buzaglo spent the following 2007–08 season on loan at newly promoted club Bnei Sakhnin. He scored 9 goals in the season while the club finished 4th in the league earning qualification for the opening rounds of the Intertoto Cup. He was named Discovery of the Year at the end of the season.

Maccabi Tel Aviv[edit]

On 30 July 2008, Buzaglo left Maccabi Haifa and signed to a four-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv after long negotiations between Haifa and his father who is also his agent).[citation needed] In the last game of 2008–09 season Buzaglo tore his knee ligaments forcing him out of action for seven months. He returned midway through the 2009–10 season and went on to score 3 goals and assisting 5. He finished the 2010–11 season with 4 goals. At the end of the 2010–11 season he criticised the club publicly in an interview to the Israeli press which, along with his father's criticism, resulted in a misconduct fine and suspension from the club.[citation needed] On 26 June club owner Mitchell Goldhar announced that Buzaglo would no longer be part of the first-team's plans and instead be placed on the transfer list.[citation needed]

Standard Liège[edit]

On 19 August 2011, Buzaglo signed a two-year contract with Belgian club Standard Liège for a transfer fee of €440,000.[1] In his first season with the club he made 10 caps without any goals or assists. In his second and last season with the club he made 21 caps with a goal and two assists to his name.

Hapoel Be'er Sheva[edit]

On 1 July 2013, Buzaglo signed a one-year contract with Hapoel Be'er Sheva, with option for two more years.[2] In his first season at Be'er Sheva, he scored 10 goals and assisted 14 becoming the highest assist provider of the 2013–14 season.

International career[edit]

Buzaglo has represented his country from a very early age, from the U17 level to the senior team. At U19 level, Buzaglo scored 21 goals in 34 matches, including 4 goals in one game against Denmark in a Milk Cup match in 2007. For the Israel U21 team, Buzaglo scored three times in 8 matches.

Buzaglo made his senior international debut for the Israel national football team against the Russian national football team in a EURO 2008 qualifier on 17 November 2007.

Club career statistics[edit]

As of 23 June 2016[citation needed]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Maccabi Haifa 2005–06 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
Hapoel Petah Tikva (loan) 2006–07 21 8 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 8 0
Bnei Sakhnin (loan) 2007–08 33 9 12 1 1 0 8 0 2 0 0 0 42 10 14
Maccabi Tel Aviv 2008–09 33 9 8 1 0 0 8 3 0 0 0 0 41 12 8
2009–10 17 4 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 4 5
2010–11 33 4 11 1 0 0 6 1 0 6 0 1 46 5 12
Standard Liège 2011–12 5 0 0 1 0 0 - - - 4 0 0 10 0 0
2012–13 20 1 2 1 0 0 - - - 0 0 0 21 1 2
Hapoel Be'er Sheva 2013–14 35 10 14 4 1 4 - - - 0 0 0 39 11 18
2014–15 35 13 13 5 1 1 3 0 1 2 1 0 44 15 15
Total Career 234 58 65 16 3 5 32 4 3 12 1 1 292 65 74

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Maccabi Tel Aviv
Hapoel Be'er Sheva

Individual[edit]

Bnei Sakhnin
Hapoel Be'er Sheva

Personal life[edit]

Maor's father is Jacob Buzaglo a former player who played in the 70's and 80's in Hapoel Tel Aviv, Beitar Jerusalem and Hapoel Jerusalem. Older brother Asi Buzaglo and younger brother Almog Buzaglo also play football, Asi at Hapoel Ashkelon and Ohad Buzaglo Manager at Hapoel Jerusalem.[6]

Maor is married to Meran Nimni, niece of Avi Nimni, his former manager at Maccabi Tel Aviv.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asayag, Ofira; Timor, Lior (19 August 2011). "Maor Buzaglo signed a 2-year contract with Standard Liège" (in Hebrew). ONE. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Salant, Talia (29 June 2013). "Down to the Negev: Maor Buzaglo signed for 3 years at Hapoel Be'er Sheva" (in Hebrew). Sport5. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.one.co.il/Article/16-17/1,1,3,0/290574.html?ref=hp
  4. ^ http://sports.walla.co.il/league/157?leagueId=2019
  5. ^ http://sports.walla.co.il/league/157?leagueId=2133
  6. ^ Jacob Buzaglo attacks again Oren Korenfeld, 24 April 2008 (Hebrew)