Moanes Dabour

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Moanes Dabour
Union Vöcklamarkt gegen FC Red Bull Salzburg 18.jpg
Dabour with Red Bull Salzburg in 2016
Personal information
Full name Moanes Dabour
Date of birth (1992-05-14) 14 May 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Nazareth, Israel
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Red Bull Salzburg
Number 9
Youth career
2003–2010 Maccabi Nazareth
2010–2011 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Maccabi Nazareth 5 (0)
2011–2014 Maccabi Tel Aviv 91 (28)
2014–2016 Grasshopper 82 (41)
2016– Red Bull Salzburg 47 (24)
2017 Grasshopper (loan) 13 (7)
National team
2010–2011 Israel U19 7 (5)
2011–2014 Israel U21 22 (13)
2014– Israel 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:42, 28 April 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 September 2015

Moanes Dabour (or Mu'nas Dabbur, Arabic: مؤنس دبور‎, Hebrew: מואנס דאבור‎; born 14 May 1992) is an Arab-Israeli[1] footballer who plays for Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Football Bundesliga, and the Israel national football team as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Maccabi Tel Aviv[edit]

Dabour started his career in the Maccabi Nazareth and Maccabi Tel Aviv youth academies. He made his senior debut with Maccabi Tel Aviv on 2011. In 2011–12, he participated in 26 league matches for Maccabi, scoring eight goals.

In the 2012–13 season, he was part of the Maccabi team that won the Israeli league championship after a ten-year drought, providing the team with 10 goals in 26 matches. Dabour started the season providing two important goals on 27 August 2011 against Maccabi Haifa, goals that were described as "extremely crucial" for the rest of the season in the tight race for achieving the title.

Dabour ended the season after being injured for a one-month period during the warm up to the derby match against Hapoel Tel Aviv on 6 April 2013.[2]

Grasshopper[edit]

On 4 February 2014, Dabour confirmed his transfer to the Swiss Super League after Grasshopper Club Zürich paid a transfer fee of $425,000 to Maccabi Tel Aviv.[3] On 16 February 2014, he had his first appearance at Zurich, when he came on from the bench in the second half scoring two goal and assisting once in a 5–1 win against St. Gallen. Dabour finished his deubt season at Grasshopper with nine goals and four assists in 15 league matches.

The 2014–15 season was comparatively less successful with Dabbur scoring 13 times in the league and 5 in the cup. He also provided 8 assists in the league, reaffirming his position as one of Grasshopper's best and most valuable players.

During the summer of 2015, several clubs were rumoured to be interested in Dabbur, including Werder Bremen and Palermo. However, the only two clubs to bid for him were the aforementioned Palermo and his old club, Maccabi Tel-Aviv. Both bids were rejected and Dabbur signed a new, greatly improved contract with Grasshoppers. Dabbur enjoyed a good start to the 2015–16 season, scoring 6 and assisting 8 goals in his club's first eight games including a goal and a hat-trick of assists in Grasshopper's opening game against FC Thun.

Red Bull Salzburg[edit]

During the 2017-18 season Salzburg had their best ever European campaign. They finished top of their Europa League group, for a record fourth time, before beating Real Sociedad and Borussia Dortmund thus making their first ever appearance in the UEFA Europa League semi-final.[4] On 3 May 2018, he played in the Europa League semi-finals as Olympique de Marseille played out a 1–2 away loss but a 3–2 aggregate win to secure a place in the 2018 UEFA Europa League Final[5]

International career[edit]

In 2013, Dabour was part of the Israel U-21 national team that played in the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship that was hosted in Israel. Dabour started in two out of three matches during the group stage of the tournament, against the U21 national teams of England and Italy.[6][7]

In May 2014, Dabour was named by coach Eli Guttman in the senior Israeli national football team's 25-man squad to play two friendlies against Mexico and Honduras.[8] He made his senior debut against Honduras in a 4–2 victory on 1 June 2014. He scored his first goal for the national team against Andorra in a 4–0 victory on 3 September 2015, in UEFA Euro 2016 qualification.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Dabour is an Arab-Israeli.[10] His brother, Anas Dabour is currently playing as a midfielder for Bnei Lod. Dabour's father Kasam died in a car accident in 2009.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 20 May 2018[12][13][14]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 2009–10 Israeli Premier League 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Maccabi Tel Aviv 2011–12 Israeli Premier League 26 8 1 0 2 1 7 1 36 10
2012–13 26 10 1 0 5 0 0 0 32 10
2013–14 14 4 1 0 0 0 5 0 20 4
Total 66 22 3 0 7 1 12 1 88 24
Grasshopper 2013–14 Super League 15 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 9
2014–15 32 13 3 3 0 0 2 0 37 16
2015–16 35 19 2 3 0 0 0 0 37 22
Total 82 41 5 6 0 0 2 0 89 47
RB Salzburg 2016–17 Austrian Bundesliga 15 2 2 3 0 0 8 1 25 6
2017–18 32 22 2 0 0 0 19 7 52 29
Total 47 24 4 3 0 0 27 8 77 35
Grasshopper 2016–17 Swiss Super League 13 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 7
Total 13 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 7
Career total 212 93 12 9 7 1 41 9 272 112

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Israel's goal tally first.[15]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 September 2015 Sammy Ofer Stadium, Haifa, Israel  Andorra 4–0 4–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Maccabi Tel Aviv

Individual[edit]

Grasshoppers

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gellar, Raphael (2 December 2014). "Will Israel Ruin a Golden Generation of Israeli-Arab Soccer Stars?". Vice News. Retrieved 13 April 2018. 
  2. ^ קרע בשריר לדאבור: ייעדר כחודש אבל יחלים בזמן ליורו [Torn muscle for Dabour] (in Hebrew). Sport5. 7 April 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.sport5.co.il/articles.aspx?FolderID=64&docID=163125&lang=HE
  4. ^ https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2018/matches/round=2000894/match=2022216/prematch/background/index.html
  5. ^ "FC Red Bull Salzburg 2–1 Marseille". BBC Sport. 3 May 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2018. 
  6. ^ Italy U21 v Israel U21 lineups Archived 31 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Israel U21 v England U21 lineup Archived 31 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ http://www.jpost.com/Sports/Benayoun-set-to-break-blue-and-white-cap-record-in-Mexico-353163
  9. ^ "Israel back on track after Andorra stroll". UEFA. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  10. ^ Gellar, Raphael (2 December 2014). "Will Israel Ruin a Golden Generation of Israeli-Arab Soccer Stars?". Vice News. Retrieved 13 April 2018. 
  11. ^ http://www.nrg.co.il/online/71/ART2/573/884.html
  12. ^ "M. Dabbur". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 January 2018. 
  13. ^ Moanes Dabour statistics, Maccabi Tel Aviv official website
  14. ^ "Munas Dabbur » Club matches". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 6 January 2018. 
  15. ^ "Dabour, Moanes". National Football Teams. Retrieved 14 March 2017. 

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