Omer Damari

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Omer Damari
FC Salzburg gegen Admira Wacker Mödling Oktober 2015 05.JPG
Damari with Red Bull Salzburg, 2015
Personal information
Full name Omer Damari
Date of birth (1989-03-24) 24 March 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Rishon LeZion, Israel
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Maccabi Haifa
Number 10
Youth career
Maccabi Petah Tikva
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Maccabi Petah Tikva 118 (29)
2011–2014 Hapoel Tel Aviv 101 (56)
2014–2015 Austria Wien 13 (8)
2015– RB Leipzig 10 (0)
2015–2016 Red Bull Salzburg (loan) 16 (4)
2016 New York Red Bulls (loan) 4 (0)
2017– Maccabi Haifa (loan) 1 (1)
National team
2007–2008 Israel U19 10 (3)
2008–2010 Israel U21 10 (0)
2010– Israel 20 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 January 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 January 2017

Omer Damari (Hebrew: עומר דמארי‎‎, born 24 March 1989) is an Israeli footballer who plays for Israeli Premier League club Maccabi Haifa and for the Israel national team as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Maccabi Petah Tikva[edit]

Omer grew up in the youth ranks for Maccabi Petah Tikva and made his debut for the senior side on 21 November 2006 in a Toto Cup Al game against F.C. Ashdod.[1] Due to his speed and ball skills he was deployed in wide midfield mostly but later became the leading striker for Maccabi due to good goalscoring form. He made 146 appearances for Maccabi, starting 88 matches, with 58 substitute appearances and scoring 34 goals.

Hapoel Tel Aviv[edit]

On 3 July 2011, Damari moved to Hapoel Tel Aviv costing €1.5 million, where he signed a 5-year contract with €3 million buy-out clause.[2] Damari helped Hapoel to the Israel State Cup during his first year at the club. He made 101 league appearance for Hapoel, scoring 56 goals in the process. During the 2013/14 season he scored a career high 26 league goals and 31 in all competitions. His fine play during the season led to interest from various clubs throughout Europe.

Austria Wien[edit]

In July 2014 Damari signed with Austria Wien. On 9 August 2014 Damari made his first appearance for the club scoring the opening goal for Wien in a 2-2 draw with SC Wiener Neustadt.[3] He ended the season scoring 10 goals in 15 appearances.

Damari playing for Austria Wien in 2014

RB Leipzig[edit]

In January 2015 Damari signed with RB Leipzig of the 2. Bundesliga.[4]

FC Red Bull Salzburg[edit]

On 30 July 2015 Damari was loaned to sister club FC Red Bull Salzburg for one season.[5] Damari established himself as a starter for Salzburg but was limited to 16 league games due to injury in which he managed to score 4 goals and provide 4 assists. He helped the club to the league and cup title during his loan spell.

New York Red Bulls[edit]

On 4 August 2016 Damari was once again sent on loan by RB Leipzig , this time to New York Red Bulls. [6] Damari made his debut for New York on August 13 coming on in the second half in a 3-1 victory against the Montreal Impact. [7] The following week, Damari scored his first goal for the club in a 1-1 draw against Alianza F.C. in the CONCACAF Champions League.[8]

Maccabi Haifa F.C[edit]

On 12 January 2017 Damari has signed a contract with Maccabi Haifa.

International career[edit]

During the 2010–11 Israeli Premier League season Damari scored 15 goals and was called up for the national team for the first time. On 17 November 2010 he made his debut in a friendly against Iceland at Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv, scoring two goals in the opening fifteen minutes of a 3–2 win.[9]

Damari was selected by Eli Guttman for UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying. On 13 October 2014, he scored a hat-trick in a 4–1 away win over Andorra, the first goal coming in the third minute.[10]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Hapoel Tel Aviv
Red Bull Salzburg

Career statistics[edit]

As of 13 August 2016
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Maccabi Petah Tikva 2006–07 4 0 2 1 3 0 9 1
2007–08 23 3 1 0 4 0 28 3
2008–09 29 1 1 0 4 1 34 2
2009–10 32 10 3 1 5 0 40 11
2010–11 30 15 1 0 4 2 35 17
Total 118 29 8 2 20 3 146 34
Hapoel Tel Aviv 2011–12 36 17 4 2 5 2 10 4 55 25
2012–13 29 13 3 1 2 0 5 1 39 15
2013–14 36 26 1 0 0 0 4 5 41 31
Total 101 56 8 3 7 2 19 10 135 71
Austria Wien 2014–15 13 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 15 10
Total 13 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 15 10
RB Leipzig 2014–15 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Total 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Red Bull Salzburg 2015–16 16 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 4
Total 16 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 4
New York Red Bulls 2016 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 1
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 1
Maccabi Haifa 2016–17 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Total 263 98 19 7 27 5 20 11 328 120

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 17 November 2010 Bloomfield Stadium, Tel Aviv, Israel  Iceland 1–0 3–2 Friendly
2 2–0
3 14 November 2012 Teddy Stadium, Jerusalem, Israel  Belarus 1–0 1–2 Friendly
4 1 June 2014 BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, United States  Honduras 3–1 4–2 Friendly
5 10 October 2014 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus  Cyprus 1–0 2–1 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
6 13 October 2014 Estadi Comunal d'Andorra la Vella, Andorra la Vella, Andorra  Andorra 1–0 4–1 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
7 2–1
8 3–1
9 16 November 2014 Sammy Ofer Stadium, Haifa, Israel  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile at One!
  2. ^ Hapoel Presents Damari
  3. ^ "SC Wiener Neustadt-Austria Wien (2-2)" (in German). 
  4. ^ "WECHSEL PERFEKT! OMER DAMARI IST AB SOFORT EIN LEIPZIGER BULLE!" (in German). Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "RBL-Kurzpass". redbulls. Retrieved 2015-06-30. 
  6. ^ "New York Red Bulls Acquire Israeli international Omer Damari from RB Leipzig on Loan". newyorkredbulls.com. Retrieved 2015-08-04. 
  7. ^ "POST-GAME NOTES: New York Red Bulls 3, Montreal Impact 1". NewYorkRedBulls.com. 
  8. ^ "Alianza FC, 1 vs. New York Red Bulls, 1". MLSSoccer.com. Retrieved August 17, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Israel 3-2 Iceland". UEFA. 17 November 2010. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "Damari treble does job for Israel in Andorra". UEFA. 13 October 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 

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