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Shimon Abuhatzira (2016)
|Full name||Shimon Abuhatzira|
|Date of birth||10 October 1986|
|Place of birth||Netanya, Israel|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Ironi Kiryat Shmona|
|1999–2003||Beitar Nes Tubruk|
|2003–2006||Hapoel Petah Tikva|
|2006–2009||Hapoel Petah Tikva||103||(21)|
|2011||→ Ironi Kiryat Shmona (loan)||14||(7)|
|2011–2013||Ironi Kiryat Shmona||66||(28)|
|2015||→ Ironi Kiryat Shmona (loan)||14||(2)|
|2018–||Ironi Kiryat Shmona|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 December 2016
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 June 2016
He started to play football as a kid when he was part of Beitar Nes Tubruk. In 2003, he moved to Hapoel Petah Tikva, and became a member of the senior side when he was 19 years old. In 3 years with the senior team he made 125 caps, 28 goals and 5 assists.
On 21 May 2009, it was said that Abuhatzira agreed to sign a 2-year contract with Greek club Larissa without of Hapoel Petah Tikva permission. On June 22, 2009 Larissa's official website named him as a newcomer on an article about the club's first training for the 2009–10 season. The official announcement about his transfer was made on July 1, 2009. he was released from the club after scoring 3 goals in 19 caps.
In January 2011, Abuhatzira returned to Israel and signed in Ironi Kiryat Shmona, after half a good season, he scored 7 goals and reached with the team to the Israeli State Cup semi final in the end of the season abuhatzira signed for three more years in the team.
In December 2011 Abuhatzira extended his contract in Ironi Kiryat Shmona for more four years, at the end of the season his team won the first championship in its history, and he finished as top scorer of the team with 13 goals and 6 assists in addition he help his team to win the Toto Cup 4–3 on penalties after a 1–1 draw against Hapoel Tel Aviv.
In his third season with kiryat shmona Abuhatzira scored 15 league goals including 4 goals against Hapoel Tel Aviv at the Bloomfield Stadium and 24 goals in all competitions he played with kiryat shmona in the Europa League and scored 3 goals including a brace against Lyon In addition he reach with his team to the Israeli State Cup final, and scored the advantage goal against Hapoel Ramat Gan, but eventually his team lost 4–2 on penalties after a 1–1 draw.
On 24 June 2013 he signed with Israeli giants Maccabi Haifa.
Style of play
Abuhatzira is a striker who can play as a centre forward and second striker. agile, quick and powerful, Abuhatzira is credited with pace, strength, and technical ability.
On October 16, 2012 Abuhatzira made is debut on the national team, when he came on as a substitute in the game against Luxembourg in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. On June 2, 2013 he scored his debut goal, in a friendly match against Honduras.
Club career statistics
- (correct as of March 2013)
|Hapoel Petah Tikva||2005–06||14||0||1||0||0||0||7||0||1||0||0||0||21||0||2|
|Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona||2011||14||7||2||4||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||18||8||4|
- Scores and results list Israel's goal tally first.
|1.||2 June 2013||Citi Field, New York City, USA||Honduras||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
- http://www.ael1964.gr/inside.asp?lang=el&pid=6&sel=0&ch=2863 (Greek)
- http://www.ael1964.gr/inside.asp?lang=el&pid=6&sel=0&ch=2882 (Greek)
- ה-כ-ל מהחתונה של שמעון אבוחצירא ורעות (in Hebrew). One.co.il. Retrieved 2009-05-19.
- Shimon Abuhatzira at FootballDatabase.eu
- Profile and statistics at One.co.il (in Hebrew)
- Shimon Abuhatzira – Israel Football Association league player details
- Shimon Abuhatzira – Israel Football Association national team player details