Weaam Amasha

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Wiyam Amasha
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Wiam Amasha playing for Bnei Sakhnin in 2015
Personal information
Full name Weeam Amasha[1]
Date of birth (1985-08-08) 8 August 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Buq'ata, Golan Heights
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Hapoel Hadera
Youth career
Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Ironi Kiryat Shmona 65 (28)
2008–2009Maccabi Ahi Nazareth (loan) 25 (6)
2011–2015 Maccabi Haifa 58 (25)
2014Ironi Kiryat Shmona (loan) 13 (5)
2015–2016 Bnei Sakhnin 29 (9)
2016 Hapoel Ra'anana 0 (0)
2016 Hapoel Tel Aviv 2 (0)
2017– Hapoel Hadera 9 (1)
National team
2003–2004 Israel U19 14 (2)
2005–2006 Israel U21 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2017

Weeam Amasha (Arabic: وئام عماشة‎, Hebrew: וויאם עמאשה‎; born 8 August 1985) is a Golan Heights-born Druze footballer.

Early life[edit]

Amasha is a Druze from the village Buq'ata, Golan Heights. He holds no official citizenship but rather an Israeli Travel Document. With special permission from FIFA, Amasha played for Israel despite having received interest from the Syrian Football Association. When Amasha goes to a match abroad he is required to get a visa for any country since he doesn't hold a real passport.

Club career[edit]

On 7 June 20, 2011 Amasha signed a four-year contract with Israeli defending champion Maccabi Haifa. Amasha made his debut on 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round, 13 July 2011, against Borac Banja Luka and scored three goals.

International career[edit]

After catching the eye of Israel national team manager, Luis Fernández, Amasha was thought to be on his way to making a full national team appearance.[2] Due to changes in FIFA statutes, Amasha can not represent the full national team without acquiring an Israeli passport. On November 30, 2011 FIFA gave Amasha special permission to play for the Israeli national team without a passport.[2]


Ironi Kiryat Shmona[edit]

Maccabi Haifa[edit]


  1. ^ "Player profile on the Israeli FA website". The Israel Football Association. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Elbaz, Shalom (2010-10-18). וויאם עמאשה לא זומן לנבחרת בגלל שאין לו דרכון [Wiyam Amasha Was Not Called Up To National Team Due To Lack Of Passport] (in Hebrew). One.co.il. Retrieved 2010-10-18.