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Adam Maher (born 20 July 1993) is a Dutch[2] professional football player who plays for AZ as a midfielder.

Adam Maher
PSV Eindhoven, Teamcamp Bad Erlach, July 2014 (146) (cropped).jpg
Maher at PSV in July 2014
Personal information
Full name Adam Maher
Date of birth (1993-07-20) 20 July 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Ait Izzou, Morocco
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Utrecht
Number -
Youth career
1998–2001 SV Diemen
2001–2004 AVV Zeeburgia
2004–2010 AZ
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 AZ 66 (12)
2013–2018 PSV 72 (12)
2015–2018 Jong PSV 8 (1)
2016–2017Osmanlıspor (loan) 24 (2)
2018 FC Twente 16 (1)
2018–19 AZ 25 (1)
2019– FC Utrecht 0 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Netherlands U15 4 (0)
2008–2009 Netherlands U16 6 (0)
2009–2010 Netherlands U17 10 (3)
2010–2011 Netherlands U19 12 (1)
2011–2014 Netherlands U21 21 (2)
2012– Netherlands 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 April 2019

Contents

Club careerEdit

 
Maher training with PSV in 2014

Maher made his professional debut for AZ on 15 December 2010 in a 2010–11 UEFA Europa League game against FC BATE Borisov and scored a goal on his debut.[3] He was the youngest player playing for a Dutch football club ever to score a goal in the Europa League and UEFA Cup.[4]

On 1 July 2013, Adam Maher moved to PSV for a fee of €6.5 million. He signed a five-year contract and was one of 5 players that PSV signed.

International careerEdit

Maher was a member of the Netherlands squad for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup. In February 2012 Adam Maher was called at the preselection of the Dutch team by Bert van Marwijk. On 7 May 2012, he was named in the provisional list of 36 players for the Euro 2012 tournament, one of nine uncapped players to be chosen by Netherlands manager Bert van Marwijk as part of the preliminary squad, but eventually did not make the final cut. He made his debut for the Netherlands in a friendly match against Bayern Munich. On 15 August 2012, Maher earned his first official cap under new manager Louis van Gaal in the 4–2 loss against Belgium in a friendly match.

Career statisticsEdit

As of 1 August 2018[5]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
AZ 2010–11 Eredivisie 1 0 1 0 1 1 3 1
2011–12 34 5 5 3 13 3 52 11
2012–13 31 7 6 3 2 0 39 10
Total 66 12 12 6 16 4 0 0 94 22
PSV 2013–14 Eredivisie 26 3 1 0 10 2 37 5
2014–15 31 7 3 0 12 1 46 8
2015–16 14 2 2 0 3 0 1 1 20 3
2017–18 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 2
Total 72 12 8 2 25 3 1 1 105 18
Jong PSV 2015–16 Eerste Divisie 6 1 0 0 6 1
2017–18 2 0 0 0 2 0
Total 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Osmanlıspor 2015–16 Süper Lig 24 2 7 0 8 1 0 0 39 3
FC Twente 2017–18 Eredivisie 16 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 18 3
Career total 186 28 29 10 49 8 1 1 265 47

InternationalEdit

As of 10 September 2013[6]
Netherlands
Year Apps Goals
2012 2 0
2013 3 0
Total 5 0

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Player Profile". www.psv.nl. Archived from the original on 26 August 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  2. ^ Maher kiest voor Nederlands elftal. NOS. 21 mei 2012.
  3. ^ Sanderson, Jamie (17 December 2011). "Talent Scout: Adam Maher, AZ Alkmaar". The Independent. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
  4. ^ Tijd (15 December 2010). "AZ'er Maher schiet Van der Vaart uit de boeken" (in Dutch). Voetbalprimeur.nl. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Adam Maher » Club matches". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Adam Maher". National Football Teams. Retrieved 2 August 2018.

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