Dor Micha (or Miha, Hebrew: דור מיכה‎; born 2 March 1992) is an Israeli professional footballer who plays for Hapoel Be'er Sheva as a attacking midfielder.[1]

Dor Micha
Maccabi Tel-Aviv against Dynamo Kiev Micha dor.jpg
Dor Micha with Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2011
Personal information
Full name Dor Micha
Date of birth (1992-03-02) 2 March 1992 (age 29)
Place of birth Givatayim, Israel
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hapoel Be'er Sheva
Number 10
Youth career
2000–2011 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2020 Maccabi Tel Aviv 282 (31)
2020–2021 Anorthosis Famagusta 28 (1)
2021– Hapoel Be'er Sheva 0 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Israel U-18 5 (2)
2010–2011 Israel U-19 9 (2)
2011–2014 Israel U-21 16 (3)
2018– Israel 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:31, 9 July 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:31, 9 July 2021 (UTC)

Early lifeEdit

Micha was born in Givatayim, Israel, to a Jewish family.[2][3]

Kobi, Dor's father, was also an Israeli footballer that played for Maccabi Tel Aviv. His father retired at the age of 26 due to a knee injury.[citation needed]

Dor attended the Kalay High School in Giv'atayim.[citation needed]

Club careerEdit

Micha joined Maccabi Tel Aviv when he was 8 years old. On 2004 he started playing with the youth team and was tagged as a potential talent since he joined. Former international player Eli Ohana, his manager in the Israel U-19 national team, described him in an interview in August 2011 as "the most talented player I have ever managed".[4]

On 12 February 2011, after the arrival of Moti Ivanir as the new manager of Maccabi and as a rejuvenation period led by the club, Micha made his debut for the club against Hapoel Ramat Gan in a match Maccabi Tel Aviv won at the score 3–0. He scored the third goal and assisted another one in that game. On 29 September 2011, he scored his first goal in a European competition, leading his team to a 1–1 draw after a stunning shot against Dynamo Kyiv in Bloomfield Stadium on the UEFA Europa League group stage.

In the 2012–2013 season Micha was a key player in Maccabi Tel Aviv's success in retaining the championship, playing 28 games and scoring five goals, and mostly excelled during the latter stages of the season after scoring in both derby matches against Hapoel Tel Aviv in the playoffs.

In the 2013–14 season Micha continued his good run from the end of the last season by scoring a crucial away goal against Bordeaux in the Europa League group stage, which obtained Maccabi its first ever win in the competitions group stage.

International careerEdit

Under-21 teamEdit

On 5 September 2011, Micha made his debut in Israel U-21 team against England. The decision to not include him in the squad for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2013 was controversial. Micha was a central figure in the team during the 2015 European Under-21 Championship qualifications which Israel finished second and was supposed to qualify but did not since only the best four teams who finished second in the groups qualified.[citation needed]

SeniorEdit

Micha was called up to the senior Israel squad for a friendly against Serbia in May 2016.[5]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 25 April 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Maccabi Tel Aviv 2010–11 IPL 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
2011–12 34 3 1 0 3 2 8 1 46 6
2012–13 28 5 1 0 4 0 0 0 33 5
2013–14 31 3 1 0 0 0 7 1 39 4
2014–15 32 5 4 0 3 0 5 0 44 5
2015–16 30 3 5 1 4 0 10 0 54 6
2016–17 32 2 6 1 3 2 12 2 55 7
2017–18 28 1 2 0 5 0 7 0 42 1
Career total 224 23 22 2 22 4 55 4 333 36

HonoursEdit

Maccabi Tel Aviv

Anorthosis Famagusta

Individual

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Παίκτης της «Μεγάλης Κυρίας» ο Ντορ Μίχα". 4 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Davidzada: "We believe in ourselves despite the disappointing results"". 12 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Maccabi's stars line up for Passover". 8 April 2020.
  4. ^ Eli Ohana: Dor Micha is probably the most talented player I have ever managed on Walla.co.il (in Hebrew)
  5. ^ "Serbia vs Israel". espn.co.uk. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  6. ^ http://www.one.co.il/Article/17-18/1,667,0,0/303547.html?ref=hp