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Buzaglo with Standard Liège in 2011
|Full name||Maor Bar Buzaglo|
|Date of birth||January 14, 1988|
|Place of birth||Karmiel, Israel|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking Midfielder|
|Hapoel Tel Aviv|
|1996–1999||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|1999–2000||Hapoel Tel Aviv|
|2001–2002||Hapoel Tel Aviv|
|2006–2007||→ Hapoel Petah Tikva (loan)||21||(5)|
|2007–2008||→ Bnei Sakhnin (loan)||33||(9)|
|2008–2011||Maccabi Tel Aviv||81||(18)|
|2013–2017||Hapoel Beer Sheva||132||(36)|
|2019–||Hapoel Tel Aviv|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:33, 12 February 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 October 2017
- 1 Club career
- 2 International career
- 3 Club career statistics
- 4 Honours
- 5 Personal life
- 6 References
Buzaglo played for the youth clubs of Maccabi Tel Aviv, Hapoel Tel Aviv and Beitar Jerusalem. In 2002, he went on trial to Juventus and participated in a youth tournament. At this tournament he was scouted by Olympique Lyon with whom he signed. After a year in France he returned to Israel joining Maccabi Haifa.
Hapoel Petah Tikva (loan)Edit
Buzaglo played two matches for Maccabi Haifa, before being loaned out to Hapoel Petah Tikva for the 2006–07 season. In 21 league matches for the club he scored 5 goals including a hat-trick against Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan in a 3–2 victory.
Bnei Sakhnin (loan)Edit
Buzaglo spent the following 2007–08 season on loan at newly promoted club Bnei Sakhnin. He scored 9 goals in the season while the club finished 4th in the league earning qualification for the opening rounds of the Intertoto Cup. He was named Discovery of the Year at the end of the season.
Maccabi Tel AvivEdit
On 30 July 2008, Buzaglo left Maccabi Haifa and signed to a four-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv after long negotiations between Haifa and his father (who is also his agent). In the last game of 2008–09 season Buzaglo tore his knee ligaments forcing him out of action for seven months. He returned midway through the 2009–10 season and went on to score 3 goals and assisting 5. He finished the 2010–11 season with 4 goals. At the end of the 2010–11 season he criticised the club publicly in an interview to the Israeli press which, along with his father's criticism, resulted in a misconduct fine and suspension from the club. On 26 June club owner Mitchell Goldhar announced that Buzaglo would no longer be part of the first-team's plans and instead be placed on the transfer list.
On 19 August 2011, Buzaglo signed a two-year contract with Belgian club Standard Liège for a transfer fee of €440,000. In his first season with the club he made 10 caps without any goals or assists. In his second and last season with the club he made 21 caps with a goal and two assists to his name.
Hapoel Be'er ShevaEdit
On 1 July 2013, Buzaglo signed a one-year contract with Hapoel Be'er Sheva, with option for two more years. In his first season at Be'er Sheva, he scored 10 goals and assisted 14 becoming the highest assist provider of the 2013–14 season.
In August 2018, Buzaglo signed for Beitar Jerusalem. Still not fully fit following the knee injury that had kept him out during the previous season, it was expected that he would be able to resume full training after a month. The transfer was subject to an agreement between the clubs that the contract would be cancelled if Buzaglo were to suffer a recurrence of the injury. He scored his first goal at Beitar Jerusalem on November 5, 2018 with a free kick from 20 meters against Maccabi Haifa. On May 21, 2019, Buzaglo scored twice in a friendly match versus Atlético Madrid, at the Teddy Stadium of Jerusalem, where Beitar finished with a 2-1 win.
Hapoel Tel AvivEdit
Buzaglo has represented his country from a very early age, from the U17 level to the senior team. At U19 level, Buzaglo scored 21 goals in 34 matches, including 4 goals in one game against Denmark in a Milk Cup match in 2007. For the Israel U21 team, Buzaglo scored three times in 8 matches.
Club career statisticsEdit
- As of 29 June 2019
|Club||Season||League||Cup||League Cup||Super Cup||Europe||Total|
|Hapoel Petah Tikva (loan)||2006–07||21||8||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||-||-||0||0||0||23||8||0|
|Bnei Sakhnin (loan)||2007–08||33||9||12||1||1||0||8||0||2||-||-||0||0||0||42||10||14|
|Maccabi Tel Aviv||2008–09||33||9||8||1||0||0||8||3||0||-||-||0||0||0||42||12||8|
|Hapoel Be'er Sheva||2013–14||35||10||14||4||1||4||-||-||-||-||-||0||0||0||39||11||18|
|Hapoel Tel Aviv||2019–20||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
- Israeli Premier League (2): 2015-16, 2016–17
- Israel Super Cup (1): 2016
- Toto cup top Division (1): 2016-17
Maor's father is Jacob Buzaglo a former player who played in the 70's and 80's in Hapoel Tel Aviv, Beitar Jerusalem and Hapoel Jerusalem. Older brother Asi Buzaglo and younger brother Almog Buzaglo also play football, Asi at Hapoel Ashkelon and Ohad Buzaglo Manager at Hapoel Jerusalem.
Maor is married to Meran Nimni, niece of Avi Nimni, his former manager at Maccabi Tel Aviv.
- Asayag, Ofira; Timor, Lior (19 August 2011). "Maor Buzaglo signed a 2-year contract with Standard Liège" (in Hebrew). ONE. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
- Salant, Talia (29 June 2013). "Down to the Negev: Maor Buzaglo signed for 3 years at Hapoel Be'er Sheva" (in Hebrew). Sport5. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
- Sinai, Allon (27 December 2017). "Buzaglo Suffers Cruel Twist Of Fate With Season-Ending Injury". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
- "Buzaglo latest addition to new-look Beitar". The Jerusalem Post. 20 August 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
- "בפעם השנייה ברצף: הפועל ב"ש אלופת המדינה".
- "ליגת העל 2013/14 - וואלה! ספורט".
- "ליגת העל - 2014/15 - וואלה! ספורט".
- Jacob Buzaglo attacks again Oren Korenfeld, 24 April 2008 (in Hebrew)