Daniel Haber (soccer)
Daniel Bram Haber (born May 20, 1992) is a Canadian retired soccer player who played as a forward. During a professional career that spanned six years, he appeared for Maccabi Haifa, Apollon Limassol, Ayia Napa, Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon, Whitecaps FC 2, Real Monarchs, Real Salt Lake, FC Cincinnati, and Ottawa Fury FC. Haber was capped five times by the Canadian national team.
Haber playing for FC Cincinnati in 2018
|Full name||Daniel Bram Haber|
|Date of birth||May 20, 1992|
|Place of birth||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2014–2015||→ Ayia Napa (loan)||30||(3)|
|2015–2016||Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon||17||(5)|
|2016||Whitecaps FC 2||30||(7)|
|2017||→ Real Salt Lake (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Youth and college
Haber played three seasons for Cornell University, an Ivy League University in U.S. NCAA Division 1 soccer. In 2012, his junior year, Haber scored 18 goals and made 7 assists during the regular season and finished the year on top of the country in points per game and goals per game. In addition to leading the NCAA in scoring, in 2012 Haber was named a first-team All-American, Ivy League player of the year, and a finalist for the Hermann Trophy (U.S. college soccer's highest individual honour).
Haber signed with Maccabi Haifa in the Israeli Premier League in early January 2013, after he decided to forgo his senior year of eligibility at Cornell University. Although not playing any games in his first few months in Israel, he made the most of his limited minutes, scoring 2 goals in 4 games in his first professional season – his first goal coming against Ironi Ramat HaSharon on May 5, 2013.
On June 24, 2013, Cyprus First Division side Apollon Limassol confirmed that Haber had signed a 1+1 year contract with them. When interviewed, Haber stated that Haifa were interested in re-signing him, but he felt that this would be a good move for his young career, particularly with the opportunity of getting more playing time. Haber scored his first goal for the club on September 28, 2013, in a 2–1 win over Alki Larnaca. In the summer of 2014, he was loaned to the newly promoted top-flight side Ayia Napa for the 2014–15 season.
Loan to Ayia Napa
Haber was loaned to Ayia Napa for the 2014–15 season on July 2, 2014. He made his debut for the club on August 23 in a loss to Ethnikos Achnas. He would score his first goal for the team on August 31 in a draw against Doxa Katokopia.
Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon
On July 23, 2015 signed to Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon.
Whitecaps FC 2
Haber signed with Whitecaps FC 2 on January 27, 2016.
On July 9, 2018, Haber joined United Soccer League side Ottawa Fury on a free transfer. After the 2018 season, the Fury would announce that Haber would not return to the Fury for the 2019 season.
On May 23, 2013, Haber earned his first call up to the Canada men's national soccer team for a friendly in the following week against Costa Rica. Haber made his senior international debut on May 28, 2013, coming on as a second-half substitute for Issey Nakajima-Farran in a 1–0 defeat to Costa Rica at Commonwealth Stadium.
Haber's last international appearance was in a friendly against Moldova on May 27, 2014, which resulted in a 1–1 draw.
|Club||Season||League||Domestic Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|Maccabi Haifa||2012–13||Israeli Premier League||4||2||0||0||0||0||–||–||4||2|
|Apollon Limassol||2013–14||Cypriot First Division||18||3||3||1||–||4||0||0||0||25||4|
|2014–15||Cypriot First Division||0||0||0||0||–||0||0||–||0||0|
|Ayia Napa (loan)||2014–15||Cypriot First Division||30||3||1||0||–||–||–||31||3|
|Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon||2015–16||Liga Leumit||17||5||1||1||4||1||–||–||22||7|
|Whitecaps FC 2||2016||USL||30||7||–||–||–||3||1||33||8|
|Real Salt Lake (loan)||2017||MLS||0||0||1||0||–||–||–||1||0|
|Ottawa Fury FC||2018||USL||10||0||2||0||–||–||–||12||0|
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- January 9, The Associated Press ·; 2013. "Canadian forward Daniel Haber signs pro deal with Israeli Club - CBC Sports". CBC. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 20, 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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- "Canadian Haber signs one-year deal with Apollon Limassol". The 11. Archived from the original on June 27, 2013. Retrieved June 25, 2013.
- "Apollon vs. Alki - 28 September 2013 - Soccerway". Int.soccerway.com. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
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- "Daniel Haber - Free". Footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
- Andrew Helms (August 27, 2014). "Why a Canadian International Chose the Cypriot First Division over MLS". 8by8mag.com. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
- "החלוץ דניאל הבר חתם ברמת השרון מהלאומית". Sport5.co.il. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
- "Whitecaps FC add Canadians Giuliano Frano and Daniel Haber to WFC2". Whitecapsfc.com.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 4, 2017. Retrieved July 10, 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Kimura, Fumi (November 15, 2017). "FCC Signs Forward Daniel Haber". FC Cincinnati. Archived from the original on November 16, 2017. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
- Staff, USLSoccer com (July 9, 2018). "Haber Makes Move to Fury FC". USL Championship. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
- "Fury FC roster moves: five core players to return, 15 players released". Ottawa Fury FC. October 23, 2018.
- "Costa Rica beats Canada in men's soccer friendly". CBC. Retrieved May 28, 2013.
- "Daniel Haber (CAN)". CanadaSoccer.com. Canadian Soccer Association. March 31, 2018. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
- Daniel Haber at Soccerway
- "דניאל". July 30, 2013. Archived from the original on July 30, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
- Daniel Haber at National-Football-Teams.com
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