Dor Micha

Dor Micha (or Dor Miha, Hebrew: דור מיכה; born 2 March 1992), is an Israeli footballer who plays as a midfielder for Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv. Micha can play either at the right or left side of the midfield.

Dor Micha
Dor Micha with Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2011
Personal information
Full name Dor Micha
Date of birth (1992-03-02) 2 March 1992
Place of birth Givatayim, Israel
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Number 15
Youth career
2004–2011 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Maccabi Tel Aviv 258 (29)
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 24 September 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 September 2014

Club career

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, even described him in an interview in August 2011 as "the most talented player I have ever managed".[1]

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. Micha scored the third goal and assisted another one in that game. On 29 September 2011, Micha scored his first goal in a European competition, leading his team to a 1–1 draw after a stunning shot against [[FC Dynamo Kyiv]Dynamo Kyiv]] in Bloomfield Stadium on the 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 5 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 UEFA Europa League group stage, which obtained Maccabi its first ever win in the competitions group stage.

International career

Under-21 team

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.

Senior

Micha was called up to the senior Israel squad for a friendly against Serbia in May 2016.[2]

Personal life

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

Dor studied at Kalay High School at Giv'atayim.

Career statistics

Club

As of 25 April 2018.

Season Club League League Cup League Cup Europe Total
AppsGoalsAssistsAppsGoalsAssistsAppsGoalsAssistsAppsGoalsAssistsAppsGoalsAssists
2010–11Maccabi Tel AvivIPL 811000000000811
2011–12 34341003218114666
2012–13 28531004010003354
2013–14 313910000071239411
2014–15 3251040330050144514
2015–16 3039513400100254614
2016–17 32212610321122155714
2017–18 28142015017014217
Career total 22423562228224455483333671

Honours

Maccabi Tel Aviv

Individual

References

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