Jair Amador

Jair Amador Silos (born 21 August 1989), simply known as Jair, is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv FC as a central defender.

Jair
Personal information
Full name Jair Amador Silos
Date of birth (1989-08-21) 21 August 1989
Place of birth São Jorge de Arroios, Portugal
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Number 3
Youth career
La Cruz Villanovense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2015 Villanovense 68 (4)
2008–2010 → Hernán Cortés (loan)
2011–2013Miajadas (loan) 79 (6)
2015–2016 Levante B 36 (0)
2016–2018 Huesca 72 (4)
2018– Maccabi Tel Aviv 31 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 November 2019

Club career

Born in São Jorge de Arroios, Lisbon, Jair never knew his parents (who were Cape Verdian) and was adopted by a Spanish family, moving to Villanueva de la Serena, Badajoz, Extremadura afterwards.[1] A UD La Cruz Villanovense youth graduate, he made his debut as a senior with CD Hernán Cortés in 2008, on loan from CF Villanovense.

Jair appeared rarely for Villanovense in 2010–11, and was loaned to CD Miajadas in Tercera División in the 2011 summer. He remained with the side for two years, being brought back to his parent club in July 2013 after it was relegated from Segunda División B.[2]

Jair was a regular starter during the 2013–14 campaign, as the club returned to the third level at first attempt. On 6 July 2015 he signed for Levante UD, being assigned to the reserves also in the third division.[3]

On 24 June 2016, Jair signed a two-year contract with Segunda División club SD Huesca.[4] He made his professional debut on 20 August, starting in a 0–0 away draw against AD Alcorcón.[5]

Jair scored his first professional goal on 2 December 2017, netting his team's second in a 3–1 home win against Córdoba CF. He finished the campaign as an undisputed starter, featuring in all league matches and scoring four goals as his side achieved a first-ever promotion to La Liga.

On 7 June 2018, Jair signed a three-year contract with Israeli Premier League side Maccabi Tel Aviv FC.[6]

Honours

Maccabi Tel Aviv

References

  1. "Naturaleza africana, corazón serón" [African nature, serón heart] (in Spanish). Hoy. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  2. "La plantilla del Villanovense se cerrará con dos fichajes" [Villanovense's squad will close with two signings] (in Spanish). Hoy. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  3. "Jair se incorpora al Atlético Levante UD" [Jair joins Atlético Levante UD] (in Spanish). Levante UD. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  4. "Jair, nuevo jugador de la SD Huesca" [Jair, new player of SD Huesca] (in Spanish). SD Huesca. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  5. "Alcorcón y Huesca, sin gol en un partido con poco fútbol" [Alcorcón and Huesca, without goals in a match with little football] (in Spanish). Marca. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  6. "Jair Amador joined Maccabi on a 3-year deal". Maccabi Tel Aviv FC. 7 June 2018. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
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