Baruch Dego

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Baruch Dego
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Personal information
Date of birth (1982-03-28) 28 March 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth Adis Ababa, Ethiopia
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position right winger
Club information
Current team
Retired
Youth career
Maccabi Ironi Ashdod
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1997–2000 Maccabi Ironi/F.C. Ashdod 35 (9)
2000–2005 Maccabi Tel Aviv 137 (26)
2005–2008 Hapoel Tel Aviv 90 (11)
2008 Maccabi Netanya 1 (0)
2008–2010 F.C. Ashdod 36 (1)
2010 Nea Salamis Famagusta 7 (0)
2010–2011 Apollon Limassol 5 (0)
2011–2013 Ironi Ramat HaSharon 43 (6)
2013 Hapoel Rishon LeZion 11 (1)
2013–2017 Hapoel Ashkelon 97 (9)
2017–2019 Maccabi Ironi Ashdod 58 (15)
National team
1999–2002 Israel U-21 12 (2)
2003 Israel 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Baruch Dego (Hebrew : ברוך דגו; born 28 March 1982) is a former Ethiopian-born Israeli footballer. [1] [2]

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Biography

Baruch Dega was born in Addis Ababa. His younger brother Messay Dego also played football and became the manager of Hapoel Kfar Saba.

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Sports career

Dego initially played for Maccabi Ironi Ashdod F.C.. In 2000-2001 he was transferred to Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C., winning the championship and three national trophies. In 2004/05, he was the only player to score for Maccabi in the UEFA Champions League group stage. He scored two goals against Ajax Amsterdam in the local win 2–1, one goal from penalty against Juventus (1–1) and another penalty goal at Bayern Munich (5–1 to Bayern).

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After spending 3 seasons with Hapoel Tel-Aviv winning two more Israeli State Cup he moved to Maccabi Natanya which was coached by Lothar Matthäus He played one official match before being released and signing a two-year contract with F.C. Ashdod. He reunited with his former coach Nir Klinger at Nea Salamis Famagusta FC.

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On 28 May Apollon Limassol announced that Dego [3] signed a two-year contract with the club. Dego reunited with his former Maccabi Tel Aviv attack partner Aldo Adorno with whom he played with during the 2003–2004 season.

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On 6 July 2011, he joined Ironi Ramat HaSharon. He was released in the middle of the 2012–13 season, and signed a contract to play for Hapoel Rishon LeZion of Israel's second league until the end of the season, with the hope of helping them to move up a league to Israel's top league for the next season.

Honours

Club

Maccabi Tel-Aviv
Hapoel Tel-aviv

Individual

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References

  1. "Baruch Dego recalled to national team squad". Jerusalem Post. 2004-12-23. Retrieved 2013-09-24.
  2. Bergerfreund, Doron (2005-05-31). "Dego eyes Galatasaray move Israel News". Haaretz. Retrieved 2013-09-24.
  3. Archived July 18, 2011, at the Wayback Machine