Golan is a forward with a tremendous work rate and great enthusiasm for the game. He complements these traits with an eye for goal and enviable intelligence. Omer's good form has been rewarded with a call up to the Israeli national squad and a starting berth in Israel's 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign.
Birth and Death Dates:
b. October 4, 1982
Omer is a Petah Tikva native and learned his craft in the Maccabi Petah Tikva youth system. He was part of the first team squad in the 2000-01 season. The forward made three appearances, twice as a substitute as he deputized for more experienced forwards like Assi Tubi and Shai Holtzman.
In the 2001-02 season, Omer played a slightly larger role for Maccabi. He appeared 6 times as a substitute and made one assist as Petah Tikva finished eighth. In 2002-03 as part of coach Guy Luzon's policy of involving youngsters, Golan was given a try in the first team. He responded well, putting on creditable displays with 3 goals in 13 starts for the team.
Golan enjoyed his breakout season in 2003-04. He earned his gig as Hapoel's undisputed starting striker as he started 27 league games. The forward scored a team leading 13 goals while Petah Tikva shot up to third place in the Israeli Premier League. In April 2004, he made his international debut for Israel against Moldova.
Petah Tikva, Israel
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