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TOMER HEMED: THE LOWDOWN

24 June 2015




Israeli-born Tomer Hemed has enjoyed a decade-long playing career to date, playing his football in his native Israel and in Spain.

After impressing for the under-18s at Maccabi Haifa, Hemed made his breakthrough into the first-team in 2006 and spent a large portion of his formative years on loan at Maccabi Herzliya, Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv and Maccabi Ahi Nazareth.

Former Aston Villa boss John Gregory managed the forward at Maccabi Ahi Mazareth before Hemed returned to Maccabi Haifa, where his goals helped the Israeli side to the league title.

After winning the championship with Maccabi Haifa, the striker was signed by Spanish La Liga outfit Mallorca.

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He spent three years at the Iberostar Estadi, but was unable to prevent the club’s relegation to the Segunda league in 2012/13.

An Achilles injury at the end of that season sidelined the attacker until Christmas 2013, returning for the second half of the 2013/14 campaign.

He left Mallorca with a record of 21 goals in 90 appearances (58 starts) before returning to La Liga in the summer of 2014 with Almeria.

He hit nine goals for Almeria in the Spanish top division before Hemed joined the Seagulls in June 2015.

The 6ft tall frontman has enjoyed success on the international stage, currently holding a record of 10 goals in 15 appearances.


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