Eden Basat

Birth date 8 Sep 1986 (30 years)
Nationality Israel Israel
Position Forward
Team history
Maccabi 2014 - present
Toulouse 2013 - 2014
Stade Brestois 29 2011 - 2013
The Sharks 2009 - 2011
Hapoel Tel Aviv 2009 (loan)
Maccabi Haifa F.C 2004 - 2009
The Sharks 2007 - 2008 (loan)
Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona 2008 (loan)
Maccabi Herzliya 2007 (loan)

A professional football player from Israel, Eden Ben Basat plays as a striker. Growing up in Haifa, Basat was part of the Hapoel Haifa youth academy before moving to the Maccabi Haifa academy later in his career. He was growing steadily and in 2003, as a 17-year old, made his way into the first team at Maccabi. However, finding a starting spot wasn’t easy for Basat and he ended up going on loan in 2007, to Maccabi Herzilya.

Up until that loan spell, Basat had played about 21 times for the club, scoring 4 goals, but during that loan spell, things weren’t as rosy. He played 9 games without a goal and then moved to Hapoel Haifa for another loan spell. This time, in 26 games, Basat had 13 goals to his name but Maccabi still decided to sell him to Ironi Kiryat Shimona. After 13 games during the remainder of 2008, Basat was transferred to Hapoel Tel Aviv in the January window and spent 2009 with the side.

He just played 9 games before moving to Hapoel Tel Aviv and there, Basat slowly made his mark on the team. Between 2009 and 2011, Basat made over 60 appearances for the side, scoring 27 goals and getting his name out there. After the 2004-05 and 2005-06 Israeli Championship titles with Maccabi Haifa, where Basat barely had any role, the trophy-less seasons continued but he was able to find his way to France, where Stade Brestois decided to bring him in for the 2011 season.

Since moving to France, Basat has been extremely popular with the team, scoring just 8 goals but fitting well into the team and helping out his team-mates in his 40 appearances so far.

At the international level, Basat was part of the Israeli Under-17 team in 2003, the Under-18 team the following season and the Under-19 side in 2004-05 before moving to the senior team in 2012. He scored 4 times in 3 games for the Under-18s and 5 times in 10 games for the Under-19s. For the senior team, Basat has already scored twice in his three appearances.

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