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Adam Maher
PSV Eindhoven, Teamcamp Bad Erlach, July 2014 (146) (cropped).jpg
Maher with PSV in 2014
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-07-20) 20 July 1993 (age 30)
Place of birth Ait Izzou, Morocco
Height 1.70 m
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Damac
Number 6
Youth career
1998–2001 SV Diemen
2001–2004 AVV Zeeburgia
2004–2010 AZ
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 AZ 66 (12)
2013–2018 PSV 72 (12)
2016–2017 → Osmanlıspor (loan) 24 (2)
2018 FC Twente 16 (1)
2018–2019 AZ 25 (1)
2019–2022 FC Utrecht 82 (6)
2022– Damac 30 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Netherlands U15 4 (0)
2008–2009 Netherlands U16 6 (0)
2009–2010 Netherlands U17 10 (3)
2010–2011 Netherlands U19 12 (1)
2011–2014 Netherlands U21 21 (2)
2012–2013 Netherlands 5 (0)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 August 2023.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 July 2022

Adam Maher (born 20 July 1993) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Saudi Professional League club Damac. Born in Morocco, he played for the Netherlands national team.

Club career

PSV Eindhoven, Teamcamp Bad Erlach, July 2014 (194)
Maher training with PSV in 2014

Maher made his professional debut for AZ on 15 December 2010 in a 2010–11 UEFA Europa League game against FC BATE Borisov and scored a goal on his debut. He was the youngest player playing for a Dutch football club ever to score a goal in the Europa League and UEFA Cup. When AZ won the 2013 KNVB Cup Final Maher scored the first goal as they defeated PSV Eindhoven 2–1.

On 1 July 2013, Adam Maher moved to PSV for a fee of €6.5 million. He signed a five-year contract and was one of 5 players that PSV signed. Maher returned to AZ in the 2018–19 season, before joining FC Utrecht in the summer of 2019.

On 11 July 2022, FC Utrecht announced the departure of Maher to Damac FC on a permanent transfer.

International career

Born in Morocco, Maher moved to the Netherlands at a young age. He was a member of the Netherlands squad for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup. In February 2012, Maher was called at the preselection of the Dutch team by Bert van Marwijk. On 7 May 2012, he was named in the provisional list of 36 players for the Euro 2012 tournament, one of nine uncapped players to be chosen by Netherlands manager Bert van Marwijk as part of the preliminary squad, but eventually did not make the final cut. He made his debut for the Netherlands in a friendly match against German club Bayern Munich. On 15 August 2012, Maher earned his first official cap under new manager Louis van Gaal in the 4–2 loss against Belgium in a friendly match. He later played in three competitive matches during the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.

Career statistics

Club

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
AZ 2010–11 Eredivisie 1 0 1 0 1 1 3 1
2011–12 34 5 5 3 13 3 52 11
2012–13 31 7 6 3 2 0 39 10
Total 66 12 12 6 16 4 94 22
PSV 2013–14 Eredivisie 26 3 1 0 10 1 37 4
2014–15 31 7 3 0 12 1 46 8
2015–16 14 2 2 0 3 0 1 1 20 3
2017–18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017–18 1 0 2 2 0 0 3 2
Total 72 12 8 2 25 2 1 1 105 18
Osmanlıspor (loan) 2016–17 Süper Lig 24 2 7 0 8 1 39 3
FC Twente 2017–18 Eredivisie 16 1 2 2 18 3
AZ 2018–19 Eredivisie 25 1 4 1 0 0 29 2
FC Utrecht 2019–20 Eredivisie 23 3 4 2 2 0 29 5
2020–21 27 2 1 0 28 2
2021–22 32 1 2 1 34 2
Total 82 6 7 3 2 0 91 9
Damac 2022–23 Saudi Pro League 29 0 1 0 30 0
Career total 291 34 41 14 51 7 1 1 406 57

International

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Netherlands 2012 2 0
2013 3 0
Total 5 0

Honours

AZ

PSV

Individual

  • Johan Cruijff Trophy: 2011–12
  • Eredivisie Player of the Month: October 2019

See also

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