Baruch Dego facts for kids
|Date of birth||28 March 1982|
|Place of birth||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 61⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Right winger|
|Maccabi Ironi Ashdod|
|1998–1999||Maccabi Ironi Ashdod||24||(3)|
|2000–2005||Maccabi Tel Aviv||137||(26)|
|2005–2008||Hapoel Tel Aviv||90||(11)|
|2010||Nea Salamis Famagusta||7||(0)|
|2011–2013||Ironi Ramat HaSharon||43||(6)|
|2013||Hapoel Rishon LeZion||11||(1)|
|2017–2019||Maccabi Ironi Ashdod||58||(15)|
Dego was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to an Ethiopian-Jewish family. He immigrated to Israel in the 1990's, with his parents and younger brothers. His younger brother Messay Dego is also a former association footballer, who played for the Israel U21 national team, and is currently the manager of Hapoel Kfar Saba.
Dego initially played for Maccabi Ironi Ashdod In 2000-2001 he was transferred to Maccabi Tel Aviv, 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).
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.
On 28 May Apollon Limassol announced that Dego 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.
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.
- Maccabi Tel-Aviv
- Israeli Premier League (1): 2002–03
- Israel State Cup (2): 2001, 2002
- Hapoel Tel-aviv
- Israel State Cup (3): 2005, 2006, 2007
- Footballer of the Year in Israel (1): 2003
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