Famous football players: Dudu Aouate- RCD Mallorca football club

Popular player Dudu Aouate of RCD Mallorca David Aouate, commonly known as Dudu Aouate, is an Israeli international footballer, born on Oct 17, 1977, in Nazareth lllit, Israel. He plays for the Spanish League team RCD Mallorca football club and the national team of Israel as a goalkeeper.

Aouate started his regular football career from Hapoel Haifa football club in the 1998-99 season, when he was replaced for the first choice goalkeeper, Avi Peretz. During the same season, Hapoel won the championship and he was praised for his performance and became the irreplaceable.

In 1999 he got his first call from the Israeli national team. He debuted for Israel on Oct 10, 1999, in a UEFA Euro 2000 qualifier against Spain, which they lost to Spain 0-3. Since then he became a regular first choice goal keeper for Israel’s national team, a first Israeli club to reach the UEFA Champions League’s group stages.

In 2001 he moved to Maccabi Haifa football club on the replacement of Davidovich who was seriously injured. That season they won the championship and Aouate became a regular first choice goalkeeper for Maccabi Haifa.

In 2003 he moved to the Spanish club and officially signed on July 17, 2003 by Racing de Santander, after his great performance for the national team and Maccabi Haifa.

In 2006, due to Ricardo’s loan return to Manchester United football club, Aouate signed a four-year contract with another La Liga side Depotivo de La Coruna for €1.5 million. He played 66 matches for the club before finally moving to RCD Mallorca in 2009.

Aouate joined the Islanders in January 2009 for £700,000, when he was replaced for the first choice goalkeeper Miguel Angel Moya, who suffered from an injury. Aouate played the first match for Mallorca on January 8, 2009, against UD Almeria, which they won by 3-1 in the Spanish Cup. Since then, Aouate proved himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, and he could be the first choice of any manager.

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