New Left Back: Taleb Tawatha
24-year-old defender Taleb Tawatha joined the Eagles from Maccabi Haifa on a three-year contract until 2019.
Born in Dschisr az-Zarqa (Israel) he has the citizenship of each Israel and Sudan. The left back played for Maccabi Haifa since his youth and scored five goals in 146 league games. He also featured in 24 Champions and Europa League games. In 2011 he had his debut for the national team of Israel (four caps). Prior to that he played from the Under-16 up until the Under-21 of his country (43 games / 6 goals).
Eintracht Sporting Director Bruno Hübner: „We are glad to have signed Taleb Tawatha, a player who will spark the competition for the left back position. He is very dynamic, with good skills in one-on-one situations but also going forward and supporting the attacking game.“
Taleb Tawatha: "I already heard good things about the team and the club and I am looking forward to the challenge. Eintracht Frankfurt is a big club and I am excited to get to know my team and the city."
- Date of Birth: 21 June 1992
- Age: 24
- Nationalities: Israel and Sudan
- Height/Weight: 1.76m / 81kg
- Position: Left Back
- Foot: Left
- Last Club: Maccabi Haifa
- Languages: Hebrew, English