Famed right winger who came to prominence as a member of the Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C., winning three national trophies and a championship.
He became the only Maccabi player to score while competing in the UEFA Champions League group stage in 2004-2005.
His departure from the Maccabi Tel Aviv football club in 2005 was motivated in part by the fans laying the blame for revered captain Avi Nimni's dismissal primarily at his feet.
His adoptive father, David Tshuva, openly expressed dismay with the Maccabi club, which also led to fans abandoning Dego; his younger brother, Messay, would also become a famous footballer.
He played briefly for the legendary Lothar Matthaus while a member of Maccabi Natanya.