Famous Israeli Football Players

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Yossi Benayoun
(Association football player)

Yossi Benayoun
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Birthdate: May 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dimona

Nicknamed The Kid and The Diamond from Dimona, Israeli footballer Yossi Benayoun has led his country’s national team as its captain. He now serves Beitar Jerusalem as its sporting director. Starting his career at 17, he has represented teams such as Maccabi Haifa, Liverpool, and Chelsea.

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Avram Grant
(Former football manager who has spent the majority of his career coaching and managing in Israel)

Avram Grant
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Birthdate: May 6, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Petah Tikva, Israel

Avram Grant is an Israeli football coach and manager known for his work with popular teams like Chelsea Football Club, Portsmouth, and West Ham United. He also coached the Ghana national football team from 2014 to 2017, helping the team reach the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Final where they lost to the Ivory Coast in a penalty shoot-out.

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Eran Zahavi
(Association football player)

Eran Zahavi
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Birthdate: July 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rishon LeZion

Eran Zahavi is an Israeli football player. One of the most important players of the current national team, Zahavi was adjudged Israeli Footballer of the Year in 2013 and 2014. Over the years, he has also been a star player in the Israeli Premier League, finishing as the top goal-scorer in three consecutive seasons starting from the 2013–14 season.

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Moanes Dabour
(Association football player)

Moanes Dabour
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Birthdate: May 14, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nazareth

Moanes Dabour is an Arab-Israeli football player who plays as a forward for the Israel national team and the Bundesliga club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. During the 2012–13 season, Dabour scored 10 goals in 26 matches and helped the Maccabi Tel Aviv Football Club win the Israeli League Championship, their first championship victory after a ten-year period.

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Tomer Hemed
(Association football player)

Tomer Hemed
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Birthdate: May 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Haifa

Tomer Hemed is an Israeli football player who plays as a striker for the Israel national team and the Australian club Western Sydney Wanderers FC. One of the most important members of the national team, Hemed won the Israel Footballer of the Year award for his performance in the 2017–18 season.

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Tal Ben Haim
(Association football player)

Tal Ben Haim
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Birthdate: March 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rishon LeZion

Tal Ben Haim is an Israeli professional football player who has represented popular teams like Chelsea, Manchester City, Portsmouth, and Maccabi Tel Aviv. Renowned for his versatility, Ben Haim can play at either right back or centre back. He was last seen playing for the Beitar Jerusalem Football Club in 2021.

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Bibras Natkho
(Association football player)

Bibras Natkho
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Birthdate: February 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kfar Kama

Bibras Natkho is a Circassian-Israeli football player who plays for the Serbian club Fudbalski klub Partizan. He also plays for the Israel national football team. Natkho is the first player of Circassian-Muslim origin to captain the Israel national team.

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Beram Kayal
(Association football player)

Beram Kayal
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Birthdate: May 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jadeidi-Makr

Beram Kayal is an Arab-Israeli football player who currently plays in the Israeli Premier League where he represents Bnei Sakhnin F.C. Since 2008, Kayal has been an important member of the Israel national football team. A hard-working midfielder, Beram Kayal is renowned for his speed, passing ability, aggressive tackling, and high stamina level.

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Ben Sahar
(Association football player)

Ben Sahar
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Birthdate: August 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Holon

Ben Sahar is an Israeli football player who plays for the Israel national team and Maccabi Haifa Football Club. A striker, Sahar helped Maccabi Haifa win the 2021 Israel Super Cup as well as the Toto Cup. He has also represented other popular teams like Chelsea FC and Hapoel Tel Aviv, helping the latter win the 2010 Israel State Cup.

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Lior Refaelov
(Association football player)

Lior Refaelov
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Birthdate: April 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Or Akiva

Lior Refaelov is an Israeli football player who plays for the Israel national team and Belgian football club Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht. From 2004 to 2011, he represented Maccabi Haifa Football Club, helping the team win the Israeli Premier League thrice. In 2015, Lior Refaelov helped Anderlecht win the Belgian Cup by scoring the winning goal in the final game.

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Omer Damari
(Association football player)

Omer Damari
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Birthdate: March 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rishon LeZion

Omer Damari is an Israeli former footballer and the present head coach of the Hapoel Tel Aviv Football Club's U17 team. As a player, Damari represented teams like Hapoel Tel Aviv, playing an important role in the team's 2012 Israel State Cup victory. He also represented the Israel national football team during his playing career.

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Guy Luzon
(Association football player, Association football manager)

Guy Luzon
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Birthdate: August 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Petah Tikva

Israeli footballer Guy Luzon was part of the Maccabi Petah Tikva youth program at age 10. Though a promising sportsperson, an injury made him retire at 21. Post-retirement, he has served as a coach for teams such as Standard Liege, the U-21 Israeli team, Hapoel Tel Aviv, and Maccabi Haifa.

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Joel Abu Hanna
(Footballer Centre-back position)

Joel Abu Hanna
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Birthdate: January 22, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Troisdorf, Germany

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Itzik Zohar
(Football player)

Itzik Zohar
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Birthdate: October 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bat Yam, Israel

While football legend Itzik Zohar grew up amid poverty, in a transit camp on the Israeli borders, he was encouraged to play football by his father to make him stay away from the street criminals. He is also a successful TV personality and was part of Israel’s first national beach soccer team.

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Eran Levy
(Association football player)

Eran Levy
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Birthdate: August 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Or Akiva, Israel

Israeli striker Eran Levy is best known for his stint with the club Maccabi Kabilio Jaffa. The footballer had made his senior debut with Maccabi Haifa. He has also represented teams such as Maccabi Tel Aviv and Beitar Jerusalem and has been part of the Israeli beach soccer team, too.

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Yochanan Vollach
(Footballer)

Yochanan Vollach
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Birthdate: May 14, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kiryat Bialik

Yochanan Vollach is an Israeli former footballer who played as part of the Israeli national team that competed at the 1970 FIFA World Cup. He began his sports career with a local club. He then joined the Israel Defense Forces' (IDF) Nahal as an infantry soldier, simultaneously pursuing his sports career. He later ventured into a business career.