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Famous Jews In Football

A list of famous Jewish football players with pictures. A surprising number of Jews known for playing football. These Jewish athletes are an inspiration to every Jew & athlete out there, whether you're a fan of American football or just a fan of great athleticism, period. This list includes Jewish football (American) players and Jewish soccer (football) players alike so you can get an idea of how many Jewish football players are represnting the sport around the world.

Who are the most famous Jewish football players of all time? The names of both male and female Jewish soccer/football players represented on the list of notable Jewish football players.
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  • William Scott Goldberg (born December 27, 1966) is an American actor, professional wrestler, former football player, and former mixed martial artist color commentator. He is currently signed to WWE.  ...more
  • Dec. at 43 (1949-1992)
    Lyle Martin Alzado (April 3, 1949 – May 14, 1992) was an American professional All Pro football defensive end of the National Football League (NFL), famous for his intense and intimidating style of  ...more
  • Dec. at 81 (1916-1998)
    Sidney Luckman (November 21, 1916 – July 5, 1998) was an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) from 1939 through 1950. During his 12 seasons with  ...more
  • Age: 83
    Ronald Jack Mix (born March 10, 1938) is an American former professional football player who was an offensive tackle. He is a member of the American Football League (AFL) All-Time Team, and was  ...more
  • Dec. at 77 (1905-1982)
    Benjamin Friedman (March 18, 1905 – November 24, 1982) was an American football player and coach, and athletic administrator. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Friedman played college football as a  ...more
  • Age: 49
    David Aaron Binn (born February 6, 1972) is a former American football long snapper who played in the National Football League (NFL) for eighteen seasons. He played college football for the  ...more
  • Geoffrey Isaiah "Geoff" Schwartz (born July 11, 1986) is a former American football offensive guard in the National Football League and author. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the seventh  ...more
  • Sage Jamen Rosenfels (born March 6, 1978) is a former American football quarterback. He played college football at Iowa State. He was then drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round of  ...more
  • Andre Bernard Tippett (born December 27, 1959) is a former American football player who was an All-Pro linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for 11 seasons from 1982 to 1993, missing all  ...more
  • Greg Joseph (born August 4, 1994) is a South African professional American football placekicker for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida  ...more
  • Adam Podlesh (born August 11, 1983) is a former American football punter. He played college football for the Maryland Terrapins, and is the only player in school history to be on the All-Atlantic  ...more
  • Antonio Garay Jr. (born November 30, 1979) is a former American football nose tackle. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football and  ...more
  • Leonard Lebrecht Friedman (born October 13, 1976, in Livingston, New Jersey) is a former American football offensive lineman. He played college football at Duke. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos  ...more
  • Kyle Blaine Kosier (; born November 27, 1978) is a former American football guard who played in 143 games in the National Football League (NFL) for the San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions, and Dallas  ...more
  • Igor Olshansky (; born 3 May 1982) is a Ukrainian-born former American football defensive end in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oregon and was drafted by the San  ...more
  • Jeremy Bloom (born April 2, 1982) is an American professional skier. He is the only athlete in history to ski in the Winter Olympics and also be drafted into the National Football League. As a skier,  ...more
  • Alex "Allie" Sherman (February 10, 1923 – January 3, 2015) was an American football player and coach who played 51 games in six seasons in the National Football League (NFL) as a quarterback and  ...more
  • Dec. at 60 (1908-1968)
    Philip Jacob Handler (July 21, 1908 – December 8, 1968) was an American football player and coach who spent his entire professional career in the city of Chicago. He had a seven-year, 53-game NFL  ...more
  • Benny Feilhaber (; born January 19, 1985) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Sporting Kansas City.  ...more
  • Shep Norman Messing (born October 9, 1949) is a retired American soccer goalkeeper and current broadcaster who works as the lead analyst for New York Red Bulls matches on the MSG Network. He played  ...more
  • Taylor Mays (born February 7, 1988) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. Mays won Washington state titles in track in both the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash as a high  ...more
  • Dec. at 52 (1942-1994)
    Gary Fay Wood (July 9, 1942 – March 3, 1994) was an American football quarterback who played 63 games in the National Football League, for the New York Giants and New Orleans Saints, from 1964 until  ...more
  • Leonid Buryak

    Age: 68
    Leonid Yosipovich Buryak (Ukrainian: Леонід Йосипович Буряк; born 10 July 1953) is a Ukrainian football coach, and a former Olympic bronze-medal-winning player.  ...more
  • Jonathan Bornstein

    Age: 37
    Jonathan Rey Bornstein (born November 7, 1984) is an American soccer player, who currently plays for Chicago Fire in MLS. He has played on the United States men's national soccer team.  ...more
  • Mike Rosenthal (born June 10, 1977) is a former American football offensive tackle. He played college football at Notre Dame, where he was an All-American. He was drafted by the New York Giants in  ...more