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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.

Bill Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Bill Goldberg age 49 - William Scott "Bill" Goldberg is an American actor, former professional football player and retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances with World Championship ...more

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Lyle Alzado is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Lyle Alzado Died at 43 (1949-1992) - Lyle Martin Alzado was a professional American football defensive end of the National Football League famous for his intense and intimidating style of play. He played 15 seasons, splitting his ...more

Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Sid Luckman Died at 82 (1916-1998) - Sidney "Sid" Luckman, was an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League from 1939 to 1950. During his 12 seasons with the Bears he led them to ...more

Ron Mix is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Ron Mix age 77 - Ronald Jack Mix is a retired American football player. The offensive tackle is a member of the American Football League All-Time Team and was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Mix ...more

Benny Friedman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Benny Friedman Died at 77 (1905-1982) - Benjamin "Benny" Friedman was an American football quarterback who played for the University of Michigan, Cleveland Bulldogs, Detroit Wolverines, New York Giants, and Brooklyn Dodgers. ...more

David Binn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Jews In Football
David Binn age 43 - David Aaron Binn is an American football long snapper who played in the National Football League for eighteen seasons. He played college football for the University of California, Berkeley. He ...more

Geoff Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Geoff Schwartz age 29 - Geoffrey Isaiah "Geoff" Schwartz is an American football offensive guard for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He is 6 feet 6 inches tall, and weighs 340 pounds. ...more

Sage Rosenfels is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Sage Rosenfels age 37 - Sage Jamen Rosenfels is a former American football quarterback. He played college football at Iowa State before he was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL ...more

Andre Tippett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Andre Tippett age 56 - Andre Bernard Tippett is a former American college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League for twelve seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. He played ...more

Adam Podlesh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Adam Podlesh age 32 - Adam Podlesh is an American football punter who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the Maryland Terrapins, and is the only player in school history to be on the ...more

Antonio Garay is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Antonio Garay age 36 - Antonio Garay Jr. 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 wrestled at Boston ...more

Lennie Friedman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Lennie Friedman age 39 - Leonard Lebrecht Friedman is a former American football offensive lineman. He played college football at Duke. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft. ...more

Kyle Kosier is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Kyle Kosier age 37 - Kyle Blaine Kosier is a former American football guard. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arizona State ...more

Igor Olshansky is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Igor Olshansky age 33 - Igor Olshansky is a Ukrainian-born former American football defensive end in the National Football League. He played college football at Oregon and was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the ...more

Jeremy Bloom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Jeremy Bloom age 33 - Jeremy Bloom is a three-time World Champion, two-time Olympian, eleven-time World Cup gold medalist and a member of the United States Skiing Hall of Fame. He set the record with six straight ...more

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Allie Sherman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Allie Sherman age 92 - Alex "Allie" Sherman was a National Football League quarterback, defensive back, and coach, and later a cable television and sports marketing executive and media personality. Sherman ...more

Phil Handler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Phil Handler Died at 60 (1908-1968) - Philip Jacob Handler was a football player and coach who spent his entire professional career in the city of Chicago. On three separate occasions, Handler served as head coach of the Chicago ...more

Benny Feilhaber is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Benny Feilhaber age 30 - Benny Feilhaber is an American professional soccer player who plays for Sporting Kansas City in Major League Soccer as a midfielder.

Shep Messing is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Shep Messing age 66 - Shep Norman Messing is a retired American soccer goalkeeper and current broadcaster. He played seven seasons in the North American Soccer League and six in the Major Indoor Soccer League. He was ...more

Taylor Mays is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Taylor Mays age 27 - Taylor Mays is an American football safety for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. Mays won state titles in track in both the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash as a high ...more

Gary Wood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Gary Wood Died at 52 (1942-1994) - Gary Fay Wood was an American football quarterback in the National Football League from 1964 until 1969. The 5' 11'' quarterback was drafted out of Cornell University in the 1964 NFL Draft by ...more

Leonid Buryak is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Leonid Buryak age 62 - Leonid Yosipovich Buryak is a Ukrainian football coach and former Olympic bronze-medal-winning player. Buryak, who is Jewish, was a midfielder for the USSR national football team, and competed ...more

Jonathan Bornstein is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Jonathan Bornstein age 31 - Jonathan Rey Bornstein is an American soccer player who currently plays for Querétaro of Liga MX on loan from Tigres UANL.

Mike Rosenthal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Mike Rosenthal age 38 - Mike Rosenthal is a former American football offensive tackle. He was originally drafted by the New York Giants in the fifth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Notre ...more

Gottfried Fuchs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Gottfried Fuchs Died at 83 (1889-1972) - Gottfried Fuchs was a German footballer. A German Jew, he fled Germany because of the Holocaust and emigrated to Canada. He is remembered for scoring 10 goals for Germany in a 16–0 win against ...more

Lucas Licht is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Lucas Licht age 34 - Lucas Matías Licht is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata mainly as a left back but also as a left winger.

Yossi Benayoun is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Yossi Benayoun age 35 - Yosef Shai "Yossi" Benayoun is an Israeli professional footballer who plays for Israeli club Maccabi Haifa and captains the Israeli national team. He plays as an attacking midfielder, ...more

Harry Newman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Harry Newman Died at 91 (1909-2000) - Harry Lawrence Newman was an American football quarterback who played for the University of Michigan Wolverines, the New York Giants, and the Brooklyn/Rochester Tigers.

Matt Bloom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Matt Bloom age 43 - Matthew Jason "Matt" Bloom is an American professional wrestling trainer, color commentator and retired professional wrestler. He is currently employed by the professional wrestling ...more

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Leon Sperling is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Leon Sperling Died at 41 (1900-1941) - Leon Sperling was a Polish Olympic footballer of Jewish ethnicity. Sperling was born in Kraków. He was a football forward, playing on the left wing. Sperling represented Cracovia, the ...more

Jeff Agoos is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Jeff Agoos age 47 - Jeffrey Alan "Jeff" Agoos is a retired Swiss-born American soccer defender, and one of the all-time appearance leaders for the United States national team. Agoos served as the Sporting ...more

Mordechai Spiegler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Mordechai Spiegler age 71 - Mordechai "Motaleh" Spiegler is a former Israeli footballer and manager. He remains Israel's record goalscorer, with 33 goals in 83 caps.

John E. Frank is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Jews In Football
John E. Frank age 53 - John E. Frank is a hair restoration surgeon and was an American football player who played tight end in the NFL from 1984 to 1988 and earned two Super Bowl rings.

Marshall Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Marshall Goldberg Died at 89 (1917-2006) - Marshall Goldberg was an American football player. He played college football as a halfback and fullback at the University of Pittsburgh. At Pittsburgh Goldberg was twice recognized as a ...more

Alan Veingrad is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Alan Veingrad age 52 - Alan Stuart Veingrad, now known as Shlomo Veingrad is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League. Veingrad played for the Green Bay Packers for five seasons, ...more

Tal Ben Haim is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Tal Ben Haim age 33 - Tal Ben Haim is an Israeli footballer who currently plays for Charlton Athletic. He can play at either centre back or right back. He has also played for Maccabi Tel Aviv, Bolton Wanderers, ...more

Julius Hirsch is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Julius Hirsch Died at 53 (1892-1945) - Julius Hirsch was a German international footballer who was killed during the Holocaust. He helped Karlsruher FV to win the 1910 German championship. Hirsch was the seventh child of a Jewish ...more

Ben Sahar is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Ben Sahar age 28 - Ben Sahar is an Israeli football striker who currently plays for Willem II in the Dutch Eredivisie. At just 16, Sahar was already the equivalent of a second-year apprentice at Chelsea. He first ...more

Dudu Aouate is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Dudu Aouate age 38 - David "Dudu" Aouate is an Israeli retired professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. After playing for several clubs in his country, most notably Hapoel Haifa, he moved to ...more

Merv Pregulman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Merv Pregulman Died at 90 (1922-2012) - Mervin Pregulman was an All-American football player, businessman, and philanthropist. He played football as a tackle and center for the University of Michigan Wolverines from 1941 to 1943 and ...more

Juan Pablo Sorín is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Juan Pablo Sorín age 39 - Juan Pablo Sorín is an Argentine former footballer and current sports broadcaster. He was the captain of Argentina national team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He currently works as an ...more

Yael Averbuch is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Yael Averbuch age 29 - Yael Friedman Averbuch is an American soccer midfielder. She currently plays for the Washington Spirit in the National Women's Soccer League and the United States women's national soccer team. ...more

Adam Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Adam Goldberg age 35 - Adam David Goldberg is a former American football offensive tackle. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at Wyoming.

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Idan Tal is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Idan Tal age 40 - Idan Tal is a former Israeli professional footballer who now works as a manager.

Nicolás Tauber is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Nicolás Tauber age 35 - Nicolás Tauber, is an Argentinian-Israeli footballer currently playing for Club Atlético Nueva Chicago.

Herb Rich is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Herb Rich Died at 80 (1928-2008) - Richard Herbert Rich was an American football safety in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts, Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants. Rich was Jewish. He played college football at ...more

Gai Assulin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Gai Assulin age 24 - Gai Yigaal Assulin is an Israeli professional footballer who plays for RCD Mallorca as a winger or an attacking midfielder. Assulin has been capped 19 times by the Israel national under-21 ...more

Yochanan Vollach is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Yochanan Vollach age 70 - Yochanan Vollach is a former Israeli footballer. He was a member of the Israeli national team that competed at the 1970 FIFA World Cup. Vollach is president of the Maccabi Haifa sport ...more

Josh Miller is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Josh Miller age 45 - Josh Miller is a former American football punter and current football analyst. He was signed by the Baltimore Stallions of the Canadian Football League as an undrafted free agent in 1994. He ...more

Tamir Cohen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Jews In Football
Tamir Cohen age 31 - Tamir Cohen is an Israeli football midfielder who plays for Hapoel Ra'anana. He is the son of the late Maccabi Tel Aviv and Rangers player Avi Cohen.