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List of the best soccer players from Israel. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Israel, along with photos when available. This list of best Israeli soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Israeli soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

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Yossi Benayoun is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Midfielder 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

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Eyal Berkovic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Eyal Berkovic Midfielder Eyal Berkovic is an Israeli former footballer. He played as an attacking midfielder making 78 appearances for the Israeli national team. Berkovic was well known for his vision and incisive ...more

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Haim Revivo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Haim Revivo Midfielder Haim Michael Revivo is a retired Israeli football player, and a businessman.

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Eran Zahavi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Naseem Heno added Eran Zahavi Midfielder Eran Zahavi is an Israeli footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Maccabi Tel Aviv and the Israel national team. Zahavi was named the Israeli Footballer of the Year twice and ...more

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Ronny Rosenthal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Forward, Midfielder Ronny Rosenthal, also known by the nickname Rocket Ronny, is an Israeli former footballer. After starting his career in the city of his birth with Maccabi Haifa, Rosenthal went on to play in ...more

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Mordechai Spiegler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Forward Mordechai "Motaleh" Spiegler is a former Israeli footballer and manager. He remains Israel's record goalscorer, with 33 goals in 83 caps.

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Avi Cohen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Defender Avraham "Avi" Cohen was an Israeli footballer who played as a defender. He was best known for his spells playing for British giants Liverpool in England and Rangers in Scotland. After ...more

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Bibras Natkho is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Midfielder Bibras Natkho is an Israeli-Circassian footballer, who plays as a midfielder for CSKA Moscow and the Israel national team.

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Lior Refaelov is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Lior Refaelov Midfielder Lior Refaelov is an Israeli footballer who plays for Belgian Pro League side Club Brugge as an attacking midfielder. He began his career at Maccabi Haifa, where he won the Israeli Premier League ...more

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Tal Ben Haim is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Defender 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

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Tomer Hemed is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Tomer Hemed Forward Tomer Hemed is an Israeli footballer who plays for UD Almería and the Israel national football team, as a striker.

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Ya'akov Hodorov is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Goalkeeper Ya'akov Hodorov was an Israeli football goalkeeper in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. He was considered by many to be Israel's best goalkeeper in history, and among the best goalkeepers of his ...more

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Avi Ran is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Goalkeeper Avi Ran was a goalkeeper at the Israeli football club Maccabi Haifa. Widely considered one of the greatest football players in Israel, he had a promising future which was cut short by a fatal ...more

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Giora Spiegel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Giora Spiegel, is a former Israeli footballer and coach. As a footballer, he holds the record for the longest Israeli career, spanning 14 years and 357 days.

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Elyaniv Barda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Elyaniv Barda Forward Elyaniv Barda is an Israeli football forward and winger who currently plays for Hapoel Be'er Sheva. His former clubs include Maccabi Haifa, Hapoel Tel Aviv and Belgian side Racing Genk, with ...more

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Yaniv Katan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Winger, Forward Yaniv Katan is a retired Israeli international footballer who played professionally for Maccabi Haifa, as a forward and winger. He earned 31 caps for Israel, scoring 5 goals.

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Ben Sahar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Forward 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

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Shalom Tikva is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Shalom Tikva Forward Shalom Tikva, is a former Israeli international footballer.

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Tal Ben Haim is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Tal Ben Haim Forward, Midfielder Tal Ben Haim is an Israeli footballer who plays for Maccabi Tel Aviv as a forward. He can also play in both flanks of the pitch.

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Itay Shechter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Itay Shechter Forward Itay Shechter is an Israeli footballer currently playing for Maccabi Haifa.

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Moshe Romano is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Moshe Romano Forward Moshe Romano is a retired Israeli international footballer.

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Omer Damari is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Omer Damari Forward Omer Damari is an Israeli footballer who plays as striker for German 2. Bundesliga club RB Leipzig and the Israel national football team.

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Daniël de Ridder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Midfielder Daniël Robin Frederick de Ridder is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for SC Cambuur in the Dutch Eredivisie. He has previously played for Ajax, Celta Vigo, Birmingham City, Wigan ...more

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Adoram Keisi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Defender Adoram Keisi is a retired Israeli professional football player. Keisi played most of his career as a left back in Maccabi Haifa F.C. in which he won 4 championship, one state cup and 2 Toto ...more

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Yisha'ayahu Schwager is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Defender Yisha'ayahu Schwager was an Israeli footballer.

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Zvi Rosen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Zvi Rosen Zvi Rosen is an Israeli former international footballer who competed at the 1970 FIFA World Cup, as well as at the 1968 Summer Olympics. Rosen played in 42 official games for the Israeli ...more

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Nir Klinger is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Nir Klinger Nir Klinger is an Israeli former footballer and currently the manager of Hapoel Haifa. He was manager of Maccabi Tel Aviv, before resigning under pressure on 5 December 2005. Klinger achieved ...more

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Gil Vermouth is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Gil Vermouth Midfielder Gil "Gili" Vermouth is an Israeli football player who plays for Maccabi Tel Aviv. Vermouth is Jewish, and was born in Kiryat Yam, Israel. Vermouth started his football career in Haifa ...more

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Itzhak Shum is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Itzhak Shum is a retired Israeli football player and was lastly the manager of Cypriot First Division side Alki.

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Moshe Agami is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Moshe Agami Forward Moshe Agami is a former Israeli professional football player who is best known for his time with Maccabi Haifa, when he led the club to a 4-1 victory over city rivals, Hapoel, while the majority ...more

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Elman Sultanov is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Midfielder Elman Sultanov is an Azerbaijani-Israeli-Ukrainian professional football player who is currently plying his trade at FK Simurq Zaqatala.

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Valentin Teodorica is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Midfielder Valentin Teodorica is a Romanian-Israeli professional football player who played in the Israeli Premier League for Hapoel Kfar Saba and also played for Hapoel Mevaseret Zion, Hapoel Jerusalem, ...more

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David Primo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Defender David Primo, is a former Israeli international footballer who was part of the squad that competed at the 1970 World Cup, Israel's only world cup appearance.

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Gai Assulin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Gai Assulin Forward, Midfielder 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

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Tomer Chencinski is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Goalkeeper Tomer Chencinski is an Israeli-Canadian soccer player who currently plays for Veikkausliiga club RoPS.

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Roby Young is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Defender, Forward Reuven "Roby" Young is a former Israeli international footballer, and captain of Hapoel Haifa.

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Raul Geller is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Dr. Raul Geller was a Peruvian-Israeli footballer and the third all time leading scorer of Beitar Jerusalem F.C.

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Gadi Brumer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Defender, Sweeper Gadi Brumer, is a former Israeli professional footballer who played for Maccabi Tel Aviv.

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Danny Amos is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Danny Amos Goalkeeper Daniel "Danny" Amos is an Israeli-English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Hapoel Tel Aviv. His brother Nathan Amos is a notable Israeli rugby union player.

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Orel Dgani is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Orel Dgani Midfielder Orel Dgani is an Israeli footballer currently playing for Hapoel Tel Aviv.

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Slobodan Drapić is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Slobodan Drapić is a former Serbian-Israeli football player and manager. After coming to Israel in 1988 he played for Maccabi Netanya as a defender. In a long coaching career in Israel he became ...more

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Dor Yasur is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
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Eyal Tartazky is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Eyal Tartazky Eyal Tartazky is an Israeli footballer currently playing for Hapoel Haifa. Eyal Tartazki is a captain of Hapoel Haifa.

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Baruch Dego is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Baruch Dego is an Ethiopian-born Israeli footballer. He currently plays for Hapoel Ashkelon in Israel's Liga Leumit. Dego, who grew up in Maccabi Ironi Ashdod F.C., was transferred to Maccabi ...more

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Dani Bondar is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Defender Dani Bondar was an Israeli former footballer played as a defender.

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Otto Schlefenberg is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Otto Schlefenberg is a former Israeli footballer and manager. He is best known for his years at Maccabi Haifa where he started his managerial career. Otto created the youth side Maccabi ...more

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Irakli Shengelia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Forward Irakli Shengelia is a Georgian-Israeli professional football player who plies his trade at FC Merani Tbilisi. Shengelia previously played for Spartak Moscow 2 and FC Nyva Ternopil.

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Lior Jan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Lior Jan Defender, Midfielder Lior Jean is an Israeli footballer who currently plays for Maccabi Yavne. At international level, Jan was capped at levels from under-17 to under-21.

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Nisso Kapiloto is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Nisso Kapiloto Defender Niso Kapiloto is an Israeli professional footballer who plays for FC St. Gallen.

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Samuel Hazan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Samuel Hazan is a Canadian-Israeli football player.