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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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This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Israeli footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Israeli soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Israel in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Israeli soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
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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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Haim Revivo is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Eyal Berkovic is listed (or ranked) 3 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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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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Mordechai Spiegler is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Ronny Rosenthal is listed (or ranked) 6 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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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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Ya'akov Hodorov is listed (or ranked) 10 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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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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Tal Ben Haim is listed (or ranked) 12 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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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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David Primo is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Elyaniv Barda is listed (or ranked) 16 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) 17 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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Nir Klinger is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Omer Damari is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Itzhak Shum is listed (or ranked) 20 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 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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Tal Ben Haim is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Shalom Tikva is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Israel
Shalom Tikva Forward
Shalom Tikva, is a former Israeli international footballer.

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Zvi Rosen is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Ben Sahar is listed (or ranked) 25 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