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Israeli’s Abroad – Weekend Roundup


  • Yossi Benayoun(Arsenal) played 83 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Stoke
  • Tal Ben-Haim(Portsmouth) did not play
  • Gai Assulin (Brighton) came on in the 61st minute in a 0-0 draw with Burnley
  • Dekel Keinan(Bristol City) did not play


  • Beram Kayal(Celtic) did not play


  • Tomer Hemed(Mallorca) came on in the 75th minute and scored a goal in a 3-1 win over Getafe
  • Dudu Aouate(Mallorca) played the whole game in a 3-1 win over Getafe


  • Itay Shechter(Kaiserslautern) did not play
  • Almog Cohen(Nurnberg) did not play


  • Eran Zahavi(Palermo) came on in the 85th minute in a 1-1 draw with Palermo


  • Eden Ben Basat(Brest) played 90 minutes in a 4-0 loss to Auxerre
  • Ben Sahar(Auxerre) came on in the 66th minute in a 4-0 win over Brest


  • Alex Zahavi(Setubal) did not play


  • Dani Bondar(Nizhny Novgorod) came on in the 46th minute in a 2-1 loss to Krasnodar
  • Bibras Natcho(Rubin Kazan) played 90 minutes and scored a penalty in a 1-1 draw with Kuban
  • Zeev Haimovic(Terek Grozny)did not play


  • Gil Vermouth(De Graafschap) played 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Groningen
  • Samuel Scheimann(SBV Excelsior) played 90 minutes in a 3-2 loss to Arnhem
  • Dan Roman(Veendam) did not play


  • Lior Rafaelov(Club Brugge) injured
  • Maor Buzaglo(Standard Liege)did not play
  • Rami Gershon(Standard Liege)did not play
  • Elyaniv Barda(Genk)injured
  • Dor Malul(Beerschot)played 90 minutes in a 3-1 loss to Lokeren
  • Roee Dayan(Beerschot)came on in the 76th minute in a 3-1 loss to Lokeren
  • Liroi Tzairi(Mechelen)did not play
  • Shlomi Arbeitman(Westerlo)did not play


  • Moshe Ohayon(Luzern)came on in the 77th minute in a 2-2 draw against Grasshoppers


  • Yuval Spungin(Omonia) played 90 minutes in 4-0 win over Anorthosis
  • Dedi Ben Dayan(Omonia) played 90 minutes and scored a goal in a 4-0 win over Anorthosis
  • Idan Sade(Paralimni) unknown
  • Roee Bakal(Alki Larnaca) unknown


  • Aviram Baruchyan(Polonia Warsaw)played 57 minutes in a 3-0 loss to Kielce
  • Maor Melikson(Wisla Krakow) played 88 minutes and scored a goal in a 1-0 win over Cracovia Krakow
  • Dudu Biton(Wisla Krakow) did not play
  • Liad Elimelech(Bielsko Biala) played 67 minutes in a 3-0 loss to Gornik Zabrze
  • Liran Cohen(Bielsko Biala)played 90 minutes in a 3-0 loss to Gornik Zabrze


  • Idan Baruch(CS Concordia)did not play


  • Orr Barouch(Chicago Fire)did not play
  1. Marc
    May 1, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Is Ben Sahar going to stay at Auxerre or go back to Espanyol next season or possibly elsewhere? Also, any rumors as to Benayoun, Zahavi or Assulin?

    • snowbozo21
      May 1, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      I don’t think there is a place for Sahar at Espanyol, I remember last summer that this was basically stated by Espanyol. Auxerre probably isn’t an option either as they will likely be relegated. I could see him going to a mid-table club in the Netherlands or maybe a bigger club in Belgium. I think he would be relatively successful in those locations, that’s what I would do if I was him. If you’re talking about Eran Zahavi(there’s an Alex Zahavi on loan from Maccabi Haifa at Vitoria Setubal) I’ve read that he may go back to Hapoel Tel Aviv, although again, I think a move to the Eredivisie would really suit him. Unfortunately a lot of our Israeli football players don’t make very intelligent career moves. It’s possible Yossi could stay at Arsenal, I’m not really sure what will happen with Benayoun, a move back to Spain might prolong his career as it’s a little less fast paced than the Premier League. As for Assulin, I could see him going on loan again to another Championship club, or maybe to a club in the Netherlands, however that’s all speculation.

  2. Marc
    May 3, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Sahar could be a fit for Ajax, he was rumored to go there a few years ago when leaving Chelsea. The Dutch league seems like a perfect spot for the young Israelis, open style of soccer and a league that is very friendly to young players. If only more went that route…maybe its not too late for Gai or Sahar to get back on the radar as a top young player in Europe

  3. snowbozo21
    May 3, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    I don’t think Sahar is a good enough player for Ajax, he could maybe do well at a medium sized club like Groningen, Heerenveen, or NEC. You’re definitely right about the Dutch league, its very friendly for young players. I’d love to see Assulin at Ajax.

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