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Postby Rusa on Wed Jul 13, 2005 7:11 am

West Ham are set to sign this Israeli midfielder. He plays at Santander at this moment? Anyone knows him?
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Postby white_rabit on Wed Jul 13, 2005 7:27 am

http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp ... cer&ID=168

He sounds pretty impressive, young rising star, much like the rest of the players we have signed
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Postby Whiskyhoteluniform on Wed Jul 13, 2005 7:27 am

Just typed his name into google,



Benayoun is playing for top division Spanish club Racing Santander alongside several Israeli players. Benayoun's fine form in 2002-03 and 2003-04 showed that he is up to the challenge of playing in Spain, one of the best leagues in the world.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. May 5, 1980

Career Highlights:
Benayoun was a sensational talent from his first appearance in a game. He made his debut in Hapoel Dimona at the tender age of 11. By age 14 he had caught the eye of many European scouts, as he led the Israeli youth team to many sensational victories. A year later he was recruited to the celebrated Ajax Amsterdam Academy, which has produced the likes of Patrick Kluivert, Marc Overmars, and Edgar Davids. At Ajax, Benayoun established an international reputation. In one game for Israel youth, he scored two goals against England and the London Times proclaimed him "the most promising youngster in world football alongside Michael Owen." Ironically, Owen also played in that match, and was completely upstaged by the Israeli youngster.
Yossi missed Israel desperately, and felt he never did fit in socially in the Netherlands. He returned to the inferior Israeli league, and earned himself a reputation as a skillful (but whining) player. He debuted in the top league with Hapoel Ber-Sheva at age 17 during the 1997-98 season. Yossi scored 15 goals, earning unprecedented accolades along the way. His older teammates resented his superior talents, though. They declined to pass the ball to him, and shunned him in the dressing room. Amid this general unpleasantness, the Ber-Sheva squad was relegated.

That season produced an unforgettable moment. In the last game of the year, Benayoun scored a dramatic winning goal, and ran to the stands to celebrate. The fans told him the latest results meant relegation would occur anyway, and the sensitive player collapsed in a sobbing heap.

In a highly publicized transfer, Benayoun moved to Maccabi Haifa, a team desperately hungry for the title after years of failure. That first year, he became the youngest leading scorer in Maccabi history, scoring 16 goals and producing electrifying form along the way. During the 1999-2000 season Benayoun scored 19 goals and annihilated Paris St. Germain with his stunning performances in the European Cup Winners Cup. It was during this season that Benayoun made his spectacular debut on the senior national team, scoring four goals in his first two international games.

In the 2000-2001 season, Benayoun was at his finest. He led Haifa to their first title in seven years, and picked up "Player of the Year" honors. In 2001-02 he suffered a leg injury, and though he was not in top form, Yossi played an important role in a second consecutive title win.

Benayoun scored six goals and made four assists in the top Spanish league with Racing Santander in the 2002-03 season. In 2003-04, Yossi was arguably the best player in Racing Santander. He scored seven league goals in 30 appearances as the Spanish club finished 17th in Primera Liga. Javi Guerrero and Yossi Benayoun's offensive quality were the major factors behind Santanders survival in the top league.

Yossi has been given a major role in attack as Israel campaign to qualify for the 2006 World Cup. On September 8, 2004, Benayoun scored an amazing goal against Cyprus. In the 64th minute, the midfielder burst through on the left wing leaving four defenders in his wake as Israel equalized 1-1. The Israeli national team went on to win 2-1 in Ramat Gan stadium. In an October 10, 2004, match up with Switzerland, Benayoun scored two amazing goals. Israel drew 2-2 in Ramat Gan and the creative midfielder drew praise in the European sports press.

Origin:
Dimona, Israel

Position:
Attacking midfielder, playmaker, winger or supporting forward.

Career Statistics:
55 goals in 134 Israeli league appearances.

2 goals in 12 European competition games.

36 Israeli caps/ 6 goals
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Postby hammerdivone on Wed Jul 13, 2005 7:28 am

Blimey! Where's Harv when you need him :wink:
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Postby GJH on Wed Jul 13, 2005 7:30 am

Birth and Death Dates:
b. May 5, 1980


At least he's not dead yet. That's a bonus.

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Postby hermolt on Wed Jul 13, 2005 7:41 am

hammerdivone wrote:Blimey! Where's Harv when you need him :wink:


*cough*

I'd be happy with this, I really rate this guy.

Will that do?
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Postby one fine morning.... on Wed Jul 13, 2005 7:53 am

i've just received a note about this from our guy in Israel

Benayoun met Pardew yesterday and was made an offer. He is also considering an approach from Bolton.
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Postby noble art on Wed Jul 13, 2005 7:56 am

goal scoring midfield player,just what the doctor ordered!!
now pards has said what he is looking for,we will be linked with many midfielders and strikers!!
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Postby k-r-c on Wed Jul 13, 2005 7:58 am

WEST HAM are set to sign the new Eyal Berkovic — Israeli midfielder Yossi Benayoun.


Boss Alan Pardew is locked in talks with the player over a £2.5million move from Spanish club Racing Santander.

Benayoun, 25, is one of his country’s most highly-rated stars — following in the footsteps of former Hammers ace Berkovic.

Pardew has been given £20million to spend on players after West Ham won promotion back to the Premiership.

He has already signed Manchester United keeper Roy Carroll on a free, £1.5m left-back Paul Konchesky from Charlton and Cardiff defenders Danny Gabbidon and James Collins.

He would also love to sign Real Madrid’s Luis Figo but he admitted: “It’s too early for us to bring players in like that — but it would really inspire our youngsters.”

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2002 ... 27,00.html

He would also love to sign Real Madrid’s Luis Figo but he admitted: “It’s too early for us to bring players in like that — but it would really inspire our youngsters.”

:shock: :D
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Postby Myron T Buttram on Wed Jul 13, 2005 7:58 am

Gissajob
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Postby hammerdivone on Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:05 am

Myron T Buttram wrote:Gissajob


Do you mean Israeli Benjamin Gissajob, free scroing centre forward?

Link? Source?
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Postby Myron T Buttram on Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:08 am

hammerdivone wrote:
Myron T Buttram wrote:Gissajob


Do you mean Israeli Benjamin Gissajob, free scroing centre forward?

Link? Source?


I could do that. Go on. Gissajob.
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Postby hammerdivone on Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:11 am

Myron T Buttram wrote:
hammerdivone wrote:
Myron T Buttram wrote:Gissajob


Do you mean Israeli Benjamin Gissajob, free scroing centre forward?

Link? Source?


I could do that. Go on. Gissajob.


Yosser!
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Postby Snowman on Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:12 am

hammerdivone wrote:
Myron T Buttram wrote:
hammerdivone wrote:
Myron T Buttram wrote:Gissajob


Do you mean Israeli Benjamin Gissajob, free scroing centre forward?

Link? Source?


I could do that. Go on. Gissajob.


Yosser!


Are you sure you spelt that right? :wink:
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Postby Myron T Buttram on Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:13 am

Snowman wrote:
hammerdivone wrote:
Myron T Buttram wrote:
hammerdivone wrote:
Myron T Buttram wrote:Gissajob


Do you mean Israeli Benjamin Gissajob, free scroing centre forward?

Link? Source?


I could do that. Go on. Gissajob.


Yosser!


Are you sure you spelt that right? :wink:


The T is next to the Y, after all. :wink:
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Postby window74 on Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:15 am

Sounds like a pretty decent youngish player & he scores goals from midfield,seems like just the sort of player we need.
Now where's Israel Hammer when you need him. :wink:
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Postby hammerdivone on Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:17 am

Myron T Buttram wrote:
Snowman wrote:
hammerdivone wrote:
Myron T Buttram wrote:
hammerdivone wrote:
Myron T Buttram wrote:Gissajob


Do you mean Israeli Benjamin Gissajob, free scroing centre forward?

Link? Source?


I could do that. Go on. Gissajob.


Yosser!


Are you sure you spelt that right? :wink:


The T is next to the Y, after all. :wink:


How's your headbutting Myron? :lol: Perhaps you could teach Tomas some new tricks :shock:
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Postby Belgian Iron on Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:23 am

Would be a cracking signing IMO!
I know him a bit because a couple of years ago I followed Santander because one of my favorite keepers,Erwin Lemmens,played there(now he plays with Espanyol).I remember that Benayoun was voted almost every week as "man of the match",just in front of Erwin Lemmens :lol: :wink:
As far as I know him he's a young promising midfielder with a good pass and some scoring ability.

Would be VERY pleased with his signing!
Get him Pards!
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Postby WorcesterWHU on Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:26 am

Seems to revel in scoring "amazing" goals, by the sounds of it?! Berkovic MkII perhaps? A creative midfielder that scores goals, plus he's not going to be completely unknown playing in La Liga...

Lets just hope Allardyce doesn't spoil the party.
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Postby Claretdave on Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:27 am

Not being able to "rate" him, never having seen him play or indeed heard of him until this morning (like, I suspect almost everybody on here except those who plat Championship Manager all day!) I cannot comment on whether it would be good or not, but he does seem to have the two main attributes we need - goals from midfield and creativity.
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