List of Jewish footballers [R], part II

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  1. MHaifa1913

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    List of Jewish footballers

    The last thread was too long, so here we go again:

    David Abraham (ARG) - Gimnastic De Terragona (ESP)
    Karlen Abramov (UZB) - Navbahor Namangan (UZB)
    Gennady Altman (UKR) - PFC Olexandria (UKR)
    Kyle Altman (USA) - Minnesota Thunder (USA)
    Jonathan Assous (FRA/ISR) - Maccabi Tel Aviv (ISR)
    Matthew Baum (USA/ISR) - Bnei Sakhnin (ISR)
    David Beckham (ENG) - Los Angeles GaLAxy (USA)
    David Bedok (FRA/ISR) - Maccabi Herzliya (ISR)
    Jonathan Bornstein (USA) - Club Deportivo Chivas USA (USA)
    Adam Braz (CAN) - Montreal Impact (CAN)
    Sam Brill (USA) - New England Revolution (USA)
    Tomer Chencinski (ISR/CAN) - Newark Ironbound (USA)
    Dario Cvitanich (ARG) - Ajax (NED)
    Daniel de Ridder (NED/ISR) - Birmingham Football Club (ENG)
    Yakov Ehrlich (RUS) - FC Rostov (RUS)
    Michael Enfield (USA) - Sydney FC (AUS)
    Benny Feilhaber (BRA/USA/AUT) - Derby County Football Club (ENG)
    Kevin Friedland (USA) - Minnesota Thunder (USA)
    Dean Furman (RSA) - Rangers Football Club (SCO)
    Tomáš Galásek (CZE) - 1. FC Nürnberg (GER)
    Gláuber (BRA) - 1. FC Nürnberg (GER)
    Jarryd Goldberg (USA) - Miami FC (USA)
    Jordan Gruber (USA/ISR) - Maccabi ha'Shikma/Ramat Hen (ISR)
    Andy Gruenebaum (USA) - Columbus Crew (USA)
    Rudy Haddad (FRA/ISR) - Maccabi Tel Aviv (ISR)
    Joe Jacobson (WAL) - Bristol Rovers Football Club (ENG)
    Tvrtko Kale (CRO) - Beitar Jerusalem (ISR)
    Michael Katz (USA) - SG Blaubach Diedelkopf (GER)
    Joshua Kennet (ENG) - Maccabi Herzliya (ISR)
    Brian Scott Kuritzky (USA) - Westchester Flames (USA)
    Paul Kurrant (ENG) - Charlton Athletic (ENG)
    Leonid Krupnik (USA/UKR/ISR) - Maccabi Haifa (ISR)
    Gaston Lagman (ARG) - Club Atletico Atlanta (ARG)
    Samuel Lavan (ISR/BEL) - K. Berchem Sport (BEL)
    Lucas Licht (ARG) - Getafe CF (ESP)
    Maxime Nessim Partouche (FRA) - Paris Saint-Germain Football Club (FRA)
    Martin Perelman (ARG) - Excursionistas (ARG)
    Roni Porokara (FIN) - Örebro SK (SWE)
    Daniel Revivo (CAN) - Winthrop University (USA)
    Boris Rotenberg (RUS/FIN) - FC Shinnik Yaroslavl (RUS)
    Walter Adrián Samuel (ARG) - Internazionale Football Club S.p.A. (ITA)
    Ariel Gerardo Seltzer (ARG) - Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors (ARG)
    Anton Shynder (UKR) - Greuther Fürth (GER)
    Sam Sloma (ENG) - Dagenham and Redbridge (ENG)
    Juan Pablo Sorín (ARG) - Hamburger Sport Verein (GER)
    Eyal Strachman (ARG) - Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield (ARG)
    Nicolas Tauber (ARG/ISR) - Club Almagro (ARG)
    Dor Yasur (ISR/GUA) - American University (USA)
    Alexander Zahavi (USA/ISR/POR) - Sporting de Lisboa (POR)
    Shai Zakai (NED) - Ajax Zat 2 (NED)

    * Clubs play in another country
    ^ On loan to a different club

    Taken off the list:
    Graham Albert (USA) Whereabouts unknown, last played for Virginia Legacy (USA)
    Benjamin Benditson (USA) - Whereabouts unknown, was on trial with Kiryat Shmona
    David Blum (USA) - Whereabouts unknown, last played for Westchester Flames (USA)
    Jordan Cila (USA/POR) - Whereabouts unknown, Long Island Rough Riders (USA)
    Michael Erush (RUS/USA) - Whereabouts unknown, last played for Miami Football Club (USA)
    Dan Alberto Fellus (ISR/NOR) - Whereabouts unknown, last played for Lillestrøm SK (NOR)
    Eric Fischbein (SWE) - Seems he may have retired
    Daniel Gradinev (RUS) - Whereabouts unknown, last on trial in Israel for numerous sides
    Paul Hakim (ENG) - Whereabouts unknown, last played Woking FC (ENG)
    Erik Hort (USA/AUT/ISR) - Whereabouts unknown, last played for Chicago Fire (USA)
    Daniel Kramer (USA) - Whereabouts unknown, last played for Rochester Raging Rhinos (USA)
    Laurent Manuel (USA/FRA) - Whereabouts unknown, last on trial with Hapoel Tel Aviv (ISR)
    Brett Meyers (USA) - Whereabouts unknown, last played for Richmond Kickers (USA)
    Justin Meyers (USA) - Whereabouts unknown, last played for Chivas USA (USA)
    Andrei Oberemko (UKR) - Whereabouts unknown, last played for Dynamo Kiev (UKR)
    Kevin Pariente (FRA) - Whereabouts unknown, last played for Levante B (ESP)
    Ya'akov Sasson (NED/ISR) - Whereabouts unknown, last played in Dutch second division
    Dan Shapiro (USA) - Whereabouts unknown, last played for Westchester Flames (USA)

    Rumored to have Jewish blood/lineage:
    Hogan Ephraim (ENG) - Queens Park Rangers Football Club (ENG)
    Jonathan Kurrant (SCO) - Aberdeen Football Club (SCO)
    Steven Lenhart (USA) - Columbus Crew (USA)
     
  2. MHaifa1913

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    So next summer we have the Maccabiah, if the USA put together this line-up, I bet that they would take the whole competition:

    Andy Gruenebaum (GK)

    Jonathan Bornstein, Benjamin Benditson (Steve Lenhart - if he's actually Jewish), Sam Brill, Leo Krupnik

    Kevin Friedland, Benny Feilhaber, Michael Enfield, Jarryd Goldberg

    Jordan Gruber, Jordan Cila

    Bench:

    Justin Meyers (GK)
    Matt Baum
    Jo Jo Katz
    Kyle Altman
    Brett Meyers
    Daniel Kramer
    Brian Kuritzky
     
  3. MHaifa1913

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  4. michmich007

    michmich007 New Member

    Jul 5, 2008
    hi all
    1. i would like to mention that you are all doing a great job

    2. it seems that by time this is thread is going to expand to a gigantic proportion. that's why i think you should consider a few cuts
    for example: players who made Aliyah or have an ISR passport are not just Jewish anymore but 100% full Israelis. second i don't think you should mention every Jewish player who plays in a remote amateur club but rather only the significant ones - in order for that to happen you have to set certain criterias for players to enter the list
    btw is would be much easier to follow any changes each time since significant players from significant clubs tend to be covered more often

    3. it seems that some of the information on this thread is inaccurate (teams,player spelling etc..) maybe it would be a good idea to give a link next to each player which would function as the source of information or if you arr not sure plz note it

    4. you should separate between youth players and pro's since they are hard to follow plus the information fiven in the thrad can be misleading

    5. here are few remarks on some of the players according to my list:

    Daniel de Ridder (NED/ISR) - Wigan Athletic (ENG) - should be taken off the list since he is an Israeli
    Paul Kurrant and Jonathan Kurrant seems to me to be the same person. in any case i could not find any clue of them playing now for Wigan's nor Aberdeen's first team
    Daniel Revivo - Toronto Lynx (CAN) (accordong to wikipedia)
    Ariel Seltzer - ineligible for emegration under the terms of the law of return (accordong to wikipedia)
    Sam Sloma - Grays Athletic (ENG) (accordong to wikipedia)
    Dor Yasur (ISR/GUA) - Palm Beach Pumas (USA) (accordong to wikipedia) should be taken off the list since he is an Israeli
    Steven Lenhart - jewish accordong wikipedia might be the son of tamir lenhart who used to play for Hapoel Tel Aviv and imigrated to the US
    Andriy Oberemko - FC Illychivets Mariupol (accordong to wikipedia)
    Danil Gridnev - FC Anzhi Makhachkala (RUS)
    Benjamin Benditson -
    Graham Albert - according to wikipedia he still plays for Virginia Legacy (USA)
    Paul Hakim - St. Albans City (ENG)
    Michael Erush - Hollywood United (USA)

    6. here are few additions to the list
    Diego Placente
    (ARG) - San Lorenzo (ARG) - his wife is jewish
    Vladimir Granat (RUS) - Dynamo Moscow (RUS)
    Artyom Fidler (RUS) - FC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast (RUS) (accordong to wikipedia)
    Dougie Freedman (SCO) - Crystal Palace F.C. (ENG) - (accordong to wikipedia)
    Ross Fishbain (USA) - unknown - last played in new hampshere college
    Matt Reiswerg (USA) - unknown - used to play in the A-league before ot came to an end.trains college gaolkeppers in the present but still young to play for a club (27)

    7. there are numerous players who were mentioned in the thread but somehow do not appear here - I've seen a slight discussion
    about them but seems not to be satisfying

    8. if you will browse in wikipedia you will easily find hunderds of jewish players (by last name). particulary in USA, Russia and Argnetina and all can be added to the list

    9. jewish players who were target for clubs in israel (the names maybe innacurate since they were published on hebrew):

    Aharon Solodocho אהרון סולודוצ'ו
    Jerome Degrest ג'רום דגרסט
    Ryan West ריין ווסט
    Ben Benbidsan בן בנבידסאן
    Assidorno Neon אסידורנו נאון
    Johan Abrilla
    יוהן אברילה

    more to come later...
     
  5. Sagy

    Sagy New Member

    Aug 6, 2004
  6. Bertozy

    Bertozy New Member

    Jul 31, 2007
    Salomon Libman (PER), Sport Boys' (Peruvian top flight) goalkeeper, is Jewish.
     
  7. MHaifa1913

    MHaifa1913 Moderator
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    Thank you.

    I don't feel as though it has gotten to big yet. I originally took off players who now play in Israel, but I wanted to compare the amount of Jewish players per country so I kept them on. It also helps for next year since it is a Maccabiah year and it is interesting to see how great the countries could be if all their Jewish players participated.

    There are very few youth players in the thread. We keep them in so that we don't forget about them should they mature into quality players.

    Steven Lenhart is the son of Gary Lenhart, so we still have no proof as to whether he is a member of the tribe. Israelis like Dor Yasur and Tomer Chencinski I leave on because only their parents are Israeli. Thanks for the updates on the clubs.



    Matt Reiswerg is retired. Do you have written proof for any of these guys? I read the Jewish Chronicle from the UK every now and then and have never seen Dougie Freedman in it, and they are very good with following Jewish players in the UK.



    Like who?



    Wikipedia has tons of misinformation. If they don't cite a source, I don't list them. It isn't nice to just make people Jewish because of their name.

    Ben Benbidsan is Benjamin Benditson. I figured this out from the facts that they gave about him playing once for the Galaxy. I can't seem to find the names of the clubs that the other guys play(ed) for.
     
  8. MHaifa1913

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    Source?
     
  9. MHaifa1913

    MHaifa1913 Moderator
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    Yes, NYC2TLV on Wikipedia is a former BigSoccer.com user. He sends me messages sometimes, but doesn't post in our forum anymore.
     
  10. Borussia

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    Jun 5, 2006
    Fürth near Nuremberg
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
  11. MHaifa1913

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  12. michmich007

    michmich007 New Member

    Jul 5, 2008
    if you would like to track any of this players who play in israel:

    players who made Aliya not until recently :
    Garry Assous - will probably be released from Maccabi Netanya
    Johnatan Assous - Maccabi Tel Aviv
    Guillermo Israilevich - Maccabi Tel Aviv
    Josh Kennet - Maccabi Herzliya
    David Bedok - unkonwn - last played for Maccabi Herzliya
    Jonathan Tennenbaum - Hapoel Raanana
    Jordan Gruber - Maccabi Hashikma Ramat Hen
    Umut Güzelses - unknown - was on loan and has been released from Hapoel Tel Aviv (belongs to Fenerbahçe)
    Shmuel Hazan - unknown - last played for Maccabi Netanya
    Tvrtko Kale - Beitar Jerusalem
    Leonard Krupnik - Maccabi Haifa
    Sebastián Rozental - Maccabi Netanya
    Alexis Weisheim - unkown - last played for Hapoel Haifa
    Rudy Haddad - Maccabi Tel Aviv
    Brian Man - Maccabi Hashikma Ramat Hen
    Brian Nakash (if i spelled it correctly) - Beitar Jerusalem youth team
    Yoel Goldshtein (if i spelled it correctly) - Beitar Jerusalem youth team

    Non Jewish who have an israeli citizenship:
    Simon Kalo (if i spelled it correctly) - plays for Maccabi Herzliya, married to an isareli - any info about him would be helpfull
    Giovanni Rosso - Maccabi Haifa - the media reports he might move to Hajduk Split
    Carlos Chacana - unknown - last played for Hapoel Ramat Gan

    Non Jewish who might get an israeli citizenship:
    Ilya Yavruyan - Maccabi Tel Aviv
    Alain Masudi - on trial with Maccabi Netanya

    * Mitja Rovec (if i spelled it correctly) - last played for Maccabi Herzliya - i cannot figgure out his status
     
  13. MHaifa1913

    MHaifa1913 Moderator
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    Bryan Man isn't Jewish. He also counts as a foreigner.
     
  14. michmich007

    michmich007 New Member

    Jul 5, 2008
    most of the names are taken from wikipedia
    do you have any counter proof for him not being jewish ?

    can anyone share some updated info about some of the players ?
     
  15. MHaifa1913

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  16. michmich007

    michmich007 New Member

    Jul 5, 2008
    Jonathan Kurrant has left Aberdeen already in January 2008

    Benjamin Benditson plays for San Fernando Valley Quakes

    sources: (you can find some more sources by googling in heberw)
    Diego Placente - http://www.sport5.co.il/articles.aspx?FolderID=64&docID=39382&lang=HE

    Vladimir Granat - http://www.haaretz.co.il/hasite/spages/963725.html

    Artyom Fidler
    - http://www.nrg.co.il/online/3/ART1/744/077.html

    Dougie Freedman
    - found it on wikipedia but they have removed the jewish stub - same thing with Hogan Ephraim

    Ross Fishbain
    - http://www.jewishsportsreview.com/2005Soccer.htm + you can add some more jewish players from this source

    another name which i found on wikipedia:
    Alexey Abramov (RUS) - last played in Dinaburg Daugavpils00
     
  17. MHaifa1913

    MHaifa1913 Moderator
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    Sjaak Polak, a Dutch footballer, has some Jewish lineage. He is joining Maccabi Tel Aviv on trial after Sparta Rotterdam decided not to renew his contract.
     
  18. FootyFan365

    FootyFan365 Member

    Jun 23, 2008
    Indy
    Club:
    FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
    Nat'l Team:
    Ukraine
    David Beckham?
     
  19. Juvefan27

    Juvefan27 New Member

    Sep 26, 2004
    On wiki it says one of his grandfathers was Jewish. I don't know if that makes Beckham Jewish, though.
     
  20. MHaifa1913

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  21. MHaifa1913

    MHaifa1913 Moderator
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    Juan Pablo Sorin has been released by Hamburg! I bet that there are some Israeli clubs that have put in bids for his services. Sjaak Polak will be signed by Maccabi Tel Aviv, I can't imagine that they would take two left backs, but Polak can play in the midfield and I think so can Sorin. Besides, if Maccabi were such Zionists, they would sign both of them so that they both settle and retire in the Jewish state!
     
  22. MHaifa1913

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  23. dutsh_shulz

    dutsh_shulz New Member

    Jun 27, 2008
    Basel
    Is Erik Israelsson jewish? He is playing for Kalmar FF in Sweden
     
  24. Lackoste

    Lackoste New Member

    May 7, 2007
    Sao Paulo, Brazil
    MOST IRONIC THING EVER:

    Guess which team Sorin chose to try out first... before all his fame...Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv...and they rejected him.

    Haifa can use someone like Sorin now :(

    Or anyone else that doesnt have a name like Andre , Renatinho , Rafa , etc...
     

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