Lior Refaelov

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Lior Refaelov
Personal information
Full name Lior Refaelov
Date of birth (1986-04-26) 26 April 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth Or Akiva, Israel
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current club Club Brugge
Number 8
Youth career
1998–2004 Maccabi Haifa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2011 Maccabi Haifa 161 (30)
2011– Club Brugge 86 (20)
National team
2002–2003 Israel U17 13 (4)
2004 Israel U18 4 (1)
2004 Israel U19 9 (2)
2006–2008 Israel U21 17 (4)
2007– Israel 27 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 March 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 July 2013

Lior Refaelov[1] (Hebrew: ליאור רפאלוב‎; born 26 April 1986) is an Israeli footballer who is currently playing for Belgian Pro League side Club Brugge as an attacking midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Maccabi Haifa[edit]

In 1998, Refaelov began to play in Maccabi Haifa youth teams. In the 2002–03 season he moved up from the under-16 team to the youth team of the club, and scored already in his first against Neve Yossef.

During the 2003–04 season he scored 7 goals in the youth team, lead it to the youth championship and won the best player award. His first goal in the first team he scored at 2004–05 season on a Penalty kick against Hapoel Nazareth Illit, a game which Haifa won 6–0.

In the 2008–09 season, he scored 9 goals and won the championship with Maccabi Haifa.

In the 2010–11 season, He was voted 'player of the year' in the Israeli football.

Club Brugge[edit]

On 20 June 2011, Refaelov has signed with Belgian Pro League side Club Brugge for a fee of 2.5 million and 15% from the next sale.[2]

Israel National Football Team[edit]

Lior Refaelov made his debut for the national team against Belarus. Israel lost that match, 2-1. On May 27, 2010, Refaelov scored his first goal for the Israel national football team, when Israel lost 4-1.



External links[edit]


  1. ^ Profile page at the The Israel Football Association website
  2. ^ Ben Dor, Doron (21 June 2011). "Lior Refaelov moving to Club Brugge" (in Hebrew). One. Retrieved 21 June 2011.