Katan in 2006
|Date of birth||27 January 1981|
|Place of birth||Kiryat Ata, Israel|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|2006–07||West Ham United||8||(0)|
|2006–07||→ Maccabi Haifa (loan)||27||(7)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Yaniv Katan (Hebrew: יניב קטן; born 27 January 1981) 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.
Katan is Jewish.
In December 2005, Katan signed a four-year contract with West Ham United, where he joined up with Israeli international team-mate Yossi Benayoun. The transfer, which was officially completed during the January 2006 transfer window, involved a cut-price fee of £100,000, as Katan had only six months left on his Maccabi contract. He made eight appearances, including six from the bench, for West Ham,
At the end of the 2005–06 season, Katan moved back to Maccabi Haifa in a loan deal, with a view to a permanent move, after Alan Pardew reportedly told him he was no longer in his plans. He returned to Israel and made his loan deal permanent by signing a new four-year deal with Haifa.
After 25 years in Maccabi Haifa, On 19 June 2014, Katan decided to retire from active playing.
- As of 5 May 2014
|Club||Season||League||Israeli Cup||Continental||League cup||Total|
|West Ham United||2005–06||8||0||0||0||—||—||8||0|
- Israeli Championships
- Toto Cup
- Winner (3): 2002–03, 2005–06, 2007–08
- "West Ham unveil new signing Katan". BBC Sport. 3 January 2006. Retrieved 25 February 2008.
- Grayeff, Yigal (8 January 2006). "Life may not prove easy for Yaniv Katan at West Ham". The Jerusalum Post. Retrieved 24 July 2008.
- "Yaniv Katan". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 25 February 2008.
- "Katan leaves Hammers in loan deal". BBC. 14 June 2006. Retrieved 1 February 2008.
- "Scaloni's Hammers deal hangs on asking price". ESPN. 17 May 2006. Retrieved 25 February 2008. "And [Katan] told newspaper Ha'aretz: 'I am a West Ham player at the moment, and I have a contract with the club for another three seasons, but the manager has told me that I do not figure in his plans. 'So unless something changes and I am told that I can fight for a place on the team, I am finished with West Ham."
- Yaniv Katan career stats at Soccerbase
- Yaniv Katan profile and stats on FootballDatabase.com
- (Hebrew) Yaniv Katan profile and club history on Maccabi Haifa Official Website
- (Hebrew) Yaniv Katan Profile and Statistics on One.co.il
- (Hebrew)  After 25 years in Maccabi Haifa, On 19 June 2014, Katan decided to retire from active playing.
|Maccabi Haifa F.C. captain