Yaniv Katan

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Yaniv Katan
יניב קטן
Yaniv Katan.JPG
Katan in 2006
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-01-27) 27 January 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Kiryat Ata, Israel
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Forward/Winger
Youth career
1990–1998 Maccabi Haifa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–06 Maccabi Haifa 223 (40)
2006–07 West Ham United 8 (0)
2006–07 Maccabi Haifa (loan) 27 (7)
2007–14 Maccabi Haifa 239 (39)
National team
1998 Israel U17 4 (2)
1998–2003 Israel U21 17 (5)
2000–10 Israel 31 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 06:13, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

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.

Personal life[edit]

Katan is Jewish.[1]

Club career[edit]

In December 2005, Katan signed a four-year contract with West Ham United, where he joined up with Israeli international team-mate Yossi Benayoun.[2] 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.[3] He made eight appearances, including six from the bench, for West Ham,[4]

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,[5] after Alan Pardew reportedly told him he was no longer in his plans.[6] 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.


Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 5 May 2014
Club Season League Israeli Cup Continental League cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Maccabi Haifa 1998–99 26 1 1 0 4 0 2 2 32 4
1999–00 34 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 3
2000–01 36 5 4 1 4 1 0 0 39 7
2001–02 22 5 4 0 1 0 3 0 30 5
2002–03 32 6 4 1 12 3 11 4 59 14
2003–04 28 7 2 2 6 2 4 0 40 11
2004–05 32 8 2 0 3 0 3 1 40 9
2005–06 15 5 - - 2 0 1 0 18 5
Total 225 41 17 4 32 6 24 7 297 58
West Ham United 2005–06 8 0 0 0 8 0
Total 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Maccabi Haifa 2006–07 27 7 3 1 12 1 3 0 44 9
2007–08 31 5 2 1 - - 6 1 39 7
2008–09 31 6 5 4 - - 4 0 40 10
2009–10 34 7 1 0 9 2 1 0 45 9
2010–11 27 4 3 0 2 0 1 1 33 5
2011–12 31 6 3 2 7 2 0 0 41 10
2012–13 32 4 3 0 - - 3 1 38 5
2013–14 26 0 1 0 8 1 - - 35 1
Total 239 39 21 8 37 6 18 3 315 56
Career total 472 79 38 11 70 12 42 10 620 114

Honours[edit]

  • Toto Cup
    • Winner (3): 2002–03, 2005–06, 2007–08

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=soccer&ID=187
  2. ^ "West Ham unveil new signing Katan". BBC Sport. 3 January 2006. Retrieved 25 February 2008. 
  3. ^ Grayeff, Yigal (8 January 2006). "Life may not prove easy for Yaniv Katan at West Ham". The Jerusalum Post. Retrieved 24 July 2008. 
  4. ^ "Yaniv Katan". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 25 February 2008. 
  5. ^ "Katan leaves Hammers in loan deal". BBC. 14 June 2006. Retrieved 1 February 2008. 
  6. ^ "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."

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Arik Benado
Maccabi Haifa F.C. captain
2006–2014
Succeeded by
Yossi Benayoun