Boris Klaiman

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Boris Klaiman
Beitar Jerusalem FC vs. MTK Budapest FC 2016-06-18 (014).jpg
Klaiman with Beitar Jerusalem in 2016
Personal information
Full name Boris Klaiman
Date of birth (1990-10-26) 26 October 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Vinnytsia, USSR (Today Ukraine)
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Beitar Jerusalem
Number 1
Youth career
Hapoel Tel Aviv
Hapoel Kfar Saba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Hapoel Kfar Saba 13 (0)
2009–2014 Hapoel Tel Aviv 25 (0)
2009–2010 Maccabi Herzliya (loan) 4 (0)
2010–2011 Hapoel Kfar Saba (loan) 36 (0)
2014– Beitar Jerusalem 81 (0)
National team
2008 Israel U18 1 (0)
2008 Israel U19 10 (0)
2009–2013 Israel U21 23 (0)
2016– Israel 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 December 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 June 2014

Boris Klaiman (or Boris Kleyman, Hebrew: בוריס קליימן‎; born October 26, 1990) is an Israeli footballer who plays for Beitar Jerusalem. He began his career in the Hapoel Tel Aviv and Hapoel Kfar Saba youth teams, then joined Hapoel Tel Aviv senior team before the 2009–10 season.[1] He played on loan at Maccabi Herzliya before returning to Hapoel Kfar Saba.[2] At international level, Klaiman was capped at levels from under-18 to under-21.[3]

Club career[edit]

Hapoel Kfar Saba[edit]

Klaiman was born in Vinnytsia, Soviet Union, and when he was ten months old, moved to Israel with his family. As a child began to play football in the youth system of Hapoel Tel Aviv, and then moved to the youth department of Hapoel Kfar Saba. On 15 August 2008, he made his debut for the first team, in a draw 0-0 against Hapoel Ra'anana at 2008–09. At this season Klaiman played 13 games at the first team.

Hapoel Tel Aviv[edit]

In summer 2009, Klamian moved back to Hapoel Tel Aviv, and was loaned to Maccabi Herzliya for half season. In January 2010, he returned to Hapoel Tel Aviv, and was a second goalkeeper during Vincent Enyeama played 2010 Africa Cup of Nations. Klaiman didn't share Hapoel Tel Aviv games this season, but was part of a squad team that won the double at the end of the season. In summer 2010 on loaned back to Hapoel Kfar Saba, to get playing time.

In summer 2011, Klaiman returned to Hapoel Tel Aviv, as a second goalkeeper for Apoula Edel. On 31 July 2011 he made his debut for Hapoel Tel Aviv, as he came on as a substitute after Edel got red card at Tel Aviv derby. On 29 October 2011 he made his debut in the Israeli Premier League, coming on as a substitute 6-0 victory against Hapoel Rishon LeZion. At this season he played in 8 games, and at the end of the season won with the team of Israel State Cup. At 2012–13 season played 10 games.

In summer 2013 Danny Amos signed to Hapoel Tel Aviv, and Klaiman again began the season as second goalkeeper. After the 3rd round Amos was injured, and Klaiman impressed when he played and even called up to the Israel national football team's squad. At this season he played 11 games.

Beitar Jerusalem[edit]

On 7 August 2014, Klaiman signed a three-year in Beitar Jerusalem.[4] On 13 August 2014, Klaiman made his debut at the club, at the 1-2 loss to Hapoel Petah Tikva at the Toto Cup. On 27 October 2014 Klaiman saved penalty the 82nd minute at the 2-0 victory against his ex-team Hapoel Tel Aviv after a bad kick of Yisrael Zaguri.

International career[edit]

On 11 August 2009 he made his debut for Israel U21 against Serbia. On June 2013 he took part at 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship and used as a first goalkeeper. Totally Klamian has 21 appearances for the Israeli youth team.

On 4 October 2013, Klaiman called up for the senior team, towards the matches against Portugal and Northern Ireland.[5]


Hapoel Tel Aviv


  1. ^ Kubovich, Yaniv (30 June 2009). "Hapoel TA yet to nail down deals with top acquisitions". Haaretz. Retrieved December 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Player Details: Klaiman Boris". The Israel Football Association. Retrieved December 26, 2010. 
  3. ^ "National team player's details: Klaiman Boris". The Israel Football Association. Retrieved December 26, 2010. 
  4. ^ Pshehatzky, Moti (7 August 2014). "Ongoing duel at Beitar: Exposing the testimony of Tabib and Harush at the arbitration". Sport5. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Ben Dor, Doron (4 October 2014). "Gutman recalled: Itzhaki called-up for the squad". One. Retrieved 4 October 2014.