|Full name||Eial Strahman|
|Date of birth||21 June 1989|
|Place of birth||Córdoba, Argentina|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2005||Talleres de Córdoba|
|2011–2012||Ferro Carril Oeste||4||(0)|
|2012–2013||Universidad de Guadalajara||23||(12)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 April 2017 (UTC)
Strahman was considered one of River Plate's best talents to come through the youth system and is nicknamed "The Monster" for his aggressive instincts. He is a left-footed striker and of Jewish heritage, having represented Argentina at the 2005 Maccabiah Games.
Following his successful season at Vélez for the youth team, he joined River Plate, with Velez entitled to 40 per cent of any future transfer fee to a European club. Strahman made a strong start to his career at River Plate, scoring eight goals in his first five matches for the River Plate reserves. He was also an unused substitute in several of River Plate's final matches of the 2008-09 season. Strahman acquired the nickname "twitter" from his teammates because he is an avid user of this social network. Also, is rumored that he received a suspension for offending a referee in a tweet during a reserve match. This also lead to the decision to delete his account, but the name still prevailed.
Strahman signed with the Israeli champions just days after they had qualified for the UEFA Champions League with an aggregate win over Austrian team Red Bull Salzburg. His debut match for Haifa did not come though until 23 September 2009 in a Toto Cup match against Hapoel Petah Tikva. Strahman failed to make an impact on the match though and was substituted out in the 55th minute.
Return to Argentina
On 6 February 2010, Eial Strahman made his debut for Instituto, coming on for Javier Correa in a league match against Independiente Rivadavia. A week later he got his first start against C.A.I. For the 2010–11 season, Strahman joined Argentinos Juniors, the reigning champion of the Argentine Primera División.
On August 30, 2012, Strahman joined Club Universidad de Guadalajara in the Mexican Ascenso MX, the second-tier league on a one-year contract. After only starting two games in the Apertura 2012, he became key in the team's impressive unbeaten run in the first half of Clausura 2013, where he scored 7 goals in 8 games.
Strahman's international allegiance has not been decided yet, as he is eligible to play for both Argentina, his country of birth, and Israel. Strahman's father, Julio, spent ten years living in Israel from 1975 to 1985, and said of his son's international aspirations, "I have brought up my children to see Israel as their future home." Eial himself has said "I look forward to a future opportunity to play for Israel", but also remarked that "I think I am good enough to play for Argentina one day".
In May 2009, Strahman was called up to represent the Israel national under-21 football team in a European qualifier against Bulgaria, however his club refused to release him for the match, saying that he would be needed for the first team in June.
- Updated February 4, 2016
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Israel||League||Israel State Cup||Toto Cup||Europe||Total|
|2009–2010||Maccabi Haifa||Liga Al||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||2||0|
|Argentina||League||Cup||League Cup||South America||Total|
|2015||Talleres (C)||Federal A||30||14||0||0||0||0||0||0||30||14|
|2016||Talleres (C)||Nacional B||13||4||1||0||0||0||0||0||14||4|
Notes and references
- "Eial Strahman (River Plate)". IMSCOUTING. 2009-05-16. Retrieved 2009-06-14.
- Levy, Tomer (2009-09-23). "Substitutes Come Up: Easy 3-1 Victory for Haifa over Hapoel PT" (in Hebrew). Sport5. Archived from the original on 26 September 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2009.
- "Ready For Bordeaux: 3-1 To Maccabi Haifa Against Hapoel Petah Tikva" (in Hebrew). One.co.il. 2009-09-23. Retrieved 24 September 2009.
- "Boca Unidos comienza su 2ª semana de entrenamientos" [Boca United Begins Second Week of Practice]. La Republica (in Spanish). 2010-01-11. Retrieved 2010-01-11.
- מכבי חיפה: פריצת דרך במו"מ עם פורוקארה [Maccabi Haifa: Breakthrough In Negotiations With Porokara]. Yedioth Ahronoth (in Hebrew). 2010-01-11. Retrieved 2010-01-11.
- Hernán Russo (2010-07-21). "A otro más que le picó el Bichito". Olé (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-07-22.
- El Córdoba ficha al argentino Eial Strahman (Córdoba signs Argentine Eial Strahman); Marca, 30 June 2013 (in Spanish)
- "Fight to release the monster". The Jewish Chronicle. 2009-05-27. Retrieved 2009-06-14.