Israel Jerez Martínez
|Full name||Israel Jerez Martínez|
|Date of birth||8 August 1986|
|Place of birth||Granada, Spain|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 February 2017 (UTC).
Born in Granada, Andalusia, Israel finished his formation with local Arenas CD, and made his senior debuts with the club in the 2004–05 season in Segunda División B, suffering team relegation. He returned to the third level only for 2007–08, signing with Granada CF.
In the following four years Israel continued competing in the third tier of Spanish football, representing CD Toledo, CD Roquetas, CP Cacereño and Real Jaén. He achieved promotion to Segunda División with the latter side in 2013, scoring seven goals in 37 games in the process.
On 18 August 2013 Israel played his first professional match, starting in a 1–2 home loss against SD Eibar. He appeared in 35 matches during the campaign, with the Blancos eventually being relegated back to the third level.
- Toledo: firma Israel Jerez. (Toledo: Israel Jerez signs); esFutbol, 16 July 2009 (in Spanish)
- Israel Jerez y Álex Pérez firman por el Roquetas y el San Roque (Israel Jerez and Álex Pérez sign for Roquetas and San Roque); Ideal, 24 August 2010 (in Spanish)
- Israel Jerez, nuevo fichaje del Cacereño (Israel Jerez, new signing of Cacereño); Hoy, 30 June 2011 (in Spanish)
- Israel Jerez ficha en el Jaén (Israel Jerez signs with Jaén); Ideal, 10 July 2012 (in Spanish)
- El Jaén muere en la orilla (Jaén dies on the shore); Marca, 18 August 2013 (in Spanish)
- Israel Jerez se marcha con Óscar Cano al Alcoyano (Israel Jerez goes with Óscar Cano to Alcoyano); Ideal, 22 July 2014 (in Spanish)