Rafi Dahan

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Rafi Dahan
Personal information
Full name Rafael Dahan
Date of birth (1989-09-28) September 28, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Or Akiva, Israel
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Youth career
Beitar Nes Tubruk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Hapoel Petah Tikva 41 (3)
2011–2015 Maccabi Tel Aviv 30 (0)
2013–2015 Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv (loan) 14 (1)
Total 104 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Rafael Dahan; born 28 September 1989, also known as Rafi Dahan, is a former Israeli footballer who last played for Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv as a defensive midfielder.


Dahan grew up in the Beitar Nes Tubruk youth academy. In 2009, Hapoel Petah Tikva signed Dahan and by his second season with the club, Dahan had established himself as a first team player. In 2011, he signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv.[1]

In March 2014, Maccabi Haifa F.C.'s Rubén Rayos committed a brutal tackle which resulted in an anterior cruciate ligament injury, forcing Dahan out for the remainder of the season; Rubén Rayos received a straight red card for his action.[2][3]

After spending the next 12 months in recovery, Dahan was informed by his medical staff that his injury will not fully heal, forcing him to retire at age 25.[4]


  1. ^ "מועדון הכדורגל מכבי תל אביב - האתר הרשמי" (in Hebrew). Maccabi-tlv.co.il. 1989-09-28. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  2. ^ "La brutal entrada de Rubén Rayos" [Rubén Rayos' brutal tackle] (in Spanish). Marca. 11 March 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Piden sanción ejemplar para la brutal entrada de Rayos" [Exemplary sanction wanted for Rayos' brutal tackle] (in Spanish). El Mundo. 11 March 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Rafi Dahan forced to retire aged just 25 as a result of THAT Rubén Rayos tackle". 101 Great Goals. 6 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 

External links[edit]

  • [1] at footballdatabase.eu