Tal Hen

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Tal Hen
טל חן
Personal information
Full name Tal Hen
טל חן
Date of birth (1979-08-04) August 4, 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Holon, Israel
Playing position Center Defender
Youth career
Hapoel Tzafririm Holon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Hapoel Tzafririm Holon 67 (4)
2000–2001 Maccabi Netanya 25 (3)
2001–2003 Hapoel Haifa 45 (2)
2003–2008 Hapoel Tel Aviv 94 (6)
2008–2011 Bnei Sakhnin 61 (3)
2011–2013 Hapoel Ramat Gan 51 (0)
2013–2014 Hapoel Bnei Lod 23 (0)
National team
1999–2001 Israel U-21[1] 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Tal Hen (Hebrew: טל חן‎) (born August 4, 1979) is a former Israeli football player.[2]


Hen began his career as a defender for Hapoel Tzafririm Holon F.C. youth team. Hen also captained the Israeli national youth team.

In 2000 Hen transferred to Maccabi Netanya.

A year later he moved to Hapoel Haifa who were relegated to the National League that season and played there the following year.

During the 2003/2004 season he transferred to Hapoel Tel Aviv. On his debut Tal scored the first goal of three that led the team to a victory against Beitar Jerusalem. That performance secured his place in the first team squad. Throughout the 2004/2005 season he was one of the most prominent players in the team as he was one of the players that helped Hapoel Tel Aviv avoid relegation from the Israeli Premier League. Due to his sterling performances Hen was called up to the Israel national football team.

He received the accolade of “Exceptional Player” from Hapoel Tel Aviv fans at the end of the 2004/2005 season.

He won the Israeli Cup in the 2005/2006 season, this was his first piece of silverware.

As a boy he supported Arsenal F.C. and has said his favourite player was Steve Bould



  1. ^ http://football.org.il/NationalTeam/Pages/NationalTeamPlayerGameList.aspx?PLAYER_ID=1627&NATIONAL_TEAM_ID=943
  2. ^ "Sakhnin to host Deportivo La Coruna". Jerusalem Post. 18 July 2008.