Tomer Eliyahu

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Tomer Eliyahu
תומר אליהו
Personal information
Full name Tomer Eliyahu
Date of birth (1975-02-25) 25 February 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth Bat Yam, Israel
Playing position Defender/Midfielder
Youth career
1982–1993 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1998 Hapoel Tel Aviv - (-)
1998–1999 Ironi Rishon LeZion - (-)
1999 Hapoel Kfar Saba - (-)
2000–2003 Ironi Rishon LeZion - (-)
2003–2005 Bnei Sakhnin - (-)
2005–2006 Hapoel Acre - (-)
2006–2007 Hapoel Beersheba 29 (0)
2007–2008 Hakoah Amidar/Ramat Gan 32 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Tomer Eliyahu (Hebrew: תומר אליהו‎‎; born 25 February 1975) is a retired Israeli professional association football player. Known as a journeyman, Eliyahu played more than 350 matches in thirteen seasons in Israel's Ligat ha'Al filling in as both a defender and a midfielder.[1]


Early life[edit]

Eliyahu started playing football at age 7 with Hapoel Tel Aviv. He was brought up to Hapoel's first team by then manager, Moshe Sinai.[1]

Professional career[edit]

After the 2001/02 season, Eliyahu signed a two-year contract worth US $110,000 per season.[2]

Bnei Sakhnin[edit]

After Ironi Rishon LeZion was relegated to the Liga Leumit, Eliyahu signed a contract with Bnei Sakhnin.[3] During the 2004/05 season, a small fight broke out after a 2-0 loss to Hapoel Tel Aviv. In the ensuing violence, the referee, Assaf Keinan was attacked and a police officer was stabbed. In an interview after the incident, Eliyahu became extremely vocal about an underlying anti-semitism toward Bnei Sakhnin by referees as the team was an Arab team. Eliyahu said that he had not experienced such disdain from match officials at any of his previous clubs.[4] After two seasons with Bnei Sakhnin, Eliyahu attracted interest from Beitar Jerusalem but opted to sign with Hapoel Acre of the Liga Leumit.[5]

Hakoah Amidar/Ramat Gan[edit]

After one full season in Ramat Gan, Eliyahu was forced to retire due to back problems.[1]


With Bnei Sakhnin[edit]

With Hapoel Acre[edit]

With Hakoah Maccabi Amidar/Ramat Gan[edit]


Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Israel League Israel State Cup Toto Cup Europe Total
2006-07 Hapoel Beersheba Liga Leumit 29 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 39 0
2007-08 Hakoah Maccabi Amidar/Ramat Gan Liga Leumit 31 0 2 0 8 4 0 0 41 4
2008-09 Ligat ha'Al 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total Israel
Career total



  1. ^ a b c Vaknin, Guy (2008-11-13). תומר אליהו: אני מאוד גאה בקריירה שלי (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2009-04-10. 
  2. ^ Motola, Gur (2001-06-27). ראשל"צ: תומר אליהו חתם, בן עמי מתקרב (in Hebrew). Yedioth Ahronoth. Retrieved 2009-04-10. 
  3. ^ Halon, Sharbel (2003-07-01). בני סכנין: תומר אליהו סיכם על הצטרפותו לקבוצה (in Hebrew). Yedioth Ahronoth. Retrieved 2009-04-10. 
  4. ^ Ganour, Tomer (2005-02-01). תומר אליהו: מנסים בכוח להוריד את סכנין ליגה (in Hebrew). Yedioth Ahronoth. Retrieved 2009-04-10. 
  5. ^ Ganour, Tomer (2005-07-15). תומר אליהו העדיף את הפועל עכו על בית"ר ירושלים (in Hebrew). Yedioth Ahronoth. Retrieved 2009-04-10.