Yoav Ziv

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Yoav Ziv
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Personal information
Full name Yoav David Ziv
Date of birth (1981-03-16) 16 March 1981 (age 34)
Place of birth Hadera, Israel
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Number 14
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Maccabi Haifa 1 (0)
2002–2003 Hapoel Haifa 16 (2)
2003–2005 Hapoel Nazareth Illit 32 (9)
2005–2009 Beitar Jerusalem 99 (3)
2009–2010 Lokeren 39 (3)
2010– Maccabi Tel Aviv 127 (3)
National team
2002 Israel U21 1 (0)
2006– Israel 32 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 July 2013

Yoav David Ziv (Hebrew: יואב זיו‎; born 16 March 1981) is an Israeli footballer who currently plays for Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Israeli Premier League and the Israel national football team. He can perform on either flank of the formation, usually attacking from defence, as he is adept with both feet, although he favours the right.

Club career[edit]

He started playing for Maccabi Haifa in the Youth level. He later played with Hapoel Haifa and Hapoel Nazareth Illit with which he achieved promotion from the Liga Leumit to the Israeli Premier League.

In 2006 he moved to Beitar Jerusalem and established himself as a fan favourite, being able to play in both wings or both fullback positions, and even as a central defender. This came as a surprise since Ziv played as a striker in Nazareth.

Before the 2006/2007 seasons there were rumors that Ossie Ardiles might let Ziv go or that Ziv's role will diminish. Under Manager Yossi Mizrahi though, Yoav Ziv regained his status and became a more regular player in the starting lineup playing as the right wingback.

On 28 January 2009, Ziv was signed by Belgian club KSC Lokeren for €75000 on a two-and-a-half-year contract from Beitar Jerusalem.[1]

On April 2010 Maccabi Tel Aviv announced that Ziv signed[2] a three-year contract with the club . On 15 July Ziv made his official debut with the Maccabi at UEFA Europe League against FK Mogren and scored his first goal[3] for Maccabi Tel Aviv. During the 2011-12 UEFA Europa League match against Stoke City, he kicked his loose boot at the assistant referee and was sent off.

International career[edit]

Ziv played a single match for the Israel national under-21 football team. On 15 August 2006, Ziv made his debut for the Israel national football team in a friendly against Slovenia in a game that finished 1–1.



Beitar Jerusalem
Maccabi Tel Aviv


  1. ^ Boker, Moshe (29 January 2009). "Sports Shorts". Haaretz. Retrieved 29 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Yoav Ziv Signs With Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Gal Alberman To Follow? « Israel Football". Israelfootball.wordpress.com. 11 April 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "UEFA Europa League 2011 - M. Tel-Aviv-Mogren – UEFA.com". En.uefa.com. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  • Yoav Ziv at National-Football-Teams.com

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