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Eran Zahavi is an Israeli professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or striker for Guangzhou R&F. Despite the fact that Eran plays the position of midfielder, he is one of the most active and successful attacking team, as well as, in the opinion of football analysts, one of Israel`s most successful players of the last decades.
Zahavi was named the Israeli Footballer of the Year twice (2013 and 2014) and finished as the top goalscorer three seasons in a row in the Israeli Premier League, in 2013–14 (29 goals, all-time club record), in 2014-15 (27 goals) and in 2015–16 (35 goals, all-time club and league record). In December 2014, Zahavi broke the Israeli Premier League record for scoring in consecutive appearances after he scored for the 18th game in a row. He has been a senior international since 2010, earning over 30 caps.
Early Life of Eran Zahavi
Eran Zahavi was born in Rishon Lezion. Since childhood, carried away by football Eran quickly proved himself a good hitter, has all the necessary qualities for the position of: speed, savvy, a good command of the ball and, of course, power.
Zahavi started his youth career with Hapoel Tel Aviv. At the age of 16, he went to Ironi Rishon LeZion, in his hometown. Two years later, in 2005 he returned to Hapoel, he managed to get to the state cup final with his team but lost to Beitar Jerusalem F.C. after a penalty shootout, he scored the equalizer that led to extra time.
Zahavi made his international debut on 2 September 2010 against Malta in Ramat Gan Stadium, in a UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying match. He scored his first goal for the national team on 10 September 2013 against Russia. On 2 June 2014, he scored his second goal in a friendly match against Honduras.
Full Name: Eran Zehavi
Born: July 25, 1987
Birth Place: Rishon LeZion, Israel
Height: 1.81 m
Weight: 80 kg
Current teams: Israel national football team (Midfielder), Guangzhou R&F F.C. (#25 / Midfielder)
Salary: 4.5 million USD (2016)
Spouse: Shay Zahavi (m. 2012)
Children: Roy Zahavi