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Gal Alberman (Hebrew: גל אלברמן‎‎; born 17 April 1983 in Petah Tikva) is an Israeli football player. He plays as a central midfielder, currently with Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C.

Career

Alberman started playing for Maccabi Petah Tikva in the youth levels. He playing alongside Tomer Ben-Yosef and Omer Golan, among others. In his five years in Petah Tikva, he won the Toto Cup, reached second place in the league and also the State Cup final.

In July 2005, he was transferred to CD Tenerife in Spain's Segunda División. In January 2006, however, he returned to Israel, teaming up with Beitar Jerusalem.

In the end of season 2007–08 Alberman was chosen for the best player of the season.[2]

Alberman was transferred on 2 June 2008 on a four-year deal to Borussia Mönchengladbach, who had just gained promotion from the 2. Bundesliga.

Maccabi Tel-Aviv

On 31 August 2010, he was purchased by Maccabi Tel Aviv after a long-term negotiation. He finished his first season in Tel Aviv with 30 appearances and one goal in the last match of the season. In the 2011–12 season with the arrival of new coach Nir Levine, he started playing more frequently and eventually was appointed as the new captain. On 13 May 2012, his contract was extended for two more years.[3]

In the 2012–13 season, he had 34 appearances in the league. During this season he was the vice captain after Sheran Yeini was appointed. At the end of the season, he won his first championship with Maccabi. The next season, Alberman won his second championship. On 19 May 2014, he extended his contract for two more years. In the 2014–15 season, he won with Maccabi their first ever domestic treble after winning the Israeli Premier League, the Israeli State Cup and the Toto Cup.

On 25 August 2015, he qualified with Maccabi to the Champions League group stage after passing FC Basel in the playoffs.

International career

On 20 November 2002, Alberman made his debut in the national team in a friendly match against Macedonia. On 17 October 2007, he scored his first goal for the team during a friendly match against Belarus. After not being included in the squad since 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification, he was called up for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification and eventually participated in five matches.

Alberman announced on 27 August 2015 that he had retired from international football.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Alberman, Gal" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Israel – Player of the Year". rsssf.com. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "מכבי תל אביב: גל אלברמן סיכם לשנתיים נוספות" [Alberman signed for two more years with Maccabi] (in Hebrew). Walla!. 19 June 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "גל אלברמן הודיע לגוטמן: סיימתי דרכי בנבחרת" [Alberman announced retirement from international football]. ONE (in Hebrew). 27 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Eran Zahavi
Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C. captain
2016–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent