Abbas Suan (sometimes spelled Suwan or Swan, Arabic: عباس صوان, Hebrew: עבאס סואן, born January 27, 1976) is a retired Arab-Israeli footballer from Sakhnin in the Galilee. As a footballer he was considered by many as one of the best Israeli Arab players.
|Date of birth||January 27, 1976|
|Place of birth||Sakhnin, Israel|
|Maccabi Nujeidat (Manager)|
|2007–2009||Ironi Kiryat Shmona||43||(3)|
|2010–2018||Bnei Sakhnin (youth)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
On August 29, 2005 Suan was featured in an exposé in Sports Illustrated by Grant Wahl into the minorities that play on the Israel national football team. Suan has been the target of racism at football matches in Israel. During a match between Bnei Sakhnin and Betar Jerusalem, Betar fans waved a giant banner saying "Suan, you don't represent us", and shouted, “We hate all Arabs.”  Betar Jerusalem was later subjected to a fine for verbal abuse.
Although a devout Muslim, Suan has no trouble embracing Jewish culture in Israel. However, he has a mixed sense of identity, saying that "I am a Palestinian because I have a lot of brothers and cousins in the Arab countries. And I am Israeli because I live here and don't go out of my lands." During international football matches, Suan was one of two Arab players who refuse to sing during the playing of Hatikvah, Israel's national anthem, because it mentions only Jews. He was featured in a Journeyman Pictures documentary on Arab citizens of Israel.
- Time (magazine)
- Erlanger, Steven (2005-04-22). "A National Hero One Day, an Enemy to Some the Next". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-05-21.
- After The Cup: Sons of Sakhnin United official website Archived 2010-05-10 at the Wayback Machine
- film bio from After The Cup: Sons of Sakhnin United official film website
- Divided Nation - Israel/Palestine