Gadi Brumer (Hebrew: גדי ברומר; born 5 November 1973) is a former Israeli professional footballer who played for Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Gadi Brumer
Personal information
Date of birth (1973-11-05) 5 November 1973 (age 49)
Place of birth Johannesburg, South Africa
Position(s) sweeper
Club information
Current team
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Youth career
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–2004 Maccabi Tel Aviv 316 (7)
International career
1990 Israel U17 1 (0)
1992–1995 Israel U21 23 (0)
1993–2002 Israel 24 (2)
Managerial career
2005–2006 Maccabi Tel Aviv (assistant manager)
2007–2009 Maccabi Kokhav Ya'ir
2009–2010 Hapoel Hod HaSharon
2010 Maccabi Kokhav Ya'ir
2010–2012 Hapoel Hod HaSharon
2012–2013 Beitar Tubruk
2015– Maccabi Tel Aviv (U-16)[1]
*Club domestic league appearances and goals


Brumer (who played at centre-back and sweeper positions), is notable for playing his entire career for Maccabi Tel Aviv (see List of one-club men), and was famous not only for his intelligence in defence, but also for his fighting spirit and his commitment, having often played whilst injured.

Brumer was summoned to a trial with Manchester United in June 1996, thus becoming the first and only Israeli to be on trial with the club. Though he was good in the trial, Manchester preferred Norwegian Ronny Johnsen. Brumer was offered contracts from other teams in the Premier League, but decided to hold out for a big club which never happened and Brumer continued with his home club.


Personal lifeEdit

Gadi's twin brother Alon was a midfielder and both played together in Maccabi Tel Aviv for 9 seasons.


External linksEdit