Gal Alberman

Gal Alberman (Hebrew: גל אלברמן‎; born 17 April 1983) is an Israeli former professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.

Gal Alberman
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Alberman with Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2008
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-04-17) 17 April 1983 (age 37)
Place of birth Petah Tikva, Israel[1][2]
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1][2]
Position(s) Defensive midfielder
Youth career
Maccabi Petah Tikva
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2005 Maccabi Petah Tikva 90 (11)
2005 Tenerife 12 (0)
2006–2008 Beitar Jerusalem 66 (11)
2008–2010 Borussia Mönchengladbach[3] 16 (0)
2010–2017 Maccabi Tel Aviv 216 (5)
2017–2019 Maccabi Haifa 29 (0)
Total 429 (27)
National team
1999 Israel U16 2 (0)
2001 Israel U19 6 (0)
2003–2005 Israel U21 12 (2)
2002–2015 Israel 36 (1)
Teams managed
2019– Maccabi Haifa (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Maccabi Petah TikvaEdit

Born in Petah Tikva, 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.

Tenerife, Beitar Jerusalem, Borussia MönchengladbachEdit

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.[4]

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-AvivEdit

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.[5]

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.

In June 2017, Alberman left Maccabi Tel Aviv and signed for Maccabi Haifa.[6]

On 6 June 2019, Alberman announced his retirement at the age of 36.[7]

International careerEdit

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.[8]

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Israel's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Alberman goal.[1]
List of international goals scored by Gal Alberman
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 17 October 2007 Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan, Israel   Belarus 2–1 2–1 Friendly



Maccabi Petah Tikva

Beitar Jerusalem

Maccabi Tel Aviv



  1. ^ a b c "Alberman, Gal". National Football Teams. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b Gal Alberman at Soccerway
  3. ^ "Alberman, Gal" (in German). Retrieved 10 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Israel – Player of the Year". Retrieved 10 January 2010.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "מכבי חיפה: גל אלברמן חתם לשתי עונות, ונפרד ממכבי תל אביב" [Maccabi Haifa: Gal Alberman signed for two seasons, left Maccabi Tel Aviv] (in Hebrew). Walla!. 1 June 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  7. ^ Halickman, Josh (6 June 2019). "Alberman announces his retirement". Maccabi Tel Aviv Football Club. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  8. ^ "גל אלברמן הודיע לגוטמן: סיימתי דרכי בנבחרת" [Alberman announced retirement from international football]. ONE (in Hebrew). 27 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015.