Lior Asulin

Lior Asulin (Hebrew: ליאור אסולין‎; born 6 October 1980) is a male Israeli footballer.

Lior Asulin
ליאור אסולין
Personal information
Full name Lior Asulin
Date of birth (1980-10-06) October 6, 1980 (age 40)
Place of birth Ra'anana, Israel
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
1995–1997 Maccabi Herzliya
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2007 Maccabi Herzliya 128 (48)
2002–2003Maccabi Petah Tikva (loan) 31 (11)
2003–2004Bnei Sakhnin (loan) 28 (10)
2004–2006Beitar Jerusalem (loan) 57 (27)
2006–2007Bnei Yehuda (loan) 30 (13)
2007–2008 Hapoel Tel Aviv 10 (0)
2008Apollon Limassol (loan) 8 (1)
2008–2009 Maccabi Petah Tikva 24 (7)
2009–2011 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 23 (11)
2011–2012 Hapoel Ramat Gan 27 (12)
2012–2013 Hapoel Rishon LeZion 23 (8)
2013–2014 Hapoel Petah Tikva 40 (15)
2014–2015 Hapoel Ashkelon 15 (8)
2015–2016 Hapoel Petah Tikva 24 (4)
2016 Hapoel Marmorek 2 (0)
2017 Hapoel Nazareth Illit 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 February 2017

Playing careerEdit

Maccabi Herzliya and Ariel ShaimanEdit

A native of Ra'anana, Israel he grew up in the youth system of Maccabi Herzliya and it was there that he made the jump to Israel's highest league, Israeli Premier League but did not last long as the club was relegated just two seasons after he made the first team. In Liga Leumit Lior scored a league leading twenty-eight goals, so after the 2001–02 season, club chairman Ariel Shaiman loaned Lior out to clubs in the top league and signed him to a long term contract with Herzliya hoping to cash in on a large transfer fee.

During his seasons on loan, Lior has won the State Cup and established himself as one of the top Israeli strikers in the domestic league. Subsequently, after the end of the 2005–06 season, Herzliya chairman Ariel Shaiman disclosed to the media that he received lucrative offers from Olympique de Marseille and OGC Nice from France, from Russia, Turkey, 3 teams from Cyprus, and from a team in Greece for Asulin's services though nothing has ever come about from said offers.

Beitar JerusalemEdit

After winning the State Cup with Bnei Sakhnin, Asulin was signed on loan by Beitar Jerusalem. In June 2007, he signed for a four-year contract with Hapoel Tel Aviv. In January 2008 after a not so good time in Hapoel with a record of 0 league goal he signed for Apollon Limassol.

From 2009 to 2011 Lior played for Hapoel Be'er Sheva in the Israeli Premier League.

Return to Liga LeumitEdit

On 17 August 2011 he signed a contract with Hapoel Ramat Gan in Liga Leumit. Asulin helped them win the Leumit double as they won the Toto Cup and the league to secure promotion to the Premier League. He was the club's top scorer in that season, scoring in total 14 goals in all competitions. [1][2]

On 17 June 2012 after being released by Ramat Gan for poor behavior he signed a new contract with Hapoel Rishon LeZion.[3] On 4 December 2012 he helped the club win their first trophy when he scored a goal and a penalty in the 2012–13 Toto Cup Leumit finals.[4]



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