Liran Strauber

Liran Strauber (Hebrew: לירן שטראובר‎; born 20 August 1974) is a former Israeli football goalkeeper.[1][2] At international level, Strauber was capped at under-17 and under-21, and played eight times for Israel's senior team.[3]

Liran Strauber
לירן שטראובר
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Personal information
Full name Liran Strauber
Date of birth (1974-08-20) 20 August 1974 (age 46)
Place of birth Yagel, Israel
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
Hapoel Tel Aviv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 Hapoel Tel Aviv 15 (0)
1993–1994 Hapoel Kiryat Ono
1994–1995 Bnei Yehuda 29 (0)
1995–1996 Ironi Ashdod
1996–1997 Bnei Yehuda 23 (0)
1997–1999 Hapoel Jerusalem 57 (0)
1999–2006 Maccabi Tel Aviv 199 (0)
2006–2009 Maccabi Netanya 96 (0)
2009–2011 Maccabi Tel Aviv 65 (0)
2011–2012 Maccabi Petah Tikva 30 (0)
National team
1991 Israel U17 6 (0)
1993–1995 Israel U21 17 (0)
2002–2008 Israel 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 December 2010
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 December 2010


In 2006, Liran Strauber married former Likud member of the Knesset, Inbal Gavrieli.[4] The two divorced in 2009. In May 2011, he married Elinor Avigadol.

Sports careerEdit

Strauber began his career in the youth club of Hapoel Tel Aviv and was promoted to the senior squad in 1992. Strauber remained in Hapoel Tel Aviv for one season before moving to Hapoel Kiryat Ono for one season too. At the next season Strauber was playing in Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv where he stayed for one year. During playing in those three clubs Strauber was also the goalkeeper of the Israel national under-21 football team and had 17 international caps.[2][3]

At the 1995/96 season Strauber was a player of Maccabi Ironi Ashdod before returning to Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv for another season. The next season, he moved to Hapoel Jerusalem and played there for two seasons. After two seasons in Jerusalem Strauber moved to Maccabi Tel Aviv where he spent 7 seasons in his career[2] and was one of the leading players in this club, winning the Israeli Championship once in 2002/03 and playing with the club in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Cup. During the 2005–06 season Strauber had disputes with the fans and management[5] of Maccabi Tel Aviv, resulting in his transfer to Maccabi Netanya before the 2006–07 season. The club reached second place that season and qualified for the UEFA Cup qualifying rounds, for the first time in its history. Strauber managed to have a clean sheet for 783 minutes (9 games) from 8 December 2007 to 16 February 2008, which is a record in the history of Israeli football.

After three seasons in Maccabi Netanya he made his return to Maccabi Tel Aviv.[2] He was Maccabi Tel Aviv's team captain. After a poor form in the last season of Maccabi Tel Aviv He left the club as a free agent and signed for Maccabi Petah Tikva.

He retired from football after getting relegated with Maccabi Petah Tikva to Liga Leumit.[6]

Strauber made 513 appearances in the Israeli Premier League which puts him in the 6th place of the league's all-time table.



Bnei Yehuda
Maccabi Tel Aviv


  • Israeli Premier League Beast Goalkeeper of the Year: 2007–08

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Player Details: Strauber Liran". The Israel Football Association. Retrieved 21 December 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c d "Shtrauber, Liran". Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  3. ^ a b "National team player's details: Strauber Liran". The Israel Football Association. Retrieved 21 December 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Cashman, Greer Fay (18 June 2006). "Celebrity grapevine". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 21 December 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Ackerman, Assaf (27 December 2006). "Soccer / Netanya goalkeeper Strauber could be headed out after clash with coach". Haaretz. Retrieved 21 December 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 April 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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