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Ofer Talker (Hebrew: עופר טלקר‎ born April 22, 1973) is a former Israeli football defender and now works as a manager.

Ofer Talker
Ofer Talker.jpg
Personal information
Full name Ofer Talker
Date of birth (1973-04-22) April 22, 1973 (age 46)
Place of birth Ashdod, Israel
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Maccabi Ironi Ashdod
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1993 Maccabi Ironi Ashdod 28 (3)
1993–2002 Hapoel Haifa 195 (46)
2002–2005 Beitar Jerusalem 99 (5)
2005–2006 Maccabi Netanya 27 (1)
2006–2009 Hapoel Kfar Saba 37 (0)
National team
1997–2001 Israel 23 (1)
Teams managed
2009–2011 Maccabi Herzliya (U-20 & assistant)
2011–2012 Maccabi Herzliya
2013 Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla
2014 Sektzia Nes Tziona
2015 Hapoel Nazareth Illit
2016 Maccabi Herzliya
2016–2017 Hapoel Herzliya
2017–2018 Maccabi Herzliya
2018– Maccabi Ironi Sderot
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Early yearsEdit

Talker was born in Ashdod, Israel, to a family of Indian-Jewish heritage.

Club careerEdit

Talker began playing for the youth group of Maccabi Ironi Ashdod until 1988, when he moved to the elder team. In 1993, he moved to Hapoel Haifa, where he won the Israeli Premier League and the Toto Cup. In the middle of the 2002 season he moved to Beitar Jerusalem, where he played for four years.

At the end of 2005 Talker moved to Maccabi Netanya and in 2006 to Hapoel Kfar Saba, where he remained until his retirement in 2009.

Coaching careerEdit

On 23 May 2011, Talker was appointed as the manager of Maccabi Herzliya.[1] He left the club in November 2012.

On 11 February 2013, Talker was appointed as the manager of Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla. He worked as the manager of Beitar until the end of that season.

In January 2014 he worked as the manager of Sektzia Nes Tziona.

On January 28 2015, Ofer was appointed as the manager of Hapoel Nazareth Illit. He was sacked from the club on December 26, 2015 and a day later was rehired.[2]


As a PlayerEdit

As a ManagerEdit

  • Israeli Noar Leumit League (1):
    • 2010-11


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