Rami Gershon

Rami Gershon (Hebrew: רמי גרשון; born 12 August 1988) is an Israeli footballer who plays as a centre back or as a left back for Maccabi Haifa and the Israel national team.

Rami Gershon
Gershon (right) as a Gent player with a fan in 2015
Personal information
Full name Rami Gershon
Date of birth (1988-08-12) 12 August 1988 (age 34)
Place of birth Rishon LeZion, Israel
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2+12 in)
Position(s) Centre back, Left back
Club information
Current team
Maccabi Haifa
Number 55
Youth career
1996–2008 Hapoel Rishon Lezion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Hapoel Rishon Lezion 36 (1)
2009–2010Standard Liège (loan) 2 (0)
2010–2013 Standard Liège 15 (0)
2010–2012Kortrijk (loan) 43 (1)
2013Celtic (loan) 3 (1)
2013–2014 Waasland-Beveren 18 (1)
2014–2017 Gent 79 (1)
2017– Maccabi Haifa 64 (0)
National team
2008–2010 Israel U21 11 (0)
2010–2019 Israel 26 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 1 June 2022

Early lifeEdit

Gershon was born in Rishon LeZion, Israel, to a family of Greek-Jewish descent.[1]

Club careerEdit

Gershon began his career with Hapoel Rishon Lezion and joined on 6 July 2009 on trial to Standard Liège of the Jupiler League.[2] After finishing the trial Liege loaned Gershon for one season with an option to buy him at the end which they eventually did at the summer of 2010 and immediately loaned him to K.V. Kortrijk for one season.


On 9 January 2013, Celtic's Chief Executive, Peter Lawwell announced that Gershon had signed a loan deal until the end of the season.[3] On 9 February 2013, Gershon made his Celtic début away to Inverness CT in the Scottish Premier League, managing to score and put Celtic into a 1–2 lead, the match ended 1–3.[4]

K.A.A. GentEdit

2014, the Belgian team Gent transferred Gershon to Belgium. He was quite quickly one of the players in the basic team, and he was a mainstay in the 2015-Championship-team and a year later in the Champions League-campaign.

International careerEdit

Gershon has won 10 caps for the Israel U21 and 21 caps for Israel.[5] On 12 October 2010 Gershon made his debut for Israel in the 1–2 loss to Greece, in a Euro 2012 Qualifier. On 11 October 2011, Gershon scored his first goal for the national team in Israel's 2–0 away win over Malta, also in the Euro 2012 qualifiers.[6] On 22 March 2013, Gershon scored against Portugal in Ramat Gan Stadium in the 3–3 draw.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2014, Gershon started dating Israeli model Neta Alchimister. They became engaged in 2018. They were married June, 2019.[8]

Career statisticsEdit


Scores and results list Israel's goal tally first
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 11 October 2011 Ta'Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali   Malta 2–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
2 22 March 2013 Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan   Portugal 3–1 3–3 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification





Maccabi Haifa


  1. ^ "After 35 years, Israeli national soccer team returns to New York".
  2. ^ Standard: Rami Gershon, un défenseur israélien en test Archived 2010-04-01 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Rami Gershon joins Celtic". Celtic FC. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
  4. ^ Conaghan, Martin (9 February 2013). "Celtic recovered from an early setback to clock up a comfortable win against Caley Thistle in Inverness". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  5. ^ Standard: ultime test ce matin (11h) avant l’écrémage LaCapital.be, 12 July 2009 (in French)
  6. ^ Israel end on high in Malta UEFA.com, 11 October 2011
  7. ^ Coentrão comes to Portugal's rescue in Israel UEFA.com, 22 March 2013
  8. ^ "Google Translate".
Sporting positions
Preceded by Maccabi Haifa F.C. captain
Succeeded by