Shay Holtsman (Hebrew: שי הולצמן, born January 1, 1974) is an Israeli former professional footballer who played as a striker in the top level of Israeli league football for Maccabi Netanya, Maccabi Haifa, Tzafririm Holon, Hapoel Be'er Sheva, Beitar Jerusalem, Hapoel Haifa, Maccabi Petah Tikva, Ironi Rishon leZion, F.C. Ashdod and for the Israel national team. He also played for Austrian club Austria Wien for one season. He is both F.C. Ashdod's and the Israeli Premier League's record goalscorer. After retiring as a player, Holtzman worked as an assistant manager in F.C. Ashdod and Maccabi Netanya.
|Full name||Shay Holtzman|
|Date of birth||January 1, 1974|
|Place of birth||Netanya, Israel|
|1996–1997||Hapoel Be'er Sheva||28||(11)|
|2000–2001||Maccabi Petah Tikva||51||(15)|
|2001–2002||Ironi Rishon leZion||47||(25)|
|2010–2013||Ashdod (assistant manager)|
|2013–2014||Maccabi Netanya (assistant manager)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Holtzman grew in the Maccabi Netanya youth team, and in 1990–91 season he went to the first team of the club until the 1992–93 season. In the 1993–94 season he played in Maccabi Haifa and won with the team in the Israeli Championship and the Toto Cup and took part in Maccabi Haifa's Cup Winners' Cup campaign, scoring two goals.
In 1997–98 Holtzman went abroad to France, to Stade Rennais but during the season he went back to Israel, to Beitar Jerusalem which he won with the team in the Israeli Championship and the Toto Cup. In the beginning of 1998–99 Holtzman started in Hapoel Haifa but later in the season he went abroad again, to FK Austria Wien of Austria.
In the beginning of the 1999–2000 season Holtzman went back to his local club, Maccabi Netanya, but later he decided to leave again, to Maccabi Petah Tikva. After a year and a half in Petah Tikva, he started the 2001–02 season in Ironi Rishon leZion. That season he finished second place in the top scorers list with 17 goals. During 2002–03 he left Rishon leZion and signed with F.C. Ashdod. Holtzman finished the same season as the co-top scorer with Yaniv Abargil with 18 goals, the next season again he shared the title with Ofir Haim, and in the 2005–06 season he won again in this title but alone.
- Israeli Premier League top goalscorer: 2002–03, 2003–04, 2005–06
- Shay Holtzman at National-Football-Teams.com