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Lior Refaelov
Israeli footballer

Lior Refaelov

Lior Refaelov
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Intro Israeli footballer
Is Athlete Football player Association football player
From Israel
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 26 April 1986, Or Akiva
Age 36 years
The details (from wikipedia)


Lior Refaelov (or Lior Rafaelov, Hebrew: ליאור רפאלוב‎‎; born 26 April 1986) is an Israeli footballer who plays for Belgian Pro League side Club Brugge as an attacking midfielder or winger.
He began his career at Maccabi Haifa, where he won the Israeli Premier League three times. In 2011, he transferred to Brugge for €2.5 million, and scored the winning goal in the Belgian Cup final in 2015.
Refaelov made his senior international debut in 2007, and has since earned over 30 caps for Israel.

Club career

Maccabi Haifa

In 1998, Refaelov began to play in Maccabi Haifa youth teams. In the 2002–03 season he moved up from the under-16 team to the youth team of the club, and scored already in his first against Neve Yossef.

During the 2003–04 season he scored 7 goals in the youth team, lead it to the youth championship and won the best player award. His first goal in the first team he scored at 2004–05 season on a penalty kick against Hapoel Nazareth Illit, a game which Haifa won 6–0.

In the 2008–09 season, he scored 9 goals and won the championship with Maccabi Haifa.

In the 2010–11 season, He was voted 'player of the year' in the Israeli football.

Club Brugge

Refaelov in the Club Brugge in 2015.

On 20 June 2011, Refaelov signed with Belgian Pro League side Club Brugge for a fee of €2.5 million and 15% from the next sale.

In his first season with the Brugge he scored 7 goals and made 9 assists in all club competition as the club finished as runners-up in the Belgian league. In the next season, Refalov had a great form as he scored 12 goals and made 10 assists. In the 2013–14 season he scored 5 goals and made 14 assists and was one of the most valuable players of the club as they finished third in the league.

On 6 November 2014, he scored a hat-trick as Brugge won 4–0 away to FC Copenhagen to go top of their UEFA Europa League group.

On 22 March 2015, he scored with an added-time volley the winning goal in the Belgian Cup final, as Brugge defeated Anderlecht for their first trophy in eight years. A year later he repeated the feat, scoring in the 2016 Belgian Cup Final, however this time around Club Brugge lost the final 2-1 to Standard Liege.

International career

Refaelov represented Israel in the 2003 UEFA European Under-17 Championship in Portugal, scoring three goals.

He made his debut for the national team in an away friendly against Belarus on 22 August 2007, replacing Idan Tal for the last nine minutes of a 1–2 defeat. His next appearance came on 26 May 2010, against Uruguay at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo; he scored the equaliser in a 1–4 defeat.


Maccabi Haifa
  • Israeli Premier League (3): 2005–06 , 2008–09 , 2010–11
  • Toto Cup Al (1): 2005–06
Club Brugge
  • Belgian Cup (1): 2014–15
  • Belgian Pro League (1): 2015–16
  • Belgian Super Cup (1): 2016
Maccabi Haifa
  • Footballer of the Year in Israel (1): 2011
Club Brugge
  • Belgian Pro League Player of the Month (1): March 2014

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