Yossi Benayoun (Hebrew: יוסי בניון ‎; born 5 May 1980) is an Israeli football player.

It was a fitting way for Benayoun to bow out. Yossi Benayoun. Re: Yossi BENAYOUN Post by BigStu » 2011 Aug 03 , 17:53 I'd say I've seen a fair few from him that are worthy of 80/81, and he is capable of really thumping it, remember one … “There are moments I’ll take with me for life.”Ahead of kick-off, with his jersey-wearing family by his side, Benayoun received a remarkable send-off. Born in Dimona, he is sometimes nicknamed "The Diamond from Dimona" in Israel. Cool as you like.Alan Pardew may have wrongly identified Benayoun’s best position and playing style, but the former West Ham boss has at least been vindicated in a certain sense.Because while it doesn’t make much sense to compare the Israeli to Teddy Sheringham, Benayoun, like his former West Ham team-mate, squeezed every last drop from his career, playing well beyond his expected use-by date.That he was still capable of passes like that one, a day before turning 39, is testament to his slender and enduring brilliance. Yosef Shai "Yossi" Benayoun is an Israeli international footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for West Ham United, on loan from Chelsea. Football statistics of Yossi Benayoun including club and national team history. (Born 05 May, 1980) Midfielder for Beitar Jerusalem. Wearing the captain’s armband, hearing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ echo around the stadium, his wife and kids wearing his old jerseys from past clubs.That his side lost 3-2 on the night is hardly relevant.It is relevant and fortunate, however, that the midfielder has five children, because after playing in so many different kits over two decades, Benayoun needed several bodies to model them.In fact, the quintet of Benayoun children were only able to represent the Benayoun’s wife wore a Racing Santander shirt, while four other Israeli clubs went unrecognised.Seeing the multiple ‘Benayoun’ shirts side by side was a visual reminder of just how much of an impact the player had — in so many places.Yet of the teams represented by those antique jerseys, perhaps none were as conducive to Benayoun’s skills as Liverpool.Over three seasons at Anfield, the Israeli became something of a cult hero, running his socks off while scoring a number of crucial goals. It was a fitting way for Benayoun to bow out. In 2000, Benayoun led Haifa to a first championship after seven years and was lauded as the Most Valuable Player of the season, after scoring 13 goals in 37 matches. Shivhon, Yossi: 1982-03-22 Attacking Midfielder Hapoel Petah-Tikva 0 1 0 0 0 0 Benayoun, Yossi: 1980-05-05 Right Winger West Ham United 7 0 2 0 0 0 Golan, Omer: 1982-10-04 Centre Forward Maccabi Petah-Tikva 4 3 1 0 0 0 Balili, Pini: 1979-06-18 Centre Forward He even scored headers, for God’s sake.In refusing to bulk up — and being none the worse for it — Benayoun gives inspiration to skinny players in the same way Maradona, Messi and Benayoun is leaving the game with more than 100 international caps to his name and fond memories playing for several big clubs.“It’s important for me to thank the fans, the ones who gave me love wherever I went,” he wrote on Instagram. This led to the Israeli openly announcing his intention to stay, saying: "Liverpool is good for me and it was always clear I want to stay and Liverpool wants me,"On 6 December 2008, Benayoun scored his first goal of the 2008–09 season in Liverpool's 3–1 victory over On 25 February 2009, Benayoun scored a header from Again on 4 April 2009, Benayoun came on as a substitute in Liverpool's match against Benayoun finished his second season at Anfield in spectacular fashion; scoring a goal in each of Liverpool's last three home matches.

In eight appearances in the qualifiers, Benayoun has scored two goals. Cool as you like.Alan Pardew may have wrongly identified Benayoun’s best position and playing style, but the former West Ham boss has at least been vindicated in a certain sense.Because while it doesn’t make much sense to compare the Israeli to Teddy Sheringham, Benayoun, like his former West Ham team-mate, squeezed every last drop from his career, playing well beyond his expected use-by date.That he was still capable of passes like that one, a day before turning 39, is testament to his slender and enduring brilliance.
On 2 September 2010, Benayoun scored his second international hat-trick against Malta in a 3–1 win. “There are moments I’ll take with me for life.”Ahead of kick-off, with his jersey-wearing family by his side, Benayoun received a remarkable send-off. Yossi Benayoun. In the 2008–09 season, Benayoun played in 39 matches, scoring 9 goals, including eight league goals against On 6 July 2009, he signed a two-year contract extension tying him to the club until 2013.On 12 September 2009, he scored his first Premier League hat-trick for Liverpool in a 4–0 win against During the 2011 Tour of Asia, in the friendly game against the Malaysia XI team, Benayoun suffered repeated booing from the Malaysian crowd each time he touched the ball. Season 2008/2009 & career stats available, including appearances, goals & transfer fees. Nicknamed as "The Diamond from Dimona", he proved to be a true diamond in the rough. The Israeli, 30, who had a contract tying him to Anfield until 2013, has been signed after the two clubs agreed an undisclosed transfer fee. Liverpool was also where he made an improbable piece of history, becoming the first player to score a hat-trick in the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.