Yossi Benayoun

Yossi Benayoun brands Joey Barton ‘stupid’ over Gaza tweet

By JC Reporter, July 25, 2014

Israeli international footballer Yossi Benayoun has called former teammate Joey Barton ‘stupid’ and ‘embarrassing’ over comments on the Gaza conflict.

Tweeting after a UN-run school was hit by an Israeli shell, Barton said: “This is not war. These are not combatants. They are just innocent children. This is ethnic cleansing”.


Bring back Yossi, I'll pay his wages

By Simon Griver, June 6, 2014

Eyal Berkovic wants to bring Yossi Benayoun back to Israel and make him captain of Hapoel Tel Aviv.

Having recently taken over from Ran Ben Shimon, Berkovic has reportedly found a Hapoel supporter - a wealthy businessman who is based in the UK - who will donate $500,000 for Benayoun's salary for season 2014/15.


Benayoun bows out on a high

By Simon Griver, May 17, 2012

Yossi Benayoun helped Arsenal clinch automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League with a goal in the crucial 3-2 victory over West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.

The Israel captain completed a successful loan spell from Chelsea with goals in Arsenal’s last two games to help them pip Spurs to third place.


Hall of Fame: Yossi Benayoun

October 18, 2011

"One of the happiest moments when I saw Gilad Shalit coming out from the car.

"Amazing..on my way to training with the biggest smile."


Benayoun joins Arsenal

By Danny Caro, August 31, 2011

Yossi Benayoun has joined Arsenal. A dramatic day of negotiations ended on Wednesday night when the Israel captain signed a one-year loan deal at the Emirates.

Having been linked with moves to Spurs, Liverpool and Lille, Benayoun flew into Heathrow airport on Wednesday morning and completed his transfer from Chelsea just hours before the transfer window closed.


Chelsea: formal complaint over Malaysian 'antisemitism'

By Jennifer Lipman, July 28, 2011

Chelsea football club have made an official complaint following what they described as antisemitic abuse directed at Israeli player Yossi Benayoun at a match in Kuala Lumpur.

The Israeli became the first footballer from the Jewish state to play in a match in Malaysia in many years, when he helped Chelsea beat Malaysian XI last week.


Malaysian fans shout abuse at Chelsea's Yossi Benayoun

By Jennifer Lipman, July 22, 2011

Yossi Benayoun faced jeers and abuse from the crowds at a match in Kuala Lumpur this week, when he became the first Israeli footballer in years to play in Malaysia, a mostly Muslim country.

Benayoun helped secure Chelsea a 1-0 victory over the Malaysian XI team in Thursday's pre-season match.


Benayoun wonder goal

July 18, 2011
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Having missed most of last season through injury, Israel captain Yossi Benayoun looks ready for the new Premiership season. He produced a stunning finish in a pre-season friendly against Wycombe Wanderers.


Netanyahu: paid less than David Cameron

By Jennifer Lipman, January 11, 2011

Benjamin Netanyahu is paid less than both David Cameron and footballer Yossi Benayoun.

The Israeli Prime Minister revealed his monthly salary of 15,027 shekels (£2,700) by posting his pay slip on his Facebook page.

Personal information was blurred on the slip, but the document suggests that Mr Netanyahu makes more than £90,000 a year.

Writing in Hebrew, Arab and English, Mr Netanyahu told his 3,750 Facebook fans that he had posted the document online “to provide total transparency concerning my monthly pay slip”.


Benayoun heads to Finland for surgery

By Danny Caro, October 13, 2010

Yossi Benayoun will travel to Finland on Sunday and undergo surgery on his ruptured achilles tendon the following day.

The Chelsea midfielder consulted a leading Swedish specialist in London this week who confirmed the diagnosis of Israel national team Dr. Mark Rosnovsky and an MRI scan at Assouta Hospital in Tel Aviv that Benayoun had a badly torn achilles tendon.