Tal Ben Haim

Birth date 31 Mar 1982 (33 years)
Nationality Israel Israel
Position Defender
Team history
Maccabi 2015 - present
Charlton Athletic 2014 - 2015
Standard Liege 2013 - 2014
QPR 2013
Portsmouth 2009 - 2012
West Ham 2010 - 2011 (loan)
Sunderland 2009 (loan)
Manchester City 2008 - 2009
Chelsea 2007 - 2008
Bolton 2004 - 2007
Maccabi 2001 - 2004

Tal Ben Haim is an Israeli international football player who currently features for the English Premier League side Chelsea. He is a versatile defender who can play wither centre-back or right back.

Tal Ben Haim commenced his football career at Israeli giants Maccabi Tel Aviv in 1998 and in the summer of 2004 after 147 league appearances was signed by Bolton Wanderers in the English Premier League on a three-year contract. He was a huge success at the Reebok Stadium and played 88 Premier League matches between 2004 and 2007.

In the summer of 2004 Chelsea signed Ben Haim on a free transfer and he made 13 league appearances. But he fell out with the then Chelsea manager Avram Grant and was fined by the club.

Tal Ben Haim made his Israeli debut in 2002 and has played 39 international matches for his nation.

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