Eylon Almog, a product of Maccabi’s Youth Academy, signed today a new five-year-deal which will keep him at Maccabi until the end of the 2023/24 season. 

Almog made his senior debut at the age of 17 in the State Cup match against Hapoel Kfar Sava in the 2015/16 season, before adding two more appearances in the State Cup and Toto Cup in 2017/18. This season Almog made his senior league debut at Maccabi during the victory over Beitar Jerusalem at Teddy stadium, and added two more appearances in the Toto Cup. Last season Almog spent on loan with Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla for which he scored 7 goals in 24 appearances in all competitions. In the transfer window he joined top flight newcomers side Hapoel Hadera on loan and scored 4 more goals in 19 appearances.      

Eylon Almog told the club’s official website: “I am delighted and excited to sign a new contract at a club which is like a home to me in the last nine years. I would like to thank the club for the faith shown in me and can’t wait to return that on the pitch at Bloomfield and any other stadium. Yalla Maccabi!”.

Maccabi CEO, Ben Mansford, said: “This is very exciting news for everyone connected to Maccabi. Eylon is a stand out talent in Israel and after being a star in the youth teams, last year saw him make two very successful loan moves to Beitar Tel Aviv and Hapoel Hadera. Eylon’s progress saw him recognized with a Senior call-up to the Israeli national team. This pre-season, Eylon impressed Vlada and the rest of the staff and is now part of the first team squad. This new and improved contract shows how far he has come, but equally incentivizes him to continue to drive forward. I hope Eylon will continue to work hard and become a Maccabi star in the future. This commitment further evidences Mitch’s commitment to the Academy and those it produces”.

Almog scored 1 goal in six appearances for Israel’s U-21’s and has an impressive record of 20 goals in 40 appearances for Israel’s young national teams.