Joris van Overeem, (28) joined Maccabi Tel Aviv from Dutch side Utrecht as the midfielder who has an Israeli mother successfully underwent a medical before signing a contract until the end of the 2024/25 season.

Van Overeem, told Maccabi’s official website: “I am happy to arrive in Tel Aviv and join Maccabi – the biggest club in Israel. My ambition at Maccabi is to win as many titles as we possibly can. I am looking forward to play in front of Maccabi’s fans at Bloomfield stadium”.

Maccabi’s Head of Football Department, Barak Itzhaki added: “Joris is a versatile player who can play in various positions across the midfield. He gained vast experience in the top division in Holland as well as at international level in European competitions and the various young Dutch national teams. Van Overeem, was a key player at the clubs he played for, and we are certain that he will contribute to Maccabi in achieving all our goals”.

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Van Overeem, a product of AZ Alkmaar’s Youth Academy, made 27 appearances in all competitions for Utrecht last season and a total of 116 since joining the club in 2018. Having made 32 international appearances for the Dutch young national sides at U-16 to U-21 levels, van Overeem made his senior debut at the age of 19 whilst playing for AZ under Dick Advocaat.

A one-season long loan spell at Dordrecht (2014/15) resulted with van Overeem making 35 appearances before returning to AZ. In the 2015/16 season van Overeem scored 7 goals in 46 appearances and played with AZ in the Europa League group stages. The following season van Overeem was part of AZ’s team that faced Maccabi in the EUROPA League group stages at the AFAS stadium as overall he scored a total of 13 goals in 117 appearances for Alkmaar.