The American magazine Insider compiled a very unflattering list, and the Israeli pioneer stars alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Brazilian Ronaldo and Luish Figo.
Zehabi and Fuad quarrel in 2014
Photo by Alan Shiber
American Insider magazine has selected the 20 "greatest traitors" in world football, the ones who have gone from one team to its most hated opponent. The person who received a place of honor on this honorable list, alongside Brazilian Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Luis Figo, is Eran Zahavi, who played at Hapoel Tel Aviv and Maccabi Tel Aviv.
"In world football, going over a rival team is considered betrayal. It doesn't matter that there are a lot of players who did it, whether for money or for degrees.
The Israeli representative on the list, Zahavi, says: "After building his name in Hapoel Tel Aviv, Zahavi made the move to Italian Palermo. But a year and a half later, the star returned to Israel, only this time coming to rival Maccabi.
During the Tel Aviv Derby in November 2014, this story culminated. The offensive player was attacked by a Hapoel fan after scoring a goal - and removed after attacking back. A mass brawl began between the players, the fans broke into the grass and the game blew up. "
The full list
Gonsalo Higuain (from Naples to Juventus), Roberto Baggio (from Florence to Juventus, Milan and Inter), Stephen Defor (from Standard Liege to Anderlecht), Sol Campbell (from Tottenham to Arsenal), Mo Johnston (from Celtic to Rangers), Eran Zahavi (from Hapoel) TA for Maccabi TA), Johan Cruyff (from Ajax to Feyenoord), Luich Figo (from Barcelona to Real Madrid), Mario Goetz (from Dortmund to Bayern Munich), Robin Van Persie (from Manchester to Manchester United), Carlos Tebs (from Manchester United) Manchester City), Ronaldo Brazilian (Barcelona Real Madrid and Inter Milan), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Inter Milan Juventus), Michalis Konstantinou (Panathinaikos Olympiakos), said (Galatasaray Fenerbahçe), Lee Clark (Newcastle Sunderland), Nico Krantz ' AR (from Dynamo Zagreb to Haydock Split), Nick Bramby (from Everton to Liverpool), Ashley Cole (from Arsenal to Chelsea), Oscar Rogeri (from Boca Juniors to River Plate)
The list was written without rating but in random order