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Yossi Benayoun

Yossi Benayoun
Personal information
Full nameYosef Shai Benayoun
Date of birth5 May 1980(age 36)
Place of birthDimona, Israel
Height1.78 m
Playing positionAttacking midfielder
Club information
Current clubArsenal
(on loan from Chelsea)

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Yosef Shai "Yossi" Benayoun ( ) (born 5 May 1980) is an Israeli international footballer who plays for Arsenal on loan from Chelsea.

Benayoun plays as an attacking midfielder, often occupying the space just behind the striker. In Israel, he is sometimes nicknamed "The Diamond from Dimona". He is also the captain of the Israeli national team. Benayoun is of Moroccan Sephardic origin, which allowed him to acquire Spanish citizenship during his time there.

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