Teams: Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Ajax, MTK Budapest, Israel
Idan Tal has announced that he will retire at the end of the season. The talented central midfielder has currently 36 years old and came this season back to his boyhood club Hapoel Jerusalem to end his career.
Tal, had 69 caps and 6 goals for the Israeli NT being the 11th player with most appearances for Israel. His last game for the NT was in Israel´s travel to Wembley for the Euro 2008 qualifiers when it lost 3-0.
Tal played during his career at: Hapoel Jerusalem, Maccabi Petah Tikva, Hapoel Tel Aviv, Merida (Spain), Everton (England), Rayo Vallecano (Spain), Maccabi Haifa, Bolton (England), Beitar Jerusalem.
Obviously he is far from his prime right now, but he was a very good player, with great technique and skill, one of the best Israel central midfielders I have seen play. It will be a great loss for Israeli football when he retires in May.