Name: Andre Walker
Originally From: Quito, Ecuador
Squad Number: 25
Team Supported: Aucas and Barcelona
Football Idol: Ronaldinho
Did You Know: Andre's grandfather captained the Ecuadorian at just 16-years-old and during his career he played against the legendary Pele in a Copa Libertadores match between LDU Quito and Santos!!
''I have been playing football pretty much my entire life and I didn't really have a choice as the sport was embedded within my entire family. In fact, they say that there was a pair of football boots waiting for me as soon as I was born.
''I grew up in Quito, Ecuador as part of the Jewish community there and my family is close with three of the Inter Aliyah founders; Ricky Horvath, Dani Markovits and Yona Dorfzaun.
''In 2019, I decided to leave my home country and move to my other homeland, Israel. The move came as a result of being Zionist and always feeling a strong connection to the land; something that I was exposed to throughout my whole life.
''Since moving here, I have fallen further in love with Israel and currently live in Tel Aviv. Aside from playing football, I work as a graphic designer and hope to make it my long-term career.
Andre (middle of the top row) prior to a Liga Gimmel game this season
''I knew about Inter Aliyah from the very start due to my close connection to the strong Ecuadorian presence in the club and I've been following the team closely since the beginning. However, prior to this season, I was playing in Liga Bet with Hapoel Hod Hasharon.
''Although the standard of football was at a good level, I honestly didn't make too many friends in Hod Hasharon and it became apparent to me that being part of the Inter Aliyah family was simply a no-brainer.
Andre scoring against Pardes Katz in April 2021
''I joined Inter at the start of the 2020/21 season and it immediately felt like home. There is no other team in Israel where you feel the sense of family and, despite the different nationalities, there is a strong brotherhood where everyone connects on a certain level as fellow Olim.
''This season was an enjoyable one for me even though I would've wanted to play more. Nevertheless, I still managed to score 4 goals in 8 games for Inter, despite only starting two of those games!!