Name: Ehud Eblagon
Team: Inter Aliyah Blue
Originally from: Kfar Malal, Israel
Favourite Team: Maccabi Haifa
Football Idols: Diego Armando Maradona
Interesting Fact: Ehud's father is a Rosario Central fan while his grandfather was Newell's Old Boys, so there has always been a fierce football rivalry in the Eblagon household. To avoid upsetting either, Ehud chose to support Maccabi Haifa!!
''As a child of an Argentinian father, I did not have a choice but to love football. My childhood was filled with Asado and football every weekend, so I was educated to kick a ball from a very young age.
''I'm a second generation Oleh here in Israel, living in the centre of the country for most of my life. I mainly worked in sports tech companies, combining my two passions. My previous employers, Pixellot, were a sponsor of Inter Aliyah as a result of my connection.
Ehud scoring for Inter Blue against Estudiantes during the 2021/22 season
''I heard about the club whilst studying at IDC, where I became friends with Dani Markovits and Yossi Milhelm (both of whom were involved from the very beginning in one capacity or another).
''Bringing Olim together around their favorite activity is very special and I see it as a true act of Zionism. As an Israeli with a strong link to Olim and the Diaspora, I feel extremely connected to the club's ethos and ideology.
Ehud over the years as an Inter Aliyah player
''This is my 4th season with Inter Aliyah. I started in Inter B, which has become Inter Blue in the last few years. The team is most certainly a family and we grow bigger every year.
''My favourite Inter Aliyah memory comes from three seasons ago, in one of my first appearances for the club. We played against the league's best team at the time, Estudiantes, and I had to play in goal due to goalkeeper shortage. We won 3-1 in a heroic match and celebrated in an epic BBQ right after the game.
Ehud (front row, second from right) prior to INTERCLASICO V
''This season I've continued as one of the team's most versatile players, playing in almost every position on the pitch from goalkeeper and full-back, to midfield and on the wing.