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Meet Our Players - Elijah Golding

Name: Elijah Golding

Age: 23

Team: Inter Aliyah White

Originally from: London, UK

Favourite team: Tottenham Hotspur

Position: Right-Back

Football Idol: Ledley King

Fun Fact: Elijah spent two years in the development academy of his boyhood club, Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs' loss is most certainly Inter Aliyah's gain!!


''Pretty much from the moment I first learned how to walk, I had a football between my feet so it's easy to understand what a big part of my life the sport has always had.

''I first began to play football competitively at the age of seven for my local Jewish football team and have continued to do so every year since. Football always ran in my family's DNA and for generations, my family had always been big contributors to Jewish football in the UK.

Elijah (back row, sixth from the right) prior to the INTERCLASICO

''My late grandfather had a large role in the set up of the AJY League and after he passed they named the Bill Orkin Cup after him for all his contributions to Jewish sport in England.

''I first came to Israel on my gap year after finishing school and had the most wonderful experience, I met some amazing people from all over the world and was taken by the sense of unity and togetherness that the people in this country had. After the year was over, I decided to make Aliyah and the rest is history.

Elijah as of part of a winning team during the Wednesday tournament

''At the moment I am living and working in Herzliya. I work at a Cyber-Tech start-up that helps programmers and developers break into the fields of Cyber/Information Security.

''But what I am better known for in Israel is for working in Tel Aviv nightlife for many different clubs, bars and events for Internationals in Israel, which I did for about 3/4 years until COVID hit.