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Meet Our Players - Faris Abdulrasul

Updated: May 28, 2021

Name: Faris Abdulrasul

Age: 23

Originally from: Darfur, Sudan

Favourite team: Barcelona

Position: Winger

Football Idol: Ronaldinho

Fun Fact: Before joining Inter Aliyah, Faris played against us in both Liga Gimmel and the IFLI. When coming up against Inter B in 2018, Faris even managed to score a hat trick!!


''I came to Israel with my family as a child due to the war that was going on in my homeland. My parents wanted us to get educated so we left Sudan and arrived here many years ago.

''I've always loved football and have been playing for as long as I can remember. However, I only really started to play in 11 vs 11 games in 2017 when I joined All Boys, who play in the International Football League of Israel.

Faris (back row, second from left) in one of our best ever results, beating Liga Bet's Ruach Tel Aviv 4-0 away from home during the 2019/20 season

''It was during my time in the IFLI that I discovered Inter Aliyah, whom I played against a number of times, and I immediately became interested in the unique group of people from all over the world.

''During the 2018/19 season, I played in Liga Gimmel for Shikun Vatikim Ramat Gan, a team that competes with Inter Aliyah. Again, I was exposed to this special team and the following season I was loaned to Inter before making the transfer permanent at the start of the 2020/21 season.

Faris completing the toilet roll challenge, during the initial Corona lockdown

''This year, under coach David Martane, I really feel like I have improved my game and off the pitch, I feel incredibly close to the group of guys. Inter is most certainly a unique team due to the variety of nationalities.

''I am currently studying for the university entry exam and hope to start studying at the end of this year. With Inter, I hope we can get promoted next season to Liga Bet.


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