Name: Max Russell
Originally from: London, UK
Favourite team: Arsenal
Football Idol: Thierry Henry
Fun Fact: Max's skills are not just limited to the football pitch, he also has a reputation of being a class DJ!!
''I was brought up to love football from a very young age and my dad was the one who started taking me to games of Arsenal. Being a Jew from North London, it made sense that I'd support the Gunners and we would go together to the Emirates Stadium often.
''After graduating from the University of Birmingham, I decided to come to Israel on a Masa program as I always felt a connection to the country and I've now been here for over a year, having received a work visa.
''Having played football my entire life, I was keen to carry on as I got to Tel Aviv but mainly I wanted to find a football team to keep me fit after the spending the lockdowns in the UK.
''Yet, I found much more than that. At Inter Aliyah, I've made some great friends from guys from all over the world. It's a good feeling to know that we've bonded over football having left our homelands behind.
''It was great to play with Inter B this season and despite not fulfilling our true potential, it was definitely a successful year!!