Name: Ran Sarusi
Team: Inter Aliyah Blue
Originally from: Haifa, Israel
Favourite Team: Real Madrid
Football Idols: Gonzalo Higuain
Interesting Fact: Ran is the all-time top goalscorer for Inter Blue (formerly Inter B), with 33 goals since the team's inception in 2018. He is also 4th on the all-time lists for both appearances and assists!!
“Coming from Haifa, football has always been a big part of my life. I played a lot growing up and was always watching. As I became an adult, I missed the game so much; I missed the competition, the practices and winning.
''So, when I moved to Tel Aviv in the summer of 2018, one of the first things I did was look up potential teams to play for. I found Inter Aliyah online and read about their history and mission and felt that it was a very unique opportunity to meet new kinds of people.
“When I joined the team, I immediately felt like I found a great group of guys. A group that I probably never would have found without Inter Aliyah.
''As one of the few guys here from Israel my whole life, I had never really been exposed to all of these different cultures.
Ran scoring in INTERCLASICO III
''I haven’t traveled the world as much as I’d like and haven’t been to too many countries. So, meeting guys from places like Uruguay, Germany and Argentina makes it feel like I’m sort of going there, which is pretty special.
''Also, just being able to play football at a competitive level again is incredible too.
Ran (back row, fourth to the right) prior to an Inter B game in 2018
''I've been with Inter Aliyah for over four fantastic years and I hope to be a part of the club for many years to come, even as a fan. Yalla Inter!