Sport: Soccer
Accolades: 2000-01 Israel Footballer of the Year

Benayoun is the most-capped player in the history of Israeli soccer, appearing for his country in international competition 96 times and bagging 24 goals. He also is the most accomplished Israeli player when it comes to his club football, too; Benayoun enjoyed a strong three-year run with Liverpool, scoring 18 goals in 92 appearances before signing with Chelsea. While he did not enjoy nearly as much success in blue, he did help Chelsea to a Europa League title in 2013. Now back in Israel with Maccabi Haifa, Benayoun has also helped his country to a surprise spot atop their qualifying group for UEFA Euro 2016.