Idan Tal

Date of birth13 September 1975
Place of birthPetach Tikva
NationalityIsraeli
Weight73 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionMidfielder

Everton were forced to wait until a work permit wrangle was finalised before completing Idan's transfer from Maccabi Petach Tikva.

It proved well worth the wait.

A slightly built left-winger, he is a tricky, skilful player with a voracious appetite for hard work.

He is also unfazed by the physical aspect of the English game.

His performances seemed to improve as the season progressed, and his last two displays - against Chelsea and Sunderland -suggested, a bright future ahead for the player.

In those games, he was employed as a right winger where his ability to cut inside on to his left foot proved particularly dangerous.

Idan joined Bolton Wanderers in July 2006 with a three-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Hapoel Jerusalem 01 Jul 1994 01 Jul 1996
Maccabi Petach Tikva 01 Jul 1996 01 Jul 1998
Hapoel Tel Aviv 01 Jul 1998 01 Jul 2000
Mérida UD 01 Aug 1999 31 May 2000 L
Maccabi Petach Tikva 01 Jul 2000 17 Oct 2000
Everton 17 Oct 2000 01 Jan 2003
Rayo Vallecano 06 Sep 2002 31 Dec 2002 L
Maccabi Haifa 01 Jan 2003 30 Jun 2006
Bolton Wanderers 01 Jul 2006 01 Jul 2007
Beitar Jerusalem 01 Jul 2007

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Everton FA Cup
2
1
2000-01 Everton Premier League 12
10
2
4
2001-02 Everton FA Cup
1
2001-02 Everton League Cup 1
2001-02 Everton Premier League 1
6
2002-03 Rayo Vallecano Primera Liga 3
3
1
2006-07 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 1
1
1
2006-07 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 2
2006-07 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 4
12
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
21 Oct 2000 Newcastle United v Everton W 0-1 Premier League
29 Oct 2000 Liverpool v Everton L 3-1 Premier League
05 Nov 2000 Everton v Aston Villa L 0-1 Premier League
11 Nov 2000 Bradford City v Everton W 0-1 Premier League
18 Nov 2000 Everton v Arsenal W 2-0 Premier League
25 Nov 2000 Everton v Chelsea W 2-1 Premier League
04 Dec 2000 Sunderland v Everton L 2-0 Premier League
23 Dec 2000 Charlton Athletic v Everton L 1-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2000 Everton v Coventry City L 1-2 Premier League
01 Jan 2001 Derby County v Everton L 1-0 Premier League
06 Jan 2001 Watford v Everton W 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2001 Everton v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 Premier League
20 Jan 2001 Coventry City v Everton W 1-3 Premier League
27 Jan 2001 Everton v Tranmere Rovers L 0-3 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 2001 Everton v Middlesbrough D 2-2 Premier League
03 Feb 2001 Manchester United v Everton L 1-0 Premier League
07 Feb 2001 Everton v Leeds United D 2-2 Premier League
24 Feb 2001 Ipswich Town v Everton L 2-0 Premier League
03 Mar 2001 Everton v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
08 Apr 2001 Everton v Manchester City W 3-1 Premier League
14 Apr 2001 Aston Villa v Everton L 2-1 Premier League
21 Apr 2001 Arsenal v Everton L 4-1 Premier League
05 May 2001 Chelsea v Everton L 2-1 Premier League
19 May 2001 Everton v Sunderland D 2-2 Premier League
20 Aug 2001 Everton v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 Premier League
25 Aug 2001 Everton v Middlesbrough W 2-0 Premier League
08 Sep 2001 Manchester United v Everton L 4-1 Premier League
12 Sep 2001 Everton v Crystal Palace L 1-1 (4-5) League Cup 2nd round
13 Oct 2001 Ipswich Town v Everton D 0-0 Premier League
19 Dec 2001 Leeds United v Everton L 3-2 Premier League
22 Dec 2001 Sunderland v Everton L 1-0 Premier League
29 Dec 2001 Everton v Charlton Athletic L 0-3 Premier League
26 Jan 2002 Everton v Leyton Orient W 4-1 FA Cup 4th round


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1995-96 Israel UEFA Under-21
1
1996-97 Israel UEFA Under-21 3
1
2
1996-97 Israel Under-21 1
1
1997-98 Israel International Friendly
3
1997-98 Israel UEFA Under-21 1
1998-99 Israel International Friendly 1
5
1
1998-99 Israel Tri Nation Tounament 1
1998-99 Israel UEFA European Championship
1
1999-00 Israel International Friendly 3
1999-00 Israel UEFA European Championship 2
1
1
2000-01 Israel FIFA World Cup 5
1
1
2000-01 Israel International Friendly 1
1
2001-02 Israel FIFA World Cup 1
1
1
2001-02 Israel International Friendly 2
1
2002-03 Israel International Friendly 3
1
1
2002-03 Israel UEFA European Championship 4
1
2003-04 Israel International Friendly 3
1
1
2003-04 Israel UEFA European Championship 3
2004-05 Israel FIFA World Cup 6
3
2004-05 Israel International Friendly 2
2005-06 Israel FIFA World Cup 1
1
2005-06 Israel International Friendly 3
2006-07 Israel International Friendly 1
2006-07 Israel UEFA European Championship 7
1
2
2007-08 Israel International Friendly 1
1
2007-08 Israel UEFA European Championship 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
10 Oct 1995 Israel v Azerbaijan W 4-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
13 Aug 1996 Romania v Israel D 1-1 U21
10 Nov 1996 Cyprus v Israel D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 5
14 Dec 1996 Israel v Luxembourg W 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 5
25 Feb 1997 Israel v Germany D 1-1 U21
30 Mar 1997 Luxembourg v Israel W 0-5 UEFA U21 Group 5
30 Apr 1997 Israel v Cyprus W 4-3 UEFA U21 Group 5
19 Aug 1997 Bulgaria v Israel L 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 5
18 Feb 1998 Israel v Turkey W 4-0 International Friendly
15 Apr 1998 Israel v Argentina W 2-1 International Friendly
17 May 1998 Israel v Latvia W 5-1 International Friendly
18 Aug 1998 Poland v Israel L 2-0 International Friendly
23 Dec 1998 Israel v Yugoslavia W 2-0 International Friendly
18 Jan 1999 Israel v Estonia W 7-0 TRI NATION TOURNAMENT
20 Jan 1999 Israel v Norway L 0-1 International Friendly
09 Feb 1999 Israel v Belarus W 2-1 International Friendly
24 Feb 1999 Israel v Latvia W 2-0 International Friendly
10 Mar 1999 Romania v Israel W 0-2 International Friendly
06 Jun 1999 Israel v Austria W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
10 Oct 1999 Spain v Israel L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
13 Nov 1999 Israel v Denmark L 0-5 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
17 Nov 1999 Denmark v Israel L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
23 Feb 2000 Israel v Russia W 4-1 International Friendly
29 Mar 2000 Israel v Georgia D 1-1 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Czech Republic v Israel L 4-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2000 Israel v Liechtenstein W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
07 Oct 2000 Spain v Israel L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
11 Oct 2000 Israel v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
15 Nov 2000 Portugal v Israel L 2-1 International Friendly
14 Feb 2001 Israel v Moldova W 1-0 International Friendly
28 Mar 2001 Austria v Israel L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
02 Jun 2001 Liechtenstein v Israel W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
06 Jun 2001 Israel v Spain D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
15 Aug 2001 Lithuania v Israel W 2-3 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Israel D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
27 Oct 2001 Israel v Austria D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
13 Feb 2002 Germany v Israel L 7-1 International Friendly
21 Aug 2002 Lithuania v Israel W 2-4 International Friendly
05 Sep 2002 Luxembourg v Israel W 0-5 International Friendly
12 Oct 2002 Malta v Israel W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
12 Feb 2003 Israel v Armenia W 2-0 International Friendly
05 Mar 2003 Israel v Moldova D 0-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Cyprus v Israel D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
02 Apr 2003 Israel v France L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
07 Jun 2003 Israel v Slovenia D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
20 Aug 2003 Russia v Israel W 1-2 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 Slovenia v Israel L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
10 Sep 2003 Israel v Malta D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
11 Oct 2003 France v Israel L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
18 Feb 2004 Israel v Azerbaijan W 6-0 International Friendly
30 Mar 2004 Israel v Lithuania W 2-1 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Israel v Moldova D 1-1 International Friendly
18 Aug 2004 Croatia v Israel L 1-0 International Friendly
04 Sep 2004 France v Israel D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
08 Sep 2004 Israel v Cyprus W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
09 Oct 2004 Israel v Switzerland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
09 Feb 2005 Israel v Croatia D 3-3 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 Israel v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
30 Mar 2005 Israel v France D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
04 Jun 2005 Republic of Ireland v Israel D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
15 Aug 2005 Ukraine v Israel W 0-0 (5-3) International Friendly
17 Aug 2005 Israel v Poland L 2-3 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 Switzerland v Israel D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
07 Sep 2005 Faroe Islands v Israel W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
01 Mar 2006 Israel v Denmark L 0-2 International Friendly
15 Aug 2006 Slovenia v Israel D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Sep 2006 Estonia v Israel W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group E
06 Sep 2006 Israel v Andorra W 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group E
07 Oct 2006 Russia v Israel D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group E
15 Nov 2006 Israel v Croatia L 3-4 UEFA European Championship Group E
28 Mar 2007 Israel v Estonia W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
02 Jun 2007 FYR Macedonia v Israel W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group E
06 Jun 2007 Andorra v Israel W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group E
22 Aug 2007 Belarus v Israel L 2-1 International Friendly
08 Sep 2007 England v Israel L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group E


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.