Avraham "Avi" Rikan (Hebrew: אבי ריקן; born September 10, 1988) is an Israeli football player who plays for Maccabi Tel Aviv. He has also played for Maccabi Herzliya, Hapoel Petah Tikva, Beitar Jerusalem and FC Zürich. At international level, Rikan was capped at levels from under-17 to senior team.
Rikan playing for Israel in 2015
|Full name||Avraham Rikan|
|Date of birth||September 10, 1988|
|Place of birth||Ma'ale Adumim, West Bank|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|2007–2008||→ Maccabi Herzliya (loan)||8||(2)|
|2008–2009||→ Hapoel Petah Tikva (loan)||30||(1)|
|2015–||Maccabi Tel Aviv||103||(15)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 July 2015|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 September 2015
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Style of play
Rikan is a versatile box-to-box player, who is capable of playing anywhere in midfield, he has been used as a central midfielder, attacking midfielder, defensive midfielder, and even utilized as a Left back on occasion. A hard-working player, with notable stamina and an ability to read the game with a positive and direct approach of bringing the ball forward. In addition to his creative and defensive midfield roles, Rikan also possesses a keen eye for goal, due to his ability to find space and make attacking runs into the area, or produce accurate and powerful shots from distance.
- Beitar Jerusalem
- FC Zürich
- Maccabi Tel Aviv
- "Player Details: Rikan Avi". The Israel Football Association. Archived from the original on 2013-12-16. Retrieved December 23, 2010.
- "National team player's details: Rikan Avi". The Israel Football Association. Archived from the original on May 25, 2012. Retrieved December 23, 2010.