Outside of Israel, Aviram Bruchyan is an unknown name to most football fans. But the 23-year-old attacking midfielder of Beitar Jerusalem is a player to remember, as he has the potential to break down high-level European defences.
With four goals and two assists recorded in 11 rounds of the Israeli season, Aviram Bruchyan is more and more looking like a player far above the level of the Israeli top flight. It seems this young talent will soon prove his skills in a top European league, just like his former teammate Gal Alberman, who moved this summer from the Israeli champions to German side Borussia MÃ¶nchengladbach.
According to the IMScouting database, Bruchyan’s estimated market value is 1000K euros and this is indeed the release clause in his contract. But due to the current financial instability at Beitar â€“ financially troubled owner Arkady Gadamak might be willing to offload him for a much lower price.
Bruchyan has proven that he is able to perform at the highest level of European football; he scored a brace against Polish side Wisla Krakow and gave Beitar Jerusalem a 2-1 victory on home soil in the first leg of the second round of UEFA Champions League qualifiers, before losing 5-0 in Poland.
This creative right-sided attacking midfielder has claimed one goal in five international appearances for the Israeli national team. He has great vision and therefore he can provide really terrific assists for his teammates.
Throughout this season, he has excelled at providing the final ball for one of Beitarâ€™s strikers with one golden touch. Despite the team’s disappointing start to the season, Bruchyan is showing great ability. He is a modern type of midfielder, who often cuts inside into the middle of the field and brings his magic touch into the game.
Beitarâ€™s number eight also has the ability to play as a central attacking midfielder, who changes his position during the game. His powerful right footed shots are extremely dangerous from long distance, and he has also proved this season that he can shoot dangerously with his left one.
He understands the game very well, and despite being a â€œdribbler,â€ he is not a selfish player. Bruchyan has the ability to beat men, but he is lethal as he combines this with great passing, fantastic decision making and accurate shooting.
The talented midfielder played his first professional matches in the 2002/2003 season, when he was 17-years-old. His breakthrough came in the 2005/6 season under French coach Louis Fernandez. Bruchyan propelled himself to the center of attention in Israeli football, as the Frenchman believed in him and gave him some much needed confidence.
Bruchyan repaid Fernandez with five goals and a similar amount of assists. He struggled for games in the following season, under new coach Yossi Mizrahi, who often decided to start him on the bench. Bruchyan was frustrated, and the club received offers from Belgium and Israeli giants Maccabi Tel Aviv, but he decided to stay at the team he grew up at and won the championship that year. He was instrumental in Israel’s national Under-21 team qualifying for the first time in history to the European Championships of 2007 and gained much needed European experience.
Domestically, Bruchyan came to the fore in the 2007/2008 season. Beitar were again under new management due to Gaydamakâ€™s search for managerial consistency and coach Yizhak Shum gave him much needed confidence as a first team regular, and the midfielder repaid him with eight goals and five assists. Beitar won the championship again, Bruchyan was voted as the “emerging player of the year” by local journalists, finished the season as the team’s leading assist maker, and was a member of the team of the year.
Bruchyan is considered a quiet, calm, professional guy in a country where many players have problems off the pitch. He is not overly vocal, but has the potential to be a leader who shows the way by example. This 23-year-old talent has matured enough in recent years and is now ready to make the move to a big club in Europe. He still needs to work more in the gym and strengthen, but his combination of natural speed, technique and unpretentious character will surely lead him to a fine club in Europe in the near future.
Video evidence of Aviram Bruchyan can be seen here.