Number 12 in green, is none other than Group Forward, Liran Merkado.
Liran Merkado signed with Maccabi Haifa for one season and will play in Maccabi Haifa until the end of the 2018/19 season.
A. Birth: 16/04/1996
Liran Merkado began playing basketball as a child at the Beitar Ahuza club, and in the youth he moved to the Maccabi Haifa Youth Department. Like many others, Liran studied and played in the basketball team of the Reali School in Haifa.
After finishing his youth, Liran Merkado played in Eilot during his military service. In his first season, he helped the team move up from League A to the national league.
In the next three years, Liran continued to play in the national league as a five-team player, while last season he also reached the final of the league cup with the team.
Records you did not know:
At the end of the season of 2016/17 , Liran was elected to the junior team of the National Basketball League.
“You will be surprised to hear, but my role model is Ido Kozikaro, a spirit of fighting, murder in the eyes and soul on the field, and from a young age, that led me to sympathize with Ido.”
Outside the parquet:
Liran, 22, returned to live in Haifa, and if you have already asked, he has a friend for the past three years, named Yuval.