Full Name: Gai Yigaal Assulin
Height: 1.78 m
Nationality: Israel
Date of Birth: 9th April 1991 (27)
Weight: 76 kg
2nd Nationality: Spain
Birthplace: Netanya
Foot: Right

Gai Assulin

Gai Assulin (born 9 April 1991) is an Israeli professional footballer who plays as a left winger for Barcelona, Manchester City and Bristol City.

A star player in Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona B team Gai Assulin was labelled the next superstar to come from the La Messa academy and even called the ‘Israeli Messi’ due to his similar style of play.

But comparisons with the Barcelona legend proved too much and Assulin failed to live up to early expectations and he now admits that there was too much pressure on him after a number of failed moves.

Youth Career

Started his career at Hapoel Haifa.

Moved to the Beitar Tubruk youth team in 1999 aged 7.

Joined Barcelona in 2003 aged 12.

Barcelona B

Made a member of the Barcelona B team in 2012.

Signed a new professional contract with a €20 million buy-out clause aged 16.

Won Spanish 3rd division in 2007-08 and look set to be promoted to the first team along with Pep Guardiola.

Was injured for most of the 2008-09 season.

Barcelona

Made his debut in the Copa del Rey match against Cultural Leonesa in October 2009. This would be his only game for Barcelona.

Barcelona offered Assulin a new three-year contract but he turned it down as Barcelona could not guaranteed him first-team football.

Left Barcelona by mutual consent in July 2010.

Manchester City

Joined Manchester City on a two-and-a-half-year deal in December 2010.

Brighton (loan)

Joined Brighton on a short term loan in February 2012.

Made his Brighton debut in February against Hull City.

Finished his loan spell without scoring a goal in 7 games and was released from Manchester City in May 2012.

Later Career

Signed for Santander on a one-year-deal and having a good season scoring 3 goals in 26 games.

Moved to La Liga side Granada but was sent on loan to second division Hércules CF who were relegated.

Moves to Mallorca but another poor season sees him return to Israel with Hapoel Tel Aviv.

Trained with Glasgow Rangers in October 2015 but did not do enough to win a contract.

Moved back to Spain joining CE Sabadell FC after a disappointing spell back in his homeland but his contract was terminated by mutual consent six months later.

Joined Kazakhstan Premier League side FC Kairat on a two-year contract before Kairat announced a month later that their contract with Assulin had been cancelled by mutual consent.

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Club career
Years Teams Apps Gls
2007-10 Barcelona B  67  (13)
2009-10 Barcelona  1  (0)
2010-11 Manchester City U23 (Youth)  3  (0)
2011-12 --- Brighton (Loan)  7  (0)
2012-13 Racing Santander  26  (3)
2013-14 Granada  0  (0)
2013-14 --- Hércules (Loan)  34  (3)
2014-15 Mallorca  6  (0)
2015-16 Hapoel Tel Aviv  7  (0)
2016- Sabadell  26  (3)
2018 FC Kairat  1  (0)
National team
2008 Israel U21  24  (0)
2008 Israel  1  (0)



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