About the IFA CEO
Yossi Sharabi took over as ceo  of the association on 18.4.21. Prior to that,  served as director general of the Ministry of Culture and Sports from July 2015 to June 2020.
Sharabi is a lawyer with a bachelor's degree in law and a bachelor's degree in general history. He holds a master's degree in law from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Haifa.
During his five years in office, he led a long series of reforms in the world of culture and sports: the Committee for the Prevention of Violence in Sports, the Committee for the Treatment of Football on Saturday, the Committee for the Examination of the Book Law, the Sharabi Committee for the Treatment of Israeli Blue and White. During his tenure, Sharabi also promoted a move to implement the reform of the sports betting market, which for the first time severed ties between the toto and the sports budget.
Prior to his position as Director General of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, he headed the Administration of the Culture and Sports Company of the Jerusalem Municipality. In addition, Sharabi directed the events celebrating the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel.


IFA CEO's message

It seems that words have difficulty describing the immense pride we felt for hosting Euro 2013 in Israel. During the tournament, and certainly from the moment it was over, we invested much thought to ways that can be leveraged all the wonderful things Euro 2013 had brought for the benefit of Israeli soccer. the Football association is committed to improve the viewing experience and hospitality stadiums, to ensure professional quality and optimal professional conditions and to reward the Israeli supporters for their unwavering loyalty to our football.

Home teams established by the Football Association at a cost of more than 22 million will continue to evolve and provide our footballers the optimal conditions for success. We believe that the Israel national team, who finally enjoy the conditions stored in the most advanced countries in Europe, will take advantage of this resource to advance and ensure participation in major tournaments Promoting youth, improving infrastructure and providing the best cover available to players, coaches and all lovers of the game, are a priority for the Association. Striving for a better future is not only a commitment we have undertaken, but also the force that drives us.