Elishay Kadir
Kadir with Hapoel Eilat in 2015
Bnei Herzliya
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueIsraeli Premier League
Personal information
Born (1987-11-04) November 4, 1987 (age 34)
Yavne, Israel
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
Playing career2005–present
Career history
2005–2008Ironi Ramat Gan
2008–2010Hapoel Gilboa Galil
2010Maccabi Tel Aviv
2010–2011Maccabi Haifa
2011–2013Hapoel Jerusalem
2013–2016Hapoel Eilat
2016–2017Maccabi Rishon LeZion
2017–2019Ironi Nes Ziona
2019–2020Hapoel Tel Aviv
2020–Bnei Herzliya
Career highlights and awards

Elishay Kadir (Hebrew: אלישי כדיר) (born November 4, 1987) is an Israeli professional basketball player, who plays for Bnei Herzliya of the Israeli Premier League. He plays in the power forward position, and is 202 cm (6'8") tall. He was the 2010 Israeli Basketball Premier League MVP.

Professional career

Elishay born and raised in Yavne. He started playing in the youth team of Ironi Ramat Gan simultaneously with his high school team. He has been promoted to the pro team during 2004–05 season, playing four games for the team, who played in the Second League. In the same year, Kadir led his high school team to the national final averaging 30 points and 5 rebounds per game.

In the summer he participated in the FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and led the Israeli team to 7th place, averaging 15.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.[1]

Before 2005–06 season, Kadir signed a three-year contract with his childhood club Ironi Ramat Gan.[2] Kadir gained some playing minutes, but didn't help the team to avoid relegation from the 2005–06 Israeli Basketball Super League.

During 2006–07 season, Elishay became a starting five player promoting with his team back to Ligat HaAl and qualifying to the State Cup semifinals.

Kadir finished his second year in the first league with averages of 7.5 points and 3.1 rebounds in 17 minutes per game. In the end of that year Kadir decided to leave Ramat Gan and signed for two years with Hapoel Gilboa Galil.[3]

In his first year with the team they qualified to the 2008–09 Israeli Final Four.

In his second year with Galil Gilboa, Kadir led the team to winning the championship with averages of 14.2 points and 5.9 rebounds. In the end of that year he was named League's MVP.[4]

In June 2010 Kadir signed for three years with Maccabi Tel Aviv.[5] Five months later he was loaned to Maccabi Haifa for the remainder of the season due to lack of playing minutes.

In the end of the season Kadir was officially released from Maccabi Tel Aviv and signed a two years contract with Hapoel Jerusalem.[6]

In the middle of 2013–14 season Kadir left Jerusalem after the team signed Lior Eliyahu in his position. He has signed with Hapoel Eilat.

On July 17, 2017, Kadir signed a two-year deal with Ironi Nes Ziona.[7] In his second season with Nes Ziona, he helped the team reach the 2019 Israeli League Playoffs, where they eventually were eliminated by his former team Hapoel Eilat.

On August 11, 2019, Kadir joined Hapoel Tel Aviv, signing a one-year deal with an option for another one.[8]

Israeli national team

Kadir has represented Israel in Eurobasket 2011 , Eurobasket 2013 and Eurobasket 2015.


  1. ^ 2005 fiba Europe under 18 championship
  2. ^ Kadir signed in Ramat Gan for 3 years
  3. ^ [sports.walla.co.il/?w=/7/1300462 Kadir signed with Galil Gilboa]
  4. ^ 2009-10 BSL Awards
  5. ^ Maccabi tabs Elishay Kadir
  6. ^ Kadir inks with Hapoel migdal
  7. ^ "רכש ראשון לעולה החדשה: אלישי כדיר". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). July 17, 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  8. ^ "הסגל הושלם: אלישי כדיר בהפועל ת"א". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). August 11, 2019. Retrieved August 11, 2019.