Trivia on Israel National Team


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Team Data:
  • The Biggest Victories
  • The Biggest Defeats
  • Most Goals per Game
  • Extra-time and Penalty Shootouts
  • Most Number of Israeli Scorers in One Game
  • Most Number of Israeli Players in One Game
  • First Minute Goals
  • Latest Goals
  • Own Goals
  • Most Attended Games
  • Yoyo Games
  • Losing 2 Goals Advantage
  • Jubilee Games
  • Jubilee Goals
  • Geographical Extremes
  • Games against World and Continental Champions

    Players Data:
  • Goals in Debuts
  • Hat-tricks
  • Scoring in Consecutive Games
  • Players Sent Off
  • Substituted Substitutes
  • Re-entering to the Field
  • Personal Penalties Records
  • Youngest Players
  • Oldest Players
  • Youngest Scorers
  • Most Games as Captain
  • Longest National Team Career
  • Longest Break Between Appearances
  • Minorities in the National Team
  • Representing Other Countries
  • Fathers and Sons in the National Team
  • Brothers in the National Team
  • Played With and Coached
    Last game included: 9/2/2011 Israel - Serbia 0-2
    

    The Biggest Victories

    Date       Opponent              Venue       Result   Competition
    
    +9:
    23/03/1988 Taiwan                New Zealand  9-0     Olympics 1988 Qualifying
    
    +8:
    08/09/1999 San Marino            Home         8-0     Euro 2000 Qualifying
    
    +7:
    17/03/1968 Ceylon                Home         7-0     Olympics 1968 Qualifying
    18/01/1999 Estonia               Home         7-0
    09/09/2009 Luxembourg            Home         7-0     World Cup 2010 Qualifying
    
    +6:
    06/04/1966 Finland               Home         7-1
    21/05/1973 Thailand              South Korea  6-0     World Cup 1974 Qualifying
    05/09/1974 Philippines           Iran         6-0     Asian Games 1974
    03/09/1985 Taiwan                Home         6-0     World Cup 1986 Qualifying
    18/02/2004 Azerbaijan            Home         6-0
    
    +5:
    03/09/1974 Malaysia              Iran         8-3     Asian Games 1974
    27/11/1960 Cyprus                Home         6-1     World Cup 1962 Qualifying
    12/05/1968 Hong Kong             Iran         6-1     Asian Nations Cup 1968
    08/06/1975 USA Olympic           Away         5-0
    08/09/1985 Taiwan                Home         5-0     World Cup 1986 Qualifying
    10/10/1998 San Marino            Away         5-0     Euro 2000 Qualifying
    06/06/1999 Austria               Home         5-0     Euro 2000 Qualifying
    05/09/2002 Luxembourg            Away         5-0
    

    The Biggest Defeats

    Date       Opponent              Venue       Result   Competition
    
    -6:
    16/03/1934 Egypt                 Away         1-7     World Cup 1934 Qualifying
    09/11/1961 England U-23          Away         1-7
    13/02/2002 Germany               Away         1-7
    21/08/1949 Yugoslavia            Away         0-6     World Cup 1950 Qualifying
    04/11/1961 Italy                 Away         0-6     World Cup 1962 Qualifying
    
    -5:
    21/06/1959 Poland                Away         2-7
    04/05/1986 Argentina             Home         2-7
    11/07/1956 USSR                  Away         0-5     Olympics 1956 Qualifying
    19/05/1963 Brazil                Home         0-5
    10/11/1965 Belgium               Home         0-5     World Cup 1966 Qualifying
    10/11/1987 Ireland               Away         0-5
    02/06/1993 Sweden                Away         0-5     World Cup 1994 Qualifying
    13/11/1999 Denmark               Home         0-5     Euro 2000 Qualifying
    

    Most Goals per Game

    Date       Opponent              Venue       Result   Competition
    
    11 goals:
    03/09/1974 Malaysia              Iran         8-3     Asian Games 1974
    
    9 goals:
    08/10/1957 France B              Home         4-5
    21/06/1959 Poland                Away         2-7
    04/05/1986 Argentina             Home         2-7
    23/03/1988 Taiwan                New Zealand  9-0     Olympics 1988 Qualifying
    30/04/1996 South Korea           Home         4-5
    
    8 goals:
    16/03/1934 Egypt                 Away         1-7     World Cup 1934 Qualifying
    09/11/1961 England U-23          Away         1-7
    06/04/1966 Finland               Home         7-1
    13/10/1968 Ghana                 Mexico       5-3     Olympics 1968
    08/09/1999 San Marino            Home         8-0     Euro 2000 Qualifying
    13/02/2002 Germany               Away         1-7
    

    Extra-time and Penalty Shootouts

    Date       Opponent              Venue        Result            Competition
    26/05/1973 Japan                 South Korea  1-0 aet           World Cup 1974 Qualifying
    28/05/1973 South Korea           Away         0-1 aet           World Cup 1974 Qualifying
    20/10/1968 Bulgaria Olympic      Mexico       1-1 aet [a]       Olympics 1968
    01/04/1972 Thailand              Burma        0-0 aet, 2-4 pen  Olympics 1972 Qualifying
    15/08/2005 Ukraine               Away         0-0, 5-3 pen [b]
    
    [a] Bulgaria advanced to the semi-finals by drawing lots.
    [b] Extra time was not played.
    

    Most Number of Israeli Scorers in One Game

    Date       Opponent      Result   Competition               Scorers
    
    6 scorers:
    18/01/1999 Estonia        7-0                               Avi Nimni (19 pen), Avi Tikva (29), Ronen Harazi (32, 37), Alon Mizrahi (42), Ofer Shitrit (82), Jan Talesnikov (88)
    
    5 scorers:
    19/10/1960 South Vietnam  5-1     Asian Nations Cup 1960    Rafi Levi (13), Nahum Stelmach (18), Shlomo Levi (25), Avraham Menchel (32), Amnon Aharonskind (70)
    06/04/1966 Finland        7-1                               Giora Spiegel (15 pen, 32), Mordechai Spiegler (39, 54), Rahamim Talbi (46), Robi Young (52), Moshe "Kish" Romano (89)
    21/05/1973 Thailand       6-0 [*] World Cup 1974 Qualifying Aumnat Charemchavalit (12 og), Mordechai Spiegler (62), Itzhak Shum (69), Zvi Rozen (73, 84 pen), Moshe Onana (78)
    03/09/1974 Malaysia       8-3     Asian Games 1974          Moshe Onana (4, 18), Shalom Schwartz (10), Yehoshua Feigenbaum (39), Gidi Damti (48, 67, 89), Yoel Massuari (75)
    05/09/1974 Philippines    6-0     Asian Games 1974          Moshe Schweitzer (16, 42), Gidi Damti (24), Itzhak Shum (31) , Moshe Onana (41), Yehoshua Feigenbaum (90)
    08/06/1975 USA Olympic    5-0                               Yehoshua Feigenbaum (16), Shalom Schwartz (36), Moshe Schweitzer (41), Zvi Rozen (43 pen), Itzhak Shum (57)
    23/03/1988 Taiwan         9-0     Olympics 1988 Qualifying  Roni Rosenthal (32), Eli Cohen (43), Uri Malmilian (50 pen), Nir Levin (58, 60, 66), Shalom Tikva (64, 82, 87)
    17/05/1998 Latvia         5-1                               Avi Nimni (16), Jan Talesnikov (23), Najuan Grayeb (31), Asi Tubi (63), Alon Mizrahi (79)
    10/10/1998 San Marino     5-0     Euro 2000 Qualifying      Haim Revivo (16), Avi Nimni (18), Alon Mizrahi (32), Mauro Valentini (58 og), Najuan Grayeb (83)
    08/09/1999 San Marino     8-0     Euro 2000 Qualifying      Yossi Benayoun (25, 46, 70), Alon Mizrahi (38), Haim Revivo (40, 69), Nir Sivilia (83), Yossi Abuksis (90)
    
    [*] one of the 5 scorers was an opponent player (own goal)
    
    4 scorers:
    27/04/1940 Lebanon        5-1                               Herbert Meitner (2), Avraham Schneiderovitz (11 pen), Gaul Machlis (32), Werner Kaspi (40, 60)
    17/03/1968 Ceylon         7-0     Olympics 1968 Qualifying  George Borba (1, 63), Mordechai Spiegler (12, 60, 85), Perera (30 og), Giora Spiegel (48)
    22/03/1968 Ceylon         4-0     Olympics 1968 Qualifying  Giora Spiegel (55), Rahamim Talbi (62), Shmuel Rosenthal (75), George Borba (78)
    14/02/1995 Luxembourg     4-2                               Ronen Harazi (22 pen), Alon Hazan (34), Amir Turjeman (57), Marc Birsens (89 og)
    21/02/1996 Lithuania      4-2                               Reuven Atar (23), Tal Banin (30), Itzik Zohar (75), Amir Turjeman (85)
    06/06/1999 Austria        5-0     Euro 2000 Qualifying      Eyal Berkovich (27, 48), Haim Revivo (45+1), Alon Mizrahi (54), Najuan Grayeb (75)
    05/09/2002 Luxembourg     5-0                               Kfir Udi (1, 68), Walid Badir (24), Adoram Keisy (79), Yossi Benayoun (85)
    06/09/2006 Andorra        4-1     Euro 2008 Qualifying      Yossi Benayoun (9), Amit Ben-Shushan (11), Shimon Gershon (43 pen), Toto Tamuz (69)
    09/09/2009 Luxembourg     7-0     World Cup 2010 Qualifying Elyaniv Barda (9, 21, 43), Aviram Baruchian (15), Omer Golan (58), Ben Sahar (62, 84)
    

    Most Number of Israeli Players in One Game

    Remarkable data:
    - all the 11 Israeli players were replaced in the game of 12/02/2003.
    - record of 8 simultaneous substitutions was set in the game of 18/01/1999.
    - the biggest number of Israeli substitutions per game, ignoring simultaneous
      substitutions: 6 (5 times), on 18/02/1998, 05/09/2002, 12/02/2003,
      15/08/2005 and 01/03/2006.
    
    Date       Opponent      Result   Minutes of Substitutions
    
    22 players:
    12/02/2003 Armenia        2-0     43x1, 46x4, 57x2, 74x2, 80x1, 90x1
    
    20 players:
    03/03/2010 Romania [*]    2-0     46x4, 54x1, 70x2, 80x1, 90x1
    
    19 players:
    18/01/1999 Estonia        7-0     46x8
    24/02/1999 Latvia         2-0     46x4, 63x1, 68x1, 80x2
    18/08/1999 Slovakia [**]  0-1     46x2, 55x1, 70x2, 74x2, 77x1
    05/03/2003 Moldova        0-0     46x2, 56x1, 65x2, 75x2, 88x1
    18/02/2004 Azerbaijan     6-0     52x1, 67x2, 70x1, 73x2, 86x2
    
    18 players:
    23/02/1994 Georgia [**]   2-0     46x5, 69x1, 80x1
    20/09/1995 Uruguay        3-1     38x1, 46x4, 62x1, 77x1
    09/02/1999 Belarus        2-1     46x3, 71x1, 84x1, 86x2
    05/09/2002 Luxembourg     5-0     46x1, 70x1, 72x1, 76x1, 83x1, 88x2
    28/04/2004 Moldova        1-1     60x2, 62x2, 74x2, 83x1
    
    [*] In 2005 FIFA announced that it would not recognize new matches as official
        if more than 6 substitutions are used by any of the teams. Therefore the
        game is not official for FIFA.
    [**] see also Substituted Substitutes
    

    First Minute Goals

    In Favor of Israel
    Date       Opponent              Venue       Result   Competition                Scorer
    17/03/1968 Ceylon                Home         7-0     Olympics 1968 Qualifying   George Borba (20")
    18/10/1988 Malta                 Home         2-0                                Moshe Sinai (40")
    03/09/2000 Liechtenstein         Home         2-0     World Cup 2002 Qualifying  Alon Mizrahi (18")
    05/09/2002 Luxembourg            Away         5-0                                Kfir Udi (24")
    08/10/2005 Faroe Islands         Home         2-1     World Cup 2006 Qualifying  Yossi Benayoun (47")
    
    Against Israel
    Date       Opponent              Venue       Result   Competition                Scorer
    26/01/1977 Greece                Home         1-1                                Ilias Galakos
    25/04/1995 Poland                Away         3-4     Euro 1996 Qualifying       Piotr Nowak
    10/09/2008 Moldova               Away         1-1     World Cup 2010 Qualifying  Igor Picusceac (43")
    

    Latest Goals

    2 goals were scored during extra-time: one in favor of Israel, the other
    against it:
    
    In Favor of Israel
    Date       Opponent              Venue        Result  Competition                Scorer
    26/05/1973 Japan                 South Korea  1-0 aet World Cup 1974 Qualifying  Moshe Onana (96)
    
    Against Israel
    Date       Opponent              Venue        Result  Competition                Scorer
    28/05/1973 South Korea           Away         0-1 aet World Cup 1974 Qualifying  Bum-Geun Cha (109)
    
    
    Some goals were scored in the last minute of the game or in stoppage time.
    In the friendly against Macedonia, held on 20/11/2002, both teams scored in
    the stoppage time: Macedonia equalized after 2 minutes of stoppage time, but
    3 minutes later Israel scored a winning goal.
    In the world cup qualifier against Faroe Islands, on 08/10/2005, Israel scored
    at the first minute of the stoppage time but the Faroe Islands scored after
    2 more minutes.
    Full list of last minute and stoppage time goals:
    
    In Favor of Israel
    Date       Opponent              Venue       Result   Competition                Scorer
    08/10/1957 France B              Home         4-5                                Boghos Ghougasian
    25/09/1968 USA                   Away         4-0                                Mordechai Spiegler
    05/09/1974 Philippines           Iran         6-0     Asian Games 1974           Yehoshua Feigenbaum
    08/04/1981 Romania               Home         2-1 [*]                            Shlomo Mizrahi
    13/10/1993 France                Away         3-2 [*] World Cup 1994 Qualifying  Reuven Atar
    10/11/1993 Finland               Home         1-3     World Cup 1994 Qualifying  Ronen Harazi
    23/02/1994 Georgia               Home         2-0                                Eli Ohana
    30/04/1996 South Korea           Home         4-5                                Itzik Zohar
    08/09/1999 San Marino            Home         8-0     Euro 2000 Qualifying       Yossi Abuksis
    03/06/2000 Hungary               Away         1-2                                Pini Balili
    17/04/2002 Denmark               Away         1-3 [P]                            Avi Nimni
    20/11/2002 Macedonia             Away         3-2 [*]                            Eli Biton
    30/04/2003 Cyprus                Italy        2-0     Euro 2004 Qualifying       Shay Holtzman
    26/03/2005 Ireland               Home         1-1 [*] World Cup 2006 Qualifying  Abas Suan
    08/10/2005 Faroe Islands         Home         2-1     World Cup 2006 Qualifying  Michael Zandberg
    17/11/2007 Russia                Home         2-1 [*] Euro 2008 Qualifying       Omer Golan
    06/09/2008 Switzerland           Home         2-2 [*] World Cup 2010 Qualifying  Ben Sahar
    
    Against Israel
    Date       Opponent              Venue       Result   Competition                Scorer
    15/10/1961 Italy                 Home         2-4     World Cup 1962 Qualifying  Mario Corso
    19/05/1968 Iran                  Away         1-2 [*] Asian Nations Cup 1968     Pavriz Ghleechkhani
    02/09/1969 West Germany Amateurs Away         1-1                                Klaus Hommrich
    22/03/1970 Ethiopia              Away         5-1                                Tesfaye Tewolde
    28/03/1979 Belgium Olympic       Home         0-2 [P] Olympics 1980 Qualifying   Yvan Hoste
    09/05/1979 Spain Olympic         Away         1-1     Olympics 1980 Qualifying   Jose Cano Lopez
    04/05/1986 Argentina             Home         2-7                                Carlos Tapia
    06/03/1988 Australia             Away         0-2     Olympics 1988 Qualifying   Frank Farina
    08/03/1995 Turkey                Away         1-2 [*]                            Suat Kaya
    05/08/1997 Belarus               Away         3-2                                Nikolay Rindnyuk
    26/04/2000 Czech Republic        Away         1-4                                René Wagner
    27/10/2001 Austria               Home         1-1 [*] World Cup 2002 Qualifying  Andreas Herzog
    20/11/2002 Macedonia             Away         3-2 [*]                            Goce Sedlovski
    08/10/2005 Faroe Islands         Home         2-1     World Cup 2006 Qualifying  Símun Samuelsen
    22/08/2007 Belarus               Away         1-2 [*]                            Maksim Romashchenko
    10/10/2009 Moldova               Home         3-1     World Cup 2010 Qualifying  Denis Calincov
    
    [*] winning goal or equalizer
    [P] penalty kick goal
    

    Own Goals

    All the Israeli players who scored own goals were defensive players.
    The first own goal scored in a game of Israel, on 19/10/1966, was also the
    fastest one. It was scored by the stopper Yeshaayahu Schwager in the second
    minute of the game.
    The Israeli left defender Moshe Glam is the only Israeli who scored 2 own goals
    in international games. Moreover, he did it in a difference of less than 3 months.
    Another negative record was achieved by the Yaron Adiv, who scored an own goal
    in his debut.
    Michael Baur from Austria is the only player who scored both a regular goal and
    an own goal in the same game. He scored the own goal in the 6th minute of the
    World Cup 2002 qualifying match between Austria and Israel, held on 28/03/2001. It
    took him only other 8 minutes to equalize.
    
    Full list of own goals in matches involving Israel:
    
    In Favor of Israel
    Date       Opponent              Venue       Result   Competition                Scorer
    17/03/1968 Ceylon                Home         7-0     Olympics 1968 Qualifying   Perera (30)
    21/05/1973 Thailand              South Korea  6-0     World Cup 1974 Qualifying  Aumnat Charemchvalit (12)
    04/10/1979 Netherlands Olympic   Away         4-3     Olympics 1980 Qualifying   Rob Ouderland (77)
    14/02/1995 Luxembourg            Home         4-2                                Marc Birsens (89)
    10/10/1998 San Marino            Away         5-0     Euro 2000 Qualifying       Mauro Valentini (58)
    28/03/2001 Austria               Away         1-2     World Cup 2002 Qualifying  Michael Baur (6)
    28/04/2004 Moldova               Home         1-1                                Alexandr Covalenco (32)
    
    Against Israel
    Date       Opponent              Venue       Result   Competition                Scorer
    19/10/1966 Netherlands U-23      Away         1-4                                Yeshaayahu Schwager (2)
    15/09/1974 Iran                  Away         0-1                                Itzhak Shum (30)
    15/02/1983 Belgium Olympic       Home         3-2                                Yaron Adiv (16)
    08/02/1989 Wales                 Home         3-3                                Eitan Aharoni (57)
    25/04/1990 Romania               Home         1-4                                Marko Balbul (6)
    29/11/1994 Cyprus                Home         4-3                                Alon Harazi (14)
    24/01/1996 Greece                Away         1-2                                Moshe Glam (27)
    30/04/1996 South Korea           Home         4-5                                Moshe Glam (55)
    30/03/2004 Lithuania             Home         2-1                                Tal Ben-Haim (44)
    19/11/2008 Ivory Coast           Home         2-2                                Avi Strool (32)
    

    Most Attended Games

    Date       Attendance  Stadium            City           Opponent    Result            Competition
    15/09/1974 ~100000     Aryamehr           Teheran        Iran         0-1              Asian Games 1974
    08/09/2007   85372     Wembley            London         England      0-3              Euro 2008 Qualifying
    07/10/2000  ~80000     Santiago Bernabéu  Madrid         Spain        0-2              World Cup 2002 Qualifying
    21/06/1959  ~70000     Olympic            Wroclaw        Poland       2-7
    15/10/1989  ~65000     Metropolitano      Barranquilla   Colombia     0-1              World Cup 1990 Qualifying
    28/04/1981   61489     Hampden Park       Glasgow        Scotland     1-3              World Cup 1982 Qualifying
    04/11/1961   60799     Comunale           Turin          Italy        0-6              World Cup 1962 Qualifying
    31/07/1956  ~60000     Municipal          Ramat-Gan      USSR         1-2              Olympics 1956 Qualifying
    15/01/1958  ~60000     Municipal          Ramat-Gan      Wales        0-2              World Cup 1958 Qualifying
    17/10/1960  ~60000 [*] Hyochang Park      Seoul          South Korea  0-3              Asian Nations Cup 1960
    28/03/1972  ~60000     Aung San           Rangoon        India        1-0              Olympics 1972 Qualifying
    01/04/1972  ~60000     Aung San           Rangoon        Thailand     0-0 aet, 2-4 pen Olympics 1972 Qualifying
    05/09/1974  ~60000     Aryamehr           Teheran        Philippines  6-0              Asian Games 1974
    
    [*] The stadium capacity was 25000 but tens of thousands burst into the stadium.
    

    Yoyo Games

    In the following games the leading moved from side to side at least 2 times:
    
    Date       Opponent              Venue        Reversals             Competition
    13/10/1993 France                Away         1-0 -> 1-2 -> 3-2     World Cup 1994 Qualifying
    25/04/1995 Poland                Away         0-1 -> 2-1 -> 2-4 [*] Euro 1996 Qualifying
    15/08/2001 Lithuania             Away         1-0 -> 1-2 -> 3-2
    17/08/2005 Poland                Ukraine      0-1 -> 2-1 -> 2-3
    
    [*] ended 3-4
    

    Losing 2 Goals Advantage

    In the following games a leading of at least 2 goals has been lost:
    
    In Favor of Israel
    Date       Opponent              Venue        Scores         Competition
    17/12/1959 Pakistan              India        0-2 -> 2-2     Asian Nations Cup 1960 Qualifying
    12/03/1969 Greece                Home         1-3 -> 3-3
    21/07/1976 Mexico Olympic        Canada       0-2 -> 2-2     Olympics 1976
    09/02/1977 Thailand              Away         0-2 -> 2-2 [a]
    04/10/1979 Netherlands Olympic   Away         0-3 -> 4-3     Olympics 1980 Qualifying
    04/05/1986 Argentina             Home         0-2 -> 2-2 [b]
    24/03/1993 Russia                Home         0-2 -> 2-2
    12/10/1994 Slovakia              Home         0-2 -> 2-2     Euro 1996 Qualifying
    04/06/2005 Ireland               Away         0-2 -> 2-2     World Cup 2006 Qualifying
    06/09/2008 Switzerland           Home         0-2 -> 2-2     World Cup 2010 Qualifying
    
    [a] ended 3-3
    [b] ended 2-7
    
    Against Israel
    Date       Opponent              Venue        Scores         Competition
    03/12/1950 Turkey                Away         2-0 -> 2-3
    15/10/1961 Italy                 Home         2-0 -> 2-4     World Cup 1962 Qualifying
    15/09/1968 USA                   Away         3-0 -> 3-3
    18/02/1969 Sweden                Home         2-0 -> 2-3
    08/02/1989 Wales                 Home         2-0 -> 2-2 [a]
    20/11/2002 Macedonia             Away         2-0 -> 2-2 [b]
    19/11/2008 Ivory Coast           Home         2-0 -> 2-2
    
    [a] ended 3-3
    [b] ended 3-2
    

    Jubilee Games

    Num  Date       Opponent              Venue       Result       Competition
     50  04/11/1961 Italy                 Away         0-6         World Cup 1962 Qualifying
    100  20/10/1968 Bulgaria Olympic      Mexico       1-1 aet [*] Olympics 1968
    150  20/10/1975 Mexico                Home         1-0
    200  08/11/1983 Romania               Home         1-1
    250  09/04/1989 New Zealand           Away         2-2         World Cup 1990 Qualifying
    300  11/10/1995 Azerbaijan            Home         2-0         Euro 1996 Qualifying
    350  07/10/2000 Spain                 Away         0-2         World Cup 2002 Qualifying
    400  07/10/2006 Russia                Away         1-1         Euro 2008 Qualifying
    
    [*] 1-1 after 90 and 120 minutes. Bulgaria won by drawing lots.
    

    Jubilee Goals

    Num  Scorer                   Date        Opponent       Result   Competition                
     50  Avraham Menchel (9)      12/12/1959  Iran            1-1     Asian Nations Cup 1960 Qualifying
    100  Rahamim Talbi (48)       21/11/1965  Bulgaria        1-2     World Cup 1966 Qualifying
    150  Mordechai Spiegler (87)  25/09/1968  USA             4-0
    200  Victor Sarussi (47)      30/03/1972  Indonesia       1-0     Olympics 1972 Qualifying
    250  Itzhak Shum (57)         08/06/1975  USA Olympic     5-0
    300  Shlomo Mizrahi (90)      08/04/1981  Romania         2-1
    350  Avinoam Ovadia (7)       02/12/1987  Malta           1-1
    400  Itzik Zohar (76)         28/10/1992  Austria         2-5     World Cup 1994 Qualifying
    450  Amir Turjeman (85)       21/02/1996  Lithuania       4-2
    500  Avi Nimni (51)           09/02/1999  Belarus         2-1
    550  Idan Tal (27)            13/02/2002  Germany         1-7
    600  Walid Badir (35)         17/08/2005  Poland          2-3
    650  Elyaniv Barda (21)       09/09/2009  Luxembourg      7-0     World Cup 2010 Qualifying
    

    Geographical Extremes

    Opponents
    
    Closest Opponent (shortest distance between capital cities):
    Lebanon - 235 km between Jerusalem and Beirut
    27/04/1940 Israel - Lebanon 5-1
    
    Farest Opponent (longest distance between capital cities):
    New Zealand - 16301 km between Jerusalem and Wellington
    28/09/1969 Israel - New Zealand 4-0
    01/10/1969 Israel - New Zealand 2-0
    26/10/1985 New Zealand - Israel 3-1
    10/11/1985 Israel - New Zealand 3-0
    09/03/1988 Israel - New Zealand 2-0
    27/03/1988 New Zealand - Israel 0-1
    05/03/1989 Israel - New Zealand 1-0
    09/04/1989 New Zealand - Israel 2-2
    
    Northmost Opponent (by capital city):
    Iceland (capital: Reykjavik) - Latitude: 6409'N, Longitude: 2151'W
    08/04/1992 Israel - Iceland 2-2
    09/08/1992 Iceland - Israel 0-2
    
    Southmost Opponent (by capital city):
    New Zealand (capital: Wellington) - Latitude: 4118'S, Longitude: 17447'E
    28/09/1969 Israel - New Zealand 4-0
    01/10/1969 Israel - New Zealand 2-0
    26/10/1985 New Zealand - Israel 3-1
    10/11/1985 Israel - New Zealand 3-0
    09/03/1988 Israel - New Zealand 2-0
    27/03/1988 New Zealand - Israel 0-1
    05/03/1989 Israel - New Zealand 1-0
    09/04/1989 New Zealand - Israel 2-2
    
    Westmost Opponent (by capital city):
    Mexico & Mexico Olympic (capital: Mexico City) - Latitude: 1924'N, Longitude: 9909'W
    20/10/1975 Israel - Mexico 1-0
    21/07/1976 Israel - Mexico Olympic 2-2
    
    Eastmost Opponent (by capital city):
    New Zealand (capital: Wellington) - Latitude: 4118'S, Longitude: 17447'E
    28/09/1969 Israel - New Zealand 4-0
    01/10/1969 Israel - New Zealand 2-0
    26/10/1985 New Zealand - Israel 3-1
    10/11/1985 Israel - New Zealand 3-0
    09/03/1988 Israel - New Zealand 2-0
    27/03/1988 New Zealand - Israel 0-1
    05/03/1989 Israel - New Zealand 1-0
    09/04/1989 New Zealand - Israel 2-2
    
    
    Venues
    
    Closest Venue:
    Cairo, Egypt - 425 km from Jerusalem
    16/03/1934 Egypt - Israel 7-1
    
    Farest Venue:
    Wellington, New Zealand - 16301 km from Jerusalem
    23/03/1988 Israel - Taiwan 9-0
    
    Northmost Venue:
    Reykjavik, Iceland - Latitude: 6409'N, Longitude: 2151'W
    09/08/1992 Iceland - Israel 0-2
    
    Southmost Venue:
    Christchurch, New Zealand - Latitude: 4329'S, Longitude: 17232'E
    20/03/1988 Israel - Australia 0-0
    
    Westmost Venue:
    Guadalajara, Mexico - Latitude: 2040'N, Longitude: 10320'W
    17/10/1968 Israel - Hungary Olympic 0-2
    
    Eastmost Venue:
    Wellington, New Zealand - Latitude: 4118'S, Longitude: 17447'E
    23/03/1988 Israel - Taiwan 9-0
    
    Closest to the Equator Venue:
    Addis-Abeba, Ethiopia - Latitude: 91'N, Longitude: 3845'W
    22/03/1970 Ethiopia - Israel 1-5
    
    Highest Venue:
    Toluca, Mexico - 2720 meters above sea level
    07/06/1970 Israel - Sweden 1-1
    11/06/1970 Israel - Italy 0-0
    
    Lowest Venue:
    Beit-Shean, Israel - 145 meters below sea level (world record)
    15/01/1975 Israel - USA Olympic 1-0
    17/01/2001 Israel - Uzbekistan 2-0
    

    Games against World and Continental Champions

    Against world champions ("FIFA World Cup" winners)
    Date       Opponent              Venue       Result       Competition
    19/05/1963 Brazil                Home         0-5
    22/05/1990 Argentina             Home         1-2
    17/05/1995 Brazil                Home         1-2
    
    Against European champions ("European Championship" winners)
    Date       Opponent              Venue       Result       Competition
    11/06/1970 Italy                 Mexico       0-0         World Cup 1970
    27/01/1988 France                Home         1-1
    04/01/1989 Netherlands           Home         0-2
    02/04/2003 France                Italy        1-2         Euro 2004 Qualifying
    11/10/2003 France                Away         0-3         Euro 2004 Qualifying
    
    Against South American champions ("Copa América" winners)
    Date       Opponent              Venue       Result       Competition
    02/06/1970 Uruguay               Mexico       0-2         World Cup 1970
    19/07/1973 Uruguay               Home         1-2
    31/05/1994 Argentina             Home         0-3
    20/09/1995 Uruguay               Home         3-1
    
    Against African champions ("African Nations Cup" winners)
    Date       Opponent              Venue       Result       Competition
    03/10/1962 Ethiopia              Home         3-0
    
    Against Asian champions ("Asian Nations Cup" winners)
    Date       Opponent              Venue       Result       Competition
    17/10/1960 South Korea           Away         0-3         Asian Nations Cup 1960
    22/10/1961 South Korea           Home         1-1
    03/06/1964 South Korea           Home         2-1 [*]     Asian Nations Cup 1964
    15/09/1974 Iran                  Away         0-1         Asian Games 1974
    
    [*] Winning this game the title moved from South Korea to Israel.
    
    Against Oceanian champions ("Oceania Cup" winners)
    02/12/1980 Australia             Home         0-1
    
    Note: Australia won the second and last edition of the Oceania Cup in 1980 and
          held the title officially until the tournament was revived (as "Oceania
          Nations Cup") in 1996. But since the tournament was discontinued, games
          against Australia between 1985 to 1989 are not brought here.
    

    Goals in Debuts

    In the friendly of 27/04/1940, 3 players scored their first international goal
    in their debut. One of them, Herbert Meitner, did it at the first minute of the
    game (see first minute goals)! On the other hand, Pini Balili scored his first
    international goal in the 90th minute (on 03/06/2000 against Hungary).
    Zahi Armeli and Shlomi Arbeitman hold a record of 3 goals in their debut (see
    hat-tricks). Other 6 players scored 2 goals in their debut.
    The defender Yaron Adiv was the only Israeli player who scored an own goal in
    his debut. He did it in the 16th minute of the friendly against Netherlands
    Olympic on 15/02/1983 (see own goals).
    
    Scorer                 Date        Opponent              Venue       Result   Competition
    Avraham Nudelmann      16/03/1934  Egypt                 Away         1-7     World Cup 1934 Qualifying
    Peri Neufeld           22/01/1938  Greece                Home         1-3     World Cup 1938 Qualifying
    Herbert Meitner        27/04/1940  Lebanon               Home         5-1
    Avraham Schneiderovitz 27/04/1940  Lebanon               Home         5-1
    Werner Kaspi [2]       27/04/1940  Lebanon               Home         5-1
    Shmulik Ben-Dror       26/09/1948  USA Olympic           Away         1-3
    Dani Yalovski          30/07/1949  Cyprus                Home         3-1
    Boghos Ghougasian [2]  08/10/1957  France B              Home         4-5
    Shlomo Nahari          28/05/1958  Singapore             Japan        2-1     Asian Games 1958
    Amnon Aharonskind      19/10/1960  South Vietnam         South Korea  5-1     Asian Nations Cup 1960
    Dror Bar-Nur [2]       23/02/1972  Norway                Home         2-1
    Victor Sarussi         30/03/1972  Indonesia             Burma        1-0     Olympics 1972 Qualifying
    Viki Peretz            13/11/1973  USA                   Home         3-1
    Shalom Schwartz        03/09/1974  Malaysia              Iran         8-3     Asian Games 1974
    Beni Tabak             22/09/1976  Greece                Away         1-0
    Shalom Avitan [2]      18/04/1978  Netherlands Olympic   Home         2-0
    Zahi Armeli [3]        15/02/1983  Belgium Olympic       Home         3-2
    Eli Cohen              30/10/1983  Portugal Olympic      Home         1-0     Olympics 1984 Qualifying
    Eli Ohana              04/04/1984  Ireland               Home         1-0
    Tal Banin              16/05/1990  USSR                  Home         3-2
    Jan Talesnikov         18/02/1998  Turkey                Home         4-0
    Asi Tubi               17/05/1998  Latvia                Away         5-1
    Kfir Udi               23/02/2000  Russia                Home         4-1
    Pini Balili            03/06/2000  Hungary               Away         1-2
    Omri Afek [2]          21/08/2002  Lithuania             Away         4-2
    Michael Zandberg       21/08/2002  Lithuania             Away         4-2
    Shlomi Arbeitman [3]   18/02/2004  Azerbaijan            Home         6-0
    Avi Yehiel             04/06/2005  Ireland               Away         2-2     World Cup 2006 Qualifying
    Roberto Colautti       02/09/2006  Estonia               Away         1-0     Euro 2008 Qualifying
    Toto Tamuz             06/09/2006  Andorra               Netherlands  4-1     Euro 2008 Qualifying
    Barak Itzhaki          02/06/2007  Macedonia             Away         2-1     Euro 2008 Qualifying
    Omer Damari [2]        17/11/2010  Iceland               Home         3-2
    
    [2] 2 goals in debut
    [3] 3 goals in debut
    

    Hat-tricks

    There were 20 occasions when 3 or more international goals were scored by the
    same Israeli player. 3 players did it more than once: Yehoshua Feigenbaum (3 times), 
    Yossi Benayoun and Mordechai Spiegler (2 times), who is also the only Israeli player
    who scored 4 goals on the same game (4-0 over USA on 25/09/1968). Moreover, Spiegler
    scored his 4 goals in 20 minutes (70, 80, 87, 90)!
    In the Olympics qualifying match against Taiwan, held on 23/03/1988 (9-0), 2 players
    scored hat-tricks: Nir Levin and Shalom Tikva. The 3 goals of Levin were scored in
    8 minutes (58, 60, 66), the fastest hat-trick for Israel national team. On the other
    hand, the hat-trick of Spiegler in the Olympic qualifying match against Ceylon, held
    on 17/03/1968, is apparently the slowest one. Spiegler needed 73 minutes to score his
    3 goals (12, 60, 85).
    Shlomi Arbeitman and Zahi Armeli scored hat-tricks on their debuts.
    
    Full list of players who scored hat-tricks in games involving Israel:
    
    In Favor of Israel
    Date        Player                Goals Minutes   Opponent       Result Competition
    28/10/1950  Yehoshua Glazer       41, 59, 71      Turkey          5-1
    08/12/1959  Rafi Levi             35, 43, 53      India           3-1   Asian Nations Cup 1960 Qualifying
    27/11/1960  Shlomo Levi           14, 30, 66      Cyprus          6-1   World Cup 1962 Qualifying
    17/03/1968  Mordechai Spiegler    12, 60, 85      Ceylon          7-0   Olympics 1968 Qualifying
    25/09/1968  Mordechai Spiegler    70, 80, 87, 90  USA             4-0
    13/10/1968  Yehoshua Feigenbaum   16, 30, 71      Ghana           5-3   Olympics 1968
    22/03/1970  Yehoshua Feigenbaum   15, 25, 79      Ethiopia        5-1
    03/09/1974  Gidi Damti            48, 67, 89      Malaysia        8-3   Asian Games 1974
    06/01/1975  Yehoshua Feigenbaum   31, 75, 88      USA Olympic     3-0
    14/02/1979  Viki Peretz           29, 41, 80      Greece          4-1
    28/10/1981  Beni Tabak             6, 18, 30      Portugal        4-1   World Cup 1982 Qualifying
    15/02/1983  Zahi Armeli           22, 24, 45      Belgium Olympic 3-2
    03/09/1985  Rifat Turk            30, 33, 74      Taiwan          6-0   World Cup 1986 Qualifying
    08/09/1985  Eli Ohana             56, 72, 79      Taiwan          5-0   World Cup 1986 Qualifying
    23/03/1988  Nir Levin             58, 60, 66      Taiwan          9-0   Olympics 1988 Qualifying
    23/03/1988  Shalom Tikva          64, 82, 87      Taiwan          9-0   Olympics 1988 Qualifying
    08/09/1999  Yossi Benayoun        25, 46, 70      San Marino      8-0   Euro 2000 Qualifying
    18/02/2004  Shlomi Arbeitman       9, 66, 69      Azerbaijan      6-0
    09/09/2009  Elyaniv Barda          9, 21, 43      Luxembourg      7-0   World Cup 2010 Qualifying
    02/09/2010  Yossi Benayoun         7, 64, 75       Malta          3-1   Euro 2012 Qualifying
    
    Against Israel
    Date        Player                Goals Minutes   Opponent       Result Competition
    16/03/1934  Mahmoud Mokhtar Rifai 11, 35, 51      Egypt           1-7   World Cup 1934 Qualifying
    21/08/1949  Miloš Pajević         12, 19, 39      Yugoslavia      0-6   World Cup 1950 Qualifying
    18/09/1949  Marko Valok           19, 21, 64      Yugoslavia      2-5   World Cup 1950 Qualifying
    04/11/1961  Omar Sívori           16, 53, 67, 88  Italy           0-6   World Cup 1962 Qualifying
    12/11/1962  Leif Skiöld           12, 82, 86      Sweden          0-4
    10/11/1965  Paul Van Himst        24, 33, 70      Belgium         0-5   World Cup 1966 Qualifying
    19/02/1968  Inge Ejderstesdt      26, 30, 45      Sweden          0-3
    12/03/1969  Nikolaos Gioutsos      8, 23, 48      Greece          3-3
    04/05/1986  Sergio Almirón         5, 57, 62      Argentina       2-7
    10/11/1987  David Kelly           42, 56, 71      Ireland         0-5
    02/06/1993  Tomas Brolin          17, 42, 65      Sweden          0-5   World Cup 1994 Qualifying
    13/02/2002  Miroslav Klose        49, 51, 64      Germany         1-7
    15/11/2006  Eduardo Da Silva      39, 54, 72      Croatia         3-4   Euro 2008 Qualifying
    

    Scoring in Consecutive Games

    Player                 Date       Opponent              Venue       Result   Competition
    
    5 games:
    Yehoshua Feigenbaum   28/05/1974  Australia             Home         2-1
                          03/09/1974  Malaysia              Iran         8-3     Asian Games 1974
                          05/09/1974  Philippines           Iran         6-0     Asian Games 1974
                          07/09/1974  Japan                 Iran         3-0     Asian Games 1974
                          10/09/1974  Burma                 Iran         3-0     Asian Games 1974
    
    4 games:
    Nahum Stelmach        31/07/1956  USSR                  Home         1-2     Olympics 1956 Qualifying
                          01/09/1956  Hong Kong             Away         2-3     Asian Nations Cup 1956
                          08/09/1956  South Korea           Hong Kong    1-2     Asian Nations Cup 1956
                          12/09/1956  South Vietnam         Hong Kong    2-1     Asian Nations Cup 1956
    
    Gidi Damti            03/09/1974  Malaysia              Iran         8-3     Asian Games 1974
                          05/09/1974  Philippines           Iran         6-0     Asian Games 1974
                          07/09/1974  Japan                 Iran         3-0     Asian Games 1974
                          10/09/1974  Burma                 Iran         3-0     Asian Games 1974
    
    Gidi Damti            03/03/1976  Northern Ireland      Home         1-1
                          31/03/1976  Japan                 South Korea  3-0     Olympics 1976 Qualifying
                          04/04/1976  South Korea           Away         3-1     Olympics 1976 Qualifying
                          11/04/1976  Japan                 Home         4-1     Olympics 1976 Qualifying
    
    Ronen Harazi          04/09/1994  Poland                Home         2-1     Euro 1996 Qualifying
                          12/10/1994  Slovakia              Home         2-2     Euro 1996 Qualifying
                          16/11/1994  Azerbaijan            Turkey       2-0     Euro 1996 Qualifying
                          29/11/1994  Cyprus                Home         4-3
    

    Players Sent Off

    On 3 of Israel games 2 Israeli players were sent off. On one of these games, 
    the Olympic game of 21/07/1976, an opponent player was also sent off. This is the
    only time which 3 players were sent off on a game involving Israel.
    Alon Harazi is the only Israeli player who was sent off twice.
    
    Player                   Min. Date       Opponent              Venue       Result   Competition
    Gidon Tish [*]           45'  29/11/1959 Poland                Home         1-1
    Robi Young [*] [**]      63'  19/05/1968 Iran                  Away         1-2     Asian Nations Cup 1968
    Rahamim Talbi [*]        59'  17/10/1968 Hungary Olympic       Mexico       0-2     Olympics 1968
    Giora Spiegel            80'  30/03/1972 Indonesia             Burma        1-0     Olympics 1972 Qualifying
    Avraham Lev [**]         67'  21/07/1976 Mexico Olympic        Canada       2-2     Olympics 1976
    Yaron Oz [**]            90'  21/07/1976 Mexico Olympic        Canada       2-2     Olympics 1976
    Meir Nimni               29'  12/02/1977 Australia             Away         1-1
    Yehuda Katsav            40'  10/10/1979 Belgium Olympic       Away         0-0     Olympics 1980 Qualifying
    Eli Ohana                65'  20/10/1985 Australia             Away         1-1     World Cup 1986 Qualifying
    Avinoam Ovadia [**]      65'  20/03/1988 Australia             New Zealand  0-0     Olympics 1988 Qualifying
    Yaacov Hilel             31'  02/06/1993 Sweden                Away         0-5     World Cup 1994 Qualifying
    Moshe Glam [***]         83'  16/08/1995 Hungary               Away         2-0
    Alon Harazi              58'  17/06/1997 USA                   Away         1-2
    Amir Shelah              90'  17/06/1997 USA                   Away         1-2
    Alon Hazan [**]          89'  20/08/1997 Bulgaria              Away         0-1     World Cup 1998 Qualifying
    Yossi Abuksis [***]      66'  15/04/1998 Argentina             Home         2-1
    Avi Tikva                83'  18/08/1998 Poland                Away         0-2
    David Amsalem            60'  05/09/1998 Austria               Away         1-1     Euro 2000 Qualifying
    Haim Revivo              57'  13/11/1999 Denmark               Home         0-5     Euro 2000 Qualifying
    Avi Nimni                87'  06/09/2003 Slovenia              Away         1-3     Euro 2004 Qualifying
    Tal Ben-Haim             90'  06/09/2003 Slovenia              Away         1-3     Euro 2004 Qualifying
    Alon Harazi [**] [***]   76'  17/08/2005 Poland                Ukraine      2-3
    Avihai Yadin [***]       59'  14/10/2009 Switzerland           Away         0-0     World Cup 2010 Qualifying
    
    [*]   before the introduction of the red card
    [**]  an opponent player was also sent off on this game
    [***] sent off by a second yellow card
    
    Games with more than one player sent off:
    Date       Opponent              Venue       Result   Competition               Players Sent Off
    19/05/1968 Iran                  Away         1-2     Asian Nations Cup 1968    Giora Spiegel (53) - Fariborz Ismaeli (59)
    13/10/1968 Ghana                 Mexico       5-3     Olympics 1968             Jones Attuquayefio (60), George Alhassan (89)
    21/07/1976 Mexico Olympic        Canada       2-2     Olympics 1976             Avraham Lev (67), Yaron Oz (90) - Lopez Malo (67)
    20/03/1988 Australia             New Zealand  0-0     Olympics 1988 Qualifying  Avinoam Ovadia (65) - Gary McDowall (60)
    24/03/1993 Russia                Home         2-2                               Sergei Kiryakov (40), Viktor Onopko (73)
    17/06/1997 USA                   Away         1-2                               Alon Harazi (58), Amir Shelah (90)
    20/08/1997 Bulgaria              Away         0-1     World Cup 1998 Qualifying Alon Hazan (89) - Anatoli Nankov (71)
    06/09/2003 Slovenia              Away         1-3     Euro 2004 Qualifying      Avi Nimni (87), Tal Ben-Haim (90)
    17/08/2005 Poland                Ukraine      2-3                               Alon Harazi (76) - Artur Boruc (34)
    

    Substituted Substitutes

    There were some cases that substitute players were later substituted by their coach.
    Remarkable is the case of Shalom Tikva, who entered to the field at the 72nd minute
    of the game of 08/04/1987, scored a goal 8 minutes later, and was substituted after
    one minute.
    Another player who played only 9 minutes is Ran Ben-Shimon (see below).
    
    Israel Players
    Player                  In  Out   Date       Opponent              Venue           Result   Competition
    Asher Almani [*]        20' 46'   22/10/1961 South Korea            Home            1-1
    Dani Shmulevich [*]     46' 65'   22/10/1961 South Korea            Home            1-1
    Zvi Heyman              46' 65'   26/01/1965 Netherlands            Home            0-1
    Itzhak Drucker          ??' ??'   15/09/1968 USA                    Away            3-3
    Artzi Ben-Yaacov        46' 66'   22/03/1970 Ethiopia               Away            5-1
    Yossi Avrahami          46' 70'   30/01/1979 Austria                Home            0-1
    Shalom Tikva [**]       72' 82'   08/04/1987 Romania                Away            2-3
    Alon Harazi             36' 90+2' 24/03/1993 Russia                 Home            2-2
    Reuven Atar             46' 80'   23/02/1994 Georgia                Home            2-0
    Marko Balbul            46' 74'   07/06/1995 Romania                Away            1-2     Euro 1996 Qualifying
    Ran Ben-Shimon          46' 55'   18/08/1999 Slovakia               Away            0-1
    
    [*]  Dani Shmulevich was substituted by Asher Almani in the 20th minute but caught
         his place after half time. He played only 21 minutes in the second half until
         being replaced again. See Re-entering to the Field.
    [**] scored at the 80th minute
    
    Opponent Players
    Player                  In  Out   Date       Opponent              Venue           Result   Competition
    Matthias Herget         ??  ??'   29/12/1976 West Germany Amateurs Home             0-1
    Ilas Poursanidis        61' 78'   22/01/1997 Greece                Home             1-1
    Vlatko Grozdanovski      5' 52'   20/11/2002 Macedonia             Away             3-2
    Nikos NicoLaou          46' 76'   29/03/2003 Cyprus                Away             1-1     Euro 2004 Qualifying
    Florentin Petre         46' 83'   06/02/2008 Romania               Home             1-0
    

    Re-entering to the Field

    In 4 cases a player re-entered to the field after having been substituted:
    
    Player                  Out In    Date       Opponent              Venue           Result   Competition
    Eli Fuchs               37' 46'   30/07/1949 Cyprus                Home             3-1
    Dani Shmulevich [*]     20' 46'   22/10/1961 South Korea           Home             1-1
    Shimon Cohen            46' 90'   12/11/1962 Sweden                Home             0-4
    Yeshaayahu Schwager     54' 60'   19/10/1966 Netherlands U-23      Away             1-4
    
    [*] Dani Shmulevich was substituted again after re-entering. See Substituted
        Substitutes.
    

    Personal Penalties Records

    Notes: Sorted by number of successful kicks, then by success.
           Penalty shootouts are not counted.
    
    Player                  Total  Scored  Missed  Success
    Tal Banin                 6      5       1       83%
    Avi Nimni                 6      4       2       67%
    Shimon Gershon            3      3       0      100%
    Giora Spiegel             6      3       3       50%
    Yossi Benayoun            2      2       0      100%
    Mordechai Spiegler        2      2       0      100%
    Zvi Rozen                 3      2       1       67%
    Itzhak Shum               3      2       1 [*]   67%
    Uri Malmilian             4      2       2       50%
    Elyaniv Barda             1      1       0      100%
    Ronen Harazi              1      1       0      100%
    Rafi Levi                 1      1       0      100%
    Amatsia Levkovich         1      1       0      100%
    Eli Ohana                 1      1       0      100%
    Noah Reznik               1      1       0      100%
    Avraham Schneiderovich    1      1       0      100%
    Nahum Stelmach            1      1       0      100%
    Aharon Amar               1      0       1        0%
    Reuven Atar               1      0       1        0%
    Shai Holtzman             1      0       1        0%
    Alon Mizrahi              1      0       1        0%
    ----------------------------------------------------
    Total                    47     33      14     70.2%
    
    [*] Itzhak Shum converted the missed penalty to goal
    

    Youngest Players

    Player                  Birth Date   First Game  Age First Game
    Guy Asulin              09/04/1991   26/03/2008   16 yr 352 d
    Daniel Danieli          09/03/1945   16/05/1962   17 yr  68 d
    Menahem "Miko" Bello    26/12/1947   13/06/1965   17 yr 169 d
    Ben Sahar               10/08/1989   07/02/2007   17 yr 181 d
    Uri Malmilian           24/04/1957   15/01/1975   17 yr 266 d
    David Primo             05/05/1946   17/03/1964   17 yr 317 d
    Oded Machness           08/06/1956   28/05/1974   17 yr 354 d
    Dror Kashtan            01/10/1944   03/10/1962   18 yr   2 d
    

    Oldest Players

    Player                  Birth Date   Last Game   Age Last Game
    Yaacov Hodorov [*]      16/06/1927   17/05/1964   36 yr 336 d
    Alon Harazi             13/02/1971   01/03/2006   35 yr  16 d
    Adoram Keisy            17/06/1972   15/11/2006   34 yr 151 d
    Liran Strauber [*]      20/08/1974   19/11/2008   34 yr  92 d
    Eliezer Spiegel         20/06/1922   12/09/1956   34 yr  84 d
    Nissim Barda            24/04/1956   22/05/1990   34 yr  28 d
    Arik Benado             05/12/1973   08/09/2007   33 yr 277 d
    
    [*] goalkeeper
    

    Youngest Scorers

    Player                  Birth Date   First Goal  Age First Goal
    Ben Sahar               10/08/1989   28/03/2007   17 yr 220 d
    Toto Tamuz              01/04/1988   06/09/2006   18 yr 158 d [*]
    Giora Spiegel           27/07/1947   06/04/1966   18 yr 253 d
    Shlomi Arbeitman        14/05/1985   18/02/2004   18 yr 280 d
    Tal Banin               07/03/1971   16/05/1990   19 yr  90 d [*]
    Yossi Benayoun          05/05/1980   05/09/1999   19 yr 123 d
    Mordechai Spiegler      19/08/1944   02/01/1964   19 yr 136 d
    
    [*] scored in his debut (See Goals in Debuts)
    

    Most Games as Captain

    Captaincy was counted only if the player started the game as the captain.
    
    Player                     Games      Total    First Game    Last Game
                            As Captain    Games    As Captain    As Captain
    Nahum Stelmach              49         61      21/10/1959    26/10/1966
    Nir Klinger                 41         83      02/12/1992    12/03/1997
    Mordechai Spiegler          39         82      13/10/1968    20/03/1977
    Tal Banin                   34         78      11/10/1995    30/04/2003
    Avi Cohen I                 32         64      30/01/1979    27/03/1988
    Yossi Benayoun              29         80      02/09/2006    07/09/2010
    Zvi Rozen                   21         58      21/11/1971    08/06/1975
    

    Longest National Team Career

    Player                  Last Game     First Game  Career Duration
    Uri Malmilian           15/01/1975    09/10/1990    15 yr 267 d
    Giora Spiegel           21/11/1965    12/11/1980    14 yr 357 d
    Moshe "Mutzi" Leon      16/05/1962    20/03/1977    14 yr 308 d
    Yaacov Hodorov          30/07/1949    17/05/1964    14 yr 292 d
    Avi Nimni               12/02/1992    08/10/2005    13 yr 238 d
    Eli Ohana               11/01/1984    20/08/1997    13 yr 221 d
    Alon Harazi             09/09/1992    01/03/2006    13 yr 173 d
    Mordechai Spiegler      29/12/1963    20/03/1977    13 yr  81 d
    

    Longest Break Between Appearances

    The following players had a break of at least 7 years between 2 international
    appearances:
    
    Player                  Last Game     First Game     Break
                           Before Break   After Break    Period
    Moshe "Mutzi" Leon      21/11/1965    15/12/1976   11 yr  24 d
    Avraham Bendori         26/09/1948    26/05/1958    9 yr 242 d
    Haim Boch [a]           03/12/1950    29/11/1959    8 yr 361 d
    Shalom Shalomzon [a][b] 27/04/1940    26/09/1948    8 yr 152 d
    Giora Spiegel           30/03/1972    26/03/1980    7 yr 362 d
    Binyamin Balanero       25/11/1962    22/03/1970    7 yr 117 d
    Eliezer Spiegel         30/07/1949    12/09/1956    7 yr  44 d
    
    [a] only 2 international appearances
    [b] the only player who played for both PFA (before 1948) and IFA (after 1948)
    

    Minorities in the National Team

    The following are non-Jewish who played in the national team.
    The list is sorted by date of first game.
    
    Player                 First Game   Games   Nationality    Birth Country
    Boghos Ghougasian      08/10/1957      5    Armenian       Syria
    Giagos Simantiris [a]  29/11/1959      1    Greek          Israel
    Antonio Bonezzi [a][b] 14/12/1961      1    Argentinian    Argentina
    Rifat Turk             23/07/1976     32    Palestinian    Israel
    Zahi Armeli            15/02/1983     28    Palestinian    Israel
    Ahmed Mussa            02/12/1992      2    Palestinian    Israel
    Walid Badir            05/08/1997     74    Palestinian    Israel
    Najuan Grayeb          18/03/1998     18    Palestinian    Israel
    Abed Rabah             21/08/2002      3    Palestinian    Israel
    Abas Suan              18/02/2004     12    Palestinian    Israel
    Salim Tuama            15/08/2005     13    Palestinian    Israel
    Roberto Colautti [c]   02/09/2006     21    Argentinian    Argentina
    Toto Tamuz [c]         06/09/2006     10    Nigerian       Nigeria
    Biram Kial             06/09/2008     16    Palestinian    Israel
    Bibras Natkho          03/03/2010      7    Circassian     Israel
    
    [a] see also Representing Other Countries.
    [b] not an Israeli citizen.
    [c] not an Israeli citizen until end of June 2007.
    

    Representing Other Countries

    Beside playing for Israel the following players played for another national team:
    
    Antonio Bonezzi
    Country  Caps Goals  First Game  Last Game
    USA        1    0    05/02/1961  05/02/1961
    Israel     1    0    14/12/1961  29/11/1959
    
    Giagos Simantiris
    Country  Caps Goals  First Game  Last Game
    Israel     1    0    29/11/1959  29/11/1959
    Greece     1    0    03/05/1961  03/05/1961
    

    Fathers and Sons in the National Team

    Player                  Caps   Birth Date    First Game    Last Game
    Eliezer Spiegel           3    20/06/1922    26/09/1948    12/09/1956
    Giora Spiegel            44    27/07/1947    21/11/1965    12/11/1980
    
    Shmulik Ben-Dror          1    27/01/1924    26/09/1948    26/09/1948 [1]
    Gad Ben-Dror              2    10/09/1959    31/10/1979    02/12/1980
    
    David Schweitzer          6    18/07/1925    30/07/1949    01/05/1954 [2]
    Moshe Schweitzer         25    24/04/1954    03/09/1974    20/03/1977 [2]
    
    Shmuel Melika             2          1947    10/09/1968    13/10/1968
    Meir Melika               3    01/08/1969    05/08/1992    09/09/1992
    
    Cobi Zeituni              2    08/09/1948    08/04/1981    28/04/1981
    Oren Zeituni             15    18/02/1976    23/12/1998    11/10/2003
    
    Avi Cohen I              64    14/11/1956    19/07/1976    27/03/1988
    Tamir Cohen              20    04/03/1984    13/10/2007    12/10/2010
    
    Yaacov Buzaglo            1    20/05/1957    30/01/1979    30/01/1979
    Maor Buzaglo             10    14/01/1988    17/11/2007    09/02/2011
    
    [1] see also Brothers in the National Team.
    [2] all the 25 caps of Moshe Schweitzer were under the coaching of David Schweitzer.
    

    Brothers in the National Team

    Player                  Caps   Birth Date    First Game    Last Game
    Moshe "Jerry" Beit-Halevi 1    14/11/1912    20/02/1938    20/02/1938 [1]
    Avraham Beit-Halevi       2          1915    22/01/1938    20/02/1938 [1]
    
    Menahem Mirmovich         2          1916    22/01/1938    20/02/1938
    Yosef Mirmovich          14    24/07/1924    26/09/1948    12/09/1956
    
    Itzhak Gambash            3    01/04/1923    30/07/1949    28/10/1950 [2]
    Yaacov Gambash            3          1927    30/07/1949    18/09/1949 [2]
    
    Shmulik Ben-Dror          1    27/01/1924    26/09/1948    26/09/1948 [*]
    Israel Ben-Dror           3    03/03/1932    08/11/1953    01/05/1954
    
    Yaacov Visoker            9    05/09/1930    12/09/1956    19/03/1961
    Itzik Visoker            70    18/09/1944    29/12/1963    25/07/1976
    
    Shraga Bar               34    24/03/1948    10/09/1968    01/04/1972
    Haim Bar                 51    14/05/1954    04/12/1974    08/11/1983
    
    Oded Machness            13    08/06/1956    28/05/1974    12/11/1980 [3] [T]
    Gadi Machness            21    08/06/1956    08/02/1978    08/10/1985 [3] [T]
    
    Itzhak Marili             2    12/05/1945    17/03/1968    22/03/1968
    Zion Marili               6    11/02/1957    20/10/1985    25/03/1987
    
    Roni Rosenthal           60    04/10/1963    19/12/1984    08/06/1997
    Lior Rosenthal            1    02/08/1965    02/12/1987    02/12/1987
    
    Igal Menahem              5    09/10/1963    16/12/1987    08/02/1989 [4]
    Shimon Menahem            1    21/12/1964    18/10/1988    18/10/1988 [4]
    
    Alon Brumer               2    05/11/1973    20/09/1995    15/12/1996 [5] [T]
    Gadi Brumer              23    05/11/1973    02/06/1993    20/11/2002 [5] [T]
    
    Shalom Tikva             23    08/05/1965    04/05/1986    23/02/1994
    Avi Tikva                12    28/06/1976    18/08/1998    17/04/2002
    
    Haim Revivo              67    22/02/1972    05/08/1992    11/10/2003
    David Revivo              3    05/12/1977    17/11/2004    15/08/2005
    
    [1] played together on 20/02/1938.
    [2] played together on 30/07/1949 and 18/09/1949.
    [3] played together on 15/11/1978 and 26/03/1980.
    [4] played together on 18/10/1988.
    [5] played together on 20/09/1995.
    [*] see also Fathers and Sons in the National Team.
    [T] twin brothers
    

    Played With and Coached

    The following coaches coached players that had played with them before:
    
    Moshe Varon
    Played with Yaacov Hodorov in 3 games (30/07/1949, 21/08/1949, 18/09/1949)
    and coached him 3 times (15/01/1958, 05/02/1958, 30/05/1958).
    
    Played with Yehoshua Glazer in 2 games (30/07/1949, 18/09/1949)
    and coached him 5 times (15/01/1958, 05/02/1958, 26/05/1958, 28/05/1958, 30/05/1958).
    
    Yosef Mirmovich
    Played with Yaacov Hodorov in 13 games (21/08/1949, 18/09/1949, 28/10/1950, 03/12/1950,
    01/11/1953, 08/11/1953, 21/03/1954, 01/05/1954, 11/07/1956, 31/07/1956, 01/09/1956,
    08/09/1956, 12/09/1956) and coached him once (17/05/1964).
    
    Played with Boaz Kofman in 3 games (31/07/1956, 01/09/1956, 08/09/1956)
    and coached him once (17/05/1964).
    
    Played with Nahum Stelmach in 5 games (11/07/1956, 31/07/1956, 01/09/1956, 08/09/1956,
    12/09/1956) and coached him 4 times (17/05/1964, 26/05/1964, 29/05/1964, 03/06/1964).
    

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