Israel national football team

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Israel
Nickname(s)הכחולים-לבנים (The Blue and Whites)
AssociationIsrael Football Association (IFA)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe) (1991–present)
AFC (Asia) (1954–74)
Head coachAndi Herzog
CaptainBibras Natkho
Most capsYossi Benayoun (102)[1]
Top scorerMordechai Spiegler (33)[2]
Home stadiumSammy Ofer Stadium
Teddy Stadium
Turner Stadium
Netanya Stadium (friendlies)
FIFA codeISR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 92 Decrease 2 (7 February 2019)[3]
Highest15 (November 2008)
Lowest99 (January 2018)
Elo ranking
Current 66 Increase 8 (3 March 2019)[4]
Highest15 (August 2008)
Lowest80 (February 1968)
First international
Mandatory Palestine (Eretz Israel):
 Egypt 7–1 Mandatory Palestine British Mandate of Palestine
(Cairo, Egypt; 16 March 1934)
Israel:
United States USA Olympic Team 3–1 Israel Israel
(New York City, United States; 26 September 1948)
Biggest win
Israel Israel 9–0 Chinese Taipei 
(Wellington, New Zealand; 23 March 1988)
Biggest defeat
Mandatory Palestine (Eretz Israel):
 Egypt 7–1 Mandatory Palestine British Mandate of Palestine
(Cairo, Egypt; 16 March 1934)
Israel:
 Germany 7–1 Israel Israel
(Kaiserslautern, Germany; 12 February 2002)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1970)
Best resultGroup stage, 1970
Asian Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1956)
Best resultChampions, 1964

The Israel National Football Team is the national football team of Israel and is controlled by the Israel Football Association.

They Play in Ramat Gan Staduim. Israel had one World Cup appearance in 1970.

Most appearances[change | change source]

Pos Player Apps Goals Career
1 Arik Benado 95
2 Alon Harazi 90
3 Amir Schelach 85
4 Mordechai Spiegler 83 32
4 Nir Klinger 83
6 Eyal Berkovic 82
7 Avi Nimni 80

Top scorers[change | change source]

Pos Player Goals Apps Career
1 Mordechai Spiegler 32 83
2 Yehoshua Feigenbaum 24
3 Ronen Harazi 23
4 Nahum Stelmach 22
5 Shiye Glazer 18
5 Giora Spiegel 18
5 Yossi Benayoun 18
8 Alon Mizrahi 17
8 Eli Ohana 17

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Israel Football Association".
  2. "The Israel Football Association".
  3. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  4. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.