Israel national football team

men's national association football team representing Israel

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

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
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

They Play in Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa, in Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem and in Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv. Israel had one World Cup appearance in 1970.

Most appearancesEdit

Top 12 Israeli players with most national apperances.

Bold players are active players.

Pos Player Apps Goals Career
1 Yossi Benayoun 102 24 1998-2017
2 Tal Ben Haim 96 1 2002-active
3 Arik Benado 94 0 1995-2007
4 Alon Harazi 89 17 1992-2006
5 Amir Schelach 85 0 1992-2001
6 Mordechai Spiegler 83 33 1963-1977
Nir Klinger 83 2 1987-1997
8 Avi Nimni 80 17 1992-2005
9 Eyal Berkovic 78 9 1992-2004
Tal Benin 78 12 1990-2003
Itzhak Shum 78 10 1969-1981
Dudu Aouate 78 0 1999-2013

Top scorersEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.