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
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)הכחולים-לבנים (The Blues and Whites)
הנבחרת (The Chosen Team)
AssociationIsrael Football Association (IFA)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe; 1980–81; 1991–present)
OFC (Oceania; 1985–89)
AFC (Asia; 1954–74)
Head coachAlon Hazan
CaptainEli Dasa
Most capsYossi Benayoun (101)[1]
Top scorerEran Zahavi (33)[2]
Home stadiumTeddy Stadium
Sammy Ofer Stadium
Bloomfield Stadium
Netanya Stadium
Turner Stadium
FIFA codeISR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 76 Steady (22 December 2022)[3]
Highest15 (November 2008)
Lowest99 (January 2018)
First international
 Egypt 5–0 Mandatory Palestine Mandatory Palestine
(Cairo, Egypt; 4 April 1930)

as the State of Israel:
 US Olympic Team 3–1 Israel 
(New York, United States; 26 September 1948)
Biggest win
 Israel 9–0 Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) 
(Wellington, New Zealand; 23 March 1988)
Biggest defeat
 Egypt 7–1 Mandatory Palestine Mandatory Palestine
(Cairo, Egypt; 16 March 1934)
 Germany 7–1 Israel 
(Kaiserslautern, Germany; 13 February 2002)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1970)
Best resultGroup stage (1970)
Asian Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1956)
Best resultChampions (1964)
Asian Games
Appearances2 (first in 1958)
Best result2 Silver Medal (1974)

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

Most appearances change

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 scorers change

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

  1. "The Israel Football Association". Archived from the original on 2017-09-06. Retrieved 2019-03-30.
  2. "The Israel Football Association". Archived from the original on 2017-08-15. Retrieved 2019-03-30.
  3. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 22 December 2022. Retrieved 22 December 2022.
  4. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.