Alon Harazi

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Alon Harazi
אלון חרזי
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Personal information
Date of birth (1971-02-13) February 13, 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth Ramat Gan, Israel
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1984-1990 Hakoah Ramat Gan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989-1990 Hakoah Ramat Gan - (-)
1990-1997 Maccabi Haifa 209 (14)
1997-1998 Beitar Jerusalem 29 (5)
1998-2009 Maccabi Haifa 473 (29)
National team
1992-2006 Israel 89 (2)
Teams managed
2014- Hapoel Acre
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 April 2007

Alon Harazi (Hebrew: אלון חרזי‎; born February 13, 1971) is a retired Israeli footballer. who now works as the manager of Hapoel Acre. Harazi finished his career during the season of 2009/2010 as captain and the most veteran player at Maccabi Haifa. He came to the club in 1990 at the age of 18 from a Second Division team. Began as a striker in Hakoah Ramat Gan youth teams and in there senior squad but at his late career played in defensive roles, mostly as a central defender or right back.

Harazi has made 89 international appearances for Israel and won eight league championships, more than any other Israeli player – six of those championships were with Maccabi Haifa (the other was with Beitar Jerusalem) as well as three State Cup titles. Harazi made more than 400 league appearances with Maccabi Haifa - a team record, which was celebrated during November 2005 league match versus Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Harazi was a very fast player, had an excellent header, with an outstanding understanding of the game. Appeared with Maccabi Haifa in the UEFA Champions League group stage.

His grandfather played football for Makkabi Judah in Poland.[1]

On June 3, 2009, it was announced that Harazi decided to retire from professional soccer and will play his last game in the summer of 2009, in the UEFA Champion's League qualifying round with Maccabi Haifa.[2]

On December 8, 2009, Harazi officially retired from the game against Bordeaux in the last game of the UEFA Champions League group stage.

Honours[edit]

  • Israeli Premier League (9):
    • 1990-91, 1993–94, 1997–98, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09
  • Toto Cup (5):
    • 1993-94, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2005–06, 2007–08

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ben Dor, Doron (April 16, 2007). אלון חרזי: מדהים איך הם שמרו על רוח החיים (in Hebrew). One.co.il. Retrieved 2007-04-17. 
  2. ^ http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-3725792,00.html