Alon Mizrahi

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Alon Mizrahi
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Personal information
Date of birth (1971-11-22) November 22, 1971 (age 42)
Place of birth Tel Aviv, Israel
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
198x-1989 Israel Bnei Yehuda
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988-1990 Bnei Yehuda 1 (0)
1990-1991 Hapoel Tel Aviv 18 (4)
1991-1993 Bnei Yehuda 65 (46)
1993-1994 Maccabi Haifa 38 (28)
1994 Maccabi Tel Aviv 10 (1)
1995 Ironi Ashdod 14 (9)
1995-1996 Maccabi Haifa 11 (3)
1996-1997 Bnei Yehuda 44 (21)
1997-1999 Maccabi Haifa 42 (32)
1999-2000 OGC Nice 19 (4)
2000-2001 Beitar Jerusalem 50 (21)
2001-2003 Hapoel Kfar Saba 50 (22)
2003-2004 Maccabi Ah"i Nazareth 7 (1)
2004 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 27 (12)
2004 Bnei Yehuda 9 (0)
2005 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 18 (4)
2005 Maccabi Amishav Petah Tikva[1]
National team
1990 Israel U-18 1 (1)
1992-1993 Israel U-21[2] 13 (15)
1992-2001 Israel 37 (16)
2007 Israel (beach soccer) 1 (1)
Teams managed
2008-2009 Hapoel Yehud[3]
2012 Hapoel Kfar Saba[4]
2013-present Hapoel Petah Tikva
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alon Mizrahi (Hebrew: אלון מזרחי‎; born November 22, 1971) is an Israeli football manager and former player in a striker position. He is the most prolific scorer in Israeli football history.

His nickname is The Airplane, referring to the movement he used to do after scoring a goal. His son, Adam, is now a student at the London School of Economics, and is equally known for his excellent form in front of goal.

His father, Amos Mizrahi was also a footballer who played in Bnei Yehuda in the 1950s and 1960s and was part of the team that won the State Cup in 1968.[5]

Records[edit]

  • Mizrahi was the top scorer of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1993–94 and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1998–99.[6]
  • As of August, 2004, Alon Mizrahi scored 207 goals in the Israeli premier division. Mizrahi broke the scoring record of the Israeli legendary striker Oded Machnes and became the greatest goal-scorer in Israeli history.
  • Mizrahi has maintained an impressive strike rate, of a goal in every two games, throughout his career.
  • Mizrahi won four time the "Goal King" title, awarded to the player who scores the most in the premier league season. He won the title twice with Bnei-Yeuda and twice with Maccabi Haifa.
  • Mizrahi won 2 championships (1 with Bnei-Yehuda, 1 with Maccabi Haifa), 2 cups (with Maccabi Haifa) and participated twice in the Cup Winners' Cup (with Maccabi Haifa), Peace Cup (with Beitar Jerusalem).[7][8]
  • Mizrahi scored 28 goals in 1993-1994 for Maccabi Haifa. This is an Israeli record (shared) of goals per season.
  • Mizrahi has played 37 matches for the Israeli national soccer team and scored 16 goals.
  • Mizrahi scored 15 goals in European club competitions.

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 24 March 1993 Kiryat Eliezer Stadium, Haifa, Israel  Russia 1–2 2–2 friendly
2. 24 March 1993 Kiryat Eliezer Stadium, Haifa, Israel  Russia 2–2 2–2 friendly
3. 5 August 1997 Dynama Stadium, Minsk, Belarus  Belarus 3–1 3–1 friendly
4. 19 February 1998 Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan, Israel  Turkey 3–0 4–0 friendly
5. 19 February 1998 Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan, Israel  Turkey 4–0 4–0 friendly
6. 18 March 1998 Stadionul Steaua, Bucharest, Romania  Romania 1–0 1–0 friendly
7. 17 May 1998 Skonto Stadium, Riga, Latvia  Latvia 5–1 5-1 friendly
8. 10 October 1998 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle, San Marino  San Marino 3–0 5–0 UEFA EURO 2000 Qualifying
9. 18 January 1999 Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan, Israel  Estonia 5–0 7–0 friendly
10. 23 March 1999 Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan, Israel  Cyprus 2–0 3–0 UEFA EURO 2000 Qualifying
11. 23 March 1999 Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan, Israel  Cyprus 3–0 3–0 UEFA EURO 2000 Qualifying
12. 6 June 1999 Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan, Israel  Austria 4–0 5–0 UEFA EURO 2000 Qualifying
13. 8 September 1999 Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan, Israel  San Marino 2–0 8–0 UEFA EURO 2000 Qualifying
14. 17 January 2001 Municipal Stadium, Beit She'an, Israel  Uzbekistan 2–0 2–0 friendly
15. 24 April 2001 Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia  Georgia 0–1 3–2 friendly
16. 24 April 2001 Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia  Georgia 3–2 3–2 friendly

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